• Third Thursday Lectures
    21 July 2016
    Carmen Blacker Lecture Series

    Confucius in Tokugawa Japan: unofficial ceremonies of worship

    Dr James McMullen

    The Third Thursday Lecture Series bring specialists in the field of Japanese art and culture to give talks on their research

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  • Kofun workshop
    International Workshop | Saturday 18 June 2016

    Gowland Collection Kofun Research Project Workshop, Kyoto

    Kyoto Tachibana University

    This collaborative Japanese and British workshop focuses on investigating Kofun period materials in Japan relating to the British Museum’s William Gowland Collection, as well as re-evaluating Gowland’s achievements in the early history of Japanese archaeo

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  • Symopsium Maps
    Symposium | 28-30 June 2016

    Isles of Gold Revisited: New Approaches to the Study of Early Modern Maps

    Radu Leca

    This symposium seeks to re-evaluate the legacy of Sir Hugh and Lady Cortazzi’s Collection of Japanese maps for research on cartographic history.

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  • MA at UEA

    MA in Japanese Arts, Culture and Heritage

    New programme

    More details about this planned new MA will be available from autumn 2016. The MA itself is planned to launch in September 2018.

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  • Annual Report

    Annual Report (2013-14)

    Sainsbury Institute

    Our annual report from 2013-14 is now available for download

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  • Publications

    New Publications

    Recent books by Sir Hugh Cortazzi,
    Richard Pearson, Nancy Broadbent Casserley, John Szostak, and others

    The Sainsbury Institute actively promotes the publication of research findings developed through our fellowship programme, co-organized exhibitions and other scholarly activities.

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  • Fellowships

    Visiting research fellows play an integral part in the research culture of the Sainsbury Institute and its partner institutions. They work on their own projects and contribute to various seminars and conferences.

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  • Research

    Research networks are at the heart of the Institute’s mission and strategy, forming the basis for our world-class projects. The Institute’s various projects draw on this international network, bringing scholars from around the world together to explore major research themes.

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  • Library

    The Lisa Sainsbury Library holds books, journals, exhibition catalogues, slides, prints, maps and other materials relating to all aspects of Japanese arts and cultures. Its basic level collections include general introductory works and key reference materials in English and Japanese.

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  • Executive Director’s Message

    A belated happy new year from Norwich. Looking back a bit, last year was yet another busy and fruitful year for the Sainsbury Institute, and we found ourselves particularly engaged towards the end.

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