Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Supported Culture Event: Inoue Yasushi Award and Film Night

  • 31 Oct 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre, Auditorium (Lecture Theatre)

Inoue Yasushi Award and Film Night

AJS is pleased to support the 8th Inoue Yasushi Award celebration. The Award is presented annually to an outstanding researcher in Japanese literature by the Inoue Yasushi Memorial Foundation.

Inoue Yasushi (1907-91) was one of Japan's most popular postwar writers, known for his historical fiction set in Japan and western China. His novels Lou-Lan and Tun-huang (Dunhuang) received the Mainichi Art Award in 1960.

The Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature in Australia and New Zealand was inaugurated in 2007. This annual award is for the best refereed journal article or book chapter published in English during the previous year by a researcher based in Australia or New Zealand.

Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Mr. Masato Takaoka will present the prizes and Dr. Duncan Ivision, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Sydney University will speak.

This year's event features a 2012 film based on a story by Inoue Yasushi - "Chronicle of My Mother-わが母の記" (in Japanese with English subtitles) and a performance of Japanese songs by the Sakura choir.

Entry to this event is free but registration is required. Register by email here. For details see the flyer.

Location notes:

Car parking is available in the university compound (detailed information provided to registrants) 
Public Transportation: 10 bus services from Central Station/George Street.  
Get off the bus at [Ross Street Gate of the University]- (Just before intersection of Ross St/Parramatta Road) Enter the gate and walk along the right side of Oval No.2 to South. The New building is on the right side.

About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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