• Third Thursday Lectures
    17 September 2015
    Third Thursday Lectures

    Who Killed Yukio Mishima? Time and Destiny in the Life and Work of Japan’s Master Author and Playwright

    Damian Flanagan

    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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  • Friends Event
    23 September 2015

    Yunoki Samiro and the art of Katazome (traditional stencil dyeing)

    Miles Dodd

    A special Friends lecture event on the art and design of Yunoki Samirō

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  • In-PACE
    24 September 2015

    IN-PACE: Academic and Cultural Exchange between Japan and UK

    Research Seminars

    Research seminars to foster networks between Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and the participating institutions in the UK

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  • International Symposium
    10-11 October 2015

    Deconstructing Boundaries: Is East Asian History possible?

    International Symposium

    A two-day symposium in London

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  • Future Tokyo Lectures
    14 October 2015

    Between Imperial Capital and World City: The Tourist’s Tokyo a Century Ago

    Jordan Sand (Georgetown University)

    Lecture at SOAS on how Tokyo appeared to tourists a century ago.

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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. The closing date for application for the 2013-14 Fellowships is 1 March 2013.

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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

    Koin ya no gotoshi: Time flies away like an arrow. We have entered the month of August, more than half way through 2015, the year of the sheep in the traditional Chinese calendar. What does this year hold for the future of the field of the humanities?

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