Nissan Institute Seminar Series :Michaelmas Term 2015
16 October - 4 December 2015, Oxford
From its start in the 1980s the institute has organised a series of Nissan Seminars in Japanese Studies. We invite scholars based in the UK to present their most recent research. Members of the general public are welcome to attend.
Fridays at 5.00 p.m. in the Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony’s College, Oxford unless otherwise stated.
Convenors: Professor Sho Konishi and Professor Takehiko Kariya
Friday 16 October
Taoka Reiun (1870-1912) and the Turn Against the Modern
Friday 22 October
Professor Susan Townsend (University of Nottingham)
Automobility and the Urban Environment: Japan in the Mai-kaa Era
This seminar will take place in the Syndicate Room, The Old Main Building, St. Antony’s College.
Friday 30 October
Future Past Entanglements: Modern Japan and the Work of History
Friday 6 November
Dilemmas of learning of Japanese as a foreign language and English as an international language: perspectives from applied linguistics research
Friday 13 November
Muddy Labor: Nonreligion and the Making of Persons as Aid Work
Friday 20 November
The Burma-Siam Death Railway and the British War Crimes Trials at Singapore
Wednesday 25 November from 10.00 am to 12:30pm
Hideki Asari (Minister, Director of the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC), London)Machiko Osawa (Professor of Economics, Director of Research Institute for Women and Careers, Japan Women’s University)Hiroshi Shiratori (Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Director of Policy Science Institute, Hosei University)Masanobu Ido (Professor of Political Science, Waseda University)Nanako Fujita (Associate Professor of Economics, Nagoya City University)Hideko Magara (Professor of Political Science, Waseda University).
Politics and Society in Japan in the 21st Century
Friday 27 NovemberDr Chris Harding (University of Edinburgh)
Japan’s Freud: Kosawa Heisaku and Buddhist Modernism
Friday 4 December
Meiji-Era Photographs in the Pitt Rivers Museum: An Overview of the Collections
Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to check on the Institutes website in case there has been a cancellation or change of venue www.nissan.ox.ac.uk/events