Tag Archives: modern Japan

Resource: The Meiji at 150 Project

Today we introduce a wonderful, multifaceted and multi-year project spearheaded by the University of British Columbia that has been bringing great content to the Japanese Studies community in a number of forms: The Meiji at 150 Project. In honor of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868-1940

Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940 Alice Y. Tseng Can an imperial city survive, let alone thrive, without an emperor? Alice Y. Tseng answers this intriguing question in Modern Kyoto, a comprehensive study of the architectural and urban projects carried … Continue reading

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Funding: 20th Century Japan Research Awards for 2018-2019

20th Century Japan Research Awards for 2018-2019 The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for two $1,500 grants to support research in the library’s Gordon W. Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese History. Open to all specializations, we are particularly interested in candidates who place Japan in broader … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945

Electrified Voices How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945 Kerim Yasar Long before karaoke’s ubiquity and the rise of global brands such as Sony, Japan was a place where new audio technologies found eager users and contributed … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese Popular Culture, University of British Columbia

Institution: University of British Columbia Location: British Columbia, Canada Position: Assistant Professor The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Japanese Popular Culture. Expertise … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Early Sound & Video Footage of Japan

This week is a quick Fun Link Friday, as I don’t have much info on the origins of these audiovisual materials. These videos have been making their rounds lately, and so far as I can tell people have taken them … Continue reading

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