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International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

This workshop will kick-off a research-based investigation into how contemporary Japanese arts have been shaped by political forces, from wartime militarism to the ‘neoliberal world order’. In so doing, it will look to identify the processes of atomization of society through art forms. The focus of the workshop is on empirical examples of internalized art […]

The Present and Future of Financial Technology – A tool for financial inclusion with Doreming

The Present and Future of Financial Technology – A tool for financial inclusion with Doreming

We increasingly hear references to ‘FinTech’ in our everyday. No longer solely a topic of interest to the financial or computing media, it is frequently the subject of lifestyle and news stories. But how many of us understand what we mean by the term? What exactly does financial technology encompass? In 2015, over 75% of […]

Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives

Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives

This is the concluding day of an international conference titled ‘Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives’ organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) and Centre for Japanese Studies, University of East Anglia (UEA), in association with the Global Exchange Organisation for […]

The Life and Work of Jiro Takamatsu – Talk by Yumiko Chiba

The Life and Work of Jiro Takamatsu – Talk by Yumiko Chiba

An influential artist, theorist and teacher in the 1960s and 1970s, Jiro Takamatsu (1936-98) is central to the development of sculpture in Japan and is considered to be one of the most important Japanese artists of the post-war era. A founding member of the legendary collective Hi Red Center and key figure of the Mono-ha […]

I’M OK, I’M PIG! by Kim Hyesoon

I’M OK, I’M PIG! by Kim Hyesoon

The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. This month we will read I’M OK, I’M PIG! by Kim Hyesoon who Korea’s most important contemporary poets. Event Date: 28 June, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking Essential […]

How to become a Benshi! Silent Cinema and the Art of Live Narration

How to become a Benshi! Silent Cinema and the Art of Live Narration

Silent cinema was never truly silent. In Japan, silent films were accompanied not only by live music but also by Katsudo-Benshi. Providing live narration, on-screen voice acting and original commentary, Benshi became an influential and integral part of Japanese silent cinema. In conjunction with the Barbican’s screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s I was Born, But… organised […]

Joint Lunch with JCCI: with special guest Nick Clegg

Joint Lunch with JCCI: with special guest Nick Clegg

On Wednesday, 29 March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally beginning negotiations on Britain’s departure from the European Union. In the run up to the EU Referendum, Nick Clegg – former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats – was a leading campaigner to remain in […]

Women in the World of Haruki Murakami – Gitte Marianne Hansen

Women in the World of Haruki Murakami – Gitte Marianne Hansen

Haruki Murakami’s most well-known character-type is without doubt the lonesome protagonist – the male narrator who tells his stories through the Japanese male pronoun boku (‘I’). The few available literary analyses of gender representations in Murakami’s work have generally led to two critical conclusions about his character construction. First, that his fiction mirrors Japanese patriarchy […]

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