Comics · Queer

Review: “Ooku: The Inner Chambers” Vol. 1-2 by Fumi Yoshinaga

I recently posted on Facebook asking my friends for manga recommendations. I used to read a few here and there, especially yaoi when it was harder to find queer comics, but it’s been a while. My friend LM of The Lobster Dance reminded me of Ooku: The Inner Chambers by Fumi Yoshinaga, about which they have written…… Continue reading Review: “Ooku: The Inner Chambers” Vol. 1-2 by Fumi Yoshinaga

History

Digital History: A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of State Shinto

Our first project in this class was editing a Wikipedia article. It was a good experience, illuminating the process of doing history and how Wikipeda works. As another exercise in using digital media for historical purposes, we’ve now put together timelines using the Google tool TimelineJS. Unfortunately free WordPress sites can’t embed these timelines right now, but…… Continue reading Digital History: A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of State Shinto

History · Other Stuff

Semester Review: History of Modern Japan

This course was a lightning-fast survey of basically the entire history of Japan, from a cursory tour of the islands’ prehistory up until the modern day. I learned a lot I didn’t know, not only about Japan but about the whole region. Things are different and strange, but not completely opaque — human motivations are…… Continue reading Semester Review: History of Modern Japan