SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

JRC Seminar Programme

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Forthcoming Events

Nihon to Seiyō – Japan and the West

Prof Neil Jackson (University of Liverpool in London)

An illustrated exploration of Japanese and Western architecture over the last 150 years.

28 November 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Kanai Mieko's Textual Bodies: Dancing Girls and Inflated Men

Dr Hannah Osborne (SOAS)

A talk which focuses on the recurring motif of the textual body in Kanai's early writings, and discusses its implications for the acts of reading and writing.

5 December 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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