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Inner Mongolia Regional Archives, Hohhot
A review of the Inner Mongolia Regional Archives (Hohhot, China). 内蒙古自治区呼和浩特市南二环路60号 内蒙古自治区档案局 tel: +86-47-1481-1482; website In the cavernous, marbl...
Displaying Votive Paintings in Edo Japan
A review of Ema: Display Practices of Edo Period Votive Paintings, by Hilary Katherine Snow. This dissertation by Hilary K. Snow examines the diversit...
Career Women in Contemporary Japan
A review of Career Women in Contemporary Japan: Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives, by Anne Stefanie Aronsson. Drawing on ethnographic research, li...
Pilgrimage, Place, Devotion in Heian Japan
A review of Pilgrimage to the Sacred Traces of Koyasan: Place and Devotion in Late Heian Japan, by Ethan Claude Lindsay. Ethan Lindsay’s dissertation ...
Genesis of Modern Shinto in Japan
A review of Gods Without Names: The Genesis of Modern Shinto in Nineteenth Century Japan, by Yijiang Zhong. Until fairly recently, scholarly works on ...
Culture of Democracy in Postwar Japan
A review of Science of Thought and the Culture of Democracy in Postwar Japan, 1946-1962, by Adam Bronson. Adam Bronson’s path-breaking dissertat...
National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo
A review of the National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense (Tokyo, Japan). The National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) in Tokyo...
Sharebon, the Demimonde & Edo Aesthetics
A review of Sharebon and the Courtesans: A Phase of Edo Aesthetics as the Dispersal of Ideology, by Nahoko Fukushima. The aesthetics Fukushima finds i...
Indonesia under Japanese Occupation
A review of Outlasting Colonialism: Socio-political Change in the Javanese Principalities under the Japanese Occupation of Indonesia during World War ...
Poetry in Meiji Japan 1870-1900
A review of The Poetry of Dialogue: Kanshi, Haiku and Media in Meiji Japan, 1870-1900, by Robert Tuck. Robert Tuck’s dissertation provides us with a.....
Transcultural Fandom: Japanese Fans of HK Stars
A review of Some of Us are Looking at the Stars: Japanese Women, Hong Kong Films, and Transcultural Fandom, by Lori Hitchcock Morimoto. Lori Hitchcock...
Hot Springs Travel in Early Modern Japan
A review of Kinsei kôki ni okeru onsenchi e no tabi to taizai seikatsu ni kansuru kenkyû 近世後期における温泉地への旅と滞在生活に関する研究 (Travel to and long-term stays at h...