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Book Announcement: Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa

Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa Editors: Steve Rabson and Davinder Bhowmik 336pp. March 2016 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3979-6 Paper – Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3980-2 Via University of Hawai’i Press: Literature is an important vehicle to further … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: AJLS annual conference

AJLS 2016 at Penn State word/image/japan The AJLS (Association of Japanese Literary Studies) conference theme for the 2016 conference to be held at the Pennsylvania State University October 27-30, 2016 is “word/image/japan.” This conference encourages papers linking Visual and Cultural Studies, broadly conceived, … Continue reading

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Kuzushiji Reading Resources

If you are researching premodern Japan or simply pursuing calligraphy for fun, you should become familiar with kuzushiji 崩し字, or cursive characters, in your primary resources. This is a highly specialized skill that takes a great deal of time to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Reading The Tale of Genji: Sources from the First Millennium

Reading The Tale of Genji: Sources from the First Millennium Edited by Thomas Harper and Haruo Shirane Columbia University Press http://cup.columbia.edu/book/reading-ithe-tale-of-genjii/9780231166584 The Tale of Genji, written one thousand years ago, is a masterpiece of Japanese literature, is often regarded as … Continue reading

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Workshop: “Wa/Kan Literacy and the Anthology” and “Traditional Book Culture”

“Wa/Kan Literacy and the Anthology” and “Traditional Book Culture” Workshops at Yale University, July 18-29 and August 1-5, 2016 With Professors SATO Michio, (Keio University), SASAKI Takahiro (Shido Bunko/Keio University) and Brian STEININGER (Princeton University). The Yale Council on East … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Nara Japan, 749-757: A Study and Translation of Shoku Nihongi, Tenpyō Shōhō 1 – Tenpyō Hōji 1

This is the first full translation into a Western language of this segment of Shoku Nihongi, the official court chronicle of Japan’s eighth century. It includes Emperor Shōmu’s declaration beforeRushana Buddha at Tōdaiji, Shōmu’s abdication and the accession of Empress … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory Editor: Adolphson, Mikael S.; Commons, Anne; 344pp. October 2015 Cloth – Price: $55.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-4675-6 Lovable Losers is the first substantial piece of English-language scholarship to examine … Continue reading

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