Art & Design

Nissan Institute Seminar Series :Michaelmas Term 2014

17 October - 5 December 2014, 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, Gateway Building, St. Antony’s College, Oxford unless otherwise stated.


Convenors: Professor Ian Neary and Professor Hugh Whittaker



Friday 17 October

Kyoko Miyake, Independent Filmmaker

Fukushima - A personal perspective. Screening of an internationally coproduced film, My Atomic Aunt



Friday 24 October

Dr. Jennifer L. Guest, University of Oxford

Memory, performance, and Chinese-style literature in the world of Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book


Friday 31 October

Professor T Bestor, Director Reischauer Institute, Harvard University

Washoku and UNESCO



Friday 7 November

Dr Taku Tamaki, Loughborough University

The Downward Spiral of Japan's Relations with China since 2012



Friday 14 November

Professor Peter Kornicki, Emeritus Professor, Cambridge University

Take jellyfish for headaches: language, print and presentation in early 17th-century medical manuals



Friday 21 November

Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

The Work of the UN Human Rights Committee: the case of Japan



Friday 28 November

A Rakugo performance by Katsura Sunshine

A Rakugo performance by Katsura Sunshine

This Seminar will take place in the Nissan Lecture Theatre



Friday 5 December

Dr Noriko Horiguchi, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

Devouring the Empire of Japan: Hayashi Fumiko's Food Narratives and Memories
This Seminar will take place in the Nissan Lecture Theatre



Those travelling from outside Oxford are advised to check on the Institutes website in case there has been a cancellation or change of venue

Friday 5:00pm, 17 October - 5 December 2013

Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Rd., Oxford

Tel: 018865 274570

Fax: 01865 274574


Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Oxford University