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Regent Redux: A Life of the Statesman-Scholar Ichijo Kaneyoshi

BY STEVEN D. CARTER ANN ARBOR: CENTER FOR JAPANESE STUDIES THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 1996 278 PAGES In Regent Redux, Steven D. Carter takes us inside the life of a fifteenth-century aristocratic figure who was widely celebrated in both literary and political circles. Carter’s life of Ichijo Kaneyoshi opens a fascinating window for exploring a feudal society at a time of great stress. Carter had at his disposal a wealth of literary handbooks, treatises, travel diaries, poems, and me...

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The Himalayas: A Syllabus of the Region’s History, Anthropology, and Religion

by Todd T. Lewis and Theodore Riccardi, Jr. Foreword by Gerald D. Berreman ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN: ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN STUDIES, INC., 1995 240 PAGES “Syllabus” brings to mind an outline, a skeleton to be built upon by both learner and instructor. This occasional paper for the Association for Asian Studies provides such a skeleton, and gives us a great deal more at the same time. Lewis and Riccardi have synthesized a very large number of strands with skill and sophistication using the...