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Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Postgraduate Studentships

We have just had confirmation from the GB Sasakawa Foundation that they will continue to fund Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships, which we will be offering. Our internal deadline for applications will be the 15th February 2019. Each studentship is worth £10,000 towards fees and living expenses. Any field related to Japanese Studies is eligible, and both PhD students and MA students may apply. If applying for an MA, the dissertation should be Japan-themed. For more information, contact us at cjs@uea.ac.uk

 

Next CJS Research Seminar

Our next seminar in the CJS Research Seminar series will be on Wednesday 31st October 2018 in 01.21 Lawrence Stenhouse Building (LSB) on the UEA campus. Doors open at 5pm and the talk will begin at 5:15pm.

Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping in the shadow of Trump

We are delighted to have Dr Giulio Pugliese, Lecturer in War Studies at King's College London, giving his talk entitled: 

Japan-China Relations on the Backdrop of Trump's "America First" Obsession

Read the abstract on the event poster

There is no need to register to attend. Simply show up! There will be a wine reception and opportunity for informal discussion after. 

 

You can download this semester's full seminar programme here

 

Daiwa Scholarships and Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies 2019

 

Daiwa Scholarship – deadline 6th December 2018

The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a month of Japanese tuition in the UK. They offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. Japanese language knowledge is not required. Graduates in Japanese language studies are not eligible to apply but may consider the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies.

Eligibility: Only UK citizens are eligible to apply. Candidates should be graduates or due to graduate by the time of departure, equipped with a strong degree in any subject* or with a strong record of achievement in their field and in possession of clear career objectives combined with a serious interest in Japan. Up to eight places will be available for the 2019 programme (August 2019 to end of March 2021.)

*Graduates in Japanese language studies are not eligible to apply for Daiwa Scholarships but may wish to apply for support through the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies.

 

Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies – deadline 24th January 2019 

The Daiwa Scholarship in Japanese Studies is a postgraduate Scholarship programme to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK. Only UK nationals who have or are completing an Honours Degree in Japanese, defined as a course focussing primarily on the study of Japan and containing a substantial Japanese language component, are eligible to apply. The Scholarship will cover university fees for the course in question, plus living expenses. Living expenses will be payable at a rate of £1,000 per month for periods spent in the UK, and ¥260,000 per month for periods spent in Japan.  

 

If you have any queries about either of these funding opportunities, please contact Daiwa directly

 

Future events

Below are some of the future Japan-related events in Norwich, including CJS research seminars and Sainsbury Institute Third Thursday Lectures. More events can be found in our latest newsletter

 

Thursday 18th October 2018: 6pm, Third Thursday Lecture

The Cathedral Hostry

The Prism of Youth: Life Writing by Japanese Children and Teenagers during WWII

Professor Aaron Moore, Handa Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations, University of Edinburgh

For more information and to book, go to the Sainsbury Institute website

 

Wednesday 14th November 2018: 5pm, CJS Research Seminar

01.21, Lawrence Stenhouse Building, UEA

“Like bombs”: Narrative, memory, and linguistic terrorism in contemporary Okinawan fiction

Dr Vicky Young, University of Cambridge

 

Thursday 15th November 2018: 6pm, Third Thursday Lecture

The Cathedral Hostry

A pair of scroll paintings: the triple images of Yosa Buson’s “Kite and Crows”

Takuyo Yasunaga, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

For more information and to book, go to the Sainsbury Institute website

 

Wednesday 28th November 2018: 5pm, CJS Research Seminar

01.21, Lawrence Stenhouse Building, UEA

Ravens and Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography Since 1945

Dr Lena Fritsch, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

 

Thursday 20th December 2018: 6pm, Third Thursday Lecture

The Cathedral Hostry

Our Cinemas, Our Selves: Understanding Postwar Japan through Film

Dr Jennifer Coates, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Culture, and Heritage, Sainsbury Institute

For more information and to book, go to the Sainsbury Institute website