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Symposium on Early Modern Japanese Values and Individuality (2013)

The Symposium on Early Modern Japanese Values and Individuality was held at UBC Asian Centre August 28-30, 2013. Jointly presented by UBC Asian Studies, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Japan Foundation, and sponsored in part by the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver u201cthe symposium revisited pre-industrial Japan with an aim of enhancing our understanding of those earlier values and how they have contributed to the emergence of todayu2019s Japan. The symposium programmed six panels into its 3-day schedule. They featured lectures by five researchers from Japanese universities, eight from American universities, and five from Canadian universities. The lecturers delved into changes that had occurred in the Japanese peopleu2019s values and sense of individuality from the end of the Edo to the beginning of the Meiji period. These unique lectures gave the audience a vivid impression of culture, society and thought in early modern Japan." (JSPS Quarterly No.46 2014)