Sophia University, Ichigaya Campus, Tokyo
Saturday, June 19-Sunday 20, 2004


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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

Sophia University, Ichigaya Campus, Tokyo
Saturday, June 19-Sunday 20, 2004

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Key Terms in the Ethnographic Traditions of the "Areas" in Asian Studies within Asia
Sunday, June 20, 2004, 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Further details here.


Session 1: Room 201
Intercultural Communication in Japan: The Effect of Non-Native Speaker Ethnicity
Organizer / Chair: Christopher Long, Sophia University
1) Teja Ostheider, University of Tsukuba. “Communication with Foreigners in Japan”: Reconsidering a Concept
2) Christopher Long, Sophia University. The Effect of Non-Native Speaker Status on the Use of Linguistic Accommodation by Native Speakers of Japanese
3) Lisa Fairbrother, Sophia University. Japanese Native Speaker Reactions to Nonnative Speaker Deviations: How Far Does Ethnicity Play a Part?
Discussant: Daniel Long, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Session 2: Room 207
National Identities in Contemporary Asia
Organizer / Chair: Giorgio Shani, Ritsumeikan University
1) Mustapha Kamal Pasha, Meiji Gakuin University / American University. Violence, Modernity and Political Identity in South Asia
2) Giorgio Shani, Ritsumeikan University. Rebranding India: Globalization, Hindutva and Sikh Identity in the Punjab
3) Joanne Smith, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Uyghur National Identity: Resistance and Accommodation since the End of the Cold War
4) Apichai Shipper, University of Southern California. Divided Imagination: Legal Foreigners on Illegal Compatriots in Japan
Discussant: Ritu Vij, Keio University

Session 3: Room 301
Cityscapes and Modernity in Asia: Bangkok, Xiamen, and Tokyo
Organizer/Chair: Roderick Wilson, Stanford University
1) Shigenao Onda, Hosei University. View from the Sea: The Spatial Use and Urban Beauty of Xiamen’s Harbor Space
2) Yasunobu Iwaki, Hosei University. Streets and Water of Bangkok, 1890s-1930
3) Roderick Wilson, Stanford University. From Water to Wheels: Tokyo’s Industrial Landscape Before and After 1923
Discussant: Jeffrey Hanes, University of Oregon

Session 4: Room 307
Japan and the Liberal World Order: Finance, Power, and Ideology from the 1890s to the 1940s
Organizer: Mark Metzler, Oakland University / University of Tokyo
Chair: Katalin Ferber, Waseda University
1) Steven Bryan, Columbia University / University of Tokyo. Gold and Iron: Japan and the Not So Liberal Gold Standard
2) Simon James, Nihon University. Japanese Capital Loans and “Yen Diplomacy”: 1916-18
3) Mark Metzler, Oakland University / University of Tokyo. Taisho and Weimar: Parallel Lines?
4) Tadashi Anno, Sophia University. Ethnonationalism, Regionalism, and Frustrated Expansionism: The Ideological Dimensions of Japan’s Challenge to the Liberal World Order
Discussant: Katalin Ferber, Waseda University

Session 5: Room 208
Individual Paper Session: Gender in Asia
Chair: Kazuko Tanaka, International Christian University
1) Asmita Hulyalkar, Cornell University. Women Under-writing: Narratives of Japanese and Indian Women in the Late 19th Century
2) Ya-chen Chen, Purdue University. Taiwanese Feminist Literary Theories in Cross-Lingual Code of the 1990s
3) Etsuko Kato, International Christian University. Sad Marriage of (Post-)colonialism, Feminism and Anthropology: Or Why Japanese Sexual Behavior Is Always Intriguing
4) Ming-Kuok Lim, Niigata University. How Japanese Women are Portrayed in Contemporary Japanese Television Dramas: A Content Analysis
5) Geng Song, Nanyang Technological University. On the Way to the Capital: Transgression and Containment of the Caizi

Session 6: Room 201
Japan Through the Internet: Online Communities, Online Diaries, and Privacy Statements
Organizer / Chair: Isa Ducke, German Institute for Japanese Studies
1) Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki, University of Tsukuba. Hi-Tech or Low Impact? Trends in Candidate Web-sites in Recent Japanese Elections
2) Ban Chong Tan, National University of Singapore. “We will install an appropriate person to manage the private information of registered users”: Studied Nonobservance and Privacy Legislation in Japan
3) Lai Yee Soong, National University of Singapore. “I Love my AIBO, and I Want to Believe that He Loves Me Too”: Exploring the Human-Robotic Relationship in an AIBO Online Community
Discussant: Isa Ducke, German Institute for Japanese Studies

Session 7: Room 207
Transmigrant Domestic Workers in East Asia: Remittances, Empowerment and Sexuality in Migration
Organizer: Brenda Tenegra, Ochanomizu University
Chair: Wako Asato, Ryukoku University
1) Brenda Tenegra, Ochanomizu University. Beyond-the-Household Remittance from a Gendered Labor
2) Chiho Ogaya, Hitotsubashi University. Gendered Strategy and Aspiration of Filipina Migrant Domestic Workers: Multiple Dimensions of their Empowerment through Transnational Migration Process
3) Amy Sim, University of Hong Kong. Sexuality in Migration: The Case of Indonesian Domestic Workers in Hong Kong
Discussant: Wako Asato, Ryukoku University

Session 8: Room 301
Atrocity Exhibitions, Freak Shows, and Cyborg Sensations: Perspectives on the Mediated Body in Japanese Literature
Organizer / Chair: Joanne Quimby, Indiana University
1) Alex Bates, University of Michigan. The Spectacle of Suffering: Voyeurism and the Great Kanto Earthquake
2) Brian Bergstrom, University of Chicago. U-shaped I: The Figure of the Hikikomori and the Social Meaning of Cyborg Subjectivity
3) Joanne Quimby, Indiana University. The Performance and Consumption of the Gendered Body in Contemporary Japanese Fiction by Women
Discussants: Sharalyn Orbaugh, University of British Columbia, and Shigemi Nakagawa, Ritsumeikan University

Session 9: Room 307
Individual Paper Session: Identities
Chair: Koichiro Matsuda, Rikkyo University
1) Barbara Ambros, International Christian University. Ethnicity and Religion: The Overseas Chinese in Contemporary Japan
2) David Chapman, University of South Australia. Zainichi Korean Identity and the Japanese State: Beyond the 1970 Hitachi Case
3) Michael Jerryson, University of California, Santa Barbara. An Examination of Buddhist Identity: Social Roles of Sri Lankan and Thai Bhikkhu in the 20th Century
4) W. Lawrence Neuman, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Racial Formations in Japan and China
5) Mayumi Mizutamari, Hokkaido University. The Japanese Subaltern: Kazue Morisaki’s Re-evaluation of the Coal Miner

Session 10: Room 208
Individual Paper Session: Society and Politics
Chair: M. William Steele, International Christian University
1) Melanie Czarnecki, Hokkaido University. Being Human, Being Women, & Being Children: The Development of Hiratuska Raicho’s Thinking Toward Social Rights
2) Simon Avenell, National University of Singapore. Beheiren: Challenging the Codes of Activism and Daily Life
3) Shunichi Takekawa, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Rise of Japanese Nationalism or Civil Society?: National Dailies and the New History Textbook Controversy
4) Shiu Hing Lo. Institutional Design in the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime: The Cases of Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong
5) Florence Padovani, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Planned Migration in China: How to Handle Migrations Due to Economic Development in Today’s China?
6) Victor Chan, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Building an East Asian Community: Myth and Reality

Session 11: Room 201
Media Literacy Perspectives on Society and Media in Japan
Organizer: Sally McLaren, Ritsumeikan University
Chair: Midori Suzuki, Ritsumeikan University
1) Sally McLaren, Ritsumeikan University, and Asuka Tomaru, Ritsumeikan University. Gender and Politics in Japan’s November 2003 Election Night TV Programs
2) Gabriele Hadl, Ritsumeikan University. Citizen’s Media: Reading Adbusters in Japan
3) Kyoko Takahashi, Waseda University. Media Literacy Initiatives and Citizens’ Rights to Communication
Discussant: Toshiko Miyazaki, Tokyo University of Technology

Session 12: Room 207
East Asian Challenges to Western Democracy and Human Rights
Organizer / Chair: Kurtis Hagen, Nihon University
1) Kurtis Hagen, Nihon University. A Philosophical Defense of the East Asian Challenge to Human Rights
2) Viren Murthy, University of Chicago. Zhang Taiyan’s Critique of Democracy
3) Yonglan Kim, University of Tokyo. The Right to Privacy: A Comparison of Perspectives Expressed in Korean and American Law
Discussant: Masami Tateno, Nihon University.

Session 13: Room 208
The Controversy on Homeless People in Japan
Organizer: David Malinas, Paris 1 University / Hitotsubashi University
Chair: Nanami Inada, Ochanomizu University
1) Yusuke Kakita, Osaka Prefecture University. Rough Sleepers in Japan: Characteristics, Processes, and Policy Responses
2) Shingo Tsumaki, Osaka City University. The Preference for Homelessness Categorized as “Refusal of a Decent Civic Life”
3) Keishiro Tsutsumi, Osaka City University. The Homeless Issue and Citizens: What was Shown and What was Hidden in the Course of the Nagai Park Problem
4) David Malinas, Paris I University / Hitotsubashi University. “No to the Moving Sidewalk!” Homeless Mobilization against Eviction, Shinjuku 1996
Discussant: Thomas Gill, Meiji Gakuin University

Session 14: Room 301
Tradition and Modernity in Japanese Literature
Organizer / Chair: Masako Ono, Teikyo University
1) Masako Ono. “The Tale of Genji” and the Question of Modernity in Japan
2) Masaaki Kinugasa, Hosei University. Medieval Literature and Modern Kokubungaku Scholars
3) Masahiko Abe, University of Tokyo. Silencing the Text: Freedom, Constraints, and the Lines in Modern Japanese Poetry
Discussant: Toshiko Ellis, University of Tokyo

Session 15: Room 307
Hybrid Constructions of Colonial Taiwan (1895-1945)
Organizer: Robert Tierney, Stanford University
1) Robert Tierney, Stanford University. The Myth of the Noble Savage in Ooshika Taku’s Tattaka doubutsuen
2) Peichen Wu, Tsukuba University. The Creolized “Sayon’s Bell”: Masugi Shizue’s “The Valley of Riyon Hayon” and “The Message”
3) Kim Kono, Smith College. Colonizing the Family in Shoji Soichi’s Chin fujin
4) Yukari Yoshihara, Tsukuba University. A Japanese Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello and Japanese Imperialism
Discussant: Leo Ching, Duke University

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 5:55 P.M. – 6:40 P.M.
Main Lecture Hall, Second Floor
E. Valentine Daniel
Department of Anthropology
Columbia University
“Love and War in India”

RECEPTION 6:45 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
First Floor Dining Room

9:30 P.M. – 9:50 P.M.
Main Lecture Hall


Key Terms in the Ethnographic Traditions of the "Areas" in Asian Studies within Asi
Sunday, June 20, 2004, 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Session 16: Main Lecture Hall
Documentary Film “Shanghai Nights”
Presented by producer Andrew Field, University of New South Wales, with an introduction and commentary.

Session 17: Room 207
Risk Regimes in Northeast Asia
Organizer: Mika Mervio, University of Shimane
1) Mika Mervio, University of Shimane. Living with Risks in Japan
2) Mohammed Badrul Alam, Miyazaki International College. A Case for Confidence-Building Measures in North East Asia: Lessons from South Asia
3) Greg Chaikin, Shimonoseki City University. Maritime Cooperation and Risk in North East Asia
4) Scot Davis, Miyazaki International College. Risk to and of Culture in China
Discussant: Glenn Hook, University of Sheffield

Session 18: AV Room, First Floor
Women, Religion, and Performance in Japan
Organizer: Monika Dix, University of British Columbia / Kokugakuin University
1) Monika Dix. Remembering and Imagining: Reconstructing Chujohime’s Legend Beyond the Mukaeko at Taimadera
2) Vyjayanthi Ratnam, Cornell University. Kenreimon’in and Performance in the Heike monogatari
3) Hank Glassman, Haverford College. The White Nun of Wakasa, or, Strange Events of the Summer of 1449
4) Lorinda Kiyama, Stanford University. Pilgrimage Song-Dance in Contemporary Japan
Discussant: Gaynor Sekimori, University of Tokyo

Session 19: Room 307
Rewriting Traditions: Travel and Cultural Boundary Crossing in Japanese and Chinese Literature
Organizer / Chair: Benjamin Ridgway, University of Michigan
1) Benjamin Ridgway, University of Michigan. Performing the Rustic in the Landscape of Exile: Literati Identity in the Huangzhou Song Lyrics (Ci) of Su Shi (1037-1101)
2) Matthew Fraleigh, Harvard University. Dong dao zhu ren for the West: Narushima Ryuhoku’s Kosei nichijo and its Predecessors
3) Carolyn FitzGerald, University of Michigan. Reinterpreting and Upholding China’s Literary Heritage: Displacement and Modernism in Wang Zengqi’s “Revenge”
Discussant: Lawrence Yim, Academia Sinica

Session 20: Room 301
Individual Paper Session: Colonialism, War, and Occupation
Chair: Linda Grove, Sophia University
1) Aida Wong, Brandeis University. Japanese “Influences” in Chinese Guohua (National Painting), ca. 1910s-1940s
2) Jung-Sun Han. The Ambiguous Legacy: The Rise of Internationalism and the Development of the “East Asia Co-operative Body”
3) Chizuko Allen, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Korea as Part of Northeast Asia: Ch’oe Namson at the Height of Japanese Imperialism
4) Christine de Matos, University of Western Sydney. Australia Goes to Japan: The Occupation as Orientalism and Ideology
5) Kayo Sawada, Ochanomizu University. Fertility Transition and Reproductive Negotiations in Okinawa: Illegal Abortion, Contraception, and Midwives' Activities under U.S. Military Control
6) John Haberstroh, Lakeland College. World War II Era Japanese Forced Labor Litigation in U.S. Courts: Narrative, Analysis, and Implications

Session 21: Room 201
Chinese Nightlife
Organizer / Chair: James Farrer, Sophia University
1) James Farrer, Sophia University. Bars in Reform-Era Shanghai
2) Matthew Chew, Hong Kong University. Karaoke Boxes and Chinese Clubcultures
3) Travis Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Happy Hours: Body, Desire, and the Sexual Politics of Hong Kong Gay Men
4) Anouska Komlosy, St. Andrews University. Rock Music, Dance Clubs, and Ethnic Identity in Contemporary Yunnan
Discussant: John Clammer, Sophia University

Session 22: Room 207
Comparative Politics: Japan and Korea
Organizer: Munenori Owada, Keio University
Chair: Eunjoo Jang, Keio University
1) Munenori Owada, Keio University. The Influence of National Elections on the Distribution of Grants-in-Aid in Japan
2) Jeihee Kyung, Keio University. Issue Voting in the 16th Presidential Election in Korea, 2002
3) Ayumi Kanamoto, Keio University. A Comparative Study of the “New Political Culture” in Japan and Korea
Discussant: Toshimi Sasaki, Heisei International University

Session 23: Room 301
Transgressive Desire and Sexuality in Early Twentieth Century Japanese Literature
Organizer / Chair: Michiko Suzuki, Dickinson College
1) Michael Dylan Foster, University of California, Riverside. Enchanted Sleep: Sex and Science in Mori Ogai’s Masui
2) Michiko Suzuki, Dickinson College. Black Rose: Yoshiya Nobuko and Discourses of “Abnormal” Desire
3) Seth Jacobowitz, Cornell University. The Phantom Lord in the Closet: Edogawa Rampo on Concealed Bodies, Hidden Personas, and Transgressive Sexuality
Discussant: Atsuko Ueda, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session 24: Room 307
An Appraisal of How Japanese Textbooks Discuss Major Diplomatic Events of 1900-1941
Organizer: Harry Wray, Aichi Mizuho College
Chair: Hoichi Gary Tsuchimochi, Independent Scholar
1) Harry Wray, Aichi Mizuho College. Content Analysis and Comparison of Selected Topics in Japanese History, 1905-1930, in the First and Second Drafts of the Atarashii rekishi kyokasho
2) Takashi Yoshida, Western Michigan University. War over Words: Changing Descriptions of Nanjing in Japanese History Textbooks
3) Peter Mauch, Kyoto University. Pearl Harbor as New History: Japanese-American Relations, 1938-1941, and the Atarashii rekishi kyokasho

Session 25: Room 208
Individual Paper Session: Music, Fiction, Film, and TV Drama
Chair: Yinghong Li, Obirin University
1) Linda Letten, La Trobe University. Yokobue in the Enkyou-bon Variant of the Heike monogatari
2) Maryellen T. Mori, Independent Scholar. The Centrality of Sacrificial Violence in Takahashi Takako’s Fiction
3) Sarah Chen, Occidental College. Returning to the Scene of the Crime: Three Novels by Qiu Xiaolong, Haruki Murakami, and Kazuo Ishiguro
4) Rie Karatsu, Massey University. In-between Kitsch: Takeshi Kitano's Adaptation of Zatoichi
5) Wai-ming Ng, Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Impact of Japanese Television Dramas on Hong Kong Television Dramas

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