International Interdisciplinary Workshop on Ageing in Japan and the UK

This workshop will offer an interdisciplinary platform from which to examine how, with a particular focus upon Japan and the UK, advanced economies might learn from one another and develop more integrated medical, social, economic and politico-administrative systems in order to contribute towards developing systemic improvements, reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience.

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 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.

Call for Papers: Internationalisation Interrupted

Research Workshop Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd July 2021 The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures invite scholars to submit papers for a special two-day workshop event to discuss the global role of Japan in relation to the TokyoContinue reading “Call for Papers: Internationalisation Interrupted”

Online Summer Programme 2021: Applications Now Open!

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures are pleased to invite applications for a special Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies, running from Monday 12th to Friday 23rd July 2021. This is an entirely new programme, building onContinue reading “Online Summer Programme 2021: Applications Now Open!”

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”