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DAIWA JAPAN FORUM PRIZE LECTURE 2005
In Search of the Real: Technology, Shock and Language in the Writings of Haruki Murakami
by Michael Fisch
Tuesday 22 November 2005
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP
Michael Fisch was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Israel at the age of 18. He studied for his BA in East Asian Studies at McGill University and for his MA in Area Studies at Cornell University. He then began his PhD in East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University before spending two years as a Monbusho research student at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. Afterwards, he transferred to a PhD in anthropology at Columbia University. He is currently based in Japan, where he is conducting fieldwork into the contemporary experience of time in urban Tokyo by examining the relationship between the train system and the flow of time.
Michael Fisch was awarded the Daiwa Japan Forum Prize 2005 for his article ‘In Search of the Real: Technology, Shock and Language in Murakami Haruki’s Sputnik Sweetheart’ (Vol. 16, No.3 2004). http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/(kgps5j2zauyohwalaw3jt12w)/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,1,7;journal,4,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:105481,1
The Daiwa Japan Forum Prize was inaugurated in 2001 and is awarded for the best article submitted to ‘Japan Forum’ in the last year by a junior scholar. The official journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies, ‘Japan Forum’ provides a comprehensive source of analytical articles in the field of Japanese Studies, and makes scholarship on Japan available to an international readership of specialists and non-specialists. It is published by Routledge.
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