East Asia Seminar Series at the University of Cambridge

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Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to share the list of speakers for our upcoming East Asia Seminar Series at the University of Cambridge. As you will see from the schedule below we have a varied and interesting range of talks this term and you will be able to join us.

Talks will be given online via Zoom and registration will be required for attendance. Registration links and more information on individual talks will be made available on the 'What's on' section of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies website: https://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/east-asia-seminar-series-lent-2022

Unless otherwise stated talks this term will start at 17.30 UK time. 

Please open the Zoom link ten minutes before the start of the talk.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Mission Impossible: Women, Resilience, and the Culture of Securitization in Post-3.11 Japan

Prof Mire Koikari, University of Hawaii

Monday, 24 January, 2022

*** Please note this talk starts at 18.00 ***


“The Columbus of Japan” and other myths in Japan’s “discovery” of Southeast Asia

Dr Birgit Tremml-Werner, Linnaeus University

Monday, 31 January, 2022


Japanese Nativism and Its Colonial Legacy: Imagining Divine Origins of the Korean Writing System

Dr Nuri Kim, University of Cambridge

Monday, 7 February, 2022


Avant-Garde Calligraphers in Postwar Japan and Their International Aspirations

Dr Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer, SISJAC

Monday, 14 February, 2022


To Touch a Headless Cat: The Rise of Haptic Creatures in Japanese Robot Culture

Dr Katsuno Hirofumi & Dr Daniel White, Doshisha University & University of Cambridge

Monday, 21 February, 2022


Converging Histories: Magic Lanterns, Kamishibai, and Shadow Play in Japan

Dr Tara McGowan

Monday, 28 February, 2022


Eleven Winters of Discontent: The Siberian Internment and the Making of a New Japan

Dr Sherzod Muminov, University of East Anglia

Monday, 7 March, 2022


Changing sexuality education in Japanese schools

Prof Beverley Yamamoto, Osaka University

Monday, 14 March, 2022



Best wishes,



Freddie Semple

Administrative Assistant to the Chair of Japanese Studies

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

University of Cambridge