Dr Laura Moretti hosts sixth annual Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography

For the sixth successive year Dr Laura Moretti hosted the popular and successful Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.  The Summer School, which took place from 5th – 17th August, saw over 30 participants from all around the world congregate in Cambridge to expand their knowledge in reading early-modern archival … More Dr Laura Moretti hosts sixth annual Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography

Graduate funding now available for Japanese Studies PhD and MPhil at University of Cambridge

MPhil The Iain Drayton Studentship for Japanese Studies (tenable only at Trinity Hall College) This studentship is to support a student undertaking the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies). The studentship is open to Home, EU and overseas applicants and will offer full or partial funding depending on the fee status of … More Graduate funding now available for Japanese Studies PhD and MPhil at University of Cambridge

New co-edited volume from Prof Barak Kushner and Dr Sherzod Muminov: Overcoming Empire in Post-Imperial East Asia

A new forthcoming co-edited volume from Barak Kushner and Sherzod Muminov (University of East Anglia) will be out soon from Bloomsbury Publishers.The new volume, Overcoming Empire in Post-Imperial East Asia: Repatriation, Redress and Rebuilding, brings together an international team of scholars who explore the post-imperial history of the region. From international aid to postwar cinema to chemical … More New co-edited volume from Prof Barak Kushner and Dr Sherzod Muminov: Overcoming Empire in Post-Imperial East Asia

Members of Japanese House of Councillors visit FAMES

On Wednesday 4th September Professor Mickey Adolphson had the pleasure of welcoming 8 members of the Japanese 参議院 (House of Councillors) to the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The delegation, visiting the UK to further ties with the UK government, met with several MPs and Lords before departing London for a visit to Cambridge. … More Members of Japanese House of Councillors visit FAMES

Prof Barak Kushner and Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr Kuan-Jen Chen hold international workshop at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Prof Barak Kushner and Dr Kuan-Jen Chen managed an international workshop with Dr Chang Chihyun (Shanghai Jiaotong University) in Shanghai from 30 July to 1 August. The workshop was based on Prof Kushner’s Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation project: Charting the Geography of Power: Visualizing the Shifting Landscape from Imperial to Postwar East Asia through War Crimes Trials. … More Prof Barak Kushner and Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr Kuan-Jen Chen hold international workshop at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

New Chatham House Report on UK – Japan Relations Published, Edited by Dr John Nilsson-Wright

To download the full report please go to the Chatham House website here: https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/uk-and-japan-forging-global-and-proactive-partnership As Japan and the United Kingdom face serious challenges at home and in their respective regions, a new report from Chatham House makes the case that a stronger relationship could advance each country’s national interests as well as wider global concerns.  … More New Chatham House Report on UK – Japan Relations Published, Edited by Dr John Nilsson-Wright

Rakugo Master praises Cambridge Japanese students in new book

In November 2017 we had the privilege of hosting a rakugo performance (traditional Japanese comedic storytelling) by one of Japan’s leading performers, Master Yanagiya Kyōtaro 柳家喬太郎. During his visit Japanese Studies students and staff had the opportunity to interact directly with Master Kyōtaro. In exclusive extracts from his new book we read about how the Japanese … More Rakugo Master praises Cambridge Japanese students in new book

Professor Adolphson signs two new graduate scholarship agreements

Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge is delighted to announce the official signing of two new graduate scholarship agreements. Keidanren Chair of Japanese Studies, Professor Mickey Adolphson, met with Wano Tsutomu of Quick co. and Nakagawa Hiroyuki of NGA in Osaka and Tokyo respectively, in the last week of March to officially sign the … More Professor Adolphson signs two new graduate scholarship agreements

Professor Barak Kushner gives talks in Taiwan at National Chengchi University (國立政治大學)

Professor Kushner recently delivered two talks at National Chengchi University in Taiwan: 1. “Imperial Legacies: History as a weapon of memory in Postwar East,” March 26, 20192.「 台灣的歷史萬花筒 」(The Kaleidoscope of Taiwanese History), which examined the interaction of post-imperial and modern Taiwanese history, March 28, 2019 (in Chinese).

Professor Barak Kushner’s ‘Slurp’ now available in mainland Chinese translation

Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen – Japan’s Favorite Noodle SoupA new mainland Chinese translation of Professor Barak Kushner’s book Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen – Japan’s Favorite Noodle Soup has now been published and is available to purchase online. 顾若鹏 (作者), 夏小倩 (译者) 『拉面:食物里的日本史』广西师范大学出版社, 2019https://www.amazon.cn/dp/B07NRDPBJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1551333485&sr=1-1&keywords=顾若鹏