Tag Archives: Japanese history

Book Announcement: Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan

Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan Edited by Janet R. Goodwin, Joan R. Piggott Landed estates (shōen) produced much of the material wealth supporting all levels of late classical and medieval Japanese society. During the tenth through … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War

Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War Ethan Mark Japan’s Occupation of Java in the Second World War draws upon written and oral Japanese, Indonesian, Dutch and English-language sources to narrate the Japanese occupation of Java as a transnational … Continue reading

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Job Openings: Kanagawa University

The Dept of Cross-Cultural Studies, at Kanagawa University, is in the process of expanding and restructuring into a separate faculty, 国際日本学部, to be located in a new high-rise in Yokohama’s central Minatomirai district. We are seeking TWO new Japan scholars … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875–1950

The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875–1950, by Brian J. McVeigh, Bloomsbury Press, 2017. During the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries the individual became the basic, self-contained unit of society whose interior life was increasingly privileged.  This “inward turn” resonated with … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Research Associate, Japanese History, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institution: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Location: Germany Position: Doctoral Fellow The Department of Modern Japanese Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Modern Japanese History (75%, EG 13 TV-L on the German public service scale) to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Imperial Edicts in the Shoku Nihongi

The Imperial Edicts in the Shoku Nihongi  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1983595454 The imperial edicts from the eighth century comprise a magnificent collection of ancient Japanese prose. Known as the senmyō, they were inscribed in Old Japanese in the court history Shoku Nihongi (Chronicles of Japan, Continued), … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Waka and Things, Waka as Things

Waka and Things, Waka as Things Edward Kamens A challenging study offering a new perspective on classical Japanese poems and how they interact with and are part of material culture This generously illustrated volume offers a fresh perspective on classical … Continue reading

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