Art & Design

Nissan Institute Seminar Series (Trinity Term 2016)

28 April - 20 May 2016, 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 5.00pm in the Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford unless otherwise stated


Convenors: Professor Ian Neary


Thursday , 28th April

Professor Albert Park, Claremont McKenna College.
Decentring the Urban: Reclaiming Rural Space for Modern Living in Colonial Korea and After

This Seminar will be held in the Dahrendorf Room, Founders' Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Friday, 6th May
Dr Radu Leca, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

The Role of Mapping in the Emergence of Japan as a Sea Power in the Late-nineteenth-century

Friday, 13th May

Dr Alessio Patalano, Senior Lecturer in War Studies, King's College London.

The ‘Normality’ of ‘Abnormality’: Understanding Strategy and Military Identity in Post-war Japan

Friday, 20th May

Dr Kate E Taylor-Jones, Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield.

Tracing Empire: Japanese Imperial cinema and its legacy



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

28 April - 20 May 2016

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