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Book Announcement: Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess: The Legend of Giō and Hotoke in Japanese Literature, Theater, Visual Arts, and Cultural Heritage

Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess explores the story of the dancers Giō and Hotoke, which first appeared in the fourteenth-century narrative Tale of the Heike. The story of the two love rivals is one of loss, female solidarity, and Buddhist salvation. Since its … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese literature, University of California-Riverside

Institution:   Job Opening: Modern Japanese history, University of Victoria Location:  California, United States Position:  Associate Professor (with Tenure) in Japanese Literature in Comparative Context The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for a … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture

The Asian Studies Program at Bates College, a private liberal arts college located in southern Maine with a rich history of diverse coeducation, invites applications for a tenure–track Assistant Professor position in Japanese language, literature, and culture to begin in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku

Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku David J. Gundry, University of California, Davis The first monograph published in English on Ihara Saikaku’s fiction, David J. Gundry’s lucid, compelling study examines the tension reflected in key works … Continue reading

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Translation Workshop: Murakami, Contemporary Japanese Writing and the English-reading Marketplace

Murakami, Contemporary Japanese Writing and the English-reading Marketplace Translation Workshop at Newcastle University, March 6-7, 2018 The School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University (UK) is hosting an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Murakami Haruki. Available in translations … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan: Poetics and Practice

Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan: Poetics and Practice Brian Steininger Written Chinese served as a prestigious, cosmopolitan script across medieval East Asia, from as far west as the Tarim Basin to the eastern kingdom of Heian period Japan (794–1185). … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Premodern Japanese literature, Stanford University

Institute: Stanford University, East Asian Languages and Cultures Location: California, United States Position: Assistant Professor in Premodern Japanese Literature   Faculty Position Available The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor … Continue reading

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