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 Drawing on unpublished official documents from the US and Taiwan, Chen’s article argues that the crises in the western Pacific, particularly the Korean War and … More Dr KJ Chen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

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