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20 May Asia-Pacific International Relations Seminar at Osaka University

Dear Colleagues:  

You are welcome to the Asia-Pacific International Relations Seminar at Osaka University on 20 May.

Seminar papers are available only for those who will participate in the seminar.


Yone Sugita




International Studies Seminar at Osaka University

Date: 20 May 2017 (Saturday)

Venue: Quartier Multilingue, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

LECTURE: Famous Objects: Agency and Materiality of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Morgan Pitelka, Sophia U., May 25th

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017 organized for the“Materialities of the Sacred” Unit by Caroline Hirasawa
Famous Objects: Agency and Materiality in the Collection of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616)

TAP Review spring issue, Technologies, now online!

The spring 2017 issue of the Trans Asia Photography Review is now available at tapreview.org. You may need to refresh your browser to see the new contents. Addressing the theme of “Technologies”, this issue features the following articles, projects and book reviews:

Kelly M. McCormick, Ogawa Kazumasa and the Halftone Photograph: Japanese War Albums at the Turn of the Twentieth Century