- New #Japanese textbook launched. http://t.co/aJjAcQnI2m
- Contemporary #Japan 27(1) CFP: “Body Concepts: Changing Discourses of the Body in Contemporary Japanese Society” http://t.co/3o5vZ7YyXG
- #Japanese Studies Post-Graduate Workshop, 2014. London 6 Feb 2014 http://t.co/rIrE74DaGx
- Professorship in #Japanese Studies, University of Melbourne. Closing date: 15/12/13 http://t.co/EqwJvGSMGC
- Date for 2014 BAJS Workshop confirmed as 25 April 2014; Venue: SOAS, London.
Welcome to BAJS
The British Association for Japanese Studies is a UK-based association of scholars and researchers dedicated to the development of Japanese Studies. Our aim is to promote teaching and research on Japan by coordinating events such as academic conferences and circulating information about the field.
Our website is here to inform non-members about the association and its activities, as well as provide BAJS members with an effective and useful method of keeping up to date with Japanese Studies in the UK.
Special issue “Body Concepts: Changing Discourses of the Body in Contemporary Japanese Society” In common with other industrial and post-industrial societies, Japan is confronted by issues arising from rapidly changing medical technologies, an aging society and environmental pollution, all of which impact the body and our understandings of the ‘natural’ and the artificial. The body has come under pressure from varying directions: not only as an object/subject of consumption, but also as an agent of production in the field of work, as well as in the domains of medicine and technology, where the boundaries between natural and artificial have become increasingly blurred. Other relevant issues include the negotiation of the end of life and the disposal of the body after death; the treatment and transformation of the body in the Japanese fictional media, including anime, manga, literature and film; and the body in performance and the performing arts. Authors are invited to submit papers relating to this overall theme by 31 March 2014.
This workshop aims to assist the development of the next generation of Japanese specialists here in the UK, and to further strengthen the Japanese Studies community in this country. It is a great opportunity to receive some practical advice on your research from senior colleagues, and to get to know fellow post-graduate students and others in the Japanese Studies community. Travel expenses of up to £40 will be available to all participants
The Japanese program within the Asia Institute is currently seeking an experienced University Professor. The Professor of Japanese Studies will be expected to make major contributions in the areas of research, academic leadership, administration and professional development, and teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, the incumbent will contribute to the leadership and overall governance of the Asia Institute. Closing date: 15 December 2013.