The Super Power of Japanese Soft-Power

The Super Power of Japanese Soft-Power
International conference 
6 and 7 March 2021

As the aim of this project is to raise public awareness of the new horizons ensured by Japanese soft power policies, the main event is focused on providing a platform for experts in the field to share their ideas, communicate different views and search for important and insightful solutions for the successful promotion of cultural products in a global world. 

A study on the Chinese books of Léon de Rosny’s antique collection (2019)

Machi Senjuro

The author visited the Lille City Library to research on Japanese and Chinese classics. These books were part of the collection found in storage belonging to Léon-Louis-Lucien Prunol de Rosny (1837-1914), professor of the first Japanese language course in France. Rosny is known as a pioneer of Japanese Studies in Europe, though his efforts are not fully appreciated in modern day. 
Prof. Peter Kornicki published the catalog of Japanese Classics of  Léon de Rosny’s collection (1994); as the collection gained some renown it became clear that Rosny's Japanese book collection and the Japanese teaching materials compiled by  Léon de Rosny are closely related.
In addition to the Japanese books, Rosny’s collection included over 500 Chinese books, gifted to him by his teacher Stanislas Julien (1797-1873). Furthermore, it is believed that some books from Julien's teacher, Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat (1788-1832), are also included, and should be valued as part of academic history. However, the catalog of Chinese books has not been published, and has not yet not been widely recognized.