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.
Following on from their Japan Water series, GroundWork Gallery is holding its second conference event centred on the theme of power, featuring our own Professor Simon Kaner on the impact of the 3/11 Fukushima disaster on heritage and archaeology.
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.
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”
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.
Missing your Beyond Japan fix this week? All our CJS webinars of the academic year are now available to watch anytime, so kick back and catch up on anything you may have missed so far!
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 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.
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”
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.