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Nissan Seminars Trinity 2021

Posted: 2021/04/23 | 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 Trinity term 2021 the seminars will be held online every Friday from 12:00 – 13:00 UK time. The convenors of the seminars this time are Professor Jennifer Guest and Dr Chigusa Yamaura. The programme for this term is:

Friday 30 April
Dr Tarin Clanuwat, Project Assistant Professor, ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities
Deciphering premodern Japanese manuscripts: kuzushiji recognition systems and AI

Friday 7 May
Dr Megha Wadhwa, Research Associate, Institute for East Asian Studies/Japanese Studies, Free University Berlin
Life Stories of Indian Migrants in Tokyo: Fairytales and Nightmares

Friday 14 May
Professor Daniel Poch, Associate Professor in Japanese Studies, University of Hong Kong
Ninjo and Soseki’s Writing of “Literature” in Early Twentieth-Century Japan

Friday 21 May
Professor David Leheny, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Pirate of Precarity: The Fictive Afterlives of Idemitsu Sazo

Friday 28 May
No seminar this week

Friday 4 June
Professor Nana Okura Gagné, Department of Japanese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Reworking Japan: Changing Men at Work and Play under Neoliberalism

Presentation abstracts and bios of all the speakers can be found on the Nissan Institute website.  Seminar participants are encouraged to ask questions via the Zoom Q&A feature during the seminar or in advance.

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