The Man who Knew about Furnaces: Thomas Walton (1833-1897), a British glassmaker in early Meiji Japan – with Sally Haden

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Monday 18 December 2017

This illustrated lecture will reveal the experiences of Thomas Walton in Japan and the significance of his contribution to the glass industry.

Grass Poets: Japanese Baskets, 1845-1953 – with Joe Earle

Monday 15 January 2018

This lecture will explore Japanese bamboo art’s origins in sencha, a manner of tea-drinking that became popular during the past centuries.

Escaping to North Korea – with Markus Bell

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Monday 19 February 2018

Why did tens of thousands of people recently migrate from Japan to North Korea? This talk illustrates the relationship between memory, emotions, ideology, and the shaping of post-colonial identities in contemporary Northeast Asia.

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