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April Lecture Meeting

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: The Reverend Father Gaston Petit
Title: “Insights Regarding Basic Japanese Aesthetics”
Venue: Shibuya Kyōiku Gakuen
Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Access: 15-minute walk from Shibuya station’s Hachiko exit. Map.

The Reverend Father Gaston Petit, French-Canadian Dominican priest, has been living in Japan for over 55 years. Father Petit has earned an international reputation for his art, not only in painting, but also in stained glass, church design, prints, sculpture and mural installations. Working in a wide variety of media, his subjects range from the purely secular to the profoundly religious. His work can be found in major museums and collections throughout the world. Father Petit seamlessly combines East and West, exploring the artistic and spiritual traditions in both. He has written books on Japanese prints and on his travels and poetry.

In this talk, Father Petit will share his insights on Japanese aesthetics. The aesthetic arrangement in the making of objects so deeply felt by the hand and the soul of the Japanese artists gives evidence of a different and unique creativity. In the Japanese tradition, shokunin would describe both craftsman and artist. For each material he uses, the artist has a particular talent to be able to imagine what he can do with it in a unique way. For the Japanese artist in particular, the life of the senses, the life of the intellect, and the life of the emotions combine into a unique whole.

May Lecture Meeting

Monday, 21st May, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Ms. Suzanne Ross
Title: “The Wonders of Urushi”
Venue: Shibuya Kyōiku Gakuen
Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Access: 15-minute walk from Shibuya station’s Hachiko exit. Map.


Our 2018 Copyright Search continues for Transactions authors below to grant the ASJ copyright consent.

Please e-mail any clues, ideas, addresses, etc. to the office at:

221 Consent forms have been confirmed as of January 03, 2018.

47 authors remain to be contacted and confirmed. Three authors are not on this public list.

日本アジア協会は、紀要The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japanを電子化しデジタルアーカイブをインターネットで公開するにあたり、連絡先が判明しない著作権者についての情報提供を求めています。 別紙に掲載いたしました著作者について、著作権者、もしくは著作権継承者、またはこれらの方々の連絡先に関する情報をお持ちの方は、上記連絡先までご連絡ください。

In preparation for the launch of the digitized archives online of the journal “The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan”, the Asiatic Society of Japan is seeking information regarding copyright holders.
Just added after the author’s information: [Year of publication in Transations].
Copyright consent volunteers might want to try finding someone with a recent year and either still alive or recently departed.

Burdick, Charles Burton (d. 1998) [1996]

Crawcour (Edwin) Sydney [1961, 1966]

Daniels, Frank J. (d. 1983) [1959]

Furness, George A. [1980] (with Yanai Hiroshi)

Harich-Schneider, Eta (d. 1986) [1957]

Ike, Nobutaka (d. 2005) [1957]

Kades, C. L. (d. 1996) [1982]
Kroker, Edward (Eduard) J.M. (d. 2007) [1959]
Kuno, Keitaro [2010]

Lerski, Jerzy Jan (d. 1992) [1959]

Malm, William P. [1984]
Mayer, Fanny Hagin (d. 1990) [1980]
McNelly, Theodore [1982, 2006]

Nayuki, Izumi (has vanished?) [2011]

Ohe, Seizō (d. 1992?) [1965]

Parish, H. Carroll [1972]
Pierson, Jr. Jan Lodewijk (d. 1979) [1929, 1934, 1937]
Plummer, Katherine (d. 2013) [1984]
Prickett, Stephen [1998]

Querido, Andries (d. 2001) [1983]

Redman, Sir Vere (d. 1975) [1975]
Romieux, Jean (d. 2012) [1932]

Sakamaki, Shunzo (d. 1973) [1938]
Schipper, William (d. 2009?) [1996]
Seat, Keith [1981]
Shimatsu, Yoichi C. [1995] (book review)
Shionozaki, Hiroshi [1994]
Sissons, D.C.S. (d. 2006) [1987]
Smith, Neil Skene (d. 1972) [1996]
Smith, Robert J. (d. 2016) [1934, 1937]
Spinks, Charles Nelson (d. ?) [1950]
Stramigioli, Giuliana (d. 1988) [1951]

Tao, Zhikun (Young Scholar) [2012]
Teow, Dr. See Heng [1994]
Totman, Conrad [1983]
Trotter, Ms. Ann [1991]
Tsuchiya, Takao (d. 1988) [1996]

van Briessen, Fritz (d. 1987) [1965]

Waley, Arthur (d. 1991) [1959]
Wildes, Harry Emerson (d. 1982) [1937]
Willcock, Hiroko [1989]
Williams, Harold Stannett (d. 1987) [1975]
Wright, David [1999]

Ye, Kyaw Thu (YSP) [2010]
Yoshida, Toyoko [1981]

Zahl, Karl F. (d. 2013) [1972]
Zolbrod, Leon (d. 1991) [1968, 1988]

Copyright Heroes 2017

Signed copyright consent forms have been received from or on behalf of the following authors.
Their article(s) will be available online once the Forum is operational.

Ackroyd, Joyce (d. 1991)
Anderson, Stephen John
Ayrton, W. E. (out of ©)
Barrett, Marie-Thérèse
Beasley, William G. (d. 2006)
Beauchamp, Edward (d. 2006)
Beretta, Lia
Berton, Peter (d. 2014)
Borton, Hugh (d. 1995)
Cohen, Aaron M.

Coville, Cabot (d. 1987)
Cullen, Louis
Dan, Ikuma (d. 2001)
de Becker, Eric Victor Ambrose (d. 1972)
Dolce, Lucia
Elisonas, Jurgis Saulius Algirdas [2012]
Farrington, Anthony (d. 2008)
Figgess, Sir John (d. 1997)
Finch, Roger
Hammond, Jeff M.
Harris, Mr. Tim
Horiguchi, Mihoko (d. 2013)
Horton, H. Mack

Howes, John F. (d. 2017)
Hrdličková, Věnceslava
Huffman, James L.
Huq, Mr. Mir Monzurul
Imazeki, Rokuya (d. 1991)
Immoos, Thomas (d. 2001)
Iosifidou, Maria
Ishii, Yoneo (d. 2010)
Iwao, Seiichi (d. 1988)
Johnson, Linda
Joly, Jacques

Kersten, Mr. Carool
Kishibe, Shigeo (d. 2005)
Kusonoki, Dr. Ayako
Levy Jr., Marion J. (d. 2002)
McDowell, Kevin
McKeen Di Crocco, Virginia
Monnet, Livia
Nish, Ian H.
Odaira, Takeshi
Reynolds, Douglas R.

Schlichtmann, Klaus
Sorrells, Virginia
Statler, Oliver (d. 2002)
Tominaga, Michio (d. 2004)
Zachert, Hans-d

Consent not required. Out of copyright by 2020.

Dooman, Eugene H.
Groot, Father Gerard (d. 1970)
Gundert, Wilhelm
Itani, Zen’ichi
Nakamura, Naokatsu
Rabbitt, James A.
Robert, Marcel
Sadler, Arthur Lindsay
Shimizu, Isamu
van Gulik, Robert H.

Consent not required. ASJ sole publisher AND no family discoverable.

Boxer, Charles Ralph (d. 1995)
Buchanan, Rev. Daniel Crump (d. 1982)
Kuiper, J. Feenstra (d. 1970)
Romieux, Jean (d. 2012)
Roussos, Jason E. S.
Wasson, Robert Gordon