SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region. 

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2019

October

16/10/19
  • Slavery and Consent in Meiji Japan
  • Dr Bill Mihalopoulos (School of Languages and Global Studies, UCLAN)
  • The talk investigates one of the rare moments when fundamental concepts that define the modern - property in person and contractual consent - are made and modelled in front of our eyes in Meiji Japan.

23/10/19
30/10/19
  • Japanese Mermaids in Darwin’s West
  • Dr Mateja Kovacic (Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford)
  • Japanese fabricated mermaids, scientific modernity and the making of Darwin’s West.

November

13/11/19
20/11/19
27/11/19
27/11/19

December

04/12/19
  • Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan
  • Assoc. Prof. Justin Jesty (University of Washington)
  • Justin Jesty presents the talk "Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan" based on his recent book by the same title.