Tag Archives: women’s history

Fun Link Friday: Ama, traditional Japanese women divers

This week has highlighted the contributions of women as the International Women’s Day Strike took place on Wednesday, so this week our Fun Link Friday will highlight some amazing ladies who hold an important place in traditional Japanese practices. Messy … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan CAITILIN J. GRIFFITHS 232pp. October 2016 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5936-7 Women have long been active supporters and promoters of Buddhist rituals and functions, but their importance in … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: International Federation for Research on Women’s History

The 12th Conference of the International Federation for Research on Women’s History/ Federation Internationale Pour la Recherche en Histoire des Femmes (IFRWH/FIRHF) August 12-15, 2018 University of California, Santa Barbara Submissions accepted 1 Nov 2016 until 15 March 2017 The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives Rajyashree Pandey University of Hawaii Press, 2016. Pandey suggests that “woman” in medieval Japanese narratives does not constitute a self-evident and distinct category, and that there is little … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Barbara Ambros, Women in Japanese Religions

Ambros, Barbara R. Women in Japanese Religions. NYU Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781479884063 Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan’s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: CHANGING LIVES: The ‘Postwar’ in Japanese Women’s Autobiographies and Memoirs

CHANGING LIVES: The ‘Postwar’ in Japanese Women’s Autobiographies and Memoirs (Association for Asian Studies, 2013) It is available in paperback ISBN: 978-0-924304-69-9. 216 pages. Changing Lives offers the reader substantial translations from memoirs and autobiographies by Japanese women. It contains … Continue reading

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