SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

JRC Seminar Programme

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Forthcoming Events

The Captivity Epistles of ‘69

Dr Chris Perkins (University of Edinburgh)

This paper explores the writings of Japanese university students imprisoned in 1969 after the battle for Tokyo University.

23 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Still Thinking from the Yamanote: space, place and mobility in Tokyo

Dr Jamie Coates and Dr Mark Pendleton (University of Sheffield)

How do people live in the world's largest metropolis? This talk explores this question through Tokyo's iconic loop line, the Yamanote.

30 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire

Prof David Ambaras (North Carolina State University)

In this lecture, David Ambaras reveals how the movement of migrants, smugglers, pirates, and trafficked people between China and Japan -- and their sensationalization in the popular press -- created surprising cross-currents in the politics of Sino-Japanese relations during the years of Japanese imperial expansion.

6 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM