Photo Gallery, 2015-16

Photo Gallery, 2015-16

Thursday, October 1, 2015
“From Herbals to Natural History: The Case of Tokugawa Japan”

W. F. Vande Walle, Professor of Japanese Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

The inaugural lecture of the 2015 CISJ Colloquium enjoyed a robust turnout of over 50 people, many of whom enjoyed a personal chat with the speaker at a post-talk reception at Cafe 58, Irvine Hall.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
“The Edo Man and the Satsuma Sweet Potato: Early Modern Travel through a Japanese Prism”

Constantine Vaporis, Professor of History, Director, Asian Studies Program, UMBC

Fifty-four people turned out for the second lecture in our Discovering the Early Modern through Tokugawa Japan series and, after hearing about the triumph of the sweet potato in early modern Japan, enjoyed a convivial reception of skewered chicken and edamame dumplings!

Monday, February 29, 2016
“Where Time Begins: Time Measurement and the Establishment of the Prime Meridian in Tokugawa Japan”

Yulia Frumer, Assistant Professor of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University

Forty-three fans of Japan and the History of Science were enthralled by Dr. Frumer’s discussion of mapping in early modern Japan, followed by a scrumptious sushi buffet!

Thursday, March 17, 2016
“Virtuous Consumption versus Iron Thrift: Market Trouble in Early Modern Japan (and Beyond)”

Mary Elizabeth Berry, Class of 1944 Professor of History, University of California at Berkeley

Beth Berry sparred with 45 followers of Tokugawa politics and culture in attendance in an animated discussion of a precocious early modern Japanese economy.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
“Early Modern Print Culture through a Japanese Prism: A Celebration”

Fifty-four attendees from Penn and the greater Philadelphia area applauded the fascinating tales of nine representative early modern woodblock prints, told by students in Professor Julie Davis’ Art History 515 class. Afterward, all were treated to a viewing in Lea Library of prints recently donated to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library by Penn Professor Emerita Cecilia Segawa Seigle.
Early Modern Print Culture through a Japanese Prism

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Picturebooks, Priests’ Wives, and Politics: Making Buddhism at Home in Contemporary Japan

Forty-four students of Buddhism were captivated by the varieties of Buddhist experience in Japanese daily life described by four authorities on Japanese religion.
Picturebooks, Priests’ Wives, and Politics

Thursday, Apr. 21, 2015
Militarism or Democracy?: War Preparation in 1920s Japan

Yasuo Mori, Associate Professor, Doshisha University Faculty of Law

Twenty-nine students and educators turned out for yummy sandwiches and a refreshingly comparative analysis of total war planning in interwar Japan by visiting associate professor of history, Yasuo Mori.
Professor Mori

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