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Book Announcement: American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War by Duncan Ryūken Williams http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674986534&content=reviews This groundbreaking history tells the little-known story of how, in one of our country’s darkest hours, Japanese Americans fought to defend their … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia

Christianity and the Modern Woman in East Asia  Editor: Garrett L. Washington This edited volume explores the complex roles that Christian ideas and institutions played in the construction of modern womanhood in East Asia. While contributing to gender dynamics that … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan

Land, Power, and the Sacred: The Estate System in Medieval Japan Edited by Janet R. Goodwin, Joan R. Piggott Landed estates (shōen) produced much of the material wealth supporting all levels of late classical and medieval Japanese society. During the tenth through … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art

Word Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art Halle O’Neal In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O’Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these … Continue reading

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Job Openings: Kanagawa University

The Dept of Cross-Cultural Studies, at Kanagawa University, is in the process of expanding and restructuring into a separate faculty, 国際日本学部, to be located in a new high-rise in Yokohama’s central Minatomirai district. We are seeking TWO new Japan scholars … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dialectics of the Goddess in Japan Audiovisual Culture

Dialectics of the Goddess in Japanese Audiovisual Culture EDITED BY LORENZO J. TORRES HORTELANO – CONTRIBUTIONS BY LINDA C. EHRLICH; IRENE GONZÁLEZ-LÓPEZ; DOLORES P. MARTINEZ; JOSÉ MONTAÑO; LAURA MONTERO; VÍCTOR NAVARRO-REMESAL; SYBIL A. THORNTON AND LORENZO J. TORRES HORTELANO Through provocative essays by … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess: The Legend of Giō and Hotoke in Japanese Literature, Theater, Visual Arts, and Cultural Heritage

Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess explores the story of the dancers Giō and Hotoke, which first appeared in the fourteenth-century narrative Tale of the Heike. The story of the two love rivals is one of loss, female solidarity, and Buddhist salvation. Since its … Continue reading

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