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Symposium on the Yale Pre-Modern Japanese Collections

Symposium on the Pre-Modern Japanese Collections at Yale University
Sponsored by the East Asia Library and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University

As part of a multi-year collaborative project with the University of Tokyo's Historiographical Institute to study the remarkable collection of pre-modern historical documents assembled at Yale by Professor Asakawa Kan’ichi in the first half of the 20th century, we are pleased to announce a special symposium to be held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1-4pm on Friday, October 7, 2011.

In addition to four brief presentations by scholars working on different aspects of Edo period history and culture, members of a team of researchers from the Historiographical Institute, led by Professors Ebara Masaharu and Kondo Shigekazu, will speak about their work and recent findings in Yale's pre-modern document collections.

Please see below for more details regarding the presentations, which will be delivered in Japanese. Because seating is limited please be sure to email Haruko Nakamura <haruko.nakamura@yale.edu> if you are interested in attending.

Date: October 7th, 2011
Time: 1-4pm
Place: Beinecke Rare and Manuscripts Library (Rm. 38 & 39)

Presenters:
Tetsuya Sugimori, The Open University of Japan — Kyoto in the Edo period
Fumiko Sugimoto, Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo—Edo period maps
Robert Goree, Columbia University—Illustrated Gazetteers
Fabian Drixler, Yale University—Infanticide and Demography