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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.

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Previous Events in this series

Between Imperial Capital and World City: The Tourist's Tokyo a Century Ago

Jordan Sand (Georgetown University)
14 October 2015, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Mobilizing the Home Front: Japanese and British Domestic Propaganda in World War Two

Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia)
2 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Anthropology turning History? Some advantages and surprises of long-term fieldwork in Japan

Joy Hendry (Professor Emerita, Oxford Brookes University, senior member, St. Antony's College, Oxford)
3 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Women and the Global : a New Era in Japanese Contemporary Literature

Cécile Sakai (Professor, Paris Diderot - Paris 7 University)
This year's Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture will be given by Cécile Sakai.5 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Crafting a new warrior for a new age: Yamaga Soko and the Way of the Samurai

Professor Richard Bowring (University of Cambridge)
6 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 7:30 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

Lecture: Beyond Diplomacy: Anglo-Japanese Relations over the Long Nineteenth Century

Dr Angus Lockyer
2 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM