Public Lecture - Connected Histories: Japan and Australia, 1966–2016
Professor Vera Mackie, Associate Dean, Research in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts and Senior Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Wollongong will deliver a public lecture as part of the Distinguished Visitors Program.
Please register online by 27 September.
Program and Timings
6:00pm, Arrival and registration
6:30pm - 7:30pm, Public Lecture
7.30pm - 8:30pm, Networking Reception
Room E302, Forgan Smith Building (Building #1)
The University of Queensland
Professor Mackie is Associate Dean, Research in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts and Senior Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Wollongong. Professor Mackie's interests include Japanese language and linguistics, Japanese history, gender studies and cultural studies.
Fifty years ago the University of Queensland established its Japanese Studies Program. It was one of several institutions in Australia to establish Japanese languages and studies programs in the mid-1960’s. This was part of a broader economic and political relationship between Japan and Australia. In this lecture I consider how the Japan-Australia relationship has developed in the subsequent five decades; some significant individuals in this relationship; and the place of the Japanese studies profession in this relationship.