Faces of Faith: Early Japanese Religious Statuary at the Sainsbury Centre

As museums across Japan commemorate the 1,400th anniversary of the death of Prince Shōtoku Taishi, the Sainsbury Centre presents its fascinating collection of rare Buddhist and Shinto artefacts to celebrate the UK-Japan season of culture and invites you to step in to this time of monumental change in East Asia, centred around the exceptional Kamakura period (1185-1333) statue, the Female Shinto Deity.

The Accidental Translator with Professor Nicole Rousmaniere

Join our Sainsbury Institute colleague Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere for her lecture at Heidelberg University’s Institute of East Asian Art History on the inherent need to translate throughout her career as a Japanese Art Historian.

CJS Winter e-Newsletter Spring 2021

Our CJS Spring e-Newsletter is out now! In this issue we bring you a full roster of events, both online and in-person, to fill your summer days. Following last year’s success, we will be hosting our second Online Summer Programme in Japanese Studies in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics. Our colleague Dr Christopher HayesContinue reading “CJS Winter e-Newsletter Spring 2021”

CJS Research Webinar: Britain’s Road to Unlikely Alliance with Japan, 1894-1902

Join us for our final webinar of the academic year, where Dr Antony Best (LSE) explains how at British elite public opinion adopted a positive image of Japan at the turn of the 20th century.

CJS Research Webinar: Komikkusu Media: The History and Affordances of Manga’s Paperbacks

Join us for our April CJS Webinar on “Komikkusu Media: The History and Affordances of Manga’s Paperbacks” with Prof Bryan Hikari Hartzheim of Waseda University.

Cardiff-Japanese Lecture Series: An insight into the mechanism of the roles of antiheros in manga and anime under the context of Japanese society

Cardiff University is holding their first event in the Cardiff-Japanese Lecture Series with Fumio Obata (University of Gloucestershire) which explores sociocultural aspects of Japanese language learning.

CJS Research Webinar: The Politics of Painting – Japanese Art during the Second World War

Thursday 11 March14:00-15:00 GMTZoom Webinar Professor Asato Ikeda’s presentation will be based on her book The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2018). The book examines a set of paintings produced in Japan during the 1930s and early 1940s that have received little scholarly attention.Continue reading “CJS Research Webinar: The Politics of Painting – Japanese Art during the Second World War”

Workshop: Heritage from the margins? Shuri Castle and the Politics of Memory

On 5-6 March 2021, Kyushu University will host a workshop devoted to examining the ongoing memorial contestation over Shuri Castle in Okinawa, and its place within regional, national, and global narratives of meaning making.