1999 June 26
The Third ASCJ Conference
An invitation from the organizers
- Keynote address: Peter Duus, Stanford University
- President-elect Association for Asian Studies,
"Thoughts on the Long Postwar Era"
Ichigaya Campus, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
I. Morning Sessions 10:00 a.m. - 12:00
and Authority in Kamakura Japan Room 207
Chair: Ethan Segal, Stanford University
1) Michael Watson, Meiji Gakuin
University. "Warriors Rewarded: 'Kimi no
go-on' in Gunki Monogatari"
2) Elizabeth Oyler, Stanford University. "Defining Authoritative Voice in
3) Ethan Segal, Stanford University. "Warrior Debt and Conflicting Obligations
in Kamakura Japan"
Discussant: Robert Borgen, University of
California, Davis (visiting professor, Meiji Gakuin University)
Boundaries of Imagination in Early Twentieth Century Japan Room 201
Chair: Michiko Suzuki, Tokyo University
1) Claire Cuccio, Stanford University. "The Art of National Boundaries:
Ishii Hakutei's Contradictory Criticism in the Visual Arts Magazine Housun"
Recapturing the Construction of a Modern Aesthetic
2) Michael Dylan Foster, Stanford University. "Yanagita Kunio's Youkai
dangi and the Morphology of the Mysterious"
3) Michiko Suzuki, Tokyo University. "Imagination and the Girl: Yoshiya
Nobuko's Yaneura no nishojo as Female Bildungsroman"
4) Robert Tierney, Stanford University. "The Colonial Imagination of
Discussant: Mary Katherine Elwood, Sagami Women's Junior College
3. Gender and Sexual Identity
Chairs: Aya Ezawa, University of Illinois/University of Tokyo and James Farrer,
1) John Clammer, Sophia University, "Wives and Concubines: Sexual Economy
in an Overseas Chinese Community"
2) Aya Ezawa, University of Illinois/ University of Tokyo. "Women between
Family and Work: Life Histories of Japanese Lone Mothers"
3) James Farrer, Sophia University. "Negotiating Virginity in Premarital
Sexual Relations in Shanghai"
Discussant: Greg Pflugfelder, Columbia University
4. Individual Papers on Ethnicity and
Cultural Categories Room 307
Chair: Professor Motomitsu Uchibori, Professor of Anthropology, Tokyo Gaigo University
1) Ed Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison."Transcending the East-West
2) Wayne K. Patterson, St. Norbert College. "Futei Senjin: Japan and 'Rebellious
Koreans' in Hawaii, 1905-1925"
3) Igor R. Saveliev, Niigata University. "Immigrants and Guerrillas: Japanese
and Korean Diasporas in Early Twentieth Century Russia"
4) Zha, Daojiong, International University of Japan. "'Chinese Capitalism' and
Globalization: Competing Paradigms in Studying Asian Political Economy"
II. Afternoon Session 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5. New Themes in the Study of Tokugawa
Religions Room 207
Chair: Duncan Williams, Harvard University
1) Barbara Ambros, Harvard University / University of Tokyo. "Mountains and Rivers:
The Sacred Geography of Ooyama in Early Modern Japan"
2) Duncan Williams, Harvard University / Komazawa University. "Hot Springs and
Buddhism in Tokugawa Japan"
3) Hiromi Maeda, Harvard
University. "Ikeda Mitsumasa's Policy of Controlling Religion during the Kanbun
Discussant: Miyazaki Fumiko, Keisen University
for Korean Identity Under Japanese Rule: Colonial and Postcolonial Considerations
Chair: Mark E. Caprio, Rikkyo University
1) Erin A. Chung, Saitama University. "Citizenship, Nationality, and Ethnicity
in Japan's Korean Community: Toward a New Theory of National Identity"
2) Young Mi Lim, City University of New York. "The Crisis of Resident Korean
Intellectuals: the Social Construction of Korean-ness by Koreans in Japan"
3) Mark E. Caprio, Rikkyo University. "The Media as a Means for Empowerment and
Suppression: Korean Identity and the Dong-A Ilbo"
Discussant: Frank Baldwin, Social Science Research Council
7. Roundtable: The Transformation of Social Networks
(Guanxi) in China's Market Transition Room 301
Organizer: David Wank (Sophia
Participants: Linda Grove (Sophia University); Thomas B. Gold (University of
California, Berkeley); Doug Guthrie (New York University); Masaharu Hishida (University of
Shizuoka); Shigeto Sonoda (Chuo University); David L. Wank (Sophia University).
8. Individual Papers on Culture
and Communication in China and Japan.
Chair: Patricia Sippel, Toyo Eiwa University
1) Sarah Cox, Washington University in St. Louis / Kokugakuin University.
"Theories of Translation in Meiji Japan"
2) Ng, Wai-ming, National University of Singapore. "The
Forgery of Books
in Tokugawa Japan"
3) Qin Shao, The College of New Jersey. "Print Culture in a Chinese County: Nantong,
4) Massimiliano Tomasi, Western Washington University. "The Revival of Oratory
in Early 20th Century Japan"
5) Noriko Tsunoda Reider, Miami University. "Rhetoric of 'Chrysanthemum Tryst': from
'Fan Chu-ch'ing's 'Eternal Friendship' to 'Chrysanthemum Tryst'"
Papers on Politics and Society Room 308
Chair: Joel Campbell, Tohoku University
1) Lynne Nakano, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
"Community Volunteers and the Implications for a Civic Sphere in Japan"
2) Mohammed B. Alam, Miyazaki International College. "Prospects for a
Nuclear/Non-proliferation Regime in South Asia"
3) Jennifer Amyx, The Australian National University. "Intra-ministerial
Dynamics of Japan's Ministry of Finance: the Salience of Formal
4) Charles Weathers, Osaka University. "Shunto Wage Setting in Comparative
III. Afternoon Session 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
10. Marvelous Mutations: Modes of
Transformation in Buddhism and Hinduism Room 207
Chair: Sherry Fowler, Lewis & Clark College
1) Sherry Fowler, Lewis & Clark College. "Unstable Identities: Images of
Transformation in Japanese Buddhist Sculpture
2) Elizabeth Kenney, Kansai Gaidai University. "Beasts among Buddhists: Some
Very Special Animals in the "Further Biographies of Eminent Monks"
3) Catherine Ludvik, University of Toronto, Canada. "From Messenger to God: The
Transformation of the Monkey Hanuman"
Discussant: Hubert Durt, International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Tokyo / Ecole
Francaise d'Extreme Orient
11. Identity, Culture, and the Evolution
of Taiwan Politics Room 201
Chair: Daniel C. Lynch, University of Southern California
1) Richard C. Kagan, Hamline University. "Chen Shui-bian: A Democratic
Nationalist Building a Community and a Nation"
2) Mark Harrison, Monash University. "Print and National Consciousness in
3) Stephane Corcuff, Paris Political Studies Institute. "Taiwan Mainlanders:
Changing Figurations of National Identification"
4) Daniel C. Lynch, University of Southern California. "The Role of Taiwan
Oppositional Culture in the Transition from Authoritarian Rule"
Discussant: Thomas B. Gold, University of California at Berkeley
12. Gender Politics in Modern Japanese and
Chinese Literature: Male
Critics and Women Writers Room 301
Chair: Joan E. Ericson, The Colorado College
1) Jiang Hong, The Colorado College. "Body as Trope in Modern Chinese
2) Joan Ericson, The Colorado College. "Adjusting
to the Male Gaze: Male Critics and Japanese Women Writers"
3) Seiko Yoshinaga, University of Pennsylvania. "Gender Politics in Postwar
Debates on Japanese Literature: Male Critics and Enchi Fumiko"
4) Discussant: Angela Yiu, Sophia University
13. Individual Papers on Foreign Imports
into Meiji Japan Room 307
Chair: Kate Nakai, Sophia
1) David Wittner, The Ohio State University / University of Tokyo. "The
Mechanization of Japan's Silk Industry and the Quest for Civilization, 1870-1880"
2) John Sagers, University of Washington / Rikkyo University. "Developmental Ideology
and Financial Institutions in Meiji Japan"
3) Yoko Suzuki, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Criminology and
Poverty Relief during the Late Meiji Period: A Study of Journals on Prison from 1888
4) James Stanlaw, Illinois State University. "The Meiji and the Minolta: An
Anthropological Look at the Early History of Japanese Photography"
5) Takase Nobuaki, Sophia University. "Lingering English Influence in the Meiji
IV. Keynote Address Peter Duus, Stanford
University, President-elect Association for Asian Studies, "Thoughts on the Long
Postwar Era." 5:25 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
V. Business Meeting--election of
officers and executive committee, presentation of by-laws 6:00-6:30 p.m.
VI. Reception 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Conference date: June
26, 1999 Location: Ichigaya Campus, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan