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- British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) Annual Conference 2015
Keynote lecture: given by Professor Aaron Gerow (Yale)
- The Tale of Genji Theatre Recital: A Fleeting Spring Dream
The play aims to express in the beautiful sound of Kyoto dialect the link between human heart and nature, as well as the emotion toward everything that bears life.
- Empire for God: Alternative Visions for a Modern Japan
Emily Anderson (San Diego Museum of Man)
- Deconstructing boundaries: Is 'East Asian Art History' possible?
The aim of this symposium is to give insight into the changing boundaries and concepts of ‘art’ in Japan and East Asia. We hope especially to illuminate the exchanges and dialogues that took place among the artists of Japan and other East Asian nations.
- Between Imperial Capital and World City: The Tourist's Tokyo a Century Ago
Jordan Sand (Georgetown University)
- Title TBC
Peter Matanie (University of Sheffield)
- Le Corbusier and Japan
Prof Neil Jackson (University of Liverpool in London)
- The Allied War Crimes Program in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1945-1952: Case Studies from the British Trials
Associate Professor Yuma Totani (University of Hawaii)
- 'Japan' in the Western Imagination: A Voyage of Ideas into the Past
Naoko Shimazu (Birkbeck)
- Ōhira Masayoshi and Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1970s
Professor Robert Hoppens (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)