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- Almost Famous: Dainichi Nōnin and Early Zen
Dr Vincent Breugem (ACLS Robert N. Ho Family Foundation Scholar in Buddhist Studies / SOAS)
- Launch of Japanese Studies in the UK
The event will be chaired by Japan Society Chairman, Sir David Warren and will feature talks by the book’s editors, Sir Hugh Cortazzi and Professor Peter Kornicki, who will answer the question, why is it in our nation’s interest for British people to have a good understanding of modern Japan?
- What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?
Prof Sharalyn Orbaugh (University of British Columbia)
- Does Abenomics Work?
Andrew Rozanov (Chatham House), Martin Malone (Alphabook/Mint Partners), Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS), Ulrich Volz (SOAS)
- Fukan Habian: A Japanese Christian Convert on the Offensive in 1605
Prof Richard Bowring (University of Cambridge)
- Hearing Things and Possessing Selves: Natsume Sōseki’s Koto no sorane
Prof Michael K Bourdaghs (University of Chicago)
- Heike Heroes and Villains: Historical Narratives and Agency in Early Medieval Japan
Prof Mikael Adolphson (University of Cambridge)
- Japanese-style long-term recession - the future of the world?
Prof Richard Werner (University of Southampton)
- Countering Stereotypes about Japan: Examples from Academia and Business
Professor Bruce Aronson (Hitotsubashi University)