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The Sushi Sacrilege: Transcultural Flows and the Globalization of Japanese Food

29 Sep 2017
Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

The Irish Institute of Japanese Studies (UCC)
Seminar Series 2017/18

Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit
(Freie Universität Berlin)

The Sushi Sacrilege: Transcultural Flows and the Globalization of Japanese Food

This lecture on the globalisation of food cultures and cultural history will deal with the introduction and rise in popularity of sushi in Europe, including the ways in which sushi is used in everyday life, advertising and everyday speech.

 

 

 

 

Professor Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit is a distinguished German Japanologist and translator. In 1991 she was called to a professorial position at Freie Universität Berlin, where she has been active down to the present day. She has received several prestigious awards, including the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize and the Ilse Seibold Prize in. When not professionally engaged, she pursues a very active interest in the culinary arts.

The lecture will be followed by a reception at 5pm in the Boole Library's Seminar Room, honouring Prof. Hijiya-Kirschnereit's generous donation of more than 300 books to UCC's Japan Collection

The seminar series of the Irish Institute of Japanese Studies is made possible thanks to the generous support by the Japan Foundation. 

 

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