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2nd International Week (theme: Britain)

Chuo University has designated October 17th (Mon.) to 21st (Fri.), 2011 as the 2nd International Week (theme: Britain) and will hold the following events. The purpose of International Week is to promote globalization of our university, encourage intellectual curiosity among students and realize an even more vibrant campus.

University Events
1.Lecture by Mr. David Warren, British Ambassador to Japan

Date & Time:
October 19th (Wed.); 13:20 to 14:20 (venue open at 12:50)
Venue:
Tama Campus, Building No. 8, 2F, Room #8204
Eligible Participants:
Chuo University students, faculty and staff (limited to first 350 participants; students should bring student ID)
Language:
English (simultaneous interpretation offered)

2.Performance of Scottish folk instruments & international symposium: Japan in Britain

Date & Time:
October 21st (Fri.); venue open at 12:30
First Section: 13:00 to 13:20 Performance and explanation of bagpipes
Second Section: 13:20 to 14:50 Symposium (theme: Japan in Britain)
Venue:
Tama Campus, Building No. 8, 2F, Room #8204
Eligible Participants:
Chuo University students, faculty and staff (students should bring student ID)
Language:
Mainly Japanese (some English; interpretation not available)
Guests:
(First Section) Bagpipe Performer: Mr. Seiichiro Ostuka (former Japanese ambassador to Sweden/Edinburgh Consulate General)
(Second Section) Presenter: Mr. Masaki Orita (Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University; former Japanese ambassador to the UK)
Mr. Teruyuki Zushi (Director of Institute of International Education in London)
Mr. Jeff Streeter (Japanese Representative to the British Council, scheduled for appointment to council on October 11th)
Moderator:
Mr. Shigenori Wakabayashi (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University)

3.Open research conference of the Institute of Cultural Science: British Movies and National Identity

Date:
October 18th (Tues.)
Venue:
Building No. 2, 4F, Research Meeting Room
Eligible Participants:
Chuo University students, faculty and staff (limited to first 70 participants; students should bring student ID)
Overview:
Open research conference held by the Chuo University Institute of Cultural Science Team: Philosophy and Methods of 20th Century British Literature.
Works discussed during the conference will be explained and watched on a separate date (please refer to the following section: 4. The Twilight of British Film).
Sponsor:
Sponsored by the Institute of Cultural Science Team: Philosophy and Methods of 20th Century British Literature and by Mr. Tatsuro Tanji (Professor, Faculty of Letters)
Presenters:
Mr. Ai Tanji (Professor, University of Tokyo), Mr. Toshio Kusamitsu (Professor, The Open University of Japan), Mr. Taichi Koyama (Associate Professor, Senshu University), Mr. Motonori Sato (Associate Professor, Keio University)

4.The Twilight of British Film

Date & Time:
October 17th (Mon.), 20th (Thurs.) & 21st (Fri.); 18:30 to 20:30
Venue:
Tama Campus, Building No. 2, Audio Visual Classroom, Room #2122
Eligible Participants:
Chuo University students, faculty and staff (students should bring student ID)
Overview:
Explanation and viewing of three British films which are deeply connected with literature. Symposium regarding literary observations.
(Please refer to the above section: Open research conference of the Institute of Cultural Science: British Movies and National Identity)
Instructor:
Ms. Megumi Arai (Professor, Faculty of Law)

5.British Fair
During the 2nd International Week (theme: Britain), the Chuo University Cooperative Union plans to hold a fair featuring cuisine related to Britain, as well as display and sales of British products.

Exhibition (open to the general public)
1.Student exhibition: Modern Britain

Period:
October 17th to 21st
Venue:
Building No. 3, 3F Lounge
Overview:
Displaying photographs and writings which portray modern Britain as seen through the eyes of Chuo University students. Includes events associated with the University of Sheffield short-term foreign study program.

2.Library exhibition: Precious Literature Related to Britain

Period:
October 17th to 28th
Venue:
Central Library, 2F Auditorium (please inform staff at the entrance that you wish to view the exhibition)
Overview:
An exhibition of precious written books and graphics related to Britain from the collection of the Chuo University Library. The exhibition features carefully selected works from the library's prestigious collection of precious written material related to Britain. Displayed works will include British legal books such as Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765, 4 volumes), literature related to the 1st British Exposition (1851), and works by David Hume, Jeremy Bentham, Thomas Hardy and William Morris.

3. Section of the Compilation: Chuo University and Britain

Period:
October 19th (Wed.) to 21st (Fri.) (3-day period)
Venue:
Building No. 1, 3F Auditorium
Overview:
Four of the founders of Chuo University studied at Britain's Middle Temple, including Rokuichiro Masujima, the first President of our university. Furthermore, the history of our university has a variety of connections with England. This exhibition introduces the deep connection between Chuo University and England since the early days of our university's founding. Displayed material shows the activities in England by Chuo University founders, Nyozekan Hasegawa and Sojinkan Sugimura who were prominent journalists, and other Chuo University Alumni.