Wednesday 19 June, 2013 - Friday 21 June, 2013
Day 1: Wednesday | 19 June 2013 | 9.15am-4.40pm
Venue: Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Day 2: Thursday | 20 June 2013 | 9.10am-6.25pm
Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XGAdmission to the symposium is free, but booking recommended. For more information, please visit:
About the Symposium
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, will hold an international symposium on Japanese Modern Art and its History on June 19-20, 2013. The aim is to give insights into the changing boundaries and concepts of Japanese and wider East Asian art in the 19th century. In particular, we hope to review prevailing assumptions such as the caesura between Edo and Meiji, the birth of Modern Art and the Historiography of Japanese Art as a whole, and the fragmentation of Japanese from East Asian Art in the 19th century. We will also address questions of what kind of methodology should be used to re-construct an Asian art history. Six lead speakers will be Naoyuki Kinoshita (University of Tokyo), Noriaki Kitazawa (Joshibi University of Art and Design), Tamaki Maeda (University of Washington), Dōshin Satō (Tokyo University of the Arts), Christine Guth (Royal College of Art), and Bert Winther-Tamaki (University of California, Irvine). Five other experts will talk about their research on 19th and early 20th century art. They are: Gen Adachi (The Tokyo University of the Arts), Rosina Buckland (National Museums Scotland), Maki Fukuoka (University of Leeds), Younjung Oh (Sainsbury Institute), and Rhiannon Paget (University of Sydney).