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: 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.

British Centre for Literary Translation: Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami

BCLT Research Seminar Wednesday 17 Feb 12:00-13:30 GMT Free to attend – book via Eventbrite Thirty years ago, when Haruki Murakami’s works were first being translated, they were part of a series of pocket-size English-learning guides released only in Japan.  Today his books can be read in fifty languages and have won prizes and soldContinue reading “British Centre for Literary Translation: Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami”

The Craftsman Newsletter: On Kintsugi with Bonnie Kemske

13:00 Friday 19 February Zoom webinar – book here Gianfranco Chicco, editor of The Craftsman Newsletter, will be hosting an online conversation with artist & writer Bonnie Kemske on her upcoming book, Kintsugi: The Poetic Mend. Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi), is the method used to put back together broken objects using lacquer and gold powder. InContinue reading “The Craftsman Newsletter: On Kintsugi with Bonnie Kemske”

CJS Research Webinar: Rule of Law & Democracy in Japan

Thursday 11 February13:00-14:00 GMTZoom Webinar Join us for our first CJS Research Webinar of the year where Dr Sherzod Muminov will be joined by Professor Kabashima Hiroshi to discuss democracy in Japan. The webinar consists of a 40-minute conversation between Dr Muminov and Professor Kabashima before being opened to a Q&A with our virtual audience.Continue reading “CJS Research Webinar: Rule of Law & Democracy in Japan”

The Third Force in Modern Japanese Painting: Watercolour Movement and British Art

Webinar (External event) Friday 5 February 2021 | 18.00-19.00 JST (09:00-10:00 GMT) Book by Weds 3rd February Our Sainsbury Institute colleague Professor Toshio Watanabe, Professor for Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia, and Emeritus Professor of History of Art andContinue reading “The Third Force in Modern Japanese Painting: Watercolour Movement and British Art”

UEA Virtual PG Open Days, 18 – 21 January

Next week, the UEA is holding virtual open days for its postgraduate courses, including our MA Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies. The Open Days run from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 January and can be joined at any time.

The Future for Higher Education in Japan

Thursday 10 December 202012.00 noon – 1.00pm (GMT)9.00pm (JST) Free – Donations WelcomeRegistration essential Japan Society chairman Bill Emmott’s guests to discuss the role of universities and their strategies to meet future challenges are Professor David Richardson, vice chancellor of the University of East Anglia, and Professor Yuko Takahashi, president of Tsuda University. The CoronavirusContinue reading “The Future for Higher Education in Japan”

CJS Research Webinar: Translating Japanese Academia

Thursday 3 December12:00-13:00 GMTZoom Webinar Join us for our final CJS webinar of the year, where we host a roundtable with translators of Japanese academic texts to hear their experiences and insights. Anyone who has used Google Translate will know of the nuance required in providing an accurate translation which reads well in its translatedContinue reading “CJS Research Webinar: Translating Japanese Academia”