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Resource: Japanese Children’s Literature: A History from the International Library of Children’s Literature Collections

Japan’s National Diet Library (NDL) has a ton of digitized resources in both English and Japanese. So much so that sometimes it’s easy to forget how many of those resources have been curated into mini-exhibitions or databases geared toward specific … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Chinese Writing and the Rise of the Vernacular in East Asia Peter Francis Kornicki Chinese Writing and the Rise of the Vernacular in East Asia is a wide-ranging study of vernacularization in East Asia–not only China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, but … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism University of Hawaii Press, 2017 Author: Bryan D. Lowe Ritualized Writing takes readers into the fascinating world of Japanese Buddhist manuscript cultures. Using archival sources … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Office Manager, UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa [Kanazawa]

Institution: United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) Location: Kanazawa, Ishikawa pref., Japan Application deadline: March 20, 2014 Education requirements: BA required, MA preferred Languages needed: English, Japanese Employment type: Full time Start date: April 16, … Continue reading

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Funding: Frank Gibney Award for Graduate Student Essay: Journal of American-East Asian Relations

The Journal of American-East Asian Relations invites submissions for the Frank Gibney Award. The Award is given by the editors to an essay in the field of American–East Asian Relations written by a graduate student and submitted by his or … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Shuji Terayama: Japanese Dream

SHUJI TERAYAMA TRANSLATION ‘Japanese Dream’ is a translation of selected essays by Shuji Terayama, the film director, poet and icon of the Japanese counter-culture. 2013 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Terayama’s death, and this may be the only example of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Noramoji

Today’s funk link is Noramoji, a new design project to preserve store-front fonts in Japan. Johnny writes on Spoon & Tamago‘s coverage of the project, These Japanese fonts won’t be found in textbooks or typography journals. You have to go … Continue reading

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