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Search for Japan specialists, Japanese Studies Programs, Libraries and Museums, and Doctoral Candidates, with a variety of search options available for each. Also, refine search within the available categories, which are based on the data we have collected. After viewing the search results, you may click on a link to view the full formatted pdf of one person or program data entry, which may be downloaded or printed out.
Academic International Mobility, LinkedIn group
This group is open to academics and administrative staff working in the higher education sector, and to those looking to join them. Any other interested parties are also welcome. It is intended to serve as space in which key issues can be discussed by those with a stake and expertise in the sector, and to create a forum in which jobs and other opportunities can be shared. It is international in scope and remit. Access the LinkedIn group here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4480597&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr.
Internships, study abroad programs, and teaching/volunteering information and resources in Asian countries like China, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
This Facebook page will be a digital humanities site to make Asia more accessible to students. We will take academic books and try to animate the book in 5 minutes or less. There will be Digital stories on Asian America and Poltical Anthropology.
The Arts of China Consortium (ACC) was founded in 2002 to promote the study and understanding of Chinese art history, archaeology, and visual and material culture, and to support the research and professional activities of its members. To encourage more informal dialogue among members, ACC maintains this website to provide information on graduate programs in Asian art, lectures/symposia/conferences, grants/fellowships, positions available, and web links to facilitate research and pedagogy. In keeping with the broad range of members' research and pedagogical practice, posted entries relate to the visual and material culture within the historical boundaries of China and Japan. ACC is currently working towards gaining affiliation with the College Art Association and the Association for Asian Studies, where ACC hopes to organize annual thematic panel sessions.
Asia Matters for America is an interactive resource for credible and nonpartisan information, graphics, analysis and news on US-Asia Pacific relations at the national, state and local levels.
An updated bibliography of Japanese history, up to the end of the Meiji period. All PDFs are not copyrighted and may be printed.
*The Asian Review of World Histories* publishes original research articles and book reviews to advance research, teaching, and public discussion on world historical studies in or for the Asian region. It also seek participation of those who identify themselves as 'global', 'world', 'transregional', 'comparative', 'international', and 'big' historians, and all others with interest in 'connected' study of the past. The journal also acts as a forum for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary conversations and collaboration of historians with scholars in adjoining disciplines including and with global historical scholars in all parts of the world.
Established in 1872, The Asiatic Society of Japan arranges monthly lectures and annually publishes Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan.
This website offers resources for researching careers in international affairs. It also contains information on graduate schools.
In Fall 2012, the Center for East-West Relations (CEWR) within the School of International Relations and Diplomacy (SIRD) at Beijing Foreign Studies University is opening its doors to students from around the world to enroll in the East-West Relations M.A. program. This uniquely oriented M.A. program in East-West Relations will enable participants to pursue the comprehensive understanding of cultures, global dynamics, and international cooperation necessary for achieving diplomatic goals in the modern world.
For one month, students and scholars from around the world will live together at the Nishan Birthplace of the Sage Academy. Classes and field trips are, of course, a central part of the program, but we hope that by studying together, eating together, and talking together, participants will build lasting friendships. We welcome students and scholars from different cultural and scholarly backgrounds to enrich and enliven this month-long Summer Institute.
Digital Archives Site for the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library and the University of the Ryukyus Library are pleased to announce the availability of the digital archives site for the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection.Over hundred items of 218 digitized titles are now online at the University of the Ryukyus Library Ryukyu/Okinawa Special Collections Digital Archives. In addition to content summaries & explanations in English & Japanese, special features such as a glass view function, modern language translations, and text reprints of the original language will be added at a later date. Please stay tuned for the rest of the digitized titles to be online early 2015.
The Digital Bibliography of Chinese Buddhism 中國佛教電子書目 contains 2,273 entries on Chinese-language Buddhist publications dating from 1860 to the 1950s. Information has been sourced from print bibliographies, online catalogues, and first-hand bibliographic research. Each item page includes research links to related resources such as WorldCat, the MFQ(B) article database, and the DDBC Person Authority. Entries can be searched by keyword and the results filtered by publication date. Although other online bibliographies on this topic exist, this site contains thorough citations and editing, and its links to other useful digital resources.
Penn has finished digitizing a collection of juvenile fiction from the Meiji and Taisho periods, including many books in the Tatsukawa (Tachikawa) Bunko series and many involving Sarutobi Sasuke. You can access high quality scans (as well as small ones) via this site. Penn is currently collecting more books like this and plans to digitize those in the future as well.
Based at the University of Manchester, DisasterHistory.org is now live. It is a collaboration between historians of China, and we aim to expand beyond China with time, bringing leading scholarship on disasters around the world to the general public, while growing based on the interests and feedback of our varied users ranging from other researchers to journalists and teachers.
East Asia Image Collection: Postcards and Photographs of Japanese Colonies and Empire at Lafayette College Online
EAIC now contains 4731 records, all of them related directly or indirectly to Japanese imperialism, colonialism, or warfare. The emphasis is on images from China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Since our last update in 2010, we've added hundreds of new images from the Second Sino-Japanese War, colonial Korea, and Japan. We've also added more images from Manchukuo and Taiwan, plus a number of Japanese wartime propaganda picture postcards. These include two postcard albums of mass-produced watercolors distributed to soldiers. There are many other themes covered as well. Nearly all of these images were produced and published between 1900 and 1945. The East Asia Image Collection has uploaded 407 new records, bringing its total to 5823. This open-access digital archive consists of postcards, photographic negatives, rare books, karuta, and Kodachrome slides of Taiwan, Manchukuo, China, Korea, the South Seas Islands, Karafuto and Indonesia. The images are searchable by title, place, name of artist, subject, and other tags. Titles are in Japanese and English, and in Korean or Chinese where appropriate.
The East Asia Image Collection Blog is now live--it is a research and teaching resource. It contains a bibliography for research in picture-postcard history and related fields, a guide to relevant digital repositories, research notes on Japanese imperial visual culture, and a guide to relevant moving-picture repositories.
Supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), JAID is a database of information about US-based performers and teachers of Japanese arts. Created to enhance mutual understanding between the US and Japan by improving the visibility of and access to Japanese artists and their arts, the JAID database is available online for organizations and individuals who are seeking information on performers or teachers in the US.
In this program, students enroll in 2 courses: Professor Mikael Adolphson’s course, "Japan: Tradition and Transformation," which explores the nation's tumultuous move to modernity. Professor James Robson's course, "Introduction to the Study of East Asian Religions," covers the development and history of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and various forms of popular religion in a cross-cultural setting. Students reside with local families where they have the best chance to experience the Japanese way of life. In addition, a myriad of field trips coincide seamlessly with coursework, linking the classroom with the surrounding city. Non-credit Japanese language instruction with Doshisha staff is provided for students with no previous exposure to the Japanese language.
Huffington Post Japan and Sentokun have gone live.
The IIEPassport Study Abroad Directories are a joint project between the Institute of International Education (IIE) and EducationDynamics. IIE Passport directories of study abroad programs have been the standard for the industry for over 50 years.
Launched by the Asia Collection of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, this site provides 50 graphic designs published in 1928, and were donated in 1939 by the Bishop Imamura (今村恵猛) Memorial Library in Hawaii. The technology has now resurrected these forgotten images.
The Journal of American-East Asian Relations has a new website located at http://www.brill.com/journal-american-east-asian-relations. The previous electronic listing with Interworld-Pacific is now defunct. Please send journal submissions to the new website.
Please click on the above link to access the current and past issues of the Journal of Contemporary China (JCC).
Kinema Club, the website devoted to the study of Japanese moving image media, is moving! With the help of the Council on East Asian Studies, the new location is now Yale University. With the new site, we envision a renewed and active Kinema Club functioning as a site for information and new work on Japanese cinema and other media. In particular, Kinema Club will begin to function as a peer-reviewed electronic publication allowing scholars to present new ideas. Kinema Club will now publish peer-reviewed conference reports and research and film notes. We envision presenting kinds of work that are not well-accommodated by existing journals, or that are designed to encourage discussion, not present final conclusions. As before, Kinema Club will offer bibliographies, guides to online articles, tables of contents and other information valuable to the study of Japanese cinema. Kinema Club will continue to present sample syllabi and other information beneficial to education in Japanese moving image media. As an organization Kinema Club continues to hold annual conferences and workshops. The website will offer the most up-to-date information on those events.
I (Thomas Conlan, Professor of East Asian Studies & History, Princeton) am delighted to announce a new website that is designed to introduce medieval Japanese documents to a wider audience. The site is http://komonjo.princeton.edu. The site should be self explanatory. We have introduced documents from the Migita, Uesugi and Awazu collections. You can compare photographs with transcriptions and also read our translations. If you look at my video for the Uesugi monjo “Not So Secret Secrets,” I explain how documents were folded. This set also has a gunpowder recipe from 1559. The Awazu documents are located in the Yale Beinecke Library, and the Migita documents are not particularly well-known. Claire Cooper, Skyler Negrete, Megan Gilbert, Kyle Bond and Mai Yamaguchi translated these documents in my komonjo seminar. The site is not complete. I beg your indulgence, but “The Shogun’s Mother” contains an image of a document written by Ashikaga Takauji’s mother, Uesugi Kiyoko (Seishi). The translation will be forthcoming. This document notably describes the battle whereby Kitabatake Akiie was killed. He was one of Kitabatake Chikafusa’s sons, a noted Southern Court commander, and the author of the famous critique of Go-Daigo’s rule, the Kitabatake Akiie kansōbun ( 北畠顕家諫奏文). We also have plans to add more documents in the future. If you notice any infelicities, please contact me off list (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will be corrected.
The NCTA national coordinating site at University of Pittsburgh has announced that their Teacher Portal is open to teachers nationwide. You can search the Teaching Materials Database, download the lesson plans and culture notes, read the study tour blogs, and view and/or download photos in the Photo Gallery. You do not have to create an account in order to access the resources. However, if you wish to contribute to the site, you will need to request an account.
Several new interviews have been posted to the New Books in East Asian Studies podcast channel, part of the New Books Network. This site conducts in-depth interviews with authors who have recently published books in the East Asian Studies field. New interviews are posted on a roughly weekly basis. You can automatically receive announcements about new interviews by “liking” the NBEAS Facebook page or by subscribing on the website.
A wonderful resource for Asian maps. For example, search for "China Maps" to pull up 336 entries, some large, some small, some produced by Chinese, Japanese or Korean mapmakers, some produced by Westerner cartographers, some modern, some ancient (the earliest are dated 1136), some rough, some strikingly beautiful.
An overview based on surveys offers considerable insights into the subject and will be a starting point for future discussions and explorations in the study of Asian Americans.
PMJS members receive listserve posts and are able to take part in online discussions. Most members are scholars or graduate students working in the fields of early Japanese art history, culture, literature, history, language, and religion. The list, however, is open to anyone with serious interest in premodern Japan and we welcome people from all fields working on all periods.
The Pioneers of Chinese Dance Digital Archive is a digital photograph collection designed to make the history of twentieth-century Chinese dance accessible to international researchers. The project was started at the University of Michigan Asia Library in 2014, with support from the Center for World Performance Studies, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. It is part of a larger initiative to make the University of Michigan the premier institution for research on Chinese dance in North America.
Primary Legal Sources on Burma Digitized by LLMC
The Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC), recently assembled and digitized an extensive collection of early laws, codes, and jurisprudence from Myanmar (Burma) covering the years 1872-1955. LLMC prioritized the content based on the interests expressed by legal scholars and students at the School of Law at Fordham University, who were conducting field research in Myanmar on human rights challenges. This project was supported by the Center for Research Libraries’ partnership with LLMC. The LLMC Myanmar collection now provides access to constitutional, legislative, and judicial material from the British colonial era and early years of Burma's independence. To complete the collection LLMC collected and scanned nearly 50 titles (over 250 volumes), sourced from four different libraries. Researchers at CRL member institutions now have access to these important sources of law through LLMC-Digital. These primary legal documents are available to aid scholars in many fields as they conduct research in the history, jurisprudence, and culture of Myanmar. Libraries that contributed content to this collection include: the University of Chicago's D'Angelo Law Library, Saint Louis University, the Library of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Los Angeles County Law Library.
University of Hawaii offers regular and online classes for all levels of Khmer language. The courses are available for students as well as individuals (including businesses). To receive credit, individuals may register for credits through the UH Outreach College. The UH catalog provides course descriptions here.The tuition fee is charged at a special rate for online courses equivalent to the resident tuition rate.
Sincere thanks to the many Japan specialists around the world who helped us to I.D. the people, places, and things captured in our color photos of postwar Japan. Since our call via H-Japan last December, your input has enabled our digital collections staff to update over half of the nearly 260 slides in our collection, making them an even better resource for researchers. The photographer, U.S. Army non-commissioned officer Charles Nicholas Johnson (1923-2005), was stationed in Tokyo from fall 1954 to September 1957, during which time he took hundreds of color photos. They feature streetscapes, landscapes, shops, festivals, vehicles, people, objects, artwork, cultural landmarks, and more. The slides were painstakingly cleaned and digitally scanned, and we invite you to make use of them in your research and teaching about Japan. For permission to use or reproduce these images, please contact Ms. Melissa Olson, the Digital Initiatives Librarian at UW-Parkside, at email@example.com. We ask that you please credit the UW-Parkside Library and the Charles Nicholas Johnson Slide Collection. To view the Collection, please visit: http://archives.uwp.edu/items/browse?collection=3.
Get images from a major art museum in Amsterdam for projects or presentations, or create your own images!
The Rising Powers Initiative at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies is a multi-year, cross-national research effort that examines the role of domestic identities and foreign policy debates of aspiring powers in Asia and Eurasia. As part of their efforts to analyze and compare the foreign policy thinking in today's rising powers, they maintain the RPI Research Database, a specialized bibliography of books and articles on targeted subjects that reflect the RPI's ongoing research. Each entry contains an abstract or summary of the article or book. The Database has been compiled by their research staff and is frequently updated with articles and books from 1990 onwards, with emphasis on the latest academic and policy publications. Countries and regions in the Database include: China, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Southeast Asia and ASEAN, and Taiwan. Topics and subjects in the Database include: Identity and foreign policy; Energy security, maritime security, and Asian security; Nuclear energy and nuclear proliferation; Regional political economy; U.S. foreign policy in Asia.
This organization guides individuals through the recruitment process of finding a job overseas, helps with visas, and facilitates connections for English tutors.
In the Talking Indonesia podcast, Dr Dave McRae, Dr Jemma Purdey, Dr Charlotte Setijadi and Dr Dirk Tomsa present an extended interview each fortnight with experts on Indonesian politics, foreign policy, culture, language and more. Find all the Talking Indonesia podcasts and more at the Indonesia at Melbourne blog.
The blog of a University of Chicago PhD candidate, writing about the role Buddhism played in the transmission and translation of Sanskrit literature into Tibetan. The blog shares international travel experiences, especially relevant to foreign women traveling alone in remote areas of Asia.
Over the years, seven bibliographies were published by the University of Hawaii. Now all the seven bibliographies below are available online through the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library's Institutional Repository site, Scholar Space. All seven bibliographies are primarily concerned with aspects of Japanese history.
"Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be)."
"WARMAP brings together scholars from various disciplines and universities across the globe who all share an interest in the study of war remembrance in Asia in its various forms."
Dr. John Slight, St. John's College, University of Cambridge, is currently compiling various playlists of visual resources related to imperial and world history that will hopefully be of use to students and teachers at a number of levels. There is lots of material that is relevant to people interested in Asian history. The playlists comprise multi-episode documentaries, single episode documentaries, interviews with historical figures such as Nasser and Gandhi (English or sub-titled), lectures by historians, old film footage (eg China in the early c20), and links to providers such as CrashCourse and Macat Education who have produced content on world history. The playlists are active and I will continue to add to them. It would be great to hear recommendations from people as this is a work-in-progress. They can all be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/slightjp/playlists.