- BAJS Advanced Postgraduate Conference, London, 25 April 2014. http://t.co/XuRuGUk2sZ
- PhD workshop: Figuring Gender in East Asia; travel bursaries available for student partcipants. Leeds, 14/1/14 http://t.co/nj3XAXpukE
- Kuzushiji Workshop, Oxford, 26/3/14 http://t.co/Aki1XLyT56
- 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
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.