From Dying Race to Indigenous People: the struggle over Ainu representation in modern Japan – Richard Siddle

Ainu

Monday 20 March 2017

This talk will provide an overview of modern Ainu history and introduce the Ainu struggle for rights and identity as an indigenous people that has been underway since the 1960s and peaked with the enactment of the controversial and divisive Ainu Cultural Promotion Act in 1997.

From page to screen to page again: writing and reading Japanese film scripts – Lauri Kitsnik

Dr Lauri Kitsnik

Monday 24 April 2017

In this lecture Dr Lauri Kitsnik will be talking about the place of screenwriters and scenarios in the Japanese film culture.

Title to be confirmed – Jonathan Service

Dr Jonathan Service

Monday 15 May 2017

Full details coming soon.

Japan Room Lecture: The Colourful Festivals of Kyoto

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Tuesday 30 May 2017

This lectures covers the major matsuri held in the City of Kyoto, some of the lesser-known festivals and a few of the more unusual festival held every year.

Women in the Work of Haruki Murakami – Gitte Marianne Hansen

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Monday 19 June 2017

In this talk Dr Gitte Marianne Hansen discusses her current research on the female characters in the works of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.

Carmen Blacker Lecture 2017 – Mamoru Saso

Professor Mamoru Saso

Monday 17 July 2017

The Carmen Blacker Lecture Series honours the memory and scholarship of Carmen Blacker (1924-2009). Each year a senior scholar will lecture on a theme related to Japanese religion or folklore.

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    Node Film Screening

    23 February — 6:30 pm
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    An evening with Alex Kerr

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