Centre for Japanese Studies Summer Programmes 2019

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Summer Program
March 31, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies

The University of East Anglia's Centre for Japanese Studies is offering students the opportunity to study Japanese arts, language and culture through two interdisciplinary summer programmes in Norwich, UK. 

The first programme, Japan Orientation, is aimed at undergraduate students wishing to learn more about Japan with no previous experience of Japanese Studies necessary. The second programme, the Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship, is targetted at postgraduate/doctoral level participants, although knowledge of Japanese is required. 

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of Japan and its place in the wider world of the past, present and future; benefiting from the knowledge of UEA academics, insights from guest lecturers and hands-on experiences during academic field trips.

Full bursaries are available on both programmes, including flights from the participants' country of residence. Check eligibility criteria for each programme.

Japan Orientation: An Introduction to the Study of Japan and its Place in the World

29 June - 13 July 2019

The significance of Japan today is based upon a fascinating past which informs the present in a multitude of ways. Japan is at the forefront of issues challenging human society in the 21st century, from demographics to sustainable development, and the impact of new technologies and advances in communication.

The course draws upon the Centre’s dedication to producing excellent interdisciplinary research on Japan and provides an introduction to generating a deeper understanding of the past, present and future of Japan. Delivery will focus on stimulating discussion with contributions from a number of programme speakers who are leading researchers in the field of Japanese Studies. You will have the opportunity to visit the world-renowned Lisa Sainsbury Library for Japanese Arts at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

The Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO) is supporting funded places to applicants from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech-Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. There are also a small number of additional bursaries available for students from other countries provided by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship

27 July - 13 July

The Centre for Japanese Studies invites applications for an intensive three-week postgraduate level programme in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage. With the support of the Ishibashi Foundation we offer full bursaries to all successful applicants accepted on to the course. The bursary covers tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch on working days, study trips and a contribution towards travel costs. Applications are invited from any country from advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students with a demonstrable interest in the field.

Classes will take place on the UEA campus, home to the renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in the historic centre of the city of Norwich. Taught by leading specialists in the field, this programme offers an exceptional opportunity for students to develop an in-depth appreciation and understanding of Japanese arts and cultural heritage.

You will spend week two of the programme living and learning in London, visiting museums with significant Japanese art collections including the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. We'll help you access the libraries of various London universities, including SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), so you can pursue independent research. 


For more information, and to apply to one of the programmes: http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/international/international-summer-school/what-can-i-study/centre-for-japanese-studies-summer-programmes 

Contact Info: 

Dr Christopher J. Hayes

Project Officer, Centre for Japanese Studies

University of East Anglia

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