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When Eishin met Tatsuki: LGBTQ in Japan
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When Eishin met Tatsuki: LGBTQ in Japan

Japan is popularly characterized as a conservative society – in the cultural and social spheres as well as the political – bound by centuries-old traditions and customs.   Sean Sheehan    “Edges of the rainbow: LGBTQ Japan” both confirms and questions this assumption.  Samurai warriors and Buddhist monks were not […]

Revolution and art
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Revolution and art

Kazimir Malevich’s abstract geometric shapes – squares, circles, rectangles, trapezoids, triangles – were painted before and after the Russian Revolution of 1917 and they signalled an end to what had gone before as art; simultaneously, they were the beginning of a new creative era.   Sean Sheehan   Such shapes, […]