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- Waste knot: Materials, waste and productivity in postwar Japan
Dr Sarah Teasley (Royal College of Art)
What materials can tell us about industrial and social change in postwar Japan.
- The Zainichi Korean Question: Decolonization and the Cold War in U.S.-Occupied Japan and Korea
Dr Deokhyo Choi (Sheffield University)
This talk will illuminate the critical intersection of postcolonial and Cold War politics that involved and connected the Korean peninsula and Japan.
- What should I wear with my tape-recorder? Aurality, mobility and sound technology in postwar Japan
Dr Martyn Smith (University of Sheffield)
This paper explores the wider social and cultural contexts within which sound and sound recording technology resonated in postwar Japan and offers an important case study for the role of technology and consumerism in sound studies.
- Between Men: Homosocial Desire in Abe Kazushige’s Early Fiction
Maria Roemer (Newcastle University)
A queer reading of erotic triangles in Japanese contemporary author Abe Kazushige’s fiction.
- Stamping out Death in Japanese Buddhist Palimpsests
Dr Halle O'Neal (University of Edinburgh)
This talk explores the highly visual and poignant relationship between the materiality of paper, embodied writing, and stamped Buddha figures in medieval Japanese mourning practices.
- Rescuing Art History from the Nation: Late Chosŏn Korea between Europe and Edo Japan
Prof J.P. Park (University of Oxford)
By introducing evidence that testifies to the late Chosŏn public’s active interest in Japanese art, this paper will point to the neglected exchange of art and ideas between early modern Korea and Japan, and expose how age-old academic conventions and nationalisms remain firmly fixed in the study of East Asian art history.
- Diversification as stratification - Work-style reform and its consequences on inequality in Japan
Prof Jun Imai (Sophia University, Tokyo)
This seminar will explore the work-style reform that is currently underway in Japan.
- Crisis thinking in regional Japan – the case study of Kamaishi City
Prof Naofumi Nakamura (University of Tokyo)
For the WG Beasley Memorial Lecture this year, Prof Nakamura takes Kamaishi as a case study to investigate crisis thinking in post-war regional Japan – the policies and actions of both the public and private sectors in their pursuit to find solutions to depopulation, economic restructuring, and disaster readiness.