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The 35th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar

"Japonisme or Asianisme? ― Rethinking the Cross-Cultural Studies"

The 35th seminar cosponsored by Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia and ASNET will be held as follows. This seminar is open to public.


Date & Time:   15th September(Thu), 17:00-18:00

Venue:   Lobby, 1st Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo

Title:   "Japonisme or Asianisme? ― Rethinking the Cross-Cultural Studies"

Lecturer:   Atsuko UKAI (Reseacher, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asian, University of Tokyo)

Language:   Japanese

Entry:   Not required

Cosponsored by:   Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia & ASNET

Summary:   The framework for my research on the study of Japonisme was forever changed by an exhibition at the Shanghai World Expo. As I relate this personal experience, I shall present the problematic aspects of cross-cultural studies' narrative regarding influences exerted by "the East" on "the West". While reporting on my current work, I also wish to signal the direction of future research for exploring the links between art history, politics, and society as illuminated by the creation of "things Japanese".

Contact to:   Network for Research and Studies on Asia (ASNET)
Tel:03-5841-5868
e-mail: asnet[at]asnet.u-tokyo.ac.jp