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- The Business Reinvention of Japan: What has changed since we last looked
Prof Ulrike Schaede (University of California San Diego)
How has Japanese business responded to the rise of China? Join us for an update on the ongoing business reinvention in Japan.
- Death Care Disarranged: Buddhism, memory and the afterlife of human remains in contemporary Japan
Dr Paulina Kolata (University of Chester)
Investigating proactive approaches to the end of death and the afterlife of human remains in contemporary Japanese Buddhism.
- From Black Ships to Black Smoke: Karatsu coal in the history of transpacific Japan
Prof Martin Dusinberre (University of Zurich)
Martin Dusinberre argues that mid-19th century Japanese coal mining is the key to rethinking the so-called "opening of Japan" in 1853.
- Japanese Culture Through Videogames: Games as Texts and Discursive Practice
Rachael Hutchinson (University of Delaware)
What can videogames teach us about Japanese culture? Plenty and more, says Rachael Hutchinson.
- Entrepreneurial Aristocrats and Courtly Casters: Seeing Social Status through Artisanal Labor in Medieval Japan
Paula R. Curtis (Yale University)
Prevailing images of premodern Japan often evoke elegant, courtly life or the violence of warrior competitors. But what about the mundane? This talk highlights the lives of those “downstairs,” the lower nobility and artisanal producers whose work gave substance to elite ideals.