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Ukiyo-e in Edo period publishing culture

Ukiyo-e in Edo period publishing culture

One-day academic workshop jointly organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and Chuo University as part of the academic exchange initiatives between them since last year.

  • 9:30 am – 6:00 pm on Friday, 10th April, 2015
    Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH

Onoe Tamizō as yakko-dako

The workshop will bring established scholars from Japan, US, Europe and UK to present new research on the demand, types and distribution routes of ukiyo-e prints during the Edo period.

The workshop is open to scholars, specialists and students with good working knowledge of English and Japanese.

Papers will be delivered in either English or Japanese.

Seats are limited. Please contact at the Sainsbury Institute by 30th  March to book your place.

About the Workshop

Toby Ronald (Illinois University)
“‘Chōsenjin’ and ‘Tōjin’ in pre-modern Japan”

Ellis Tinios (Leeds University)
“Adapting Chinese books for the Japanese market: a study in bibliographic translation”

Christian Dunkel (Berlin Library)
“Publishing and re-publishing long-time bestseller: the case of miyako meisho zue”

Laura Moretti (Cambridge University)
“Japanese early-modern ephemera: the world of kobanzuke”

Matsumura Masako (Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum)
“From small and large surimono to nishiki-e”

Matti Forrer (Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden)
“The meaning of illustrated books in the printing culture”

Suzuki Toshiyuki (Chuo University)
“Distribution routes of ukiyo-e”

Richard Bowring | Discussant