Art & Design

Nissan Institute Seminar Series (Michaelmas Term 2012)

5 October - 30 November 2012, 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 Dahrendorf Room, Founders’ Building, St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

Convenors: Dr Sho Konishi and Professor Ian Neary


Friday 5 October
Professor Kent Calder, (Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and the Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA)
How Japan’s Strengths of the High Growth Years Became its Weaknesses Today


Friday 12 October

Dr Mark Pendleton, (Lecturer in Japanese Studies, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield)
Sarin no ato: Tracing the Aftermath of the Tokyo Subway Gassing


Friday 19 October

Professor Adrian Favell, (Professor of Sociology, Centre d'études européennes Sciences Po, France)
After Cool Japan: Contemporary Art in the Post-Bubble, Post-Disaster Society


Friday 26 October

Mr Jun Arima, (Director General, JETRO London)
Post Fukushima - Japan's Energy and Climate Challenge


Friday 2 November

Dr Olga Khomenko, (Associate Researcher, SOAS, Senior Lecturer, History Department, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine)
The joy of things: the Japanese ‘new woman’ as seen through magazine advertising in the post-war period


Friday 9 November

Dr Oleg Benesch, (Department of History, University of York)
Bushido: Inventing the Gentleman Samurai in Modern Japan


Friday 16 November

Professor Michael Shin, (Korean Studies, Cambridge University)
The Cultural Policies of the Cultural Policy (Bunka Seiji), 1919-1926


Friday 23 November

Dr Ulrich Heinze, (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
Time Travel Narratives in Japanese Manga - Control, Loss and Experience of Time in the Age of Crisis


Please note this seminar is on Thursday, 29th November
Professor Ikuya Sato, (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
AThird Type of University Press: “Translation” of Western Models of Scholarly Publishing in Japan through the 1950s to the 1970s


Friday 30 November

Dr Clare Pollard, (Curator of Japanese art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan

Friday 5:00pm, 5 October - 30 November 2012

Dahrendorf Room, St Antony°«s College, 62 Woodstock Rd., Oxford

Tel: 018865 274570

Fax: 01865 274574


Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Oxford University