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Contemporary Japan Speaker Series by the London Asia Pacific Centre
Conference: At the Roots of Visual Japan. Word-text dynamics in early-modern Japan

Contemporary Japan Speaker Series by the London Asia Pacific Centre   JPsupported

The Japan Foundation is delighted to sponsor the second year of the London Asia Pacific Centre’s Contemporary Japan Speaker Series.  From November 2017 to March 2018, the series will bring five top Japanese professors to London to discuss contemporary Japanese economics, politics and society

Confirmed speakers for 2017/2018 include:

23 November 2017: Professor Kumiko Miyazaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology

25 January 2018: Professor Tanaka Sigeto, Tohoku University (Event information)

15 February 2018: Professor Seio Nakajima, Waseda University (Event information)

22 March 2018: Professor Yasumasa Igarashi, Tsukuba University (Event information)


Date: 23 November 2017 - 22 March 2018
Venue:

SOAS, University of London/ King’s College London


For more information please see the homepage of the London Asia Pacific Centre

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

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Conference: At the Roots of Visual Japan. Word-text dynamics in early-modern Japan   JPsupported

This two-day international conference, organised by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, brings together scholars in the field of Japanese early-modern literature with a specific remit: to examine the interaction of text(s) and image(s) in a systematic manner across the main genres of early-modern popular prose and poetry in print. This is done in dialogue with scholars who work on comics, graphic prose and manga.

Building on the methodology developed in influential works on Western illustrated texts each presentation discusses selected case studies from Japanese early-modern sources, in order to offer preliminary answers to specific research questions.

Presentations are closed each day by a wrap-up session with a view to sum up the answers emerged during the day, to highlight new research questions, and to offer points of discussion for the roundtable. A roundtable closes the conference, featuring scholars of comics, graphic prose and manga. The goal is to position early-modern Japan in a continuum with contemporary Japan and to view its visual culture as an integral part of visual cultures around the World and across time.


Date: 14 December 2017 - 15 December 2017
Venue:

Venue:   Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA


Booking Information

For more information and to register please visit the conference website. 

The deadline for conference registration is 8 December 2017.

This workshop is supported by the Japan Foundation London Grant Programme for Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. For more information about this programme please click here.

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