CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series

[Jan/24] Rebellious Bodies, Unsettling Memories: Transpacific Cultural Research on Japanese Sex Workers in the Early 20th Century Canada

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver Abstract This lecture is based on my ongoing research on cultural memories of ameyuki-san, Japanese women who engaged in sex work in North America at the turn of the 20th century. this project examines how memories of […]

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[Jan/10] Engineering Empire: Public Works, the Environment, and Japanese Colonialism in Korea, 1894-1945

  Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver   Abstract Through a close reading of Japanese public works projects in precolonial and colonial Korea — focusing on railway construction and street improvement projects — this talk maps the intersection of imperialism and the environment.  In the name of […]

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[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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