Ukiyo-e Workshop (Apr.10)

Chuo and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures will be jointly organizing a workshop on “Ukiyo-e in Edo period publishing culture”, as a part of the academic exchange that began last year. The workshop will be held at the Sainsbury Institute in Norwich. Please see details in the schedule below. For inquiries and registration, please email
Program Schedule
Workshop: Ukiyo-e in Edo period publishing culture
Date: Friday 10 April 2015
Venue: Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH
Organizers: Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures Chuo University Workshop Programme (draft)
9.30 Welcome and coffee

Morning session | Chaired by Suzuki Toshiyuki
9.45-10.15 Toby Ronald (Illinois University) "'Chōsenjin' and 'Tōjin' in pre-modern Japan"
10.15-10.45 Ellis Tinios (Leeds University) "Adapting Chinese books for the Japanese market: a study in bibliographic translation"
10.45-11.45 Session discussion
(Lunch break)
Afternoon session | Chaired by Ronald Toby
12.30-13.00 Christian Dunkel (Berlin Library) "Publishing and re-publishing long-time bestseller: the case of miyako meisho zue"
13.00-13.30 Laura Moretti (Cambridge University) "Japanese early-modern ephemera: the world of kobanzuke"
13.30-14.15 Session discussion (break)
14.30-15.00 Matsumura Masako (Ukiyo-e Tokyo (Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum)) "From small and large surimono to nishiki-e"
15.00-15.30 Matti Forrer (Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden) "The meaning of illustrated books in the printing culture "
15.30-16.00 Suzuki Toshiyuki (Chuo University) "Distribution routes of ukiyo-e" 16.00-16.45 Session discussion
17.00-18.00 Final discussion chaired by Professor Richard Bowring