• I am thrilled to present some of the work I’ve been doing on Japanese artist Kondō Kōichiro at the Art Historians of the Twin Cities symposium this April 2nd (Saturday). I’ll be exploring the work of Kondō Kōichiro, who traveled to Hokkaido in 1917 and depicted the Ainu in the village of Shiraoi in manga caricatures published the same year in the Yomiuri Newspaper. […]

  • October 1, 2014
    by Christina

    I’m sorry that I cannot be in attendance for Dr. Hans Dieter Ölschleger’s talk, “Ainu Collections in European Museums” taking place at Hokkaido University on October 9th. I cite an essay by Dr. Ölschleger on John Batchelor’s contributions to Ainu ethnography in one of my chapters, and his scholarship is quite interesting. For those that can attend, here is the information. The lecture will […]

  • June 14, 2014
    by Christina

    Per usual, it seems like every talk and presentation is happening on the same weekend! Because of the upcoming trip to Tokyo for ASCJ, I will have to miss this presentation by a brilliant visiting researcher here at Hokkaido University, Vasily Shchepkin [ワシーリー・シェプキン] (St. Petersburg Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences). If you have an interest in Ainu-e and happen to be […]

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