Special Trinity in Japan event in Tokyo Friday 8 September 2017
Fellows and Professors Mikael Adolphson, Sachiko Kusukawa and Dominic Lieven joined us
- 6pm – 7pm drinks reception
- 7pm – 9pm dinner (fee: YEN 10,000 with a reduced rate of YEN 3,000 for students/young members/freelancers)
- after 9pm – nijikai drinks nearby
Three Fellows, Professors Mikael Adolphson, Sachiko Kusukawa and Dominic Lieven and eleven Trinity in Japan members attended the special Trinity in Japan event on Friday 8 September 2017 in Tokyo, organized by Gerhard Fasol, Trinity in Japan Chair, and Past Fellow of Trinity.
Discussions reflected the very wide spectrum of curiosity, energy and achievements of Trinity members.
Bringing religious studies to Japan’s venture start-ups, finding and understanding the oldest rock of Japan, leading the United Nations and foreign Press in Japan, finance at Japan’s largest automobile maker, working on overseas mergers and acquisitions with Japan’s trading companies, and in the other direction, working with foreign companies on acquisitions in Japan, teaching English as a preparation for future action in Japan, writing Novels, taking care of Japan’s Government finance, bringing Cambridge venture companies to Japan, European Revolutions, royalty and leadership for Japan’s Ministries, and many other topics were discussed this evening.
We started with a drinks party.
Celebrating 700 years history of The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity
Professor Sachiko Kusukawa brought us best wishes from Trinity, and words of greeting from Professor Michael Banner, Dean of Chapel and Fellow for Development of Trinity. Michael Banner reminded us of Trinity’s 700 years of history, celebrating the Septcentenary of the Establishment of the King’s Scholars in the University of Cambridge, the Foundation of King Edward the Second, The Founding of the King’s Hall on 7 July 1317. Sachiko Kusukawa brought each of us a copy of the speech given by the Master, Sir Gregory Winter, to celebrate the Septcentenary.
About 2/3 of members moved to a restaurant nearby for nijikai, and three of us continued discussions at a sanjikai into the early hours…
Fellow and AMES Director of Studies at Trinity, Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies
- The Gates of Power: Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Premodern Japan by Mikael S. Adolphson
- The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha: Monastic Warriors and Sohei in Japanese History by Mikael S. Adolphson
- Heian Japan, Centers and Peripheries by Mikael S. Adolphson (Editor), Edward Kamens (Editor), Stacie Matsumoto (Editor)
- Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory by Mikael S. Adolphson (Editor), Anne Commons (Editor)
Dean of Trinity College and Fellow in History and the Philosophy of Science, Professor of History
- The Transformation of Natural Philosophy: The Case of Philip Melanchthon (Ideas in Context) by Sachiko Kusukawa (Author)
- Transmitting Knowledge: Words, Images, and Instruments in Early Modern Europe (Oxford-Warburg Studies) by Sachiko Kusukawa (Editor), Ian Maclean (Editor)
- Melanchthon: Orations on Philosophy and Education (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) by Melanchthon (Author), Sachiko Kusukawa (Editor), Christine F. Salazar (Translator)
- Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany by Sachiko Kusukawa (Author)
- Wittenberg University Library Catalogue of 1536 (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies) by Sachiko Kusukawa (Author)
- Natural Philosophy Epitomised: Books 8-11 of Gregor Reisch’s Philosophical pearl (1503) by Sachiko Kusukawa (Author)
- Philosophy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Conversations with Aristotle by Constance Blackwell and Sachiko Kusukawa
Senior Research Fellow at Trinity, Professor Faculty of History
- Professor Lieven at LSE
- Professor Dominic Lieven at Harvard
- And here, Dominic Lieven on “The European Crisis” in Nikkei
Professor Dominic Lieven’s most recent book Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia was selected as FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015, and was awarded the Pushkin House Prize – watch interviews with Professor Dominic Lieven here.
Professor Lieven’s recent book “Russia against Napoleon. The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814“, won the Wolfson History Prize and the Annual Prize of the Fondation Napoléon for the best foreign work on the Napoleonic era.
CIRSD Conference on WWI: Panel “What Kind of Failure?” – Prof. Dominic Lieven
Dominic Lieven: Dismantling Anglophone Hegemony Is a Costly Enterprise:
- Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals (Yale Nota Bene)
- Nicholas II: Twilight of the Empire
- Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia
- The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution
- Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace
- The Cambridge History of Russia: Volume 2, Imperial Russia, 1689–1917
- The Aristocracy in Europe 1815-1914
Contact and information
Gerhard Fasol Trinity 1978, Past Fellow
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