Laboratoire d’une modernisation: L’histoire de la bactériologie médicale au Japon, 1880-1931

NOSAKA Shiori (CAK-EHESS) présentera ses travaux en cours dans le cadre de « Rendez-vous du Japon contemporain de l’EHESS : Approches sociologiques et historiques » , le 15 juin 2018.

Vendredi 15 juin 2018 de 14h à 16h
Salle 7-37, 54 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris

Contact: crj@ehess.fr

Yasuko D'Hulst

Ingénieure d'études, documentaliste

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Minakai: An Ōmi Merchant’s Emporium at the Nexus of Imperial Asia and Immigrant America

© ŌMI SHŌNIN MUSEUM

Conférence de UCHIDA Jun, Pofesseur à l’Université de Stanford, professeure invitée à l’EHESS en juin 2018, dans le cadre du séminaire collectif du Centre Japon, le 7 juin 2018 (séance spécaile) .

Jeudi 7 juin, de 11h à 13h
EHESS, Salle 11, 105 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris

The province of Ōmi (present-day Shiga prefecture) is historically known for its itinerant peddlers, the so-called Ōmi shōnin. Frequently compared to overseas Chinese and European Jews for their commercial prowess, merchants from Ōmi engaged in wholesale activities around early modern Japan, from Ezo (Hokkaidō) in the north to Kyūshū in the south. While they are almost a fixture in local and popular histories, Ōmi shōnin remain virtually unknown outside Japan. In this talk, I will offer an overview of their history, from their humble origins as peddlers to the peak of their activities in the Tokugawa period, when they circulated goods and commodities of various provinces to forge a trading diaspora across the early modern archipelago.

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Glossary on Ōmi shōnin

Yasuko D'Hulst

Ingénieure d'études, documentaliste

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Making, Knowing and Networking in Local Industrial Communities in Postwar Japan

Sarah_Teasley

Conférence de Sarah TEASLEY, historien du design au Royal College of Art, dans le cadre du séminaire collectif du Centre Japon.
Cette séance aura lieu exceptionnellement sur le site de l’EHESS, avenue de France.

In twentieth-century Japan, a national network of designers, engineers and technologists employed at state industrial research institutes supported small- and medium-sized enterprises in locally-important manufacturing industries through interaction with local manufacturing communities, local government and their peers nationwide. Arguably, these men and the mechanisms they enacted played a significant role in shaping the overall trajectory and everyday operations of local manufacturing communities 地場産業 (jiba sangyô) from the early years of the century through the 1960s. However they remain largely absent from the historical scholarship, particularly in social history and the history of design.

This talk explores interactions between researchers specialising in furniture-making and other wood products in the city of Shizuoka with local manufacturers, local government and their national network, from the years immediately following the Second World War to Japan’s high economic growth period in the 1960s. Particular themes will include different communities’ relationships to materials, making and innovation, the impact of these cultural and social factors on communication between communities and what an artefact-led, globally-situated history of social interaction around technologies, skill and knowledge can offer modern history.

Jeudi 21 avril 2016 de 13h à 15h
Salle 681, 190-198 avenue de France 75013 Paris

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Yasuko D'Hulst

Ingénieure d'études, documentaliste

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