SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

JRC Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture

The Japan Research Centre Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture is sponsored through the generosity of the Meiji Jingu Shrine.

The lecture usually take place in October.

All are welcome and no booking is required.

For further information contact the Centres and Programmes Office.

Previous Events in this series

Washoku on the World Stage: Japanese Traditional Cuisine as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

​Theodore ​Bestor (Professor of Social Anthropology Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Harvard University)

This lecture examines the global popularity of Japanese food, and the recent UNESCO designation of washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) as a Global Cultural Heritage item.

1 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lecture: Mikado, Tipperary, Bouquet d'Amour and Sukiyaki: On the Mutual Reception of Popular Music in Japan and the West

Professor Sepp Linhart (University of Vienna)
There has been much reception in Japan of popular Western music, starting as early as the late nineteenth century, and there has also been a limited reception and adaptation of Japanese popular music in the West. This lecture will trace the fruitfulness as well as the difficulties, misunderstandings and misinterpretations, in this process of mutual reception.7 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 116, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM