CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Relative Risk and AIDS Literature, or Why There Isn’t (Much) AIDS Literature from Japan

CJR Lunchtime Lecture series Speaker: Christopher J Lowy March 19, 12:30-1:30 Asian studies 604 In this talk, I will consider why AIDS literature as a genre was never established in Japan and what this means for the literature that did, and does, address it. I will begin by outlining the history of AIDS in Japanese […]

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Smiling Fathers, Smiling Families: The Promotion of Hybrid Masculinities by Japanese Nonprofit Organizations Focused on Parenting

CRJ Lunchtime Lecture series Presenter: Evan Koike Location: Asian Studies, 604 Time: March 12, 12:30-1:30 Smiling Fathers, Smiling Families: The Promotion of Hybrid Masculinities by Japanese Nonprofit Organizations Focused on Parenting   Abstract: Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork and interviews that I conducted at nonprofit organizations (NPOs) working with new fathers in the Greater Tokyo Area, […]

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