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Nissan Institute Seminar Series (Trinity Term 2011)

5 May - 4 June 2011, 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 unless stated otherwise.

Convenors: Dr Mark Rebick and Dr Jenny Corbett


Friday 6th May
Professor Paul Dunscomb, University of Alaska
A Great Disobedience Against the People: The Significance of Japan’s Siberian Intervention, 1918-1922

Friday 13th May
Professor Guibourg Delamotte, National Institute of Oriental Studies (Inalco), France
Japan’s defence doctrine under Minshutô

Thursday 19th May 2011 at 1.15 p.m.
Professor Sergey Chugrov, Moscow State University of Int’l Relations; chief editor, ‘Polis’ (‘Political Studies’) journal
The Japanese and the Russians: Problems of Identity

Friday 20th May
Professor Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University and Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Oxford
The Japan-Harvard Connection: Then and Now

Friday 27th May
Professor Bill Kelly, Yale University
What does the anthropology of Japan tell us about Japan–and about anthropology?

Friday 3rd June
Professor Janet Hunter, Saji Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics
The Markets have Collapsed into Complete Confusion’: Market Operation after the Great Kantô Earthquake of September 1923

Friday 10th June – No seminar

Friday 17th June
Dr Kweku Ampiah, University of Leeds and Mr Motonori Tomitaka (Senior Advisor, Institute for International Cooperation, JICA
Japan’s Rice Farming Development Cooperation in Tanzania

Friday 24th June
Dr Ekaterina Hertog, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
Successful and sorry: How high income Japanese women try to attract marriage partners

Saturday 4th June
One-day workshop on Comparing 'Late-Comer' Immigration Countries: Japan and Italy.  Speakers to include: K Yamawaki (Meiji University), M Ambrosini (Milan), J Andall (Bath), R Ito (Hitotsubashi), I Crowhurst (Birkbeck), K Surak (EUI), and E Garau (Sardinia).


The workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited and all those who wish to participate in the workshop and attend the reception must register with Miss Jane Baker (; Tel: 01865-274570) by 31st May at the latest.


We are grateful to the Oxford Sasakawa Committee, the Asian Studies Centre, the European Studies Centre, the Nissan Institute, Italian Studies at Oxford and the Governance, the Citizenship and the Policy Cluster, Department of European Studies, University of Bath for their financial support of the workshop.

For more information follow the link on the left hand side of this website.

Friday 5:00 - 6:30pm, 5 May - 4 June 2011

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

Tel: 018865 274570

Fax: 01865 274574


Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Oxford University