[Apr/6] Brazil and Modern Japanese Literature

This talk will present a brief overview of this history, with a focus on its early decades (1908-1941), and then consider ways that this history prompts us to reconsider many of the tacit and explicit presumptions that underlie the field of modern Japanese literature.

[Mar/29] 8th Annual Burge Lecture – Dr. Ian Miller, Harvard University

This talk takes us back to the dawn of the energy-intensive culture that we now call “modernity,” tracing the emergence of new attitudes towards electrical power and tracking the development of a political economy that has colonized the climate.

[Mar/28] Owning the Ocean: Alaska Fishermen and the Japanese ‘Invasion’ of Bristol Bay, 1937-1938

This talk examines the ways Alaskans interacted with and understood the salmon, the physical environment of Bristol Bay, and the conceptual nature of ocean borders, and how those perspectives entered the political and diplomatic discourse on the eve of the Second World War.

[Mar/14] Party System Institutionalization in Japan: Between Integration and Fragmentation

Time: 11:45 PM – 1:45 PM Location: Room 351, C. K. Choi Building By: Dr. Yosuke Sunahara Professor, Kobe University, Graduate School of Law Visiting Associate Professor, UBC Institute of Asian Research Join us for an informal seminar by our visiting scholar, Professor Yosuke Sunahara of Kobe University! This is also a celebration of his receipt of prestigious Osanagi […]

[Mar/12] An Endless River of Blood: Theatricalizing Lady Rokujō from Nō to the Present

ABSTRACT The Tale of Genji, written around 1000 CE by a woman in the Emperor’s entourage conventionally called Lady Murasaki, has inspired countless Japanese writers. Zeami saw the novel’s passionate, possessed female characters as ideal material for the nō. In the Sandō, he called these characters “jewels within jewels” whose stories contain “a seed that […]

[Mar/9] Workshop: “Gendering War and Peace in Modern Japan”

  Time: 9 March 2018 1:00 – 5:00 pm Venue: IK Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room The 2017-2018 Academic Year sees the 150th anniversary of Japan’s 1868 “Meiji Restoration,” an epochal political revolution that sparked Japan’s remarkable modernization, dramatic cultural transformation, and rapid emergence onto the global stage. One legacy of the Meiji Restoration was Japanese imperialist expansion […]

[Mar/8] Colonizing Language: Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea

  Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 Time:  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver Please join us for the book launch of Colonizing Language by Dr. Christina Yi. In this monograph, Yi investigates how linguistic nationalism and national identity intersect in the formation of modern literary canons through an examination of […]

[Mar/2] The Family in Early Modern Japan: Looking for the Logic of Exceptional Choices

Start: 2 March 2018 4:00 pm End: 2 March 2018 5:30 pm Venue: Room 106, Allard School of Law By around 1700, most families in Japan were formed through stem succession: a single male heir inherited virtually all resources while his siblings departed the household. The practice cut across social station and calling, making it exceptional in the early […]

[Feb/27] Meiji at 150 Lecture Series “History and Hardship of the Japanese Immigrants to Canada”

Date: February 27, 2018 Time:  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Venue: Room 120, C. K. Choi Building (1855 West Mall) Japanese immigration to Canada is officially recorded as beginning in 1877.  The 65 years since then and the forced expulsion of anyone of Japanese ancestry from the westcoast of British Columbia in 1942 is a time of complexity.  […]

[Feb/24] 国際機関就職ガイダンス

This event will be in Japanese. Date: Saturday February 24, 2018 from 13:00 to 18:00 Place: Henry Angus 354 Hosted by: Japan Career Network For more information, please visit Facebook page. 【内容】 国際機関で働くためには、意識的にキャリアプランニングをしてゆくことが大切です。 国際機関ってどんなところ? 国際機関に就職するためにはどうしたら良いの? どのぐらいの日本人が働いてるの? JPOって何なの? といった皆さんの疑問にお答えし、「今から何ができて、今後何をすれば良いか」を考えていただきます。 希望者には個別に相談の時間を設けます。大学卒業後の進路として、日本の公務員の仕事に興味がある方の参加も歓迎します。学生以外の方の参加も歓迎します。 【実施日時】 2月24日(土) セミナー 13:00 ~14:30  面談 14:45 ~18:00 (一人15分を予定) 【対象学生】 全学部全学科 学部・学科、正規・交換・短期関係なく参加可能! 【服装】 私服で構いません 【会場】 University […]