Japan Research Centre
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- The Long Bridge at Seta: Reconsidering Daijøe Poetry
Dr Edward Kamens (Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC))
- A ‘MAD’ age: Heibon Punch, Media, Student Protest and Consumer Culture in 1960s Japan
Dr Martyn Smith (SOAS, University of London)
- Restricted response: Itami Mansaku's reaction to Arnold Fanck's 'dream of Japan' in New Earth (Atarashiki tsuchi, 1937)
Iris Haukamp (Kayoko Tsuda Bursary Recipient 2014-2015)
- 'Give me Some Skin': The Cult of Datsueba in Medieval Japan
Bernard R Faure (Kao Professor of Japanese Religion, Columbia University)
This lectures explores a new category of deities, the so-called 'placenta deities,' and provides a more complex vision of premodern Japanese religion.
- A Home Within Foreign Borders (異境の中の故郷)
Keiko Okawa and Thomas Brook
- Making sense of the Japanese countryside
Dr Volker Elis (University of Cologne)
- Locating Zeami in the history of Noh
Dr Noel Pinnington (University of Arizona)
Jordan Sands (Georgetown University)