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11th International Conference of the EAJS
European Association for Japanese Studies
August 31 – September 3, 2005
University of Vienna, Austria

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The 11th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) was held from August 31 to September 3, 2005 at Vienna University, Austria. It was organized by the EAJS and the Department of East Asian Studies, Vienna University.

More than 640 participants attended the Conference, most of them gave a paper. This website contains abstracts of (almost) all presentations accessible through the respective programme pages.

Have a look at our foto gallery containing about 800 foto shots from the Conference site.

Day 1 (141) Day 3 (050) Day 3 (207) Day 1 (152) Day 2 (009)

See you again in 2008, at the 12th EAJS Conference in Lecce/Italy!


eu japan logoEAJS conferences aim at a broad overview of recent trends and developments in Japanese Studies. The Vienna Conference was staged in 2005, one year before the established triannial schedule, in order to contribute to the celebrations of the EU - Japan People to People's Year 2005. As always, Conference participation was not limited to Europeans, but open to scholars and students from all over the world.

In connection with the Conference, the Third EAJS PhD Workshop was held at Vienna University, from Monday August 29 to Wednesday August 31, 2005. [More...]


The conference was divided into eight sections dedicated to specific fields of research. Follow the links below for the individual section's programme.

  1. Programme Overview
  2. Urban and Environmental Studies
  3. Linguistics and Language Teaching
  4. Literature: a) Modern, b) Premodern
  5. Visual and Performing Arts
  6. Anthropology and Sociology
  7. Economics and Economic History
  8. History, Politics and International Relations
  9. Religion and History of Ideas


University of Vienna - Department of East Asian Studies - Japanese Studies

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