• Third Thursday Lectures
    15 October 2015
    Third Thursday Lectures

    Trans-narrative: Life as an artist

    Leiko Ikemura

    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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  • Manga Exhibition
    3 September - 15 November


    Manga Now: Three Generations

    A manga exhibition featuring newly commissioned and recent works by a trio of celebrated Japanese manga artists.

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  • Toshiba Lectures
    19 and 20 November 2015

    Beauty and the Robot: Future Innovative Collaboration Between Science and Design

    Toshiba Lectures in Art and Science

    Furuta Takayuki and Yamanaka Shunji, two of the leading figures in robotics, will discuss not only the process of ‘making things’ but also of ‘making things happen.’

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  • In-PACE
    November 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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