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Accessing Technical Education in Modern Japan

Accessing Technical Education in Modern Japan

Erich Pauer [CEEJA], Regine Matthias [CEEJA], Eds

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-912961-25-2

£150.00 [2 volume set]

Forthcoming September 2021

This collection of fourteen key papers deriving from CEEJA’s second international conference exploring the Japanese history of technology, concentrates on the routes to acquiring and transmitting technical knowledge in Japan’s modern era – from the very earliest endeavours in establishing opportunities for acquiring a technical education to the translation of foreign textbooks and manuals.

Published in two volumes and thematically structured in three Parts, this wide-ranging work both complements and expands on the subject-matter contained in the first volume entitled Technical Knowledge in Early Modern Japan (2020).

 

A Handbook of Place Names in Japan: Their History and Significance

A Handbook of Place Names in Japan Their History and Significance

John C Maher

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-912961-23-8

£85.00

Forthcoming June 2021

This is a comprehensive guide to place-names in Japan. It lists the names in English and Japanese, their literal translation in English, as
well as the folk-etymologies of all Japan’s cities and many towns. It is the first detailed description of place-names in Japan in any world language other than Japanese. Approximately 5000 place-names are arranged alphabetically covering historic and tourist-site towns, and important rivers and mountains. Entries are arranged alphabetically by prefecture following the 47 prefectures todōfuken 都道府県.

 

The Life of Nobuko: Words, Works and Pictures of an Ordinary but Remarkable Japanese Woman, 1946-2015

The Life of Nobuko Words Works and Pictures of an Ordinary but Remarkable Japanese Woman 1946-2015

Edited and introduced by Kiyonori Kanasaka

ISBN: 978-1-898823-88-9

£35.00

Forthcoming - June 2021

Born into the post-war American Occupation of Japan, Nobuko Kanasaka (née Fujimoto) emerged as a woman of her time, both tempered and inspired by the vicissitudes and challenges of occupation life (up to 1952), followed by the hazards of the early post-occupation growth of the economy, the ‘miracle’ years and finally the ‘post-bubble’ years.  This illustrated volume comprising over 400 photographs and illustrations, tracks both Nobuko’s life experiences from early childhood and celebrates her achievements as an amateur artist, calligrapher and writer.