Tag Archives: Japanese history

Book Announcement: History and the State in Nineteenth-Century Japan: The World, the Nation and the Search for a Modern Past

Margaret Mehl. History and the State in Nineteenth-Century Japan: The World, the Nation and the Search for a Modern Past. Second Edition with New Preface. Copenhagen: The Sound Book Press, 2017. ISBN   978-87-997283-4-3 (pbk) The nineteenth century saw the emergence both of history … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Japan on the Jesuit Stage, Vienna

Call for Papers: Japan on the Jesuit Stage The members of a joint Austrian-Japanese project on the enduring and transforming memory of the Jesuit Japan mission (16th–17th c.), as depicted on the early-modern European theatrical stage, invite proposals for papers and panels to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Outcasts of Empire: Japan’s Rule on Taiwan’s “Savage Border” 1874-1945

Barclay, Paul D. Outcasts of Empire: Japan’s Rule on Taiwan’s “Savage Border” 1874-1945. It can be viewed or downloaded at: https://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.41/ Outcasts of Empire unveils the causes and consequences of capitalism’s failure to “batter down all Chinese walls” in modern Taiwan. Adopting micro- and … Continue reading

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Funding: Wolfsonian Fellowship Program (modern Japan)

Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship Program The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Tenure-track Position, Japanese History

Furman University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in any field of Japanese history with a preferred outside field in Korean history to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan

Playing War Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan Sabine Frühstück Published by the University of California Press. In Playing War, Sabine Frühstück makes a bold proposition: that for over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Australian Pirates in Early Modern Japan?

A quickie fun link this week, as I’m off at the Japanese Text-Mining workshop in Georgia! The Guardian just posted an article this past weekend announcing that fresh translations of a samurai account from the nineteenth century have provided more … Continue reading

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