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Contact the organizers: Asian Studies Conference (ASCJ) c/o Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, International Christian University 3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181

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    Fifth Asian Studies Conference Japan

    June 2001

    Conference date: Saturday, 2001 June 23rd & 24th, Tokyo

    Other information: Hotels and Venue

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    Session Abstracts

  • Hidden Religiosity
  • Four Seasons in China ­ A Socio-Economic Study
  • Under Reconstruction:  Nationhood and Subjectivity in Postwar Japan
  • The Japanese in America 1904-1945:  Accommodation, Adjustment, Exclusion, and Internment
  • Security and Conflict in Contemporary Asia
  • Japan-Philippine Relations:  Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Alternative Practices 
  • Healthy Childbirth, Activism, and Athletic Bodies:  Institutionalizing 'Woman' in Modern Japan
  • Diplomacy, War and Public Opinion:  Japanese-German Relations 1895-1945

  • Japanese Thought and Religion

  • Japanese Colonial History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries:  Perspectives from Asia 

  • Challenges to the State: Globalization and the Changing Security Environment of Asia

  • Discourses on Sexuality and Gender in China and Japan
  • Art, Architecture, and Identity

  • Religious Networks and Social Change in Late Qing and Modern China

  • Revisiting the Right:  Radicalism and Conservatism within Interwar Japan's Right-Wing Leadership
  • Post Cold War Developments in East Asia and U.S. - Japan Relations

  • Japan:  Society, Culture, Image
  • The 'Staging of Literature':  Literary Form, the Book and the Material History of Reading in Medieval and Early Modern Japan
  • Colonialism, Power, and Ideology in the Philippines

  • China Faces Globalization:  The Middle Kingdom Reaches a Turning Point at the Dawn of the 21st Century
  • Development and Globalization

     

     Program and Room Numbers--see below

    download the program as rich text file: 2001program.rtf

     

    I.                   SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONS:  10:00 A.M. ­ 12:00 NOON

    Session 1:  Room 207

    Hidden Religiosity

    Chair / Organizer:  Leila Madge, Nanzan University

    1)        Robert Kisala, Nanzan University.  "What to Make of Japanese Non-religiosity"

    2)        Clark Chilson, Nanzan University.  "Barricaded Buddhist:  Secretive Shinshu in Japan Today"

    3)        Leila Madge, "The Women's Friendship Society:  Christian Ethics and the Creation of the Modern Domestic Sphere"

    Discussant:  Mark Mullins, Meiji Gakuin University

    Session 2:  Room 201

    Four Seasons in China ­ A Socio-Economic Study

    Chair / Organizer:  Yasutomi Ayumu, University of Tokyo

    1)        Fukao Yoko, Osaka University of Foreign Studies.  "Shangdong Seasonal Migrant Workers into Manchuria"

    2)        Yasutomi Ayumu, University of Tokyo.  "Rural Market System in Manchuria"

    3)        Shiroyama Tomoko, Hokkaido University.  "Seasonal Fluctuations of the Prewar Shanghai Financial Market:  A Study of Urban-Rural Economic Integration

    4)        Kuroda Akinobu, University of Tokyo. "Money in A Peasant Economy"

    Discussant:  Parks M. Coble, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 

    Session 3:  Room 208

    Under Reconstruction:  Nationhood and Subjectivity in Postwar Japan

    Chair / Organizer:  Christopher Scott, Stanford University 

    1)        Mark Gibeau, Sapporo University.  "The Border Within:  Destruction of the Nation/al in Abe Kobo's Kemonotachi wa furusato o mezasu"

    2)        Christopher Scott, Stanford University.  "Between Korea and Japan:  Kim Soek-pom and the Limits of Postwar Japanese Literature"

    3)        David Gundry, Stanford University.  "Identity Crisis:  Anpo in the Memoirs of Kishi Nobusuke"

    4)        Kathleen Geisse, Stanford University.  "Gender Crossing:  Rescription of Sex Roles in the Literature of Mori Mari"

    Discussant:  Atsuko Ueda, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Session 4:  Session 301

    The Japanese in America 1904-1945:  Accommodation, Adjustment, Exclusion, and Internment

    Chair / Organizer:  Carole Schroeder, Boise State University

    1)        Carole Schroeder, Boise State University.  "A Snapshot in Time:  Japanese Reactions to the 1906 San Francisco Board of Education Segregation Order" 

    2)        Ikuko Torimoto, St. Norbert College.  "Mr. Kyuin Okina's Description of Everyday Life in a Japanese-American Community in California at the Turn of the Century"

    3)        Nancy Bartlit, University of New Mexico.  "World War II:  A Japanese American Internment Camp in Santa Fe while New Mexico National Guardsmen Were Imprisoned in the Philippines and Japan Labor Camps" 

    Discussant:  Tom Conner, St. Norbert College

    Session 5:  Room 307

    Individual Paper Session:  Security and Conflict in Contemporary Asia

    Chair:  Tadashi Anno, Sophia University

    1)      Chien-peng Chung, Nanyang Technological University.  "'Hedging'on Peace and Prosperity: Southeast Asia's Relations with China, Japan, and the United States"

    2)      Robert Eldridge, Research Institute for Peace and Security. "Shimagurumi Toso:  Island-wide Protests and the Okinawa Problem of the 1950s"   

    3)      James J. Orr, Bucknell University.  "Yasui Kaoru, Juche, and the Integration of Science, Faith, and Politics"

     

    II.                SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS:  1:30 P.M. ­ 3:30 P.M.

    Session 6:  Room 207

    Japan-Philippine Relations:  Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Alternative Practices 

    Co-chairs /Organizers:  Temario C. Rivera, International Christian University, and Yoshiko Nagano, Kanagawa University

    1)      Temario Rivera, International Christian University.  "The Political Economy of Aid:  Japanese ODA in the Philippines, 1971-1999"

    2)      Yoshiki Seki, Waseda University.  "Political Ecology of the Philippine Reforestation Program:  ODA, Government and Community"

    3)      Yoshiko Nagano, Kanagawa University.  "Beyond the ODA/NGO Dichotomy:  Japanese NGOs and the Resurgence of Communities in Negros Province, Philippines"

    Discussant:  Hiroshi Yamamoto, Ibaraki University

    Session 7:  Room 208

    Healthy Childbirth, Activism, and Athletic Bodies:  Institutionalizing 'Woman' in Modern Japan

    Chair/Organizer:  Hikari Hori, Gakushuin University

    1)      Aya Homei, The University of Manchester.  "Entrepreneurs of Childbirth:  Midwives and Nationalism in Early Twentieth Century Japan"

    2)      Hikari Hori, Gakushuin University.  "Feminist Discourse, Women's Activism and Film:  Yamataka Shigeri (1899-1977) and the Institutionalization of 'Women' in Japan from the 1920s through the 1950s"

    3)      Naoko Kuwata, The University of Manchester.  "Sports Culture and Female Identities in Japan and Britain, 1918-39"

    Discussant:  Hyeshin Kim, Gakushuin University

    Session 8:  Room 201

    Session withdrawn by participants

    Session 9:  Room 301

    Diplomacy, War and Public Opinion:  Japanese-German Relations 1895-1945

    Chair / Organizer:  Christian Spang, International Christian University

    1)      Rolf-Harald Wippich, Sophia University.  "Militant Nationalism and Japan-Enthusiasm in Wilhelmine Germany:  The Case of the Sino-Japanese War 1894-95"

    2)      Sven Saaler, German Institute of Japanese Studies.  "The 'German Peril':  German POWs in Siberia 1917-18"

    3)      Gerhard Schepers, International Christian University.  "Exoticism in German Literature on Japan"

    4)      Christian Spang, International Christian University. "German Academics as Part-Time Diplomats: Biographical Notes on Dr. Friedrich-Wilhelm Hack, Prof. Dr. Karl Haushofer and Dr. Hermann von Raumer.

    Discussant:  Nobuo Tajima, Seijo University

    Session 10:  Room 307

    Individual Paper Session:  Japanese Thought and Religion

    Chair:  Judit Hidasi, Kanda University of Foreign Studies

    1)      Erin McCarthy, St. Lawrence University.  "Buddhist and Confucian Ideals in the Ethics of Watsuji Tetsuro"  

    2)      Ranjana Mukhopadhyana, University of Tokyo.  "Social Action and Soteriology:  Their Relationship in the Case of Nichiren Buddhist Groups in Japan"

    3)      Noboru Tomonari, University of Chicago.  "On One's Own:  The Autobiographies of Rural Entrepreneurs in Late Tokugawa Japan"

     

    III.             SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS:  3:45 P.M. ­ 5:45 P.M

    Session 11:  Room 201

    Japanese Colonial History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries:  Perspectives from Asia 

    Chair / Organizer:  Kobayashi Hideo, Waseda University

    1)      Kobayashi Hideo, Waseda University.  "Colonial Regimes and the Modern Period, 1895-1990: Postwar Legacies from the Prewar Period"

    2)      Lin Man-houng, Academica Sinica.  "Taiwanese Merchants, Overseas Chinese Merchants, and the Japanese Government: Economic Activities Between Taiwan and Japan, 1895-1945"

    3)      Okabe Makio, Independent Scholar.  "Going Abroad:  Emigration to Asia in Modern Japan, 1868-1945:  Its Policy and Thought"

    Discussant:  Mark Caprio, Rikkyo University

    Session 12:  Room 207

    Japan's Higher Education:  Entering the New Millennium

    Chairs:  Brian McVeigh, Toyo Gakuin University, and Harumi Befu, Stanford University / National Museum of Ethnology

    (Session sponsored by the Japan Anthropology Network)

    1)      Harumi Befu, Stanford University / National Museum of Ethnology.  "Academic Governance at a Japanese University"

    2)      Earl Kinmonth, TaishoUniversity.  "From Selection to Seduction:  The Impact of Demographic Change on Private Higher Education in Japan"

    3)      Takami Kuwayama, Soka University.  "Why Japanese Universities are Unproductive:  A Japanese Anthropologist's Account"

    4)      Jane M. Bachnik, National Institute of Multimedia Education.  "The Challenge of 'Revolutionizing' the Status Quo:  The IT Revolution in Japanese Higher Education"

    5)      Brian McVeigh, Toyo Gakuin University.  "Resisting Rules, Regulations, and Regimentation:  Japanese University Life as a Counter Disciplining Period"

    Session 13:  Room 301

    Challenges to the State: Globalization and the Changing Security Environment of Asia

    Chair: Soma Masaru, Sankei Shinbun

    Organizer:  Joel R. Campbell, Miyazaki International College

    1)      Anthony C. Torbert, Kobe Gakuin University.  "Coming in from the Cold?  What Rapprochement with North Korea could mean for Japan and East Asia"

    2)      Mohammed Alam, Miyazaki International College.  "The New Nuclear Policy of India:  Past History and Future Directions"

    3)      Greg Chaikin, Shimonoseki University.  "Piracy and the Maritime Regimes of East Asia:  A Role for Japan?"

    4)      Mika Mervio, Shimane University.  "The Opportunity of the Commons:  Environmental Security and Japanese Foreign Policy"

    Discussant:  Joel R. Campbell, Miyazaki International College

    Session 14:  Room 208

     Individual Paper Session:  Discourses on Sexuality and Gender in China and Japan

    Chair:  Junko Koizumi, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

    1)      Farrer, James, Sophia University. "The Male Discourse of Extramarital Affairs in Shanghai"

    2)      Yinghong Li, Obirin University.  "Shanghai Re-Narrativised:  Weihui's Blank Fiction and the Commodification of Desire" 

    3)      Noriko Tsunoda Reider, Miami University of Ohio. "Transformation of the Oni:  From the Frightening and Diabolic to the Cute and Sexy"

    4)      Peichen Wu, University of Tsukuba.  "Lesbianism among the Members of the Japanese Bluestocking Society around 1911 -- Gender Performance in Heterosexuality and Homosexuality" 

    Session 15:  Room 207

    Individual Paper Session:  Art, Architecture, and Identity

    Chair:  Zsuzsanna Gulacsi, Sophia University

    1)      Aaron Cohen, Reitaku University.  "A Pictorial Tour of Japanese Settlements in Chinese Treaty Ports" 

    2)      Hong Kal, State University of New York at Binghamton.  "Museum Battle:  Japanese Colonial Legacies and the Postcolonial Identity in Korea"

    3)      Abidin Kusno, New York University.  "Mosque Battle:  Architecture and Identity in Indonesia"

    4)      Patricia Karetzky, Bard College.  "The Buddhas of the Past and Future at the Northern Wei Caves in Qingzhou, Eastern Gansu, China

     

    IV.              KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  5:55 P.M. ­  6:40 P.M.

     

    Professor Charles Keyes, President AAS

    Main Lecture Hall

    "Asia There, Asia Here: Whose Traditions Do We Study?"

    V.                 RECEPTION  6:45 P.M. ­ 8:30 P.M.

    First Floor Dining Room

     

     Sunday, June 24

     VI.              SUNDAY MORNING BUSINESS MEETING  9:30 A.M.-9:50 A.M.

    Main Lecture Hall

     

    VII.           SUNDAY MORNING SESSIONS  10:00 A.M. ­ 12:00 A.M.

     Session 16:  Room 201

    Religious Networks and Social Change in Late Qing and Modern China

    Chair/Organizer:  Thomas DuBois, University of California, Los Angeles

    1)      Li Li, Salem State College.  "Making Christianity Chinese ­ the Chinese Christian Three-Self Movement in the Twentieth Century"

    2)      Cecily McCaffrey, University of California, San Diego.  "Sects, Violence, and Ethnicity:  The Revolt in Rehe, 1891"

    3)      Thomas DuBois, University of California, Los Angeles.  "City Sectarians and Country Sectarians:  The Li Sect in Tianjing and Cangzhou"

    Discussant:  Ichiko Shiga, Tokyo Seitoku University

    Session 17:  Room 301

    Revisiting the Right:  Radicalism and Conservatism within Interwar Japan's Right-Wing Leadership

    Chair / Organizer:  Roger Brown, University of Southern California

    1)      Christopher W. A. Szpilman, Takushoku University.  "Mitsukawa Kametaro and Kanokogi Kazunobu or the Conservatism of Japan's Radical Right-wingers"

    2)      Roger Brown, University of Southern California.  "Yasuoka Masahiro and Moral Restoration"

    3)      Jeff E. Long, Oklahoma State University.  "Conservatism and Radicalism in Hayashi Fusao's Tenko"

    Discussant:  Gordon M. Berger, University of Southern California

    Session 18:  Room 208

    Post Cold War Developments in East Asia and U.S. - Japan Relations

    Chair:  Takasugi Tada'aki, Shobi University

    1)      Yasuyo Sakata, Kanda University of International Studies.  "Korean Peninsula and East Asian Security:  Inter-Korean Relations and Their Implications"

    2)      Masato Kimura, Harvard University.  "The Future Role of US-Japan Economic Relations in East Asia"

    3)      Na'oki Ono, Musashi Institute of Technology.  "The United States Post Cold War Foreign Policy and its Implications for US-Japan Relations"

    Discussant:  Takasugi Tada'aki, Shobi University

    Session 19:  Room 307

    Individual Paper Session:  Japan:  Society, Culture, Image

    Chair:  Harry Wray, Oka Gakuen University

    1)      Hara, Mariko, Keio University.  "The 'Japanese Spirit' as Portrayed in Japanese Wartime Newsreels"

    2)      Matthew Strecher, Toyo University.  "The Earth Quakes Underground:  Reporting the Hanshin Earthquake and the Sarin Gas Incident" 

    3)      Ayelet Zohar, Tel Aviv University.  "Morimura Yasumasa:  'Portrait of the Artist as Art History' and the Question of Mimicry"

    4)      Atsuko Sakaki, University of Toronto.  "Traffic of Languages:  Positions of Sinophiles in Early Modern to Contemporary Japan"

     

    VIII.        SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS  1:30 P.M. ­ 3:30 P.M

    Session 20:  Room 201

    The 'Staging of Literature':  Literary Form, the Book and the Material History of Reading in Medieval and Early Modern Japan

    Chair / Organizer:  Jamie Newhard, Columbia University / University of Tokyo 

    1)      Jonathan Zwicker, Columbia University / University of Tokyo.  "Boredom, Tears, and the Pleasures of Reading in Nineteenth Century"

    2)      Jamie Newhard, Columbia University / University of Tokyo  "Movements Towards Margins:  Ise Monogatari Commentaries in 17th Century Japan"

    3)      Michael Scanlon, Columbia University / Osaka University.  "Reading the Unread:  The Konjaku monogatari-shu in Medieval Japan"

    Discussant:  Steven Zwicker, Washington University

    Session 21:  Room 207

    Colonialism, Power, and Ideology in the Philippines

    Chair / Organizer:  Julian Go, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    1)       Patricio Abinales, Kyoto University.  "Constructing Official Nationalism"

    2)      Judy Celine Ick, University of the Philippines.  "Shakespeare in the Boondocks:  Julius Caesar and the Logic of American Colonialism in the Philippines"

    3)      Julian Go, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  "Domesticating Governance:  Filipino Elite Political Ideology during Late Spanish Rule"

    4)      Takefumi Terada, Sophia University.  "Japan's Policy to Christian Churches in the Philippines during WWII"

    Discussant:  Reynaldo Ileto, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

    Session 22:  Room 208

    China Faces Globalization:  The Middle Kingdom Reaches a Turning Point at the Dawn of the 21st Century

    Chair:  Sone, Yasuo, Nomura Research Institute

    Organizer:  Zha, Daojiong, International University of Japan

    1)         Keum, Hieyeon, University of Seoul.  "From Outsider to Insider:  China's Strategy in the Globalization Era"

    2)        Hashida, Tan, Tokyo International University.  "The Little Dragon Flies:  The Emergence of a Private Economy in China"

    3)        Sone, Yasuo, Nomura Research Institute.  "China's WTO Entry: Implications for Japan?"

    4)        Zha, Daojiong, International University of Japan.  "End-run Around the State:  Prefectures and Provinces in the Globalization of Sino-Japanese Relations"

    Discussant: Igor Saveliev, Niigata University

     Session 23:  Room 307

    Individual Paper Session:  Development and Globalization

    Session 23: Room 307

    Chair: Robert Seward, Meiji Gakuin University

    1) Tae-Gyun Park, Seoul National University. "Same Destination, Different Roads: Economic Discourses in the 1950s in South Korea"

    2) Aka Firowz Ahmad, University of Dhaka. "Globalization and Women's Rights in Rural Bangladesh: A Study of NGO Micro-credit Programs

    3) Hiroki Takeuchi, University of California, Los Angeles. "Winners and Losers in the Agreement on China's Accession to the WTO"

    4) Takao Kamibeppu, University of Maryland. "History of Japanese Education Aid to Developing Countries, 1950s-1990s: The Role of Subgovernmental Processes"

    5) Elizabeth VanderVen, University of California, Los Angeles. "Educational Transformation During the Late Qing and Early Republic: The Case of Traditional Schools in Haicheng County, Fengtian Province"

    Reminder: Please contact the organizers to let us know if there is a change in your schedule.

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