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Book Announcement: Postwar Emigration to South America from Japan and the Ryukyu Islands

Postwar Emigration to South America from Japan and the Ryukyu Islands Pedro Iacobelli SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan Placing a distinct focus on the role of the sending state, this book examines the history of postwar Japan’s migration … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Cold War Encounters in US-Occupied Okinawa: Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationalism in East Asia

Cold War Encounters in US-Occupied Okinawa: Women, Militarized Domesticity, and Transnationalism in East Asia Mire Koikari Cambridge University Press. 235 Pages. Paperback Publication Date: June 1, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1107438811. Cold War Encounters recasts the US occupation of Okinawa as a … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Post-WWII Reeducation in Germany, Japan, and Beyond

REEDUCATION REVISITED: STRATEGIES, ACTORS, INSTITUTIONS IN TRANSNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Conference at the German Historical Institute at Washington, D.C., September 28-30, 2017 Proposals accepted till March 15, 2017 Organized by Katharina Gerund, Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), and Tomoyuki Sasaki (College of William … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The Tsarist/Soviet empires and the history of modernity in Asia

Call for Papers September 12, 2017 to September 14, 2017 Location:  Germany The conference seeks to examine entanglements between Tsarist/Soviet and Asian modernities since the late 19th century. In Eurasia, Russia’s rise to great power status anticipated Japan’s (or later, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: From “Asia’s Prussians“ to “Yellow Devils“: Images of the Japanese Army from the Meiji Restoration to the End of the Second World War

CFP: From “Asia’s Prussians“ to “Yellow Devils“: Images of the Japanese Army from the Meiji Restoration to the End of the Second World War Prof. Dr. Frank Jacob (New York) and Prof. Dr. Sepp Linhart (Vienna) The Meiji Restoration since 1868 changed … Continue reading

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Resource: Truku-Japanese War Postcard Collection

The East Asian Image Collection hosted by the Skillman Library at Lafayette College recently added a new collection of picture postcards and rare books to their open-access digital archive, “The Truku-Japanese War Commemorative Postcard Collection.” The editor of the collection, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Science, Technology and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

David G. Wittner and Philip C. Brown, eds., Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) has just been released by Routledge Press. Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern … Continue reading

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