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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


21 April 2023
The Japanese Studies Group at the University of Cambridge is thrilled to announce a generous donation from Mitsubishi Corporation London Branch to support our Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography.

20 April 2023
The lecture, titled: "Books Engineered for Tactile Adventures: Towards an Ecology of Playthings in Early Modern Japan." is open to members of the Society

12 April 2023
Dr Lydia Wilson, Affiliated Researcher in Middle Eastern Studies, writes in New Lines Magazine about a nw discovery in the Gulf state which prompts a reevaluation of the country’s Christian past

28 March 2023
Yizhuo Li, PhD candidate in Chinese studies wins the second place in Lingnan Culture Studies Research Paper Competition, 2022. Her awarded paper is entitled “From South to North: Reverence and Performance of Lady Jinhua in Late-Imperial China”.

22 March 2023
Talk will be held at NCCU Dah Hsian Library 14.00 - 16.00 Fri, 7 April, 2023

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In the seventeenth century, Japanese popular prose flourished as waves of newly literate readers gained access to the printed word. Commercial publishers released vast numbers of titles in response to readers’ hunger for books that promised them potent knowledge.