Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Japanese literature evening - Inoue Yasushi Award and Exhibition Opening

  • 15 Apr 2011
  • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Fisher Library, University of Sydney Levels 3 & 4
Join AJS members and friends at an event to celebrate the winner of the 5th Inoue Yasushi Award, 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.

DunHuangPaintingThe 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, from 2010, New Zealand.

The Inoue Yasushi Memorial Foundation & AJS member Mr. Ohtani established the award in order to support and encourage research into Japanese literature in Australia.

The occasion will also mark the opening of an exhibition of photographs of the oasis town Dunhuang taken by Otsuka Seigo, an eminent photojournalist. During the making of the NHK documentary The Silk Road, Otsuka accompanied Inoue to Dunhuang, famous for its Buddhist sculpture and paintings which were lost for centuries.

The exhibition will be open until May 12.

Attendance is free of charge and cocktails will be served. Please RSVP to the Inoue Yasushi Memorial Foundation

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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