Home » Entries posted by SOAS

Memories of the Ainu Past and Present

Memories of the Ainu Past and Present

Co-organised by the Japan Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), this is the third and last in the current series of screenings that revisit Japanese films housed in the RAI’s collection. On this occasion, we are delighted to present two documentaries considering the Ainu people in Japan in terms of ritual, memory and identity. […]

Competing Identities: Japan, the Koreas, and Missed Opportunities – John Swenson-Wright

Competing Identities: Japan, the Koreas, and Missed Opportunities – John Swenson-Wright

Since 2011, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have all undergone important leadership transitions. Abe Shinzo, Park Geun-hye and Kim Jong-un each, in their different ways, reflect both important historical continuities and new opportunities for a breakthrough in diplomatic relations in Northeast Asia. Notwithstanding this important change […]

The Ceramics of North-East Japan – David Hale

The Ceramics of North-East Japan – David Hale

In this illustrated lecture, collector David Hale will give an overview of the contemporary and historical ceramics of the Tohoku region, a subject on which his book, Ceramics of North-east Japan, remains the sole work. After taking up his wife Anne’s hobby of pottery making at the local Tsutsumi kiln, Hale became fascinated by the […]

Taiko Meantime with special guest Chieko Kojima of Kodo

Taiko Meantime with special guest Chieko Kojima of Kodo

An intimate evening of Japanese music, dance and drumming from London’s Taiko Meantime, with very special guest Chieko Kojima of Kodo. Also joined by virtuaso shakuhachi player Clive Bell. Tickets: Adults £10, concession £8, SOAS students £5 Book online at www.taikomeantime.com (tickets on the door subject to availability) Date: 22 Mrach 2014, Doors 7.30pm, start 8pm […]

Constructing Community and Affirming Culture: Canadians of Japanese Descent in Postwar Canada – Jonathan Mackintosh

Constructing Community and Affirming Culture: Canadians of Japanese Descent in Postwar Canada – Jonathan Mackintosh

On 1 April 1949, the Canadian Government lifted the last of the restrictions it had placed on the Canadians of Japanese descent at the beginning of the Second World War. The seven-year-long incarceration that much of this population were forced to endure had come to an end. But what happened next? This talk considers some […]

SOAS East Asia Society Student Conference 2014: Working with China, Japan and Korea

SOAS East Asia Society Student Conference 2014: Working with China, Japan and Korea

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ANYONE, in or out of SOAS, lecturers, professionals, staffs and students. In 2 short hours we introduce Jeremy Gordon, Jang Daehan (Jacob), and Yuki Sumner as our speakers. Strategy consultancy of China, Creative Industries (Animation and Games) of Korea, Journalism (in architecture) of Japan: Find out more here so you […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club