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The Art of Friendship: International Japanese Studies Symposium

Thursday, 30 November – Saturday, 2 December 2017

The Art of Friendship: International Japanese Studies Symposium

International comparative symposium on Japan/Ireland Studies, bringing together five guest speakers from Osaka University along with Japanese Studies experts from all Irish universities.

This international symposium seeks to open up the field of Japanese arts, humanities and social sciences research within a comparative, international perspective. Co-organised by Osaka University and Trinity College Dublin, it explores key aspects of contemporary Japanese Studies from the late Meiji period to the present day, and seeks to foster closer relationships between Japanese and Irish researchers of Japan. Featuring guest speakers from the Graduate School of Letters at Osaka University along with scholars from University College Cork, University College Dublin, the University of Limerick, Dublin City University and Trinity College, this symposium will be launched with a keynote presentation by artist, translator and scholar Peter MacMillan.

Program for the 30 November 

17:00 - Registration opens 
18:00 - 19:30 A meditation on costume play, Thirty-Six New Views of Mount Fuji and other inspirations from Japan Peter MacMillan
19:30 - 20:30 - Wine reception 

Program for the 1 December

09:30 - 09:40 - Opening remarks -
09:40 - 10:10 Role language, fiction, and translation Satoshi Kinsui
10:10 - 10:40 Onomatopoeia, food and manga: Communication of sensory experience Ryoko Sasamoto
10:40 - 11:10 How to serve a sacred cow: Reflections on Japanese-English philosophical translation in an "Anglobalising" world Kenn Nakata Steffensen
11:10 - 11:40 - Coffee -
11:40 - 12:10 The reciprocal influence of Japanese and Irish literature: W.B. Yeats and the Japanese peasant literature movement in the early 20th century Akiyo Suzuki
12:10 - 12:40 Japanese translations of Irish literature during the Meiji period James Hadley
12:40 - 13:10 Kwaidan: Lafcadio Hearn and the Japanese ghost story Till Weingärtner
13:10 - 14:30 - Lunch -
14:30 - 15:00 The role of learner autonomy in the shifting landscape of language education: Implications for teachers Naoko Aoki
15:00 - 15:30 Learning Japanese in Ireland: Ideal L2 selves? Lorna Carson
15:30 - 16:00 Japanese language education and teachers’ association in Ireland Keiko Inoue
15:30 - 16:00 Learning from Talleyrand: Yoshida Shigeru and postwar Japanese foreign policy Declan Downey
16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee -
16:30 - 17:30 Research roundtable

Program for the 2 December

09:30 - 10:10 Sansetsu Kano: The painter of the Chogonka Scrolls Shunroku Okudaira
10:10 - 10:50 How Anglo-Irish relations were referred to in Japan: Against the backdrop of Korean issues Shoya Unoda
10:50 - 11:20 Japanese women in science and engineering: Policy discourse and adjustments over time Naonori Kodate
11:20 - 11:50 - Coffee -
11:50 - 12:20 'This most hospitable Island': Early British contact with Ryūkyū Barbara Geraghty
12:20 - 12:50 Learning from Talleyrand: Yoshida Shigeru and postwar Japanese foreign policy Declan Downey
12:20 - 12:50 Japanese language education and teachers’ association in Ireland Keiko Inoue
12:50 - Closing ceremony 

This event is organised by Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Arts and Culture, Classes, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
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