Japanese Studies Summer Programmes at the UEA, UK

Japan Orientation, 29 June – 13 July 2019

Level: Undergraduate

Eligibility: The course is suited to those who are interested in Japan, East Asia and the latest approaches to Japanese Studies. No specific prior knowledge is required, except a desire and willingness to learn and engage.

Description:

The significance of Japan today is based upon a fascinating past which informs the present in a multitude of ways. Japan is at the forefront of issues challenging human society in the 21st century, from demographics to sustainable development, and the impact of new technologies and advances in communication. The course draws upon the Centre’s dedication to producing excellent interdisciplinary research on Japan and provides an introduction to generating a deeper understanding of the past, present and future of Japan. Delivery will focus on stimulating discussion with contributions from a number of programme speakers who are leading researchers in the field of Japanese Studies. Day trips to London and Cambridge to visit cultural sites such as the British Museum and the Cambridge University Library. There is also likely to be some time spent off campus in Norwich at the Sainsbury’s Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

This course is delivered by Centre for Japanese Studies, in partnership with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Funding: The Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO) is supporting funded places to applicants from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech-Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Once you have completed your Summer Study at UEA application form, you will be sent a link to submit your supporting statement. There are a small number of additional bursaries available for students from other countries provided by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

For more information and to apply see: www.uea.ac.uk/summerstudyabroad/japanorientation  

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Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship, 27 July – 17 August 2019

Level: Postgraduate

Eligibility: The course is suited to those who are interested in Japan, East Asia and the latest debates in Japanese arts, cultures and heritage. No specific prior knowledge is required except a strong desire and willingness to learn and engage.

Description:

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities invites applications for an intensive three-week postgraduate level programme in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage. With the support of the Ishibashi Foundation we offer full bursaries to successful applicants accepted on to the course. The bursary covers tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch on working days, study trips and a contribution towards travel costs. Applications are invited from any country from advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students with a demonstrable interest in the field.

Classes will take place on the UEA campus, home to the renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in the historic centre of the city of Norwich. Taught by leading specialists in the field, this programme offers an exceptional opportunity for students to develop an in-depth appreciation and understanding of Japanese arts and cultural heritage. Field trips will include visits to major museums with Japanese collections and significant cultural heritage sites in London and Norfolk.

Funding: The Ishibashi Foundation is supporting a number of funded places for the Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship at UEA. Once you have completed your Summer Study at UEA application form, you will be sent a link to submit your supporting statement.

For more information and to apply see: www.uea.ac.uk/summerstudyabroad/ishibashi

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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