Featured Post from Alex in Wonderlandby, 6th July 2012 at 01:26 AM (Alex in Wonderland)
Examiner’s Report on Alexander C. Bennett’s Ph.D. thesis:
“The Cultural Politics of Proprietorship: The Socio-historical Evolution of Japanese Swordsmanship and its Correlation with Cultural Nationalism”
This is an excellent thesis, well-written, well-argued and well-structured, and it makes an important new contribution to scholarly knowledge about its subject. The author, Alexander Bennett's, mastery of the subject is obvious on every page — clearly he has studied it ...
Featured Post from kendo-bumby, 17th August 2010 at 04:43 PM
Whats your idea of the ideal summer vacation? Six days and five nights on the beach, sipping on a frosty beer whilst relaxing in one of those net hammock thingys? That would certainly make my top 5 list. But alas, in this month of August, the hottest period of Japan’s oppressive summer season, I have had to settle for a number further down my list of idyllic summer gettaways – the Taidai Summer Camp.
As I write this (somewhat overdue) blog on the trip home, I am riding ...