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UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2017
International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art
BAJS Workshop: Meiji Japan in Global History
Japan Orientation at the University of East Anglia

UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2017   JPsupported

UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2017 brings together sixth form and high school students from the UK and Japan to take part in an exciting series of activities during which students will learn about each other’s culture, society and language and discuss solutions to global problems.

This year’s programme will include special activities exploring the themes of ‘Soseki in the UK’, and ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ including  two events which are open to the general public:

‘Natsume Soseki versus William Shakespeare (an open lecture)’

A special lecture by Soseki expert Dr Damian Flanagan to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the birth of Natsume Soseki.

Date: Tuesday 25 July 2017, 4-5.30pm (followed by reception)

Venue: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

For more information and to book a place please see the Eventbrite page

‘UK-Japan Social Entrepreneurship Symposium – Memory of Tomoatsu Godai’

Symposium discussing the past, present and future of social entrepreneurship, in memory of Japanese entrepreneur Tomoatsu Godai who studied in the UK 150 years ago.

Date: Friday, 28 July 2017, 1-5pm  (followed by reception)

Venue:  UCL Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

For more information and to book a place please see the Eventbrite page


Date: 22 July 2017 - 29 July 2017
Venue:

University College London (UCL), University of Cambridge, Rikkyo School in England


Booking Information

For more information and to book a place please see the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge website.

The UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2017 is supported by the Japan Foundation London Grant Programme for Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.

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International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art   JPsupported

This workshop will kick-off a research-based investigation into how contemporary Japanese arts have been shaped by political forces, from wartime militarism to the ‘neoliberal world order’. In so doing, it will look to identify the processes of atomization of society through art forms. The focus of the workshop is on empirical examples of internalized art productions and art currents, in juxtaposition to art expressing national/regional politics – focusing on the presence of political notions in Japanese fine arts, popular cultures such as manga and anime, and visual arts, and on the reflections/intersections between Western arts and representations of Japanese politics. The aim is to provide insights into the changing boundaries and concepts of Japanese/Far Eastern Art History in the 19th-21st centuries, as seen by contemporary scholars of both the West and East.

Keynote speaker: Professor Atsushi Miura (The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)


Date: 24 August 2017 from 9.30am to 5.00pm
Venue:

Julian Study Centre 3.02, University of East Anglia, UK


Booking Information

Admission is open to all and free but registration is required. For more information please see the UEA website 

This conference is supported by the Japan Foundation Grant Programme for Japanese Studies Projects. For more information about this programme please click here.

Image: courtesy of University of Tokyo

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BAJS Workshop: Meiji Japan in Global History   JPsupported

The 2017 BAJS Workshop ‘Meiji Japan in Global History’ will feature intensive critical discussion of six pre-circulated essays on Meiji Japan during which the authors and audience members will explore in greater depth topics presented by the collected essays.

The workshop will begin with the idea that Meiji signifies a moment of global connectivity and asks how this twenty-first century starting point stimulates new questions and offers ways to re-conceptualize Japanese engagement with the late nineteenth century/early twentieth century world. Moreover, it asks what obstacles remain—including the nation-state itself and the imperialism in which its formation was embedded—and how they might help us distinguish our views from those our sources provide.

Contributors include scholars from Europe, the United States, and East Asia who are engaged in thinking about Meiji in global perspective.

The workshop is open to the UK and EU scholarly communities, and focuses on developing each article for publication. Articles will be completed in advance of the workshop and distributed to all participants, and registered members of the gallery audience, in order to best facilitate critical, constructive discussions.


Date: 8 September 2017 from 10.00am to 5.00pm
Venue:

Room 116, First Floor, Main Building, SOAS, University of London, London


Booking Information

Only invited papers will be presented and discussed, but the workshop is open to any interested member of the scholarly community interested in attending the workshop.  For more information and to register please see the SOAS website

The Japan Foundation supports the British Association for Japanese Studies through our Support Programme for Organisations in Japanese Studies. For more information about our grant programmes for Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange please click here.

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Japan Orientation at the University of East Anglia   JPsupported

Japan Orientation is a focused short course which allows students to explore the latest approaches to Japanese Studies offered as part of the University of East Anglia’s International Summer School.

The programme will be  delivered by the University of East Anglia’s specialised Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS) and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC)  and will concentrate on stimulating discussion with speakers who are leading researchers in the field of Japanese Studies, in culture, history, international relations, business, media and much more.

The course is suited to those currently at university who are interested in Japan, East Asia and the latest approaches to Japanese Studies.

For more information please see the website of the University of East Anglia.


Date: 24 June 2017 - 21 July 2017
Venue:

University of East Anglia

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