Announcement: Nakagawa Hiroyuki Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies to be established 2019

The Japanese Studies section of Cambridge University is delighted to announce that we will soon be able to offer a brand new Japanese Studies graduate scholarship. Mr. Nakagawa Hiroyuki, CEO and founder of the Japanese NGA Group, will establish a new PhD scholarship in Japanese Studies. Founded in 1951, the NGA Group specialises in vocational … More Announcement: Nakagawa Hiroyuki Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies to be established 2019

John Nilsson-Wright discusses defence and foreign ministers meeting between Australia and Japan

Dr John Nilsson-Wright features on Monocle’s ‘The Globalist’ radio show discussing the recent 2 plus 2 defence/foreign ministers meeting between Japan and Australia and reflecting on Abe’s approach to the Indo-Pacific, SE Asian diplomacy, tensions with South Korea and doubts about the reliability of the Trump administration. https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-globalist/1814/play/

Professor Barak Kushner features in documentary on Japanese Nationalism

The documentary, directed by Japanese director Watanabe Kenichi will be available in French, Japanese, and English versions. Professor Barak Kushner is to appear in a new documentary on Japanese Nationalism directed by Japanese director Watanabe Kenichi. The documentary 「国家主義の誘惑」”The Lure of Nationalism”, now showing in Japan, will be avilable in French Japanese and English versions. … More Professor Barak Kushner features in documentary on Japanese Nationalism

Meet the Writers – Wu Ming-Yi in Conversation with Barak Kushner

Wu Ming-Yi, author of Man Booker International long-listed novel ‘The Stolen Bicycle’ and one of Taiwan’s most critically acclaimed authors joined our own Dr Barak Kushner in conversation at the National Liberal Club on Friday August 17 2018. For a link to a summary of the event in Chinese please click the link below: http://www.peoplenews.tw/news/5f4d3def-f83c-426c-9eac-f03a1e7eb701More Meet the Writers – Wu Ming-Yi in Conversation with Barak Kushner

Azuma Kagami Translation Project Workshop

Friday 10th August The first day of the Azuma Kagami Translation workshop got off to a flying start with a fascinating keynote presentation by Professor Kondo Shigekazu. Professor Kondo’s presentation examined recent scholarship on the Azuma Kagami, its value as a historical record and when and how it was compiled. The second session of the … More Azuma Kagami Translation Project Workshop

“Does Donald Trump have an Asia Strategy?” Roundtable discussion with Dr Michael J. Green – 5 July 2018

Please join us this Thursday, 5 July, for a roundtable discussion with Dr Michael Green: ‘Does Donald Trump have an Asia Strategy?’ The discussion will run from 11:00 in Room R.01 in the Faculty of Classics (located opposite FAMES). All are welcome to attend.

Cambridge Workshop: The Cold War and Post-War Taiwan

This workshop brought together scholars from Taiwan, Japan, and Cambridge, and opened with a keynote speech by Professor Andrew Preston (Professor of American History, University of Cambridge), entitled:  From Dong Dang to Danang: America’s Thirty Years’ War for Asia. Over the next two days, the topic was approached from different angles by the speakers. The first … More Cambridge Workshop: The Cold War and Post-War Taiwan

Understanding North Korea From the Inside Out – Roundtable discussion with Professor Kathy Moon

Please join us next Tuesday, 19 June, for a roundtable discussion with Professor Kathy Moon: ‘Understanding North Korea from the Inside Out’ The discussion will start from 13:00 in Rooms 8/9 in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. All are welcome to attend

SLURP in Japanese!

A version of SLURP: a social and culinary history of ramen-japan’s favorite noodle soup, Barak Kushner’s book on the history of ramen originally published by Brill in 2012 (paperback 2014) is now out in a Japanese translation as 『ラーメンの歴史学―ホットな国民食からクールな世界食へ』バラク・クシュナー (著), 幾島 幸子 (翻訳) Those who read the language might enjoy this version as well. Bon appetit! Akashi Shoten website Asahi Shimbun … More SLURP in Japanese!