Ukiyo-e in Edo period publishing culture

Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Friday 10 Apr 2015 | 9.30 am – 6 pm

Sainsbury Institute

Jointly organised by Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and Chuo University

As part of the academic exchange initiatives betwen the Sainsbury Institute and Chuo University since last year, a one-day academic workshop will be held in Norwich on Friday 10 April 2015.

The workshop will bring established scholars from Japan, US, Europe and UK to present new research on the demand, types and distribution routes of ukiyo-e prints during the Edo period.

The papers will be delivered in either English or Japanese.

The workshop is open to scholars, specialists and students with good working knowledge of English and Japanese. Seats are limited. Please contact Kaz Morohashi at the Sainsbury Institute by 30 March to book your place.


The workshop will be held at the Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH.

It is jointly funded by the Sainsbury Institute and Chuo University

About the Workshop

Ronald Toby (Illinois University) | “‘Chōsenjin’ and ‘Tōjin’ in pre-modern Japan
Ellis Tinios (Leeds University) | “Adapting Chinese books for the Japanese market: a study in bibliographic translation
Christian Dunkel (Berlin Library) | “Publishing and re-publishing long-time bestseller: the case of miyako meisho zue
Laura Moretti (Cambridge University) | “Japanese early-modern ephemera: the world of kobanzuke
Matsumura Masako (Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum) | “From small and large surimono to nishiki-e
Matthi Forrer (Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden) | “The meaning of illustrated books in the printing culture
Suzuki Toshiyuki (Chuo University) | “Distribution routes of ukiyo-e
Richard Bowring | Discussant

Edo publishing culture workshop programme

Edo publishing culture workshop programme in Japanese