Tag Archives: premodern

Book Announcement: The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan—Reader’s Edition

The Sarashina Diary A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan (Reader’s Edition) Sugawara no Takasue no Musume. Translated, with an introduction, by Sonja Arntzen and Moriyuki Itō Columbia University Press https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-sarashina-diary/9780231186773 A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on … Continue reading

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Resource: Laures Kirishitan Bunko Database

For those interested in the premodern and/or the history Christianity and its connections to Japan, Sophia University in Tokyo has a fascinating database that’s worth looking into. A digital archive of the rare books of Johannes Laures, S.J., the collection contains as many … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Postdoctoral Researcher in Pre-1900 Japanese Studies, University of Chicago

For full details, see: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56559 The University of Chicago’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position at the rank of Instructor in Pre-1900 Japanese Studies. The successful candidate, appointed at the rank of Instructor, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Imperial Edicts in the Shoku Nihongi

The Imperial Edicts in the Shoku Nihongi  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1983595454 The imperial edicts from the eighth century comprise a magnificent collection of ancient Japanese prose. Known as the senmyō, they were inscribed in Old Japanese in the court history Shoku Nihongi (Chronicles of Japan, Continued), … 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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Job Opening: Part-time lecturer(s) (非常勤講師) in premodern Japan studies

The International Master’s Program (IMAP) and International Doctorate (IDOC) in Japanese Humanities in the Graduate School of Humanities at Kyushu University seek part-time lecturers for the 2018–19 Japanese academic year to teach one or more MA courses in the following … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources

C. Pierce Salguero (ed.), Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017). From its earliest days, Buddhism has been closely intertwined with medicine. Buddhism and Medicine is a singular collection showcas- ing the generative relationship and … Continue reading

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