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OUP Authors to give talks in Tokyo

Two scholars of Japanese history and culture who publish from OUP happen to be in Tokyo this November to give talks based on their recent books.

Akiko Hashimoto (Visiting Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies at Portland State University, and Faculty Fellow of Yale University’s Center for Cultural Sociology) is invited by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University’s Japan Campus to give a talk titled Something Dreadful Happened in the Past: Generational Memory of War and Peace in Japan in the evening of 9th November.
The talk will be based on her book, The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory and Identity in Japan, published by OUP in 2015. The book won the 2016 Scholarly Achievement Award of the North Central Sociological Association, and has recently been translated into Japanese (Nihon no Nagai Sengo, Misuzu Shobō Publishers, 2017). Details of this lecture may be found on this page of the Temple University Japan Campus website.

On the 25th of November, Helen Hardacre (Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society at Harvard University) will give a special public lecture titled Current Issues in English-Language Studies of Shinto based on her book, Shinto: A History, published by OUP in 2016, during an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Organization for the Advancement of Research and Development at Kokugakuin University. She will also be one of the panelists in a one-day forum titled How Do We Teach About Japanese Religions?, organized by Kokugakuin’s Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, to be held on the following day. Both events will be held at the University’s Shibuya campus. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required. Please click here for more information about the lecture and here for more information about the forum.

(November 7, 2017)

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