Symposium on modern Japanese art history at SOAS, 19-20 June 2013

A symposium on modern Japanese art and Japanese art history will be held in London next month (19-20 June). This event, entitled New Boundaries in Modern Japanese Art History: Extending Geographical, Temporal and Generic Paradigms, brings together internationally renowned  scholars from all over the world. Among them are Kinoshita Naoyuki, Kitazawa Noriaki and Satō Dōshin who have done groundbreaking research. Their work is widely read and frequently referred to by non-Japanese scholars in their writings on late 19th and early 20th century art. Satō’s major work Meiji kokka to kindai bijutsu: Bi no seijigaku was translated into English a few years ago as Modern Japanese Art and the Meiji State: The Politics of Beauty through the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2011).

SOAS logoThe symposium promises to be an engaging event that will address many interesting questions on a fascinating period in the history of Japanese art.
For further info, the full program and venues, please check the symposium website. Entrance is free, but registration is required.

The event is organized by SOAS,  in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. It is part of the events in celebration of 400 years UK-Japan relations.