Job Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Training Associate

The Department of East Asian Studies, within the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, seeks to appoint a 3-year, fixed-term Postdoctoral Research Training Associate in Japanese Studies. The post will start in September 2022 and last until August 2025, due to the post being a traineeship. This position is … More Job Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Training Associate

Prof Barak Kushner “What do war crimes trials in East Asia tell us about the history of justice?”

A new episode of the SCAS Talks Podcast Series is now available:Barak Kushner: “What do war crimes trials in East Asia tell us about the history of justice?” Prof Barak Kushner discusses the international political drivers and motivations behind war crimes trials in East Asia, beyond merely the pursuit of justice, and why this matters … More Prof Barak Kushner “What do war crimes trials in East Asia tell us about the history of justice?”

Japanese Studies launches new student travel fund campaign

Owing to a generous anonymous donation, we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of a new student travel fund for study in Japan. Our goal is now to build up this bursary to expand what we can offer students in need. Consequently, we are launching a travel fund campaign with the goal of raising … More Japanese Studies launches new student travel fund campaign

Prof Kushner’s ‘Men to Devils, Devils to Men’ awarded translation prize

The Chinese translation of Men to Devils, Devils to Men: Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice was named the best translation of 2021 by the Openbook award in Taiwan. The Chinese translation of Barak Kushner’s Men to Devils, Devils to Men: Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice was named the best translation of 2021 by the Openbook award in … More Prof Kushner’s ‘Men to Devils, Devils to Men’ awarded translation prize

Cambridge – Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship extended until 2028

The Japan Studies section of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is delighted to announce the extension until 2028 of the Cambridge-Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship. Building on the success of the original Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship, the Toshiba International Foundation and The Cambridge Trust have coordinated to continue … More Cambridge – Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship extended until 2028

Dr Laura Moretti interviews rakugo master Tatekawa Shinoharu

In August 2021, rakugo master Tatekawa Shinoharu collaborated with the Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography (University of Cambridge; www.wakancambridge.com). We now have released a video where rakugo master Shinoharu Tatekawa reflects on this collaboration. The video has been edited by Tessa Rizzoli, a student who graduated from Japanese Studies at Cambridge in 2020 and who … More Dr Laura Moretti interviews rakugo master Tatekawa Shinoharu

Eighth Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography

The Eighth Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography has now started. Thirty-nine participants from all over the world will be working for two weeks on a wide range of early modern materials focused on laughter and comic storytelling. The beginners’ track consists in daily seminars with Dr Moretti. Intermediate and advanced learners are focusing … More Eighth Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography

One-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate

Applications are now open for the newly established Newton Trust / Japan and the World One-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate  Aims of the fellowship At a time when the global pandemic has limited new job opportunities and with many postgraduate students experiencing research constraints and financial hardship, the fellowship is intended to provide support for eligible … More One-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate

Special collection on ‘The Social Life of Plastic’ launched in Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

We are pleased to share news of a special collection on ‘The Social Life of Plastic’, edited by Brigitte Steger, Patrick O’Hare and Teresa S. Perez, is being launched in Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies A new article will be added to the collection each month. Read the article here: https://www.worldwidewastejournal.com/collections/special/the-bag-and-beyond-social-science-and-the-social-life-of-plastic/   Read more … More Special collection on ‘The Social Life of Plastic’ launched in Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies