“Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” features on Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective

Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective, who work in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science among other institutions and focuses on understanding disasters, past and unfolding, have invited Dr Laura Moretti and Prof Hashimoto to present their project and share their pedagogy in the face of COVID-19. The first instalment is now available at: https://www.teach311.org/2020/07/09/hashimoto-1/ More instalments … More “Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” features on Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective

Reading early modern Japanese texts with AI

The transcription project Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan, launched by Dr Laura Moretti in collaboration with Prof Hashimoto Yuta(National Museum of Japanese History), is entering the second month and the participants have been busy transcribing thought-provoking texts and ephemera on measles, cholera, and smallpox.  Learn more about the project and the use of artificial … More Reading early modern Japanese texts with AI

‘Beyond Kawaii’ Virtual Book Launch

Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Femininities at Cambridge    edited by Brigitte Steger, Angelika Koch and Christopher Tso (Lit Publisher 2020) Join us for the virtual book launch on 30 June, 2020, 5pm (BST) Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Femininities at Cambridge is the third collection of groundbreaking essays written by recent graduates of Japanese Studies at … More ‘Beyond Kawaii’ Virtual Book Launch

Dr KJ Chen publishes article in Cold War History Journal

Dr Kuan-Jen Chen, postdoctoral researcher at FAMES, published his article “Projecting Poseidon’s Trident: America’s East Asia and the Shifting Contours of 1950s Postwar Naval Policy” in Cold War History Journal (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14682745.2020.1752676). Drawing on unpublished official documents from the US and Taiwan, Chen’s article argues that the crises in the western Pacific, particularly the Korean War and … More Dr KJ Chen publishes article in Cold War History Journal

Mainichi Economist runs two page article on Japanese Studies alumni Sven Palys’ company ‘Yuzu Kyodai’

Below is an English translation of the article:To learn more about Yuzu Kyodai: http://www.yuzukyodai.com Building a brand rooted in culture Advising multinational companies on “building a brand rooted in the culture of each country” and rapidly expanding the number of client. Yuzu Kyodai advises multinational companies on “building a brand rooted in the culture of each … More Mainichi Economist runs two page article on Japanese Studies alumni Sven Palys’ company ‘Yuzu Kyodai’

Tessa Rizzoli wins first place in Japanese Speech Contest

We would like to wish a big congratulations to final year Japanese Studies Student, Tessa Rizzoli, who won first palce in the Fifteenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students. The contest, which is jointly organised by the Japan Foundation London and the BATJ (British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language) took place on Saturday … More Tessa Rizzoli wins first place in Japanese Speech Contest

In the Ruins of the Japanese Empire Imperial Violence, State Destruction, and the Reordering of Modern East Asia

The last volume from Barak Kushner’s 6-year ERC grant on the dissolution of the Japanese Empire has now been published. Barak Kushner and Andrew Levidis, eds., In the Ruins of the Japanese Empire Imperial Violence, State Destruction, and the Reordering of Modern East Asia, Hong Kong: HKU Press, 2020.

University of Cambridge Kahō Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Japanese Studies

The Cambridge Kahō Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Japanese Studies The Department of East Asian Studies, within the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint to a 3-year, fixed-term postdoctoral research associate post in Japanese Studies. The post will start in September 2020 and last until August … More University of Cambridge Kahō Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Japanese Studies