Japanese Studies

Race and Diversity in Japanese Studies Symposium Program Now Live

        Dates: 19 – 20 October 2018 (Friday – Saturday) Venue: The Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University (Clayton Campus Map) The Japanese Studies Centre is hosting a postgraduate symposium to be held at Monash University. This symposium centres on the theme of ‘Race and Diversity in Japan and Japanese Studies’—a theme that reflects…

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‘After Graduation: Prospects for Students Graduating with Asia-related Degrees’

On September 4, 2018, 16-18:00, Monash University Korean Studies held the first ‘After Graduation: Prospects for Students Graduating with Asia-related Degrees’ event. The aim of the event was to provide careers and further study guidance for students preparing to graduate from Monash with Asian Studies related degrees. Four representatives of Monash MA and post-BA courses…

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Photos from the JSC seminar 19 September: Militourism and Guidebooks in Occupational Japan

Japanese Studies, tourism studies and photography studies came together on 19 September at the Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium where we heard Dr. Daniel Milne (Kyoto University, Japan) speak about his ongoing research into the visual and textual discourses of military guidebooks produced by the American Military in the early Occupation period. Thanks to Professor Robin Gerster of…

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Call for Papers Closed: Race and Diversity in Japan and Japanese Studies, Postgraduate Symposium 19-20 October 2018

     Dates: 19 – 20 October 2018 (Friday – Saturday) Venue: The Japanese Studies Centre and the Learning and Teaching Centre, Monash University (Clayton Campus Map) The Japanese Studies Centre will be hosting a postgraduate symposium to be held at Monash University. This symposium centres on the theme of ‘Race and Diversity in Japan and…

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Photos from the JSC Seminar 8/8/18, ‘Social Justice, State Ideology and Japan’s Meiji Restoration’ with Daniel Botsman

The seminar on 8 August was a great example of collaboration, between two schools (SOPHIS and JSC/LLCL) and two universities (Yale and Monash) as supported through the Focus Program! Inclement weather didn’t stop a good number of students and staff and guests from other universities joining us. Thanks to Adam Clulow (SOPHIS) for assisting with the…

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Beatrice Trefalt’s Tokyo Trials seminar

A group of new and old friends gathered to hear our Monash colleague speak about her ongoing research on the Tokyo trials on 6 June 2018 . It was great to see Jim Breen back in the Centre, and we welcomed Alison Tokita back from her time in Japan.  Show Trial? The International Military Tribunal…

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Queer will: Hikikomori as willful subjects: 11 April 2018 JSC Seminar

The Japanese Studies Centre (JSC) was pleased to host Dr. Rosemary Overell from the Department of Media, Film and Communication at the University of Otago on 11 April 2018. Her insightful comments about this emerging social problem captured the interest of staff and students alike. This presentation considered hikikomori as willful subjects. The hikikomori are a portion of the…

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