Past Events

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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Other Events and Screenings

“Japanese Politics and Economy: What Course Should Japan Take?” Katsuyuki Yakushiji Senior Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun Annual Meeting, Japan Studies Association of Canada Program (PDF) Film Screening “Campaign” by Kazuhiro SODA “Constructing Successful Societies: Social Changes and Policy Innovations in Canada, Japan, and South Korea” A Canada-Japan-Korea Social Policy Research Collaboration Workshop

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Conference Japanese and Canadian Research into Immigration and Foreign Workers

Conference: Japanese and Canadian Research into Immigration and Foreign Workers

(Supported by the Japan Foundation) Nov. 18-21, 2009 Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall ORGANIZED BY: DAVID EDGINGTON, GEOGRAPHY, UBC Presenters will include: Atsuko Abe, Oberlin College; Yasushi Iguchi, Kwansei Gakuin University; Atsushi Kondo, Meijo University; Stephen Nagy, Waseda University; Gerry Pratt, UBC; Glenda Roberts, Waseda University; Leonie Sandercock, UBC; Yuko Shibata, UBC; […]

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Dojoji Temple Performance

The Maiden at Dojoji Temple: Performance Interpretations

22nd Oct 2015 6pm
On October 22 the Department of Asian Studies co-hosted a lecture and demonstration by professional kabuki actor Gankyo Nakamura.

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The Maiden at Dojoji Temple Poster

The Maiden at Dōjōji Temple: Performance Interpretations

22nd Oct 2015 6pm
Join us for an introduction to the performance styles of modern kabuki stars Sakata Tōjūrō and Bandō Mitsugorō X.

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