This international undergraduate summer school is dedicated to the study of Japan and its role in world. The significance of Japan today is based upon a fascinating past which informs the present in a multitude of ways. Japan is at the forefront of issues challenging human society in the 21st century, from demographics to sustainable development, and the impact of new technologies and advances in communication. The course, offered by the Centre of Japanese Studies Centre for Japanese Studies in partnership with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures at the University of East Anglia, draws upon the Centre’s dedication to producing excellent interdisciplinary research on Japan. It provides an introduction to generating a deeper understanding of the past, present and future of Japan. Delivery will focus on stimulating discussion with contributions from a number of programme speakers who are leading researchers in the field of Japanese Studies. The programme includes day trips to London and Cambridge to visit cultural sites such as the British Museum and the Cambridge University Library, as well as a unique chance for students to explore the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.
The Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO) is supporting funded places to applicants from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. There are a small number of additional bursaries available for students from other countries provided by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.