Past Events

A2BC 3.11 Movie JPN Poster

The ‘Triple Disaster’ in Japan on March 11, 2011 – Four Years Later

11th March 2015
Special events to mark the 3.11 disaster in Japan.

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Book launch of Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh Poster

Book Launch: Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan’s Fifteen Year War

13th Jan 2015 5pm
Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (UBC Asian Studies).

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Courtly Visions Poster_Joshua Mostow

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

20th Nov 2015 4pm
Book launch and lecture by Professor Joshua Mostow (UBC Asian Studies).Courtly Visions: The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation (2014, Brill). Book launch and lecture by Professor Joshua Mostow (UBC Asian Studies)

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Representations of Women in Courtier Journals

Representations of Women in Courtier Journals: Examining the Chūyūki

17th Nov 2015 10am
Workshop led by Yoshida Sanae (Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo).

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Rice in Japanese Culture

Two Lectures with French Scholar Charlotte von Verschuer

6th - 7th Nov 2015
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

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The Sarashina Diary poster

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.

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Man yoshu and the Imperial Iagination in Early Japan

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).

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Centre for Japanese Research Lunchtime Lecture Series Banner

PAST CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series Selected

The UBC Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) Lunchtime Lecture Series presents a lineup of stimulating talks from scholars and graduate students on a wide variety of Japan-related research topics. All talks are free and open to the UBC community.

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JSAC 2010 Annual Conference

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 scholarly gathering of Japanese studies in Canada.

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Past Invited Speakers

A list of invited speakers and topics.

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