Academia & Science

What is Manga?

23 August 2019

10.00am to 5.30pm)

Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

hhttps://www.jpf.org.uk/whatson.php#1088

020 7492 6570

info@jpf.org.uk

Manga has boomed in popularity in recent years. Whilst it is enjoyed globally by a varied audience, there remains a lack of understanding about its breadth and depth, and its relationship with Japan and the rest of the world. This symposium aims to redefine manga by suggesting ways of looking at it as a cultural activity and an expression of historical activities.

Although manga has become a major global art form, East and West remain relatively isolated from each other in the field of comic studies. By bringing together scholars, manga artists and manga industry members from Japan, Europe and beyond, the symposium creates a dialogue on the definition, reaches, and impact of manga in a global context, seeking to find and answer the questions that need to be answered about this global, cultural phenomenon.

Click here to view the day's programme.

Presented by the Japan Foundation and SISJAC, in collaboration with British Library.


Booking is available through the British Library's Website.
Full price £15
Students/Under 18's/Concessions £8