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JRC Seminar Programme

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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

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

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, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 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

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

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

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

Japanese Poetry in English

Professor Forrest Gander (Brown University, US)

A brief introduction to Japanese modern and contemporary poetry translated in English

26 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Strategies of ‘writing back’ in contemporary representations of Okinawa – a postcolonial approach

Prof Dr Ina Hein (Institute of East Asian Studies / Department for Japanese Studies, University of Vienna)

19 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

The seasons, the moon, and the Chinese calendar in ancient Japan

Dr Gerhard Leinss (University of Cambridge)

12 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Manufacturing Heritage in Contemporary Japan

Dr Christopher Gerteis (SOAS, University of London)

5 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Japanese literature since 3/11

Furukawa Hideo, Keiijiro Suga, Mizuho Ishida

4 March 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Garo and the Birth of Alternative Manga

Dr Ryan Holmberg (Sainsbury Centre for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)

26 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

History of Postwar Japan as Told by Cinema

Jennifer Coates (SOAS, University of London)

19 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

British propaganda in Japan, her ally, during the First World War

Dr Ayako Hotta-Lister (Independent scholar/historian)

5 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Creative Industries in Japan

Dr Shinji Oyama (Lecturer in Japanese Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College)

29 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Thing Beliefs: Hoarding and the Art of Getting Rid of Stuff in Contemporary Japan

Fabio Gygi (SOAS)

22 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Bushidô beyond the Samurai: death and violence in the modern world

Prof Chris Goto-Jones (Leiden University)

15 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

The Music of Ancient Greece in Modern Japan

Jonathan Service (JRC Research Associate)

8 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rising to the Challenge: Inside the Japanese Military Experience in the Great East Japan Earthquake

Dr Alessio Patalano (Lecturer in East Asian Warfare and Security, Department of War Studies, King’s College London)

11 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Power and Poetry: the Poems for the Sliding Doors of the Saishôshi Tennô-in (1207)

Professor Michel Vieillard-Baron (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, INALCO, Paris)

27 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Manga at the Movies: Franchising, Adaptation and Manga’s Dominance of Popular Japanese Cinema

Dr Rayna Denison (University of East Anglia)

20 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Runaway woman, pirate queen: life on the margins of the Japanese empire

David Ambaras (Associate Professor of History, North Carolina State University)

13 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Tomimoto Kenkichi’s Porcelain and the Body Politic in Japan, 1920s–1950s

Meghen Jones (SISJAC Fellow)

30 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Girls’ Space, Girls’ Time: Case Studies from Contemporary Performance and Visual Arts in Japan

Nobuko Anan (Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College)

23 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Making Tea Japanese: Nation-Work and Cultural Practices

Kristin Surak

16 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM

Japanese newspapers in a changing media environment

Marc Loehr

20 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

'Creating a 'Usable Past' - Japanese Television Drama and the Memory of the Second World War

Griseldis Kirsch (SOAS)

6 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Morito Tatsuo’s “Bunka Kokka-ron”: The State, the Citizen, and Democratic Culture in Early Postwar Japan

Peter Siegenthaler (Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)

27 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Unfitting Parts: the Moral, Political, and Informal Economies of Japanese Organ Transplants

Alessia Costa (2012-13 Tsuda Bursary Recipient)

20 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cross-dressing as Lady Murasaki: Tokugawa vernacular translations of classical Japanese texts

Rebekah Clements (University of Cambridge)

6 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Japanese Literature after March 11th : first approaches

Anne Bayard-Sakai

30 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A Forgotten Buddhist Astronomy: History of "Bonreki" Movement in 19th Century Japan

Professor Masahiko Okada (Tenri University)

23 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Department Store, the Mannequin Girl, and the Politics of the Gaze in 1930s Japan

Irena Hayter (University of Leeds)

16 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Growing Up in a World at War: Personal Documents by Children and Adolescents in Wartime Japan

Aaron Moore (University of Manchester)

9 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Crisis and change in the system of innovation: the Japanese pharmaceutical industry since the 1990s

Maki Umemura (Cardiff University)

12 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

On the Road: Japanese Porcelain goes West

John Carswell (Professorial Research Associate, SOAS)

5 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Hokusai Manga: The Principles of Compilation

Evgeny Steiner (SOAS Professorial Research Associate)

28 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Art Sections of Japanese Department Stores and New Middle Class’s Art Consumption for Distinction

Younjung Oh (Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)

21 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Found in Translation: Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hermann Muthesius and Japan

Neil Jackson (Professorial Research Associate, SOAS)

14 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

The quest for happiness: women and magazine advertising in post-war Japan

Olga Khomenko (Research Associate, JRC, SOAS)

31 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Noh 101 to 100 Noh: Tsukioka Kôgyo's Noh Print Series

Katherine Saltzman-li (University of California)

24 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

After Tsushima: The Japanese navy and Britain, 1905-14

Professor Ian Nish (Professorial Research Associate, JRC, SOAS)

17 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Unhappy Mediums: Gendering Spirit Possession and Exorcism in Court Fiction from Mid-Heian to Mid-Kamakura Japan

Dr Robert Khan

10 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Ukiyo-e master in Europe

Mr Asaka (Ukiyo-e master)

2 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 116, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Poetics of Dream in Medieval Japan

Professor Saeko Kimura

12 September 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

A Single history of Christianity in East Asia: China-Japan interaction of the past and East Asian Christianities today

Dr Kiri Paramore (Leiden University)

2 May 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Takahashi Takako's 'To the Far Reaches of the Heavens' and the Question of War Responsibility

Dr Linda Flores (Oxford University)

21 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojirô

Dr Steve Dodd

14 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The anecdotal mode of discourse in classical Japan

Professor Ivo Smits (Leiden University)

7 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Love, Money and the Landscape of Imperial Loyalism: The Illustrated Books of Nishikawa Sukenobu

Jenny Preston

29 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Inquiring the growth and decline of the very poor in Japan

David-Antoine Malinas

8 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Covert Contested Creativity: an Anthropological Approach to Disharmonious Situations at the Medical Workplace

Ito Yasunobu (UCL/JAIST)

1 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Kyogen in Translation: Page to Stage to Page

Jonah Salz

25 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hokusai’s landscapes and the myth of “innocent eye”

Ewa Machotka (Leiden University)

18 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The scope of the Edo-period publishing trade: a glance through shojaku mokuroku (booksellers’ catalogues)

Laura Moretti (Newcaslte University)

11 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A Tale of Two Forests: Memorialization, Symbolism and Death in Japan

Christopher Hood (Cardiff)

14 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Yoshiwara and the world of Japanese courtesans and geisha

Lesley Downer (Independent Scholar)

7 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Photography and the Gaze of the Emperor (tenran)

Gyewon Kim (SISJAC)

23 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Why does Japan have so many Prime Ministers?

Sir Graham Fry

16 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open skies over Kyoto: How the townscape conflicts could be settled

Christoph Brumann (Max Planck)

26 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Literary imagination in Visuality: Japanese Modern Literature and Modernity

Shigemi Nakagawa (Ritsumeikan)

19 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reading The Mirror of the Beauties of the Azure Towers, Compared

Julie Nelson Davis

12 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

夏目漱石と日露戦争 [How did Natsume Soseki respond to the Russo-Japanese War?] and Stylometry in Japanese Language

Kengo Fujio (Daito Bunka University) and Mingzhe Jin (Doshisha University)

1 June 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G3, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Recording Daily Life: Illustrated 'Genre Books' in Japan, 1795-1835

Ellis Tinios (Leeds)

4 May 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sacred Landscape under the Moonlight: Kasuga and Kumano Mandara from the Nezu Collection

Yukiko Shirahara (Nezu)

23 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Discrimination after the Dowa Projects

Ian Neary (Oxford)

16 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

State Capacity and Reproductive Freedom in Imperial Japan

Fabian Drixler (Yale)

9 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Esoteric uses of the I-ching in medieval Soto Zen

Kigen-san Licha (SOAS, Tsuda Bursary holder)

2 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Art and Design in Asia

Professor Haruhiko Fujita (Osaka University)

23 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

From miniature to monumental: exhibiting dogu and haniwa from Gowland to Gormley

Simon Kaner (SISJAC)

9 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Secret Iconography of Empowerment: Triads and Other Ritual Bodies from Mediaeval Japanese material

Lucia Dolce (SOAS)

26 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Silk Roads, Patchworked Histories: Kaminoseki and the Making of Modern Japan

Martin Dusinberre (Newcastle University)

15 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Making of “Child Soldiers” in Japan and Elsewhere

Sabine Fruhstuck (International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna)

8 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Unfinished Fascist: Ôkawa Shumei and the Film Never Made

Jonathan M Hall (Pomona College)

1 December 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Building up steam as consumers: women, rice-cookers and the consumption of everyday household goods in Japan

Helen MacNaughtan (SOAS)

24 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Analysing the Outrageous: Takehara Shunchôsai's Shunga Book, 'Pillow Book for the Young' (1776)

Professor Andrew Gerstle (SOAS)

17 November 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Revisiting Paradise: Buddhist Painting in Modern Japan

John Szostak (University of Hawaii / Sainsbury Institute)

27 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Those restless little boats: on the uneasiness of Japanese power boat gamblers

Tom Gill (Meiji Gakuin University)

13 October 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Bop Senryaku Ni Yoru Jizoku Kanō-Na Bijinesu AND Gender No Kanten Kara Nihongo-Kyōkasho Wo Kangaeru: Onna-Kotoba No Shiyō To Nihonjosei No Byōsha

Mizuo Jun’ichi & Mizumoto Terumi (Visiting Scholars)

16 June 2010, Faber Building, FG08, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Modal Questions In Japanese And Korean

Takubo Yukinori (Kyoto University)

9 June 2010, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Kuge To Buke AND Kokiroku (Heian Izoku No Nikki) To Shinbutsu Shūgō Shiryō No Chūshaku Ni Tsuite

JRC Seminar - Kanai Shizuka and Mitsuhashi Tadashi (Visiting Scholars)

2 June 2010, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Waka Ni Tsuite AND Genji Monogatari No ‘Shi’ Ni Tsuite

Yoshida Mikio and Murota Chika (Visiting Scholars)

26 May 2010, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Ikai Toshite No Kyoto AND Nihon Ni Okeru Jūtaku-Shi No Saikōu Narabi Ni Rekishi-Teki Kenchiku No Chōsa Ni Tsuite

Hirashima Misa and Fujita Masaya (Visiting Scholars)

19 May 2010, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The industrialisation of the arts in modern Japan - myths during the age of technology

Dr Toru Ito (Kyoto Institute of Technology)

7 May 2010, Brunei Gallery, B104, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: Introducing the project "Verb Semantics and Argument Realization in Pre-Modern Japanese"

Bjarke Frellesvig, Stephen Horn, Kerri Russell (Oxford) and Peter Sells (SOAS)

17 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Atlantic Community and the Restoration of the Global Balance of Power: The Western Alliance, Japan, and the Cold War, 1947-1951

Professor Yuichi Hosoya (Keio / Sciences-Po)

10 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: What Embodies the Venerated One? On the faceted ritual functions of Buddhist Icons through an analysis of Batō Kannon

Benedetta Lomi (2009-2010 Tsuda Bursary Winner)

3 March 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Anglo-Japanese Relations

His Excellency Shin Ebihara (Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom)

His Excellency Shin Ebihara (Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom) will deliver a seminar on Anglo-Japanese Relations.

23 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, 116, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Seminar: Re-Making Japanese Tea

Dr Kristin Surak (SISJAC)

10 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Allusion and Authority: 'The Love-Song of Lord Takafusa' and Its Illustrated Scroll

Professor Joshua Mostow (UBC / SISJAC)

3 February 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Momoko in America, Ryō-kun back home: Golf, Gender and Globalization in Contemporary Japan and Beyond

Dr Angus Lockyer (SOAS)

27 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Body and Erotic Desire in Genji Monogatari

Dr Raj Pandey (Goldsmiths)

13 January 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Church of England and the Control of Christianity in the Early Edo Period

Professor Timon Screech (SOAS)

16 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Out of Touch: Toward a Haptic History of Japanese Lacquer

Dr Christine Guth (V&A/RCA)

9 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The NYK Story: A Brief History of Corporate Nostalgia and Consumerism in Contemporary Japan

Dr Chris Gerteis (SOAS)

2 December 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Display by Design: Japanese Products and American Curators, 1950-60

Dr Sarah Teasley (RCA)

18 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Poetry and Enlightenment in Screen Paintings by Kano Sansetsu

Professor Matthew P McKelway (Columbia)

4 November 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Killer Kitsch: Kamishibai in the Fifteen Year War, 1931-45

Sharalyn Orbaugh (UBC/SISJAC)

28 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Mommy Dearest: gender in J-horror films and their translations

Lola Martinez (SOAS)

21 October 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: The Asian Modern

John Clark (University of Sydney)

25 September 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4421, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

SOAS JRC / Ochanomizu University joint seminar

Many Speakers

18 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, KLT, 4418, 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar: Between seeing and knowing: materia medica, 'o' honzo-gaku

Maki Fukuoka (SOAS)

11 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: Nakanoin Nakako and the gekirin sex scandal of 1609: researching a woman's life in seventeenth-century Japan

Gaye Rowley (Waseda, Japan)

4 March 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: Discourse on Suicide in Postwar Japan

Francesca Di Marco (SOAS)

25 February 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: Recreating China in Japan: Jakuchu and the Rokuonji Ensemble

Dr Hans Thomsen

28 January 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: The mystery of Hayashi Razan's translations

Professor Peter Kornicki

21 January 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: Myoken Bosatsu: Evolving Iconography of the Pole Star Deity

Dr Meri Arichi (Birkbeck)

14 January 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: A Eugenic Imagination? The Intersection of Race and Masculinity in Early Postwar Japanese Homo Desire

Dr Jonathan D Mackintosh

7 January 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: The Identities of a Book: The Case of (Giga bassui) Itchô gafu

Dr Miriam Wattles (University of California, Santa Barbara)

10 December 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: The different roles of ikebana through the ages

Dr Nadia El Borai (Ikebana Master, Past International President Ikebana International)

5 December 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4418, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Seminar: Shakespeare in Tokyo: Performing Empire, Gender and Race in Early 20th Century Japan

Dr Robert Tierney (SISJAC Fellow)

3 December 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Images of dreams in illustrated scrolls and the practice of dream incubation in pre-modern Japan

Dr Ive Covaci

26 November 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Midwives and Health in Japan's Hygienic Modernity

Dr Aya Homei

19 November 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: 25 Years On--Cross-border Interactions in Historical Knowledge:  Japan, China and South Korea

Dr Mutsumi Hirano

29 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Origins of Japanese Beer: Transnationalism, Corporate Capitalism, and Consumer Culture

Dr Harald Fuess

22 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Japanese Advertisement Psychology

Dr Ulrich Heinze

15 October 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Friend or Foe? Representations of China, Taiwan & Hong Kong in Japanese Film and TV Drama

Griseldis Kirsch (SOAS)

30 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Seminar: The Education of Leaders in Iraq (1921-1968) and Japan (1868-1912): a comparative study

Dr Huda Al-Khaizaran

23 April 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: National Identity and the Postwar Responsibility Debate in Japan

Dr Hideko Mitzui

19 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: "Toyohara Kunichika - A Study of his Meiji prints influenced by the notion of bunmei kaika"

Dr Monika Hinkel

12 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Japan's Remilitarisation?

Christopher Hughes

5 March 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Mishima as agony aunt: love, sex and human relationships in Mishima Yukio's popular fiction"

Duncan Adams (Tsuda Bursary Successful applicant 2007/08)

27 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Greater than Utamaro: the Fame of Kunisada

Dr Ellis Tinios (University of Leeds)

6 February 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: From Surimono to Senshafuda, with a short Hokusai Stop: New Findings in Ukiyo-e

Professor Evgeny Steiner (Sr SISJAC Fellow)

30 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: Lineage and Secrecy in 'The Tale of the Hollow Tree' (Utsuho Monogatari)

Dr Lone Takeuchi

23 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: The Body: A Japanese Contemporary Perspective

Dr Ornello Corazza (SOAS)

9 January 2008, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Seminar: The Housing Culture of Modern Japan

Dr Ann Waswo

12 December 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seminar: Drinking in Oblivion: Sake, Beer and the Invisible Consumer in Japan's Economic History

Dr Penelope Francks (University of Leeds)

5 December 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seminar: Surfing the neo-nationalist wave: a case study of the manga Kenkanryu

Dr Nicola Liscutin (Birkbeck College)

28 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Seminar: The Meiji Restoration was a Menu Revolution - diplomacy and dining in early modern Japan

Dr Barak Kushner (Cambridge University)

21 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshop: Craft Enterprise: tradition and renovation in the service of a new creativity

Speakers from SOAS and Doshisha University

9 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Seminar: Story of the story - the role of Japan in the artistic development of late Qing Shanghai

Dr Chia-Ling Yang

7 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Seminar: Bioethics and cultural evolution in Japan: The case of Informed consent

Dr Christian Steineck

31 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Photographer at Work:  Studio Practices in Early Japanese Photography

Dr Karen Fraser

24 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Takaha Shugyo : A Leading Post-War Haiku Poet

Adrian Pinnington

17 October 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Semiar: 'Educating Osan': Shunga (Erotic) Parodies of 18th Century Women's Moral

Drew Gerstle (SOAS)

3 May 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: A boy as fair as Benten - Identity and Narrative in Bakumatsu Kabuki

Alan Cummings (SOAS)

25 April 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Democratic Party of Japan In 2007: A Plausible Party Within A Two-Party System or Returning To The Quagmire Of The 1955 System's Opposition?

Dr Sarah Hyde (University of Kent, Canterbury)

21 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Kyoto Ceramics at Meiji-Period South Kensington

Rupert Faulkner (Victoria and Albert Museum)

14 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Re-Constructing Women's Discourses in Medieval Japan: Chujohime as Religious or Social Outcast?

Monica Dix (SISJAC)

7 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Role of Diplomatic Practice and Court Protocol in Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1867-1900

Dr Antony Best (LSE)

28 February 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Mixed Chains in Japanese Syntax

Dr Mika Kizu (SOAS)

7 February 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Reading Pre-Modern Popular Fiction as Performance

Dr Barbara Cross (SOAS)

31 January 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Risk and Crossing Borders: The Nature of the Japanese State

Professor Glen D Hook (University of Sheffield)

24 January 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Ainu in the City: Disjuncture and Indigeneity in Japan's Capital

Dr Mark K Watson

13 December 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Rise of Bizen Tea Ceramics in the Momoyama Period

Maria Roman

6 December 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: 'Very White Women with Black Teeth' and 'Gruesome Effigies' - Olof Eriksson Willman's Impressions of Japan in the 1650's

Dr Catharina Blomberg

22 November 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Why Work so Hard? Thoughts on Anxiety and Consumption in Early Modern Japan

Professor Mary Beth Berry

15 November 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Kano Sansetsu (1590-1651) and the Song of Everlasting Sorrow (Chogonka) - Sources and Resources, from Tang China to Edo Japan

Dr Shane McCausland

9 November 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Seminar: Sex Trafficking in Japan

Professor Jeff Kingston

25 October 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Representing the ‘Female’ Body in Kabuki

Professor Drew Gerstle (SOAS)

18 October 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Four Hundred Years of Japanese Porcelain, Viewed Through the British Museum Collection

Nicole Rousmaniere (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)

24 May 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: From Asai Chû to Yagi Kazuo: A Consideration of the Arts and Crafts of Kyoto, 1900-1980, and Reactions to the Western Idea of Fine Art

Dr Shigemi Inaga (International Research Centre for Japanese Studies in Kyoto)

16 May 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: The Lexical Mapping of Politeness in English and Japanese

Dr Barbara Pizziconi (SOAS)

10 May 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Oscar Wilde and Honma Hisao

Dr Yoko Hirata (Chuo University Tokyo)

3 May 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Ukiyo-e and Noh: The Example of Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770)

Dr Alfred Haft

22 March 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Darkness Transformed: Illness in the Work of Kajii Motojira

Dr Stephen Dodd

8 March 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: William Gowland and the Early Investigation into the Burial Mounds from Ancient Japan

Dr Simon Kaner

1 March 2006, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Seminar: Empty Museums: Transculturation and the Development of Public Art Museums in Japan

Dr Masaaki Morishita

1 February 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Subjects in Japanese Art History: Reading and Writing the Modern

Dr Alicia Volk

25 January 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Revival of the Buddha in Narratives: Conflict between Philology and Historical Science

Professor Masahiro Shimoda

18 January 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Zenga: Japanese Zen Painting and Calligraphy

Stephen Addiss (University of Richmond)

12 January 2006, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM