CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series

[Nov/22] Soul Traders: Early 17th Century Trading and Religious Controversies in Japan

Venue: Asian Centre room 604 Date: Nov. 22, 2017 Time: 12:30-13:30 Abstract: In 1603 Tokugawa Ieyasu became the Shogun and ruler of all Japan. His economic and trading policies served well to strengthen his position, however the repercussions that was felt in the trading environments of the time brought to the fore incredible paradoxes that […]

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[Nov/8] Trust and Promise: Foundations of Tokugawa Altruism and Cooperation

Abstract: Historical literature often suggests that Japanese people hold harmony and group solidarity in high regard. Tokugawa-period agreements, or what I call Bonds of Trust (tanomi shōmon), shed light on the mechanisms and guiding principles that buttress social cohesion in early modern Japan. The Bonds of Trust were written promises primarily used to elicit and […]

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[Oct/25] Individuality in Early Modern Japan: a discussion of and launch for Peter Nosco’s recent book

October 25th 2017, 12:30-13:30 @ Asian Centre 604

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“Resilience in the Margins: Grassroots Women’s NGOs, Feminist Expertise, and a New Paradigm for Japanese Post-Disaster Reconstruction”

March 22nd 2017, 12:30-13:30 @ Asian Centre 604

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Four Women – Four Lovers – Four Documents: female bodies and voices in Kishida Rio’s play “Four Letters”

March 8th 2017, 12:30-1:30PM @Asian Centre 604

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What Does it Mean to “Abolish” a Language? – Some Thoughts on Mori Arinori and Shiga Naoya

February 8th 2017, 12:30 - 13:30 @Asian Centre 604

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Okinoshima: A Field Visit Report

January 25th 2017, 12:30-1:30pm @Asian Centre 604

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The Writing Center as a Globalized Pedagogy: A Case Study of an Internationalized University in Japan

January 11th 2017, 12:30-13:30 @Asian Centre 604

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Changes in the Conceptualization of Body in Japanese Science Fiction

November 16th 2017, 12:30 - 1:30pm @Asian Centre 604

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Critical Ethnography of Decorative Rebellion: Japanese Girls Subculture in Harajuku

November 2nd 2016, 12:30-13:30pm @Asian Centre 604

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