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Japan Research Centre

JRC Seminar Programme

The seminars are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

For further information contact the Centres and Programmes Office.

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Forthcoming Events

Patriotic Service or Youth Exploitation? Japanese Students and the Wartime Labor Service, 1941–45

Dr Halliday Piel (University of Manchester)

15 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Managing (Un)Certainties - Economic Sociology Perspectives on the Japanese Antique Art Trade

Dr Harald Conrad (University of Sheffield)

22 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry

Dr Jeffrey W Alexander (University of Wisconsin – Parkside)

29 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

The Battles of Battleship Island: History, Memory, Heritage

Dr Mark Pendleton (University of Sheffield)

12 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

The Reception to Nihonga by the Public and the Meiji Art Market: Study for Hishida Shunso (1874-1911)

Dr Eriko Kay (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)

19 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan

Dr Oleg Benesch (University of York)

26 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Women Adrift: Narratives and Memories of Empire in Modern Japan

Dr Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee)

3 December 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Title TBC

Prof Christopher Goto-Jones (Leiden University)

14 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Japan, Global History, and the persistent Great Silence

Dr Martin Dusinberre (Newcastle University)

21 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

The Long Bridge at Seta: Reconsidering Daijøe Poetry

Dr Edward Kamens (Yale University)

28 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

A ‘MAD’ age: Heibon Punch, Media, Student Protest and Consumer Culture in 1960s Japan

Dr Martyn Smith (SOAS, University of London)

4 February 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Restricted response: Itami Mansaku's reaction to Arnold Fanck's 'dream of Japan' in New Earth (Atarashiki tsuchi, 1937)

Iris Haukamp (SOAS, University of London)

18 February 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Making sense of the Japanese countryside

Dr Volker Elis (University of Cologne)

11 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Title TBC

Dr Noel Pinnington

18 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM