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Michaelmas 2016

East Asian Studies Seminars

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Michaelmas Term, 2016

The University of Cambridge Department of East Asian Studies is pleased to announce the programme for its Michaelmas Term series of East Asian Studies Seminars.

Unless noted, all seminars begin at 5pm and take place in Rooms 8 &9 at the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

The Department of East Asian Studies acknowledges the financial support of the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation for some of the Japan-related seminars.


  • Monday, 17th October, 2016
    "Dismantling Japanese Developmentalism: the Search for Economic Growth in a New Global Environment"
    Prof. T.J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley

  • Wednesday, 19th October, 2016, in Room 1.02 at the Faculty of Classics *
    "A Capital for the King of Japan: Reading history in the urban legacy of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu"
    Dr Matthew Stavros, University of Sydney

  • Friday, 21st October, 2016, in The Møller Centre, Churchill College (by RSVP only) from 4pm to 6:30pm **

    Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies Inaugural Lecture
    "Japan and the World: the Continent and Japan’s First Economic Miracle"
    Prof. Mickey Adolphson, University of Cambridge

  • Monday, 24th October, 2016
    "Education or Propaganda?: the Japanese Mobilization of Children Through Kamishibai in the Asia Pacific War"
    Prof. Sharalyn Orbaugh, University of British Columbia

  • Monday, 7th November, 2016
    "Pan-Asianism and Islam in Imperial Japan’s Geostrategy: the Diary of General Utsunomiya Taro (1861-1922)"
    Prof. Selçuk Esenbel, Boğaziçi University

  • Monday, 21st, November, 2016
    "The Other Great Game: the Opening of Korea and the Birth of Modern East Asia, 1876-1905"
    Prof. Shiela Miyoshi Jager, Oberlin College 

* The Faculty of Classics sits immediately next to AMES on the Sidgwick Site. For Room 1.02, take entrance 1 to the first floor.

** Churchill College is on Storey's Way, Cambridge, SB3 0DS. Entry to this event is strictly limited, please e-mail to book a place. The talk will begin at 4:30pm with drinks to follow ay 5:30pm. 

For further information, contact:

  Dr Matthew Shores
University Lecturer in Japanese Studies
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies