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Edited by Margret Schuchard
This fresh portrait of Varenius presents a young German scholar, whose books on Japan (1649), the first one from a European perspective, and on General Geography (1650) were written and published in Amsterdam and led to establishing geography as a science.
A new interpretation of the Jesuit mission to New France is here proposed by using, for comparison and contrast, the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan. In order to present revisionist perspectives of the Jesuit missions based on a broader international framework beyond North America, the ...
Edited by Ugo Dessì
This book analyzes social aspects of Shin Buddhism (Jōdo Shinshū), a mainstream Japanese religious tradition. The contributions collected here especially focus on the intersection between Shin Buddhism, politics, education, social movements, economy, culture and the media, gender, and globalization.
Edited by Seifudein Adem, Binghamton University, USA
The book traverses different historical periods, geographic zones and academic disciplines - all to explore the issues surrounding and the answers to one question: to what extent should Japan be regarded as a model and/or a partner in Africa’s effort to develop?
Vyjayanthi R. Selinger, Bowdoin College
Authorizing the Shogunate is a study of the symbolic construction of warrior order in the Heike monogatari corpus.
Yoshiko Imaizumi, Meiji Shrine Research Institute
Sacred Space in the Modern City offers new and original perspectives on a number of controversial issues and important questions concerning Japanese pre- and post-war ideology and identity. The author uses Meiji shrine as a lens with which to investigate the nature of the society that created, ...
Takeshi Moriyama, Murdoch University
Crossing Boundaries in Tokugawa Society presents a vivid picure of the life of Suzuki Bokushi (1770-1842), an elite villager in a snowy province of Japan, focusing on his interaction with the changing social and cultural environment of the late Tokugawa period (1603-1868).
Joseph T. Sorensen, University of California at Davis
In Optical Allusions: Screens, Paintings, and Poetry in Classical Japan (ca. 800-1200), Joseph T. Sorensen illustrates how painted screens and other visual art objects contributed to the development of some of the essential characteristics of Japanese court poetry.
Fabian Schäfer, University of Zurich
Public Opinion – Propaganda – Ideology offers an account of the interwar discourse on the social function of the press in Japan.
Anna Beerens and Mark Teeuwen
Intellectual life in Edo-period Japan was sometimes harmoniously productive, sometimes destructively vicious, but never stagnant. This volume, compiled in honour of Prof. W.J. Boot, offers eleven essays that explore the intellectual scene of Edo-period Japan from a variety of perspectives.
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