Carola Hein (TU Delft) and Yanchen Sun (Tianjin University) are looking for participants who are examining treaty ports in Asia and planning networks that link them. In this context, the treaty ports are port cities in Asia that were opened to foreign trade and residence. Examples could include Yokohama, Kobe, Shanghai, Tianjin, Busan, Incheon, etc. These treaty ports acted as doors through which foreign powers introduced Western planing ideas into these Asia countries, and test grounds for these new ideas.
We are pleased to announce the third “Japan in the World and the World in Japan: A Methodological Approach” international symposium. This year’s event will be held at the Center for Japanese Language and Culture, Osaka University (Minoh Campus), on March 3rd and 4th, 2018.
CALL FOR 2018 SUMMER LUCE POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco (USF)
Announcing an international symposium, to be held at the University of Tokyo (Ito International Research Center) on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 2017, exploring the entanglements of English literature with the Pacific Ocean over the long nineteenth century.
The Contemporary Japan Group at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science
(ISS, or Shaken), welcomes you to a lecture by
(University of Michigan)
Democracy through Strength: Asia’s Development and Democratization
DATE AND PLACE
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Akamon Sōgō Kenkyūtō Room 549, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
Anne van Biema Fellowship
Supporting excellence in research in the Japanese visual arts
Deadline December 15
Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome applications for the Anne van Biema Fellowship for research and publication on Japanese visual arts. The successful candidate will work in the museum with access to our world-class collections, library and archives.
Murakami, Contemporary Japanese Writing and the English-reading Marketplace
Translation Workshop at Newcastle University, March 6-7, 2018
The Contemporary Japan Group at the Institute of Social Science (ISS, or Shaken),
University of Tokyo, welcomes you to a lecture by
Private Employment Services and Temporary Labour Migration:
The Case of Japanese Temporary Staffing Firms in East and Southeast Asia
DATE AND PLACE
20th Century Japan Research Award for 2017-2018 The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for two $1,500 grants to support research in the library’s Gordon W. Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960. Holders of a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree are eligible to apply, as are graduate students who have completed all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation.
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) and TUJ's new partnership with Showa Women's University (SWU), we invite you to attend a discussion with Professor Takagi, SWU and Robert Dujarric, ICAS on "ブラック企業"(exploitative enterprise or "black" kigyho) in Japan. A reception with light refreshments will follow the discussion. RSVP is requested by November 15, 2017. Please register here.