TOC, Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture, Volume 5, Issue 1 (April 2018)

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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture  Volume 5 Issue 1   April 2018


CONFERENCE: Literature after 3.11 Today, Paris, June 21-22

Forwarded to you on behalf of Professor Bayard-Sakai, with greetings from the EAJS Office.



Dear Colleagues,


Please find below and in attached file the programme of the international conference Literature after 3.11 Today, which will be held at INALCO (Paris), on June 21-22.


Best regards,


Anne Bayard-Sakai



Professor (Department of Japanese Studies/Centre of Japanese Studies)

INALCO (French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations)

Kyoto Asian Studies Group meeting April 23

Dear colleagues,

The speaker for the April meeting of the Kyoto Asian Studies Group is Irina Holca, who will present “Fact, Fiction, and Everything in Between: On Shimazaki Tōson’s Novels” (see abstract below).


The lecture will be held on Monday, April 23rd from 18:00-20:00 in Room 212 of the Fusokan on the Doshisha University Campus (see link below for access information).




Fact, Fiction, and Everything in Between: On Shimazaki Tōson’s Novels


Kyoto Lectures: Vyjayanthi Selinger on blood (or lack thereof) in Heike monogatari, April 17 at 6 PM

Dear colleagues in Kansai:

Make sure you don’t miss this talk on Heike monogatari by Vyjayanthi Selinger of Bowdoin College!

As always, Kyoto Lectures are free and open to all. If you have questions, please contact the organizers—addresses and numbers below.

Wishing you all a great spring.


Roberta Strippoli
(Binghamton University SUNY)



Position, Lecturer in Japanese Language and Literature, UBC

For full details, see:

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 2 Lecturer positions in Japanese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2018.

[I-House] Barry Yourgrau and Kawakami Mieko Dialogue

Author-perfomer Barry Yourgrau, who has been writing surreal, funny, very brief stories

will be coming to Japan for the first time in 12 years. He will engage in a dialogue with

author-poet Kawakami Mieko, whose short stories capture the epiphanic moment when ordinary life

turns to drama. The two distinguished authors will talk about short stories, life, and creativity.

The moderator will be prominent literary scholar and translator Shibata Motoyuki,

who translated six works of Yourgrau’s.


[Special Program]

[I-House] Lecture on Mori Ôgai

International House of Japan will hold a lecture on Mori Ôgai’s literature.

Please see below for the details and registration.


[I-House Lecture] Mori Ôgai: A Life of Translation


Lecturer: Nagashima Yoichi (Adjunct Professor, University of Copenhagen)

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan

Language: Japanese (with NO English interpretation)


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