Events

Kuzushiji and Premodern Japanese Studies: Learning Resources and Artificial Intelligence Initiatives

Kuzushiji and Premodern Japanese Studies: Learning Resources and Artificial Intelligence Initiatives Graduate student workshop with Dr. Tarin Clanuwat When: July 23 5:00 pm PDT Where: Zoom (details to follow) How: Register by emailing bianca.chui@ubc.ca Reading kuzushiji is an essential skill for the study of premodern Japan but gaining kuzushiji proficiency can be a challenge. This […]

Webinar: Japan-China Relations in the Pandemic Era and Rising US-China Friction: A Way Forward

Location: Webinar via Zoom (Register here) Date: May 26th, 4:00-5:00PM PST   On Tuesday, May 26th, Stanford’s Japan program will host an online webinar on “Japan-China Relations in the Pandemic Era and Rising US-China Friction: A Way Forward.” This panel will feature UBC CJR Co-Director, Yves Tiberghien. Registration and more information is available on the […]

Hagio Moto’s Shōjo Manga and Her Science Fictional Imagination

Special lecture by Kotani Mari on Hagio Motoo: 少女漫画家・萩尾望都とSF的想像力 Hagio Moto’s Shōjo Manga and Her Science Fictional Imagination March  5 2020, Thursday 5-6:30 pm Place of Many Trees, Liu Institute for Global Issues Special lecture by popular culture critic Kotani Mari on Hagio Motoo, one of the founders of shôjo manga, to celebrate the new […]

Translation and Modernity in Japan

Translation and Modernity in Japan March 6-7, 2020 Friday: 9:30AM-4:45pm | Keynote: 5:15-6:15pm Saturday: 10:30AM-3:00PM Auditorium, Asian Centre 1871 West Mall The Translation and Modernity in Japan workshop is a Centre for Japanese Research initiative. Happening next week, the workshop is graced by remarkable guest speakers from all over the world. Click here for Program […]

Architecture for Japan’s Shrinking Cities

Architecture for Japan’s Shrinking Cities Feb. 26, 2020 12:00-1:00 pm Asian Centre, Room 604 Within Japan, the growing aging population conflated with the shrinking of cities, is giving rise to new strategies to stabilize local economies and slow down the population decline. Within the field of architecture, a variety of approaches have been tested throughout […]

Hayao Miyazaki and Adaptation: Themes of War and Aging in “Howl’s Moving Castle”

Speaker: Miyuki Yonemura Time: Feb. 12 (Wed), 2020; 12:00-1:00 pm Location: Asian Centre Room 604   Abstract: Japanese anime and manga have become gateways for foreign students learning Japanese. Currently, the study of Japanese animated film director Hayao Miyazaki’s works are becoming popular content in Japan and overseas. While the focus on his films serves […]

“Paper,” Binding, Book: Perspectives from Japan, India, and Tibet

Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm (reception to follow) CK Choi Building, Room 120, 1855 West Mall, UBC   Learn about Japanese paper production, binding techniques, and book formats with book history expert Dr. Takahiro Sasaki (Keio University)–presenting in Japanese with English translation. Join our discussion with UBC Asian Studies professors Dr. Adheesh Sathaye, Dr. Dagmar Schwerk, and Dr. Hasan Siddiqui. Dr.  Sasaki heads […]

Japanese Rare Books (Wahon) and Bindings: A Guide to Characteristics and Handling

  CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series: Japanese Rare Books (Wahon) and Bindings: A Guide to Characteristics and Handling Dr. Takahiro Sasaki Chair and Professor of the Keio Institute of Oriental Classics Feb 5th, 2020 12:00- 1:00pm Asian Centre Room 604 Japanese rare books (wahon) represent a rich diversity of bindings, sizes, and shapes, as well as […]

Washed by the waves of Waka Bay: Translating the Poetry Contest in Six Hundred Rounds

by Dr. Thomas E. McAuley Lecturer in Japanese Studies, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK Time: Jan. 29 (Wed), 2020; 12:00-1:00 pm Location: Asian Centre Room 604   The monumental ‘Poetry Competition in Six Hundred Rounds’ (Roppyakuban uta’awase; 1192-93) is the largest extant mediaeval Japanese poetry competition judged by a single individual, […]

The Visualization of The Tale of Genji in Manga

Speaker: Dr. Akihiko Niimi Professor, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University Time/Date: Jan. 22 (Wed), 2020; 12:00-1:00 p.m. Location: Asian Centre Room 604 Please note this talk will be delivered in Japanese. Abstract In this lecture, Dr. Niimi will talk about the visualization of The Tale of Genji in manga. The […]