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Nissan Seminars 2020

Posted: 2020/10/16 | Author: UOJO


The Nissan Seminars are regular seminars on themes relating to the study of Japan organised by Oxford’s Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. In Michaelmas term 2020 the seminars will be held online every Friday from 12:00 – 13:00 UK time. The convenors of the seminars are Professor Hugh Whittaker, Dr Natalia Doan, and Dr Giulio Pugliese. The programme for this term is:

Friday 16 October
Professor Hugh Whittaker, Director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford
Compressed Development and Japan

Friday 23 October
Professor Takehiko Kariya, University of Oxford, and Dr. Jeremy Rappleye, Kyoto University
Education, Equality, and Meritocracy in a Global Age: The Japanese Approach

Friday 30 October (this session will take place from 13:00 – 14:00 UK time)
Mr. Nobukatsu Kanehara, former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary General of the National Security Secretariat under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Japan’s Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

Friday 6 November
Dr. Chigusa Yamaura, Departmental Lecturer and Junior Research Fellow at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Marriage and Marriageability: The Practices of Matchmaking between Men from Japan and Women from Northeast China

Friday 13 November
Professor Paul Midford, Director of the Japan Program at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Professor Wilhelm Vosse, International Christian University, and Professor Marie Söderberg, Director of the European Institute of Japanese Studies
New Directions in Japan’s Security: Non-US Centric Evolution

Friday 20 November
Dr. Fumihito Gotoh, Teaching and Research Fellow at the University of Warwick
Japanese Resistance to American Financial Hegemony: Global Versus Domestic Social Norms

Friday 27 November
Professor Peipei Qiu, Chair of the Department of Chinese and Japanese at Vassar College
Matsuo Bashô 松尾芭蕉 and the Poetics of Fûkyô風狂

Friday 4 December
Dr. Jeremy Breaden, Monash University, and Professor Roger Goodman, University of Oxford
Family-Run Universities in Japan

If you would like to attend any of these seminars please register in advance through the Nissan Institute website, which also has full presentation abstracts, and bios of all the speakers. 

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