• Third Thursday Lectures
    21 September 2017 | Third Thursday Lecture

    Writing poetry in 1930s Hokkaido: nature, ethnography and resistance

    Dr Nadine Willems
    With readings by Paul Rossiter

    Third Thursday Lectures bring a specialist to Norwich to deliver talks related to Japanese art and culture

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  • Ryan talk
    22 September 2017

    Fukushima Devil Fish: Susumu Katsumata’s Anti-Nuclear Manga

    Dr Ryan Holmberg

    This talk will survey Katsumata’s work on the subject of nuclear power, which is the largest, most diverse, and most trenchant such oeuvre in Japanese visual art prior to the 2011 meltdowns in Fukushima.

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  • Tokyo Futures 3
    29-30 September 2017

    Tokyo Futures 3: Transnational Cities

    International Symposium

    An international workshop to explore the historical interconnectedness of cultures in Tokyo and London

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  • Annual report

    Annual Report 2015-16

    Sainsbury Institute

    Our annual report for 2015-16 academic year is now available

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  • Garden Society conference
    Anthony Austin Memorial Conference

    Where the Past Leads - Transmission and Evolution of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan

    23 and 24 September 2017

    Japan Garden Society orgainsed conference and AGM at the Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

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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

    We are looking forward to another year of cutting edge research in all three areas of our activities – research, outreach and education.
    Our research led workshops, summer schools and series of public events will bring those interested in Japan ever closer to new research.

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