Convegni e workshops

Convegni e workshop su temi specifici sono organizzati di norma in collaborazione con università o istituti di ricerca giapponesi ed europei. École Française d’Extrême-Orient e Institute for Research in Humanities rimangono i partners privilegiati per i convegni, ma la collaborazione in questo campo non è esclusiva. La Scuola è presente da più di trent’anni nella comunità scientifica internazionale tra i centri di ricerca stranieri in Giappone dove presentare i risultati degli studi in corso.

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Chinese Christian Books in Nagasaki

From Censorship to Circulation

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J.

Italian School of East Asian Studies

17 dicembre 2019 18:00

In the aftermath of the prohibition of Christianity in Japan in 1614, the authorities realized that Christian books written by the Jesuit missionaries in China in classical Chinese (kanbun) were still coming into the country and circulating among the populace and among scholars. These books were imported into Nagasaki by Chinese merchants, some of whom were Christian. The discovery of Christian texts and objects led the authorities to appoint the head of the Shuntokuji Buddhist Temple 春徳寺 (Nagasaki) in 1630 as censor of imported books.

The shogunate subsequently established the official position of “inspector of books” (shomotsu aratame-yaku 書物改役) and entrusted it to the Mukai family, which was in charge of the Nagasaki Confucian Academy (長崎聖堂). They were to ensure that no prohibited works were imported from China through the Chinese Quarters (唐人屋敷). Besides promoting orthodox Confucian learning—the official ideology of the Tokugawa state—the Academy’s function was to be vigilant against Christian ideas being introduced through Chinese books.

The ban on the import of Jesuit scientific works from China was eased in 1720. New archival evidence reveals, however, that Christian doctrinal texts in classical Chinese continued to circulate in “illegal” manuscript copies among curious Edo scholars for over two centuries.

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J. (D.Phil., Oxon.) is Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History and Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of San Francisco. He previously taught at Sophia University (Tokyo), the University of Oxford, and Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) He is also co-editor of the new Brill series, Studies in the History of Christianity in East Asia. His research concentrates on the history of Christianity in Japan and its comparative history in East Asia. Among his publications are: Compendia compiled by Pedro Gómez. Jesuit College of Japan, (ed.), 3 vols. (Tokyo, 1997), Christianity and Cultures. Japan and China in Comparison (1543-1644) (ed.) (Rome, 2009), and The Samurai and the Cross: Reinventing Christianity in Early Modern Japan (Oxford, forthcoming 2020).

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5 - 7 settembre 2019


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Presence and Simulation

Law, Emotion and Social Bonding in the Age of Cybernetic Reproduction

Scuola Italiana di Studi sull’Asia Orientale, Kyoto

2 giugno 2019 10:00 - 17:30




Opening remarks

10:00~ Silvio Vita Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, ISEAS <History of Japan>


1. Presence in Social Robotics

10:15~ Model Emotion in Robots with Heart: Tracing Transformations in Technologies of Presence

Hirofumi Katsuno Doshisha University, Kyoto <Anthropology>

Daniel White Freie Universität Berlin <Anthropology>


10:45~ Presence: Space and Simulation

Paul Dumouchel Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto <Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Science>


2. Presence in Political Theology and Visual Legal Studies

11:15~ Law and the Sacred: Reflections on the Visual Aesthetics of Sovereignty

Richard Sherwin New York Law School <Wallace Stevens Professor of Law>


11:45~ Immersion as Emblematic Form. The Third: a Choreology for 360° Movie and Legal Customs

Paolo Heritier Eastern Piedmont and Visiting Professor, Kyoto University <Philosophy of Law>


3. Presence between Italian Studies and Immersive Movie

14:30~ Intuitive – Intellectual: the Paradigm of Knowledge in East and West

Federica Sgarbi Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto <East-Asian and Comparative Philosophy>


15:00~ Plunging into Changing Perspectives. On possible 360° Degree

Visualisation of the Historical Processes of Intellectual Communication

Francesco Campagnola Lisbon University, ISEAS (on Skype) <History of Ideas>


15:45~ Presence in 360°, Technological Immersion / Cultural Immersion

Jacques Gilbert Université de Nantes and IEA Nantes (on Skype) <Comparative Literature>


16:15~ The Evolution in Narration in Immersive Media: Language, Techniques and Challenges

Valentina Paggiarin (on Skype) Head VR, Hive Division


4. Is there a Class in this University?

16:45~ Brainstorming on the future of ‘the didactic scene’ between presence and new technologie


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Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - La Sapienza Università di Roma

9 - 10 febbraio 2017 10:00 - 18:00




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京都外国語大学 1号館171教室

1 ottobre 2016 11:00 - 17:30


Convegni e workshops

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京都外国語大学 国際文化資料館

1 - 31 ottobre 2016 10:00 - 17:30


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Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

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