Past Events

Professor Yves Tiberghien Meets with Consul General Maruyama

On January 20 2023, Professor Yves Tiberghien had the opportunity to strengthen relations between Japan and UBC with Consul General Maruyama. The Center for Japanese Research is honoured to collaborate with the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and looks forward to future partnerships and events. Please read the full news article here in English and here in Japanese.

CJR 15th Anniversary Special Events

UBC CENTRE FOR JAPANESE RESEARCH 1992-2007: 15TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS Over the course of 2007, CJR along with its sister-centres in the Institute of Asian Researchis planning to hold a series of events to commemorate its 15th anniversary, to celebrate accomplishments over the past 15 years (see below for milestones of CJR’s 15-year history), and to […]

JSAC 2010 Annual Conference

Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) 23rd Annual Conference, “Japan in the Pacific Neighbourhood” The annual conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) is the only national level meeting bringing together a wide range of scholars from Canada and other countries, such as Japan and the United States. The meeting provides a valuable and unique […]

PAST CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series Selected

Kaori Yoshida, “Women, Abjected: the role of women in constructing Japanese national war narratives” Dai Kojima, “Migrant intimacies: Mediated publics and the practices of (un)belonging in queer Asian diasporas” David Earhart, “Transnational Dimensions of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines, 1942-1945” Jessica Main, “The ‘Admonishers’ (kyōkaishi): Buddhist Prison Chaplains in Modern Japan” Sharalyn Orbaugh, “Japanese […]

Book Launch: Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan

On Thursday, September 25 we welcome Torquil Duthie, Associate Professor of Japanese literature at the University of California, Los Angeles to present on his new book Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan (Brill, 2014). Professor Duthie will discuss how different volumes of the Man’yōshū are configured as an imperial collection, and how certain […]

Book Launch: The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

On Monday, September 29 Sonja Arntzen, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto, will join us to present on her new, highly acclaimed translation of Sarashina nikki, produced collaboratively with Professor Moriyuki Ito. The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan (Columbia University Press, 2014) recounts the life of Japanese noblewoman over a forty-year period, offers […]

Two Lectures with French Scholar Charlotte von Verschuer

IAR co-sponsored two lectures with French scholar Charlotte von Verschuer through the French Scholars Series, an initiative of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the Consulate General of France in Vancouver. Find more about the Scholars Series HERE: http://pwias.ubc.ca/programs-awardees/french-lecture-series/ Charlotte von Verschuer was also featured on Radio-Canada. For an audio clip of her segment […]

Representations of Women in Courtier Journals: Examining the Chūyūki

Workshop led by Yoshida Sanae (Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo) Co-sponsored by the Centre for Japanese Research and the Department of Asian Studies.

Book Launch: Courtly Visions: The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation

Courtly Visions: The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation (2014, Brill) Book launch and lecture by Professor Joshua Mostow (UBC Asian Studies) Co-sponsored by the Centre for Japanese Research and the Department of Asian Studies.