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The Tenth Asian Studies Conference Japan was held at
International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo on 24-25 June 2006


Registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, University Hall, Central Entrance,
International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo
Book Display: Second Floor Lounge and Room 251
Donuts and Refreshments: University Hall, Central Entrance
After-Session Discussion: Rooms 203 and 302


Session 1: Room 252
Koreans and the Japanese Empire: New Historical Perspectives
Organizer: David Palmer, Flinders University
Chair: Mark Caprio, Rikkyo University
1) Jung-Sun N. Han, Korea University
Will to Empire: Modern Japanese Cartoons and the Visual Representation of the Korean Annexation of 1910
2) W. Donald Smith, Independent Scholar
Korean Forced Labor in Wartime Coal Mining
3) David Palmer, Flinders University
Slave Labor under Imperial Fascism: The Korean Forced Laborers of Hiroshima-ken
Discussant: Yoichi Hirama, The Military History Society of Japan

Session 2: Room 352
Reproducing Modernities: Race, Gender, and Labor in Making Nations across the Pacific
Organizer: Denise Khor, University of California, San Diego
Chair: Kazuyo Tsuchiya, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1) Su Yun Kim, University of California, San Diego/Yonsei University
Colonial Intimacy and Reproduction of Family: Interracial Unions in Colonial Korea
2) Tomoko Tsuchiya, University of California, San Diego
Memory of Japanese War Brides: Their Images and Experiences between Two Nations
3) Denise Khor, University of California, San Diego
Discipline and Leisure: Asian Laborers and the Work of the Movies
Discussant: Kazuyo Tsuchiya, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Session 3: Room 202
How Will Japan's International Identity Be Affected by New Security Issues?
Organizer/Chair: Wilhelm M. Vosse, International Christian University
1) Susanne Klien, University of Halle, Germany
Reassessing Japan's International Contribution in the Wake of 9-11: From Civilian Power to Normal State?
2) Wilhelm Vosse, International Christian University
Are Americans from Mars and Japanese from Venus? A Comparative Look at Public Attitudes on Peace and Security
3) Alexander Bukh, Hosei University
Japan's National Identity, Historical Memory, and History Textbooks
4) Andrew Oros, Washington College
External Actors and State Identity: Securing Japan through Missile Defense
Discussant: Tadashi Anno, Sophia University

Session 4: Room 303
Shibusawa Keizô and the Possibilities of Social Science in Modern Japan
Organizer: Wakako Kusumoto, Shibusawa Ei'ichi Memorial Foundation
Chair: Alan Christy, University of California, Santa Cruz
1) Noriko Aso, University of California, Santa Cruz
Shibusawa Keizô's Folk Capitalism
2) Kenji Sato, University of Tokyo
Thinking of Images/Thinking through Images: Shibusawa Keizô's Ebiki Project
3) Kayoko Fujita, Osaka University
A Passage to St. Louis: The Shibusawa Keizô Collection for the Museum of Commerce and the Exhibition “Different Lands/Shared Experiences”
4) Wakako Kusumoto, Shibusawa Ei'ichi Memorial Foundation
Looking for Shibusawa Keizô: An Exploration of the Junctions (or Discontinuities) among Anthropology, Folklore, and  Studies of Japan
Discussant: Alan Christy, University of California, Santa Cruz

Session 5: Room 316
Poets, Audience, and Court Spectacle: Facets of the Fujiwara Patronage of Poetry in Late Tenth-Century Waka
Organizer/Chair: Gian Piero Persiani, Columbia University
1) Katsushige Monzawa, Waseda University
Reconstructing the Target Readership of the Tônomine Shôshô Monogatari
2) Gian Piero Persiani, Columbia University
Instituting Poetic Authority: Saneyori and the Tentoku 4 Poetry Match
3) Joseph T. Sorensen, University of California, Davis
Screen Poetry and Ceremonial Observance at the Heian Court
Discussant: Janine Beichman, Daito Bunka University

Session 6: Room 253
Individual Papers on Japanese Literature and Art
Chair: Kate Wildman Nakai, Sophia University
1) Mari Nagase, University of British Columbia
Shusse for an Edo-Period Woman Kanshi Poet, Hara Saihin
2) Rachel Payne, University of Canterbury
Censorship of Kabuki in the Early Meiji Era
3) Seth Jacobowitz, Cornell University
Intermediary Genres of Meiji Art: The Photographic Paintings of Ochiai Yoshiiku and Yokoyama Matsusaburô
4) Joan Ericson, Colorado College
The Return of Momotarō: Revisiting Tales for Children
5) James Dorsey, Dartmouth College
Japan’s Postwar “Holy War”: The Inquiry into Literature’s Contribution to the War Effort

Session 7: Room 252
"Japaneseness" in Transwar Japan: Assimilation and Elimination
Organizer/Chair: Yu Kishi, International Christian University
1) Shiro Yoshioka, International Christian University
"Nothing that happens is ever forgotten, even if you can't remember it": Retrieval and Reconstruction of Japaneseness in the Films of Miyazaki Hayao
2) Yu Kishi, International Christian University
Japaneseness in Modern Japanese Architecture: Kenzo Tange's "Jômon tradition" and "Yayoi tradition"
3) Miyuki Morita, International Christian University
The Concept of "Japaneseness": A Case Study of School Textbooks Used in Immediate Postwar Okinawa
4) Yuji Kawazoe, International Christian University
Universal versus Uniqueness: The Limits of Assimilation Policy in Colonial Taiwan
Discussant: Michio Hayashi, Sophia University

Session 8: Room 352
The Social Dynamics and Political Ramifications of "Scientific" Knowledge in India, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam
Organizer/Chair: Shaun Kingsley Malarney, International Christian University
1) Shaun Kingsley Malarney, International Christian University
Scientific Knowledge, Hygiene, and the Transcendence of "Backwardness" in Revolutionary Vietnam
2) Tomiko Yamaguchi, International Christian University
Controversy over Genetically Modified Crops in India: Emerging Science and Technology and Social Identities of Farmers
3) Yasuhiro Tanaka, International Christian University
Scientific Knowledge and Social Formation: The Case of Meiji State Bureaucrats
4) Shu-Fen Kao, Leader University
Scientific Discourse and Social Construction of Risks: A Case Study of the Cobalt-60 Radioactive Contamination Incident in Taiwan
Discussant: Nawalage Cooray, International University of Japan

Session 9: Room 202
Roundtable: Economic Planning of Japan in Historical Perspective
Organizer/Chair: Katalin Ferber, Waseda University
1) Simon James Bytheway, Nihon University
2) Katalin Ferber, Waseda University 
3) Janis Mimura, State University of New York, Stony Brook
4) Scott O'Bryan, Indiana University at Bloomington
5) Michael Schiltz, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Session 10: Room 303
Mobilizing the Urban Experience of Tokyo
Organizer/Chair: Julian Worrall, University of Tokyo
1) Izumi Kuroishi, Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College
Phenomenological Urban Studies and the Redevelopment of Shibuya
2) Astrid Edlinger, University of Tokyo
Happy Shopping
3) Julian Worrall, University of Tokyo
Theorizing Sakariba
Discussant: David Slater, Sophia University

Session 11: Room 316
Roundtable: The Future of Basic Textual Research in Classical Japanese Literature
Organizer: Machiko Midorikawa, Kanto Gakuin University
Chair: Michael Watson, Meiji Gakuin University
1) Kuniko Kido, Tokai Women's Junior College
2) Akihiko Niimi, Kure National College of Technology
3) Hiroshi Yokomizo, Waseda University
4) Machiko Midorikawa, Kanto Gakuin University
5) Michael Watson, Meiji Gakuin University
Discussant: Randle Keller Kimbrough, Nanzan University/University of Colorado

Session 12: Room 253
The Other and the Same in Recent Japanese Literature and Film
Organizer: Irena Hayter, University of London
Chair: Atsuko Sakaki, University of Toronto
1) Atsuko Sakaki, University of Toronto
What's the Matter with "M"?  Horie Toshiyuki Addresses Multisensorial Multiculturalism in Paris, Circa 1995
2) Rachael Hutchinson, Colgate University
Hold That Pose! Photography and Kabuki in Takeshi Kitano's Kikujirô
3) Irena Hayter
A Postmodern Nationalism? Form and Ideology in Japanese Film
4) Baryon Tensor Posadas, University of Toronto
Doppelgänger, Repetition, History: Doubles and Doubling in Edogawa Ranpo and Tsukamoto Shinya
Discussant: Leith Morton, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Session 13: Room 253
Individual Papers on Modern Chinese History
Chair: David Wank, Sophia University
1) Makiko Mori, University of California, Los Angeles
Contesting Utopias: The Late Qing Reconfiguration of the Concept of Qing
2) Motoe Sasaki, Johns Hopkins University
Crossroads for “New Women” in Revolutionary China: He Zizhen, Agnes Smedley, and
Wu Guanghui in 1930s Yenan
3) Daniel Y. K. Kwan, University College of the Fraser Valley
Culture and Politics of Chinese Workers: An Analysis of Spare-Time Educational Programs in Guangzhou, 1949–1959
4) Grace Ai-Ling Chou, Lingnan University
Containing Communism through Cultural Education: American NGO’s in Hong Kong in the 1950s


Session 14: Room 252
Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary Japan
Organizer/Chair: Hirohisa Takenoshita, Shizuoka University
1) Keiko Funabashi, Shizuoka University
Gender Relations in Managing the Balance between Raising a Child and Work: From a Survey in Six Countries (Japan, Korea, Thailand, France, Sweden, and U.S.)
2) Junko Nishimura, Meisei University
Work-Family Interface: Determinants and Outcome of Work-Family Conflict in Japan
3) Hirohisa Takenoshita, Shizuoka University
Gender, Ethnicity, and Economic Disparity: A Comparative Study of Income Earnings between Japanese-Brazilian Migrants and Native Japanese
4) Kohei Kawabata, Australian National University
Nationalism in the Individualized Era and Possibilities for Solidarity: A Case Study of Two Young Japanese Who Have Zainichi Korean Friends
Discussant: Yoshikazu Shiobara, Osaka University of Economics and Law

Session 15: Room 352
Good Times, Bad Times: New Perspectives on Chinese Business and Family Adaptations to Changing Regimes in Indonesia
Organizer/Chair: Peter Post, Netherlands Institute for War Documentation
1) Keng We Koh, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Snapshot Histories: Family Albums and Home Movies in the Construction of Chinese Pasts in Indonesia
2) Peter Post, Netherlands Institute for War Documentation
Paradise Lost: The Fates and Fortunes of the Oei Tiong Ham Concern, 1930s-1960s
3) Nobuhiro Aizawa, Kyoto University
Detaching the Chinese from China: Blocking China and Mobilizing the Chinese in Making the New Order, 1965-1967
4) Marleen Dieleman, Leiden University School of Management
Co-evolution of Generational and Regime Changes in Ethnic Chinese Conglomerates: The Case of the Salim Group of Indonesia
Discussant: Nobuto Yamamoto, Keio University

Session 16: Room 202
Roundtable: Cultures of Nature and of (Social) Science: Making Forests and Mountains for Matsutake Mushrooms across the Asian Pacific
Organizer/Chair: Anna Tsing, University of California, Santa Cruz
Anna Tsing, University of California, Santa Cruz
Shiho Satsuka, Albion College
Lieba Faier, University of California, Los Angeles
Miyako Inoue, Stanford University

Session 17: Room 303
Roundtable: From Local History to Global History:  Learning from Regional Japan
Organizer/Chair: M. William Steele, International Christian University
1) James Baxter, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
2) Hidemichi Kawanishi, Joetsu University of Education
3) Hiroshi Onitsuka, Iida City Institute of Historical Research
4) Patricia Sippel, Toyo Eiwa University
5) M. William Steele, International Christian University
6) Sumire Yamashita, University of Tsukuba

Session 18: Room 316
The Utopian Impulse in Taishô Literature 
Organizer/Chair: Angela Yiu, Sophia University
1) Douglas Wilkerson, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
The Urban Refuge in Taishô Literature
2) Dan O'Neill, University of California, Berkeley
The Nomadic Utopianism of an Invalid: Kajii Motojirô, Hori Tatsuo, and Urban Space
3) Angela Yiu, Sophia University
Atarashiki-mura Still Exists! The Literary Beginnings of a Communal Village
Discussant: Sally Hastings, Purdue University

Session 19: Room 213
(Ani)Mimetic Representation: The Comic Spectacle and the Paragon of Animals in Asian Modernity
Organizer/Chair: Jane M. Ferguson, Cornell University
1) Tomoko Shimizu, University of Tsukuba
Mimic Animals and Reversed Savageness
2) Jane M. Ferguson, Cornell University
Albino Tiger, Alligator Reincarnate: Shan Comic Books as Vehicles for Ersatz Nostalgia in Southeast Asia
3) Toshiya Ueno, Wako University
The Wolf's Pain: Anima(liza)tion as a Tactic for Social Critique
4) Iva Georgieva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
The Anima of Anime
Discussant: Tom Gill, Meiji Gakuin University

Session 20: Room 253
Individual Papers on Contemporary Asian Society and Politics
Chair: Yoshiko Ashiwa, Hitotsubashi University
1) Ginny Maeng, Yonsei University
Human Security and Northeast Asia: The Case of North Korean Refugees
2) Liang Wang, The University of Hong Kong
International NGOs Campaign in China: Case Studies of Greenpeace-China
3) Feng Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University
 Individual Rights and Collective Rights:  Labor’s Predicament in China 

4) Jae Hun Jung, Washington State University
Contested Motherhood: Korean Mothers in Home Schools
5) George S. Solt, University of California, San Diego
Changing Dietary Habits and the Popularization of Ramen in Modern Japan


Mary Elizabeth Berry
Professor of History
University of California, Berkeley
Past President of the Association for Asian Studies

Why Work So Hard?
Anxiety and Consumption in Seventeenth-Century Japan

5:55 P.M. – 6:40 P.M.
Room 367

RECEPTION: 6:45 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
ICU Cafeteria

BUSINESS MEETING: 9:30 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.
Room 151


Session 21: Room 252
Maintaining and Transforming Identities through Religion: Identity Negotiation of Korean Society in the Early Twentieth Century
Organizer/Chair: Choe Yeonjung, Seoul National University
1) Kim Jiyon, Seoul National University
The Self-Identification of Korean Intellectuals in the Educational Reform of the Early Twentieth Century
2) Choe Yeonjung, Seoul National University
The New Woman and Christianity in 1920s Korea: Religion as a Tool of Emancipation?
3) Identities of Korean Christians in the Early Twentieth Century
Cho Namwook, Seoul National University
4) Kim Joosil, Seoul National University
Reconfirmation of Korean National Identity by Dangun
Discussant: Mark Caprio, Rikkyo University

Session 22: Room 352
Gendering of Work in Comparative Context
Organizer/Chair: Vivian Price, California State University, Dominguez Hills
1) Mary Heather White, WUSC-EAST in Sri Lanka
Gender and Development in Sri Lanka
2) Kayoko Muramatsu, Nihon University
Women in the Japanese Construction Industry
3) Faustin T. Kalabamu, University of Botswana
Women's dilemma in Botswana's Construction Industry
Discussant: Vivian Price, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Session 23: Room 202
The Socio-Political Internet in Asia
Organizers: Leslie M. Tkach-Kawasaki, University of Tsukuba, and Han Woo Park, Yeung-Nam University
Chair: Leslie M. Tkach-Kawasaki, University of Tsukuba
1) Han Woo Park, Yeung-Nam University
Features and Structures of Online Political Communications in Korea’s Blogosphere
2) Kakuko Miyata, Meiji Gakuin University
Does the Internet Facilitate Civic Engagement?
3) Chien-leng Hsu, Lancaster University
International Politics and the Net: Making It Visible
Discussant: Tadashi Takenouchi, University of Tokyo

Session 24: Room 303
Roundtable: Writing Lives in Early Modern and Modern Japan: Diaries, Memoirs, and Autobiographies as Historical and Literary Sources
Organizer/Chair: Marcia Yonemoto, University of Colorado at Boulder/Ochanomizu University
1) Marcia Yonemoto, University of Colorado at Boulder/Ochanomizu University
2) Gaye Rowley, Waseda University
3) Faye Yuan Kleeman, University of Colorado at Boulder/University of Tokyo
4) Simon Partner, Duke University/Waseda University 

Session 25: Room 316
Travel and Transnationality: Discourses of Identity in Latter Twentieth-Century Japanese Travel Writings
Organizer/Chair: Jordan Smith, University of California, Los Angeles
1) Abbie Yamamoto, University of California, Berkeley
The War-Bride's Identity Formation in New York City: Emiko in Ariyoshi Sawako's Hishoku (No Colors)
2) Jordan Smith, University of California, Los Angeles
Satori and Sainthood in Mexico: Poly-fictionalizing the Spiritual Quest in Ôe Kenzaburô's Jinsei no Shinseki (An Echo of Heaven)
3) Timothy Unverzagt Goddard, University of California, Los Angeles
Views of Murakami Haruki: Tôi Taiko and the Contemporary Travel Narrative
Discussant: Michael Bourdaghs, University of California, Los Angeles

Session 26: Room 213
Mass Utopia in East Asia
Organizer: Sujaya Dhanvantari, Chuo University
Chair: Bernard Wilson, University of Hong Kong
1) James Tink, Chuo University
Somersaults and Contradictions: Confounded Modernities in Japanese and Korean Fiction of the 1990s
2) Sujaya Dhanvantari, Chuo University
Visions of Modernity in Soviet and Japanese Radical Films of the 1920s
3) John Clammer, Sophia University
Japanese New Religions
Discussant: Bernard Wilson, University of Hong Kong

Session 27: Room 253
Individual Papers on Asian Interactions
Chair: Kenneth Robinson, International Christian University
1) Limin Bai, Victoria University of Wellington
Confucianism in the Context of Sino-Japanese Intellectual Interchange: Modern Chinese Textbooks and Japanese Influence
2) Naoko Kato, University of Texas at Austin
Shanghai’s Ambiguous Identity: Sino-Japanese Cultural Exchanges at Uchiyama Bookstore
3) Christopher Dewell, Waseda University
Japanese Instructors at the Beijing Police Academy, 1901–1912
4) Jeremy Phillipps, Kanazawa University
Imperialism and Regional Identity: The Japan Sea Period and Japanese Imperialism in the Early 1930s
5) Iu Yiu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Globalization and Localization of the "Seiyû" Culture in an Asian Context


Session 28: Room 252
Japanese Youth and Deviance: Representations in Print and Visual Media
Organizer/Chair: Melanie Czarnecki, Sophia University
1) Melanie Czarnecki, Sophia University
Social Outcasts: Schoolgirls and Abortion in Late Meiji
2) Joanne Izbicki, Ithaca College 

There's No Such Thing as a Bad "Otoko no ko":  Japanese War Orphans and Fr. Edward Flanagan
3) Maria Flutsch, University of Tasmania

Murakami Haruki and His Killer Teenagers
4) Christophe Thouny, McGill University
Synchronizing with the World: The Desire for Connectivity in Post-EVA Japanese Youth Culture
Discussant: Robert Yoder, Chuo University

Session 29: Room 352
Women's Mobility and Emancipation in Asia
Organizer: ShongGor Ooi, Keio University
Chair: Fabio Aschero, Keio University
1) Fabio Aschero, Keio University
Choice or Compromise? Marriage Postponement in Japan and Italy
2) ShongGor Ooi, Keio University
Skilled Migrant Japanese Women in Asia
3) Ozlem Zaimoglu, University of Tokyo
Turkish Women Migrants in Japan
Discussant: James Farrer, Sophia University

Session 30: Room 202
Newspapers and Journals in Republican-era Tianjin and Shanghai
Organizer/Chair: Timothy Weston, University of Colorado/Waseda University
1) Timothy Weston, University of Colorado/Waseda University
The Politics and Business of Shanghai's Commercial Newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s
2) Linda Grove, Sophia University
The World of Women's Magazines in 1920s Tianjin
3) Toshihiko Kishi, The University of Shimane
Advertising and Graphics as Seen in I Shi Bao
Discussant: James Huffman, Wittenberg University

Session 31: Room 303
From Edo to Tokyo: The Dissolution of Urban Society in Early Modern Japan
Organizer/Chair: Roderick Wilson, Stanford University
1) Kaoru Iwamoto, University of Tokyo
Chichibu's Kannon Temples Before and After the Meiji Restoration
2) Masato Takenouchi, University of Tokyo
Dissolution of Early-Modern Urban Society and the Activities of Shinto Priests in Edo and Tokyo
3) Roderick Wilson, Stanford University
From Edo Bay to Edomae: Environmental Relations in Tokyo's Fishing Communities, 1850s-1890s
4) Megumi Matsuyama, University of Tokyo
Renters' Rights: Changing Patterns of Tenancy in Meiji-Period Tokyo
Discussant: David Howell, Princeton University

Session 32: Room 316
Transformation as Innovation: The Uses of China in Eighteenth- to Twentieth-century Japanese Artistic Practice
Organizer/Chair: Sachiko Idemitsu, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
1) Sachiko Idemitsu, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
The Birth of True Views: One Aspect of Artistic Activities by Ôbaku Priests in Early Eighteenth-century Japan
2) Rosina Buckland, New York University
Transformation as Innovation: From Travelling Bunjin to Meiji Master
3) Maki Kaneko, University of East Anglia
Representing Asia: Images of the Great Buddha in Wartime Japan
Discussant: Khanh Trinh, former curator of Japanese art at the Museum of East Asian Art in Berlin [Change received June 16th, not reflected in printed program] 

Session 33: Room 253
Individual Papers on Writing and Language in Japan History
Chair: Tzvetana Kristeva, International Christian University
1) Jan Leuchtenberger, University of Puget Sound
Spreading the Word: The Role of the Kashihonya in Disseminating One Forbidden Kirishitan Text
2) Paul Clark, West Texas A&M University/Rikkyo University
The Genbun’itchi Society and the Drive to “Nationalize” the Japanese Language
3) Curtis Anderson Gayle, Leiden University
Writing History and Contesting Memory: Ehime and the Emergence of Chi’iki Josei-shi
4) Kelly Hansen, University of Hawaii
Genbun’itchi in the Twenty-first Century: The Case of Densha Otoko
5) Noriko Manabe, CUNY Graduate Center
Globalization and Japanese Creativity: Adaptation of the Japanese Language to Rap

Session 34: Room 213
"Transnational Tradeswomen" (film): Introduced by Vivian Price