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Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

05 April 2017

The Mouth of the Cave and the Giant Voice: voice and sound in Okinawan war memory with speaker Rupert Cox, University of Manchester

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

15 March 2017

Reclaiming subjectivity: Marginalisation and cultural stereotypes in relationships between Japanese elderly and Indonesian with Beata Switek, Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

08 March 2017

Successful and sorry: How high income Japanese women construct themselves in marriage agency ads with speaker Ekaterina Hertog, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

01 March 2017

How do the past and present interact in post 3-11 Japan: Examing the 'future past in the SF manga Coppelion with speaker Maja Vodopivec, Leiden University College The Hague

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

22 February 2017

Secrets of the Shogun's 'Harem': Life in the Women's Palace in Nineteenth Century Japan with speaker Lesley Downer, author on Japan

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

08 February 2017

The Rhythm of Life, Temporalities of Care: Survival in Underclass Japan with speaker Jieun Kim, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

22 November 2016

I Never Said It Would Last Forever: On Contemporary Japanese Cinema with Stephen Sarrazin, independent writer

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

16 November 2016

Dowa Project Policies as Unfinished Human Rights Business from Dotaishin to Ikengushin with Ian Neary, University of Oxford

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

02 November 2016

Japanese Language Education, Welfare and Motivation with Patrick Heinrich, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

19 October 2016

Translating Basho with Isao Miura, painter and sculptor and Chris Beckett, poet/translator.

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

12 October 2016

Special Forum: Dynamics of Japan’s Ageing Prison population with Yoshinori Fujiwara, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Pia Jolliffe, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford, Hafiz Khan, Birmingham City University and Jason Danely, Oxford Brookes University

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre Seminar Series

05 October 2016

Recent Translation Studies History in Japan with Nana Sato-Rosenberg, SOAS , University of London

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

13 April 2016

About the Modern Girl, Again: Spectacle, Politics, Subjectivity with guest speaker Dr Irena Hayter, University of Leeds

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

23 March 2016

The Idea of Japan with guest speaker Ian Littlewood, writer and lecturer

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

25 February 2016

Symposium:Lifetime Employment in 21st Century Japan: Resilience and Fragmentation at Work with speakers Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield, Helen Macnaughtan, SOAS and Arjan Keizer, University of Manchester

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

17 February 2016

And the Battle Goes On: An Analysis of the Success of Eternal Zero and Other Recent War Films with guest speaker Dick Stegewerns, University of Oslo

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

10 February 2016

Respecting Cultures, Preserving Knowledge: Anarchist Encounters with the Ainu, 1890-1940 with guest speaker Nadine Willems, Nissan Institute of Studies, University of Oxford

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

03 February 2016

Early 20th century Japanese Buddhist Perceptions of Western Imperialism and Why they Matter with guest speaker John LoBreglio, Oxford Brookes University

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

26 November 2015

Reaching out to the Buddha in Modern Japan: Psychotherapy and Buddhism as Two Sides of a Coin with speaker Christopher Harding, University of Edinburgh

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

18 November 2015

The Insentient Social Other: Some thought on dolls and robots as companion species with speaker Fabio Gygi, SOAS, London

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

28 October 2015

The smile of Buddha and the laughter of the Zen master with speaker Massimo Raveri, Ca’Foscari University of Venice

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

21 October 2015

The Transformation of Emperor Antoku’s Buddhist temple into a Shinto shrine during the Meiji persecution of Buddhism with speaker Naoko Gunji, Nissan Institute, University of Oxford

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

14 October 2015

A Japanese Children’s Pictorial War Diary: World War II as seen by Japanese primary school children with speaker Anna Fraser, Independent Researcher

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

09 October 2015

Aesthetics and Technology: The Japanese Cinema’s Transition to Sound with speaker Johan Nordström, Meiji Gakuin

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

30 September 2015

When does Craft become Art?: Mingei and the ‘Katazome’ works of Yunoki Samiro with speaker Miles Dodd, Nihon University

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

22 April 2015

The Modernity of Didactic Literature for women in the Tokugawa period with speaker Luciana Valutanu, University of Bucharest.

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

04 March 2015

Women’s memory of Hollywood cinema in post-war Japan with speaker Kanako Terasawa, Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

25 February 2015

The Creativity of Loss: Aging, ritual, and economies of care in contemporary Japan with speaker Jason Danely, Oxford Brookes University.

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

18 February 2015

Searching for a Marriage Mate in Postindustrial Japan: “Just Right” or “Just Good Enough? with speaker Ekaterina Hertog, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and Department of Sociology, University of Oxford.

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

10 December 2014

Of Wallflowers and Superstars: Female Comedians in Contemporary Japan with speaker Till Weingärtner, Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Manchester

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

12 November 2014

In Search of Lost Home: The Problem of Homelessness in Contemporary Japan with speaker Jan Sykora, Head of Japanese Studies, Vice-director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, Charles University, Prague

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

29 October 2014

Sacred models: authority and media in Japanese "New Religions" with speaker Erica Baffelli, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Manchester

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

15 October 2014

Vulnerability and Resilience as seen from rural Tohoku with speaker Johannes Wilhelm, Lecturer, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

08 October 2014

Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyo: Diasporic Indigeneity and Urban Politics with speaker Mark Watson, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

23 April 2014

Spooky girls, cursed technology and wet places: the modern Japanese ghost film with speaker Mr Michael Walker, Independent film scholar

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

12 March 2014

Classical Rakugo: Comedy in Translation with Dr James Hadley, University of East Anglia

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

05 March 2014

‘A Journey into Fairyland': An American Professor in Meiji Japan with speaker Dr Andrew Porwancher Alistair Horne Fellow, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

12 February 2014

The Everyday Life of Place Names in Japan with speaker Professor John Maher, International Christian University, Tokyo

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

05 February 2014

Social entrepreneurship in Japan: The construction of a new work/lifestyle for youth? with speaker Dr Tuukka Toivonen, Goldsmiths, University of London

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

04 December 2013

Beyond the Prison of Signs: The Japoniste Poetics of early French Modernism with speaker Nathalie Aubert, Oxford Brookes University

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

27 November 2013

Remembering and Forgetting Disasters in Japan with speaker Akira Matsuda, University of East Anglia

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

20 November 2013

Changing Scope: Audience, Art and Industry in the 1950s Golden Age of Japanese Cinema with speaker Jasper Sharp, Oxford Brookes University and University of Sheffield

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

06 November 2013

Paths of Embers, Ladders of Swords: Popular Participation in Ascetic Practices in Contemporary Japan with speaker Tullio Lobetti, SOAS

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

30 October 2013

Like Novel, Like Film? Japanese Literature on Screen with speaker Lauri Kitsnik, University of Cambridge

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

27 November 2012

The Zen of Orientalism with speaker Urs App, Institute of Humanistic Studies, Kyoto University

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

Europe Japan Research Centre (EJRC) Seminar Series

23 October 2012

Why Japan Matters: Constructed Images of 'Japan' in East Asian Societies with speaker Naoko Shimazu, Birkbeck College, University of London

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