Tag Archives: Japanese history

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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Resource: Visualizations and Digital Analyses on Modern Japan

Much is presently being made of the digital humanities, that is, how we can use digital tools to engage, answer, or facilitate humanities study. From this marriage of tech and humanistic thought, a number of fascinating projects related to Japan … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Iwashimizu Hachiman in War and Cult (Fourteenth-Century Voices) (Volume 3)

Iwashimizu Hachiman in War and Cult (Fourteenth-Century Voices) (Volume 3) Royall Tyler Here are three works from 14th c. Japan. MEITOKUKI narrates a failed rebellion against the shogun in 1391. OEIKI narrates another failed rebellion in 1399. The third work … Continue reading

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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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