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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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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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Workshop: University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018

University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018 “Commoners and Authority in Medieval Japan”, July 9 to August 3, 2018 We are delighted to announce the University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018, a month-long intensive summer program in medieval historical materials, the theme of which … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan

Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan Anna Andreeva http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674970571 HARDCOVER ISBN 9780674970571, Harvard East Asian Monographs 396 420 pages, 9 color illustrations, 1 halftone, 14 line illustrations, 3 maps During the late twelfth to fourteenth centuries, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Medieval Unfreedoms: Slavery, Servitude, and Trafficking in Humans before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Medieval Unfreedoms: Slavery, Servitude, and Trafficking in Humans before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade October 19 – 20, 2018 Across the medieval world (c. 500 — c. 1500), multiple forms and degrees of unfreedom—slavery, serfdom, forced concubinage, coerced labor, captivity, and … Continue reading

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Research Positions: Time in Medieval Japan

*Project: ERC-Advanced Grant Research Project “Time in Medieval Japan” (TIMEJ) *Position: Research Associate, 5-year, non-tenure-track position *Institution: Department of Japanese Studies, Institute for Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland *Dates: September 2017 until August 2022 Project Description The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Via the University of Hawai’i Press. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan JACQUELINE I. STONE 616pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $68.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5643-4 Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear … Continue reading

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