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Book Announcement: The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952

Reto Hofmann, The Fascist Effect: Japan and Italy, 1915-1952 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015) Description During the interwar period, Japanese intellectuals, writers, activists, and politicians, although conscious of the many points of intersection between their politics and those of Mussolini, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Via University of Hawai’i Press. 256pp. December 2015 Cloth – Price: $49.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5157-6 In Spectacular Accumulation, Morgan Pitelka investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in late sixteenth-century Japan, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Dahl’s Japan

With apologies for getting political, I just came across these English-language political cartoons from the Japan Times, and (if you are politically aligned with their positions) they are just wonderful. As his bio on the Japan Times website says, “Roger … Continue reading

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Resource: Digital Image Collections on Japan’s Constitution

The University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) has two interesting digital image resources from their Alfred Hussey Collection that are open to the public for education and research. The first is the Alfred Hussey Collection: Japan’s Constitution Slides: … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan

Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan Ehrhardt, George, Axel Klein, Levi McLaughlin, and Steven R. Reed, editors Japan Research Monograph 18 2014. 298 pp. ISBN-13 978-1-55729-111-0 ISBN-10 1-55729-111-X $25.00 http://ieas.berkeley.edu/publications/jrm18.html The book covers Kōmeitō’s founding in Nichiren Buddhist doctrinal mandates and its … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Contemporary Art and Political Ecology in East Asia

Call for Articles Special issue of Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art in Winter 2015 Contemporary Art and Political Ecology in East Asia Guest-Editors: Bo Zheng (School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, bozheng@cityu.edu.hk) Sohl Lee (Department of Art, Stony Brook University, Sohl.Lee@stonybrook.edu) … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen Past and Present, by Eric Cunningham

Zen Past and Present Eric Cunningham ISBN 978-0-924304-64-4. 98 pages. Paperback. Zen Past and Present provides readers with a concise but comprehensive survey of the history of Zen Buddhism. Because it examines Zen from historical, religious, literary, artistic, and political standpoints, it … Continue reading

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