In May 2011, UEA established a new Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS). Located within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA, the Centre for Japanese Studies leads and coordinates Japan-related teaching and research at the University.
CJS will help students interested in studying about Japan access a wide range of expertise across the University and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.
CJS is dedicated to developing a centre of excellence in Japanese studies at UEA, whilst stimulating the highest quality interdisciplinary research on Japan in Norwich.
The centre encourages the study of Japanese Arts, Language and Culture through a wide range of interdisciplinary degrees. Our world-class research networks aim to develop a deeper understanding of Japan and its place in the wider world of the past, present and future.
- Japanese Heritage Summer Programme in Tokyo
There will be a special Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage being offered by Tokyo University, in conjunction with the SISJAC. The programme will be led by Dr Akira Matsuda, Lecturer in Japanese Artistic Heritage in ART, and will provide an introduction to Japanese museums and archaeological excavations. The programme runs from 30 July – 13 August and is based in Tokyo and Hokkaido. Applications are invited from interested undergraduates. Costs in Japan are covered. Deadline is 30 May 2014. Full details available from http://sainsbury-institute.org/news-events/news/university-of-tokyo-summer-programme/.
- New Postgraduate Studentship Scheme for Japanese Studies Announced
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Nippon Foundation have announced a five-year programme of funded postgraduate studentships for Japan-related MAs and PhDs. Each studentship is worth £10,000 per year and 2-3 such studentships are anticipated to be available for UEA students, beginning in Autumn 2014. Full details are available on the Centre for Japanese Studies website. If you are interested, or know anyone who might be, please contact us as soon as possible. Applications must be submitted via the Centre for Japanese Studies to arrive with the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation by the end of March 2014. If you are interested, please contact Dr Simon Kaner (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application form by 28 FEBRUARY 2014. More details are available in the attached documents.
- New Japanese Summer School Announced
CJS is coordinating the first of what is expected to be an annual Summer School in Japanese Studies in conjunction with UEA International Summer Schools. Members of the Centre for Japanese Studies and several guest lecturers will take part in the Summer School, which runs from August 30 to September 10. For full details including the programme and funded bursary information click here. The application deadline is 16 May (12.00 GMT).