Events

“The “History Wars” and the “Comfort Woman” Issue: Revisionism and the Right-wing in Contemporary Japan, U.S., and Canada”

 “The “History Wars” and the “Comfort Woman” Issue: Revisionism and the Right-wing in Contemporary Japan, U.S., and Canada” Speakers: Dr. Tomomi Yamaguchi and Satoko Oka Norimatsu Time: 7pm – 9pm on Thursday, November 21st Location: C.K. Choi Building, Room 120 An issue of intense controversy currently in Japan is “comfort women”, with many in the […]

Teaching Beyond Textbooks: Introduction of Discourse-Pragmatic Instruction in L2 Classroom

Teaching Beyond Textbooks: Introduction of Discourse-Pragmatic Instruction in L2 Classroom Saori Hoshi, Ph. D. Nov 27, 2019 12:00pm- 1:00pm Asian Centre 604 Over the last few decades, there has been extensive discussion in the field of applied linguistics and language pedagogy as to ways in which classroom learners of foreign languages can be taught to […]

The Literature and Calligraphy Introduced by Kūkai

The Literature and Calligraphy Introduced by Kūkai Dr. Kōno Kimiko Nov 20, 2019 12-1 p.m. C.K. Choi 351 Kūkai (774–835), a monk who visited Tang (618–907) China as part of a diplomatic embassy in the beginning of the 9th century, not only introduced Shingon Mikkyō (the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism) to Japan, is also […]

The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature

The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature By Dr. Massimiliano Tomasi Nov 14, 2019 5- 7p.m. Asian Centre 604 *RSVP BELOW Abstract: The spread of Protestant Christianity in late nineteenth-century Japan generated excitement among intellectuals, and a considerable number of writers converted during their youth. Virtually all of these writers, however, eventually relinquished their […]

Crossing the Threshold: Home-Leaving and Home-Making in the Works of Japanese Female Directors 

Crossing the Threshold: Home-Leaving and Home-Making in the Works of Japanese Female Directors Dr. Colleen A. Laird Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 12:00-1:00 pm Asian Centre Room 604 In this talk, Dr. Laird will introduce her current work in progress: a study of home in the works of contemporary Japanese women directors. One could say that “home” […]

Gogh/Gohho

Gogh/Gohho Dr. Ignacio Adriasola. Assistant Professor. Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. UBC. Oct. 16 (Wed), 2019  12:00-1:00 p.m. C. K. Choi 129 “What are bad circumstances? To read literature in translation, to listen to music as a recording, to look at a painting in reproduction. Everyone has done so until now, but at least such experiences opened […]

Experience, Intertextuality, and Chinese Texts as Resources of Description: Kaidōki and Some Other Travel Writings in Premodern Japan

Speaker: Dr. Keisuke Unno. Time/Date: Oct. 9 (Wed), 2019 12:00-1:00 p.m. Location: Asian Centre Room 604 Please note this topic will be presented in Japanese. Bio: Dr. Keisuke Unno is a professor in Premodern Japanese Literature and Religion at The National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL). His teaching and research interests include poetry, religious discourse, […]

JET Programme recruitment 2020 and Information sessions at UBC

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. The Programme aims to enhance foreign language education, and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike. The […]

Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan: Foreign Policy, Economy, Culture, and International Relations.

Speakers: Ambassador Kenjiro Monji, Keita Kakehashi, iho Kurosaki, Jonathan Berkshire Miller, and Saki Matsunaka Date: Monday, October 28 Time: 3:00-4:30pm (doors open at 2:30pm) Location: C.K. Choi building, room 120 Light refreshments will be served, please RSVP below. Join us for a rare opportunity to engage with emerging young leaders from Japan led by Ambassador […]

Twists and Turns of Japan’s Neighbourly Relations

Speaker: Dr. Yoshihide Soeya When: October 10th, 12-2PM Where: C.K. Choi Building, Room #120 Lunch will be served Please RSVP below About the Talk: Relations between Tokyo and Seoul are now said to be the worst since diplomatic normalization in 1965. In recent weeks, the rift has spilt over into economic and security domains. Japan’s […]