Congratulations Professor Michiko Suzuki on being awarded a Japan Studies Grant from the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies
Professor Michiko Suzuki has been awarded a Japan Studies Grant from the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. She will be conducting short-term research in Japan on a project titled “Rewriting the Canon: Nakajima Kyoko and Contemporary Japanese Feminist Literature”. Read More
Japan Society of Northern California presents...
Yōkai 101: Exploring the Thrill of Japanese Folklore
August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Read More
On Wednesday, August 4, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco will hold the webinar “What Makes a Matsuri?: Exploring the Festivals of Japan”. Presenters will share their knowledge on a variety of Japanese festivals to show audiences what connects these festivals and makes each one unique. Read More
"An Abomination to the Gods" and "A Jaw-Dropping Delight": Elite Responses to Rural Kabuki in the Late Tokugawa Period, 1720-1860
Join us May 26 from 4-6pm
https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/95948391958?pwd=ems1Zld5Uk5DSmRYSHRGRm5jRSs1UT09 Read More
Three of our Chinese students won 1st place at the 45th CLTAC Speech Contest this year! Read More
The Museum of International Folk Art is pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Michael Dylan Foster (UC Davis) on the Namahage of Northern Japan.
This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan, on view at the Museum of International Folk Art through Fall 2022. Learn more about the exhibition here: https://yokai.moifa.org/#/ Read More
This webinar will be a lively conversation between two experts in yōkai, Michael Dylan Foster (Professor of Japanese, folklore and literature, UC Davis) and Zack Davisson (yōkai expert, author, translator of Mizuki Shigeru manga). Foster will examine the evolving roles of yōkai in Japanese history, folklore, literature and theater, focusing on some of the most important and well known examples of these supernatural creatures. Davisson will explore the influence of yōkai on modern-day manga, anime, video games and other aspects of modern Japanese culture. The conversation will be moderated by Meher McArthur, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Art and Cultural Director and curator of the exhibition NATURE/SUPERNATURE. Read More
Join us for the third session titled “Reading Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature: The Case of Kōda Aya” with JF Former Fellow Dr. Michiko Suzuki, who will explore depictions of kimonos in modern Japanese literature. Focusing on the writer Kōda Aya (1904-90), this talk covers the ways kimonos serve critical roles in literary interpretation, as a unique means of communication between author and reader. The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A moderated by Dr. Kimberly Kono. Read More
Learn about the "Global White Snake" with Professor Liang Luo! Read More
Bilingual Online Lecture organized by Kobe Women’s College Read More
Welcome to Fall to Current and New Students
Welcome, to all new incoming and returning students, we’re excited for another great academic year with you. Please stop in via our zoom links for drop in advising or make an appointment through https://appointments.ucdavis.edu/default.aspx?office=39, to see your Undergraduate Academic Advisor. Read More
Our very own Professor Joseph Sorensen featured in an interview with the First Generation Initiative! Read More
Our very own Department Chair and Professor Michael Foster is one of the winners of the first annual Association for Asian Studies photo contest! Read More
The Japanese Speech Contest in the Greater Sacramento Area was held on 4/27 in Sacramento: 6 high-school students and 8 College/University students participated.
Yumo Guo (who is in JPN 113) won the Second Prize, and Xiting Zhuang (who took 4th yr Japanese) won the First Prize in the College/University Division. The title of Yumo-san's speech was「趣味の力」"The Power of Interest." In her speech, she talked about a volunteer experience where she utilized her interests in computers and design to help others.
The title of Xiting-san's speech was 「自分にのために意見を持つべき」"Think for Yourself." In her speech, she talked about how she has been just following her parents' suggestions/decision. However, she came to the realization that she needs to have own opinion in order to create "her" future. Read More