Center for Japanese Studies

New book by Professor Grace Lavery

September 24, 2019

Quaint, Exquisite Book CoverFrom the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. Quaint, Exquisite explores the enduring impact of this dramatic encounter, showing how the rise of Japan led to a...

JAPANESE STUDIES DISSERTATION WORKSHOP Remapping Asia: Conflicting and Collective Political Goals

August 29, 2019

We are now accepting applications for the last of three planned workshops funded by the Japan Foundation.

JAPANESE STUDIES DISSERTATION WORKSHOP oldjapaneseempiremap Remapping Asia: Conflicting and Collective Political Goals Japanese Studies Dissertation workshop...

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2011 Events

December 1, 2011

The Sumidagawa Project — Noh Screening: JETAANC Kabuki Club Special Event
September 11, 2011 — 200–4:30 p.m.
Moderator: JETAANC Kabuki Club, Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California
Center for Japanese Studies, JETAANC Kabuki Club

Three versions. One haunting tale.

A mother searches for her lost son. Driven half-mad with worry, she meets a ferryman on the Sumida River who may know something. But is she prepared to learn the truth?...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2014 Events

June 1, 2014

Film Exhibition Culture in Osaka, 1896–1926: The Cultural Geography of Movie Theaters
Speaker: Keiko Sasagawa, Associate Professor, Kansai University
Date: January 10, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.
Location: East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

When and in what ways did film culture take shape in Osaka? In what ways did it change over time? In the Meiji and Taisho Periods, Tokyo prospered as a site of both film...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2017 Events

June 1, 2017

Happy Americans, Unhappy Japanese: How Software Engineers work; how they feel about it; and how they are rewarded
Speaker: Professor Yoshifumi Nakata, Doshisha University
Date: January 24, 2017 | 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Location: 2521 Channing Way — Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, IRLE Director's Room
Sponsors: Institute of Research on Labor & Employment...