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Book Announcement: Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds – A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales

Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales Edited by Keller Kimbrough and Haruo Shirane Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds is a collection of twenty-five medieval Japanese tales of border crossings and the fantastic, featuring demons, samurai, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Literature and Culture, Washington University in St. Louis

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis, East Asian Languages and Cultures Location: Missouri, United States Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in … 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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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: 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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