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Saturday and Sunday, June 19 - 20, 2010
Waseda University, Tokyo

ASCJ 2010: PROGRAM (PDF format). 

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The following roundtable and panels were accepted for the conference. See the PDF program for the final corrected list of conference participants and papers.

Medieval Japanese War Tales and their Reception (Roundtable)
Organizer/Chair: Michael Watson, Meiji Gakuin University
1) Jeremy Sather, University of Pennsylvania
2) Vyjayanthi Selinger, Bowdoin College
3) Todd Squires, Kinki University
4) Roberta Strippoli, Binghamton University (SUNY)
5) Mathew W. Thompson, Sophia University

Female Marriage Migration and Japan’s Multiculturalism: Twenty Years of Asian Brides
Organizer/Chair: Taeyoon Ahn, Ewha Womans University
1) Taeyoon Ahn, Ewha Womans University
Bridge-Makers and Cultural Agents: A New Wave of Korean Migrant Brides in Yamagata
2) Satoko Takeda, Nihon University
Building a New Community in Rural Japan: The Potential Roles of Female Marriage Migrants and their Historical and Social Significance
3) Yon-Suk Yu, J. F. Oberlin University
Transnational Migration, Ethnic Business, and Cultural Empowerment among “Newcomer” Korean Women in Metropolitan Japan: A Strategy of Survival in a Global Age
Discussant: Seiko Hanochi, Chubu University

From Total War to Total History: Medicine, Public Health and Power in Modern Japan
Organizer: Alexander Bay, Chapman University
Chair: Andrew Goble, University of Oregon
1) Ichikawa Tomoo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Negotiating the Maritime Order: National Power and Disease Prevention in Japanese Treaty Ports, 1859-1899
2) Suzuki Akihito, Keio University
Towards a total History of Epidemics and Public Health in Meiji Japan
3) Alexander Bay, Chapman University
Science, Rice and Historical Agency during Total-war Mobilization
Discussant: Nagashima Takeshi, Senshu University

Ambivalent Identities: Gender, Nationality, and Allegiance in Occupied Japan and Korea
Organizer/Chair: Mark E, Caprio, Rikkyo University
1) Sally Hastings, Purdue University
Japanese Repatriates as a Women's Political Issue
2) Atsuko Aoki, Rikkyo University
Stranger in a Strange Land: Japanese Wives and the Repatriation Program
3) Mark E. Caprio, Rikkyo University
Five-Star Comfort: The Korean Hostess and the U.S. Military in Occupation and War
Discussant: Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Australia National University

Miracles and Superhuman Powers in Medieval Japanese Literature
Organizer: Monika Dix, University of Colorado at Boulder
Chair: Keller Kimbrough, University of Colorado at Boulder/ Nanzan University
1) Haruko Wakabayashi, Tokyo University Historiographical Institute
Ono no Takamura: The Man Who Traveled Between This World and the Other World
2) Monika Dix, University of Colorado at Boulder
Miraculous Power of Music: The Buddhist Magic of the Flute in the Sixteenth-Century Tale Bontenkoku
3) Keller Kimbrough, University of Colorado at Boulder/ Nanzan University
Miracles of the Stage: Performing Death and Salvation in the Seventeenth-Century Ko-jōruri Puppet Theater
4) Noriko Reider, Miami University
Hanayo no hime: “Blossom Princess” – Yamauba, Obasute, and Provincial Customs in a Late Medieval Story
Discussant: Satoko Shimazaki, University of Colorado at Boulder

Japan and the Pacific Islands: Former Legacies and New Articulations
Organizer and Chair: Greg Dvorak, University of Tokyo
1) Niko Besnier, The University of Amsterdam
The Pacific Island Body in Japanese Rugby
2) Konishi Junko, Shizuoka University
Recreating the Re-creation: A Historical View of the Development of Ogasawaran Nanyo Odori Dancing from Micronesian Marching Dances
3) Greg Dvorak, The University of Tokyo
100 Kilograms of Sand: Tracing the Routes and Roots of Japanese Bereavement in the Postwar Marshall Islands
4) Jessica Jordan, University of California, San Diego
Narratives of Japan in the Northern Mariana Islands: Relating to Experiences of Multiple Pasts
Discussant: Tanahashi Satoshi, Ochanomizu University

Gender, Culture and Discourses of Japaneseness, 1873–1945
Organizer: Andrea Germer, Newcastle University, UK
Chair: Vera Mackie, Melbourne University
1) Ulrike Wöhr, Hiroshima City University
 German Masculinities and their Japanese Others, 1873–1914
2) Jason Karlin, University of Tokyo
Fashion, Gender, and the Temporal Spaces of Prewar Japan
3) Andrea Germer, Newcastle University, UK
 Cultural Imperialism from Below? Culture, War and Gender in the Magazine Heitai (Soldier), 1939–1944
Discussant: Vera Mackie, Melbourne University

You Are How You Eat: Food, Socialization, and Embodiment in Japan
Organizer/Chair: Kathryn Goldfarb, University of Chicago
1) Gergely Mohácsi, Tokyo University
How Much Do You Know (About Food)? Learning Nutrition and Patient Activism in Japan
2) Maho Isono, Waseda University
Eating Disorders and the De-socialization of Bodily Sensation
3) Rie Hogetsu, Ochanomizu University
Dentists and Mastication: How Chewing Became an Oral Discipline in Prewar and Wartime Japan
4) Kathryn Goldfarb, University of Chicago
Foodways, Family, and Failed Exchanges: Socialization in a Japanese Children’s Home
Discussant: Azumi Tsuge, Meiji Gakuin University

Cultural Transformations in Early Modern and Modern East Asia
Organizer/Chair: Jenine Heaton, Kansai University
1) Jiexi Zheng, Kansai University
Information Networks in East Asia during the Last Decade of the 16th Century: Intercommunication and the Imperial Strategy of Ming Dynasty China
2) Caiqin Wang, Kansai University
Reactions of Chinese Students to New Words Created by Japanese in the Process of Modernization
3) Xiaofang Hai, Kansai University
Japanese Influences on the Creation of National Language Studies
4) Heyang Fang, Kansai University
Chinese and Japanese Fine Arts in Early World Expositions
Discussant: Jian Zhao, Tokiwakai Gakuen University

Socialism, Nationhood, and Art: Images of Volk in Japan, 1930–1950
Organizer: Mikiko Hirayama, University of Cincinnati
Chair: Mayu Tsuruya, Independent Scholar
1) Mikiko Hirayama, University of Cincinnati
Was There Socialist Realism in Japan? Proletarian Art of the Interwar Years
2) Mayu Tsuruya, Independent Scholar
Socialist Realism and Japan’s War Art
3) Aya Louisa McDonald, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Art for the People: Foujita’s “Socialist” Interlude
4) Maki Kaneko, University of Kansas
A War Artist’s Postwar Settlement: Mukai Junkichi’s Transformation into a Minka (Folk House) Painter
Discussant: Richard L. Wilson, International Christian University

Engaging the Untouchable: Indonesian Writers and the Politically Sensitive
Organizer/Chair: William Bradley Horton, Waseda University
1) William Bradley Horton, Waseda University
Speak Not the Truth: Abdoe’lxarim and Popular Literature on Boven Digul in Colonial Indonesia
2) Kaoru Kochi, Aichi Prefectural University
Historical Tragedy in Literature: Ahmad Tohari's Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk and the memory of Massacre in 1960s Indonesia
3) Mikihiro Moriyama, Nanzan University
Literary Expressions in Post-Soharto Indonesia
Discussant: Koko Sudarmoko, Andalas University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Visions and Strategies of Labor Movements in the Post-Deregulation Era
Organizer/Chair: Jun Imai, Tōhoku University
Chair: Jun Imai, Tōhoku University
1) Jun Imai, Tōhoku University
Labor Market Re-regulation: Extension of ‘Company Citizenship’ to Al?
2) Satomi Era, Tōhoku University
How does new Labor Movement Deal with New Categories of Workers?
3) David-Antoine Malinas, Tōhoku University
Young Workers Labor Union and the Revival of Japanese Labor Movement
Discussant: to be confirmed

Contested Zones in Postwar Japanese Art
Organizer/Chair: James Jack, University of Hawai’i- Manoa
1) Gen Adachi, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Agitation to Sarcasm: The Yomiuri Independent Exhibition and its Surroundings
2) Oshrat Dotan, Tel Aviv University
Time and Space in the Work of Suga Kishio
3) James Jack, University of Hawai’i- Manoa
Remembering Mono-ha: The Reconstruction of Encounters
Discussant: Olivier Kirschner, Tsukuba University

The 1960 Protests against the US-Japan Security Treaty as a Turning Point in Postwar Japanese History
Organizer/Chair: Nick Kapur, Harvard University
1) Kenji Hasegawa, Yokohama National University
The 1960 Anpo Protests as Final Battle: The Bund Zengakuren and its Quest for “World Revolution”
2) Hiroe Saruya, University of Michigan
Japanese Intellectuals' Commitment to the Public before and during the 1960 Anpo Protests
3) Nick Kapur, Harvard University
Japanese Literature and the Arts after Anpo
4) Chikanobu Michiba, Wako University
The 1960 Anpo Protests as a Convergence of Historical and Political Forces
Discussant: John Campbell, University of Michigan

Geographies of Identity in the Japanese Empire
Organizer/Chair: Kimberly Kono, Smith College
1) Michele Mason, University of Maryland, College Park
Regendering the Colonial Hokkaido “Pioneer”
2) Kota Inoue, University of Redlands
Between the Samisen and the Iron Bars: Shitamachi Identity in the Face of the Empire
3) Sayuri Oyama, Sarah Lawrence College
Gender and Buraku Identity:  Shimizu Shikin's "Imin Gakuen"
4) Kimberly Kono, Smith College
Dangerous Companions: Cultural Cross-Dressing in Colonial Manchuria
Discussant: Faye Kleeman, University of Colorado, Boulder

Japan's Imperial Call on Women in the 1920s and 1930s
Organizer: Helen J. S. Lee, Yonsei University
1) Dean Brink, Tamkang University
Pygmalion Colonialism: How to Become a Japanese Woman According to the 1930s Japanese Newspapers in Taiwan
2) Ji Young Suh, Korea University
Servicing the Domains of Intimacy, from Sex to Domestic Chores: Maids in Colonial Korea
3) Helen J. S. Lee,Yonsei University
Birthing for the Empire: Theories of Biopolitics in Japan's Imperial Discourse
Discussant: Youn Ok Song, Aoyama Gakuin University School of Business

Multiculturalist Discourse and Practice in Japan
Organizer: Sheri Love Yasue, Nanzan University
Chair: Wendy Matsumura, Furman University
1) Sheri Love Yasue, Nanzan University
Multiculturalism in Japan? Discourse on the Feasibility of Western Style Social Policies Taking Root in Japan
2) Takemasa Ando, Australian National University
Shifting Views of Japanese Civil Society on Asia
3) Wendy Matsumura, Furman University
The Limits of Multiculturalism in Contemporary Okinawa: Lessons from Prewar Okinawan Studies
4) Nina Hakkarainen-Hayasaki, University of Helsinki
Word of Mouth or Not: Role of Social Capital in Career Building Processes of Highly Skilled Migrants in Japan
Discussant: Koichi Okamoto, Waseda University

Reception of the Writings of Murasaki Shikibu: from medieval Kamakura to modern Korea
Organizer: Machiko Midorikawa, Waseda University
Chair: Rebekah Clements, Cambridge University
1) Soon-Boon Cheong, Paichai University
Problems faced in Translating Murasaki Shikibu Nikki into Korean
2) Motoko Kuriyama, Chiba Keizai College
The Annotations by Saien in Hikaru Genji monogatari shō
3) Rebekah Clements, Cambridge University
Rewriting Genji Monogatari: The Edo-period Translations
4) Machiko Midorikawa, Waseda University
Reception of Genji Monogatari in the Taishō Period
Discussant: Michael Emmerich, University of California, Santa Barbara

Transformations of Religious Thought and Practice in Modern Japan
Organizer: Matthew S. Mitchell, Duke University
Chair: Jolyon Thomas, Princeton University
1)  Matthew D. McMullen, University of California, Berkeley
Ono Seishū's Shingon Philosophy: A Meiji Interpretation of Kūkai 's Theory of the Dharmakāya
2) Matthew S. Mitchell, Duke University
Opening the Curtains on Popular Practices: Kaichō in the Meiji and Taishō Periods
3) Jessica Starling, University of Virginia
“Acting priests”: Wartime Temple Wives and the Negotiation of Clerical Definitions in the Ōtani-ha
4) Jolyon B. Thomas, Princeton University
On the Category of New Religions (Shinshūkyō) in Twentieth Century Japan: Theological and Academic Impulses Behind an Emergent Category
Discussant: Stephen G. Covell, Western Michigan University

Who is Whose Heretic? Meiji Buddhism and Its Encounter with "Rational Religion"
Organizer/Chair: Michel Mohr, University of Hawaii
1) Carl Freire, University of California, Berkeley
Nichiren Buddhism, Lay Activists, and Institutional Change in Imperial Japan
3) George Lazopoulos, University of California, Berkeley
Tetsugakukan: Buddhism and the Origins of Japanese Philosophy
4) Ryan Ward, University of Tokyo
The Nukariya Kaiten Heresy
Discussant: Shin'ichi Yoshinaga, Maizuru National College of Technology

Traveling Texts, Traveling Ideas: Modern Chinese Literature in Transit
Organizer: Makiko Mori, Auburn University
Chair: Mingwei Song, Wellesley College
1) Lanjun Xu, National University of Singapore
Naturalization of Development into Chinese Space: Liang Qichao (1873–1929) and His Translation of Jules Verne’s A Two Years’ Vacation
2) Makiko Mori, Auburn University
Humanitarianism and the Question of Agency in the Republican Era
3) Shengqing Wu, Wesleyan University
The Will to Refrain: Wu Mi (1894–1978) and His Poetic Translation
4) Jennifer Feeley, The University of Iowa
Rewriting Plath: The Confessional Mode and Contemporary Chinese Women’s Poetry
Discussant: Mingwei Song, Wellesley College

Gender Politics of Domestic Sphere and Reproduction in Modern China
Organizer/Chair: Fumie Ohashi, JSPS fellow
1) Mizuyo Sudo, JSPS fellow
Chaste Widows and Exemplary Wives/Daughters (Jiefu Lienü) in Modern China: 1915-1927
2) Yao Yi, JSPS fellow
The Formation of the Maternal and Child Health System and Gender Politics in China: 1949-1966
3) Fumie Ohashi, JSPS fellow
Reconfiguration of “Jia-zheng”: Politics of Reproductive Sphere in Post-Mao China
4) Yoko Uemura, Hitotsubashi University
Representation of Media and Gender in Post-Mao China: The Image of Woman in the Advertisement of Home Electric Appliances.
Discussant: Linda Grove, Sophia University

Changes in Diplomacy and Trade in the 16th Century East Asia
Organizer: Csaba Olah, Tokyo University
Chair: Barbara Seyock, Tübingen University
1) Csaba Olah, Tokyo University
Zhu Wan’s Measures on Sea-defense and the Last Official Japanese Embassy to Ming-China: A “too late” Change in Sino-Japanese Trade-system?
2) Birgit Tremml, University of Vienna
Tracing the Iberians’ Influence on 16th Century-changes in East Asia
3) Barbara Seyock, Tuebingen University
Ceramic Trade and Traditions in East Asia, 16th to Early 17th Century and its Impact on Japan
Discussant: Kenji Igawa, Osaka University

Transnational Meanings and Negotiations of Racialized Bodies and Desires
Organizer: Jamie Paquin, Sophia University
Chair: Katsuhiko Suganuma, Oita University
1) Tamaki Watarai, Aichi Prefectural University
Modeling through Japanese and Non-Japanese Bodies: Japanese-Brazilian Female Migrants in Japan
2) Jamie Paquin, Sophia University
Interpreting Categorical (Interracial) Sexual Preferences: From Representation-Analysis to Subject-Centered Approaches
3) Kozue Sato, Sophia University
The Strategic Use of Mixed-Race ‘Haafu’ Models in Contemporary Japanese Female Fashion Magazines
Discussant: Katsuhiko Suganuma, Oita University

Private Pleasure in Japanese Art
Organiser/Chair: Rachel Payne, University of Canterbury
1) Richard Bullen, University of Canterbury
After Rikyū: the Implications of Enshū's kirei-sabi
2) Rachel Payne, University of Canterbury
Iconography in the Portraiture of Kabuki Actors: Actor Prints (yakusha-e) of the Iwai Hanshirō Acting Lineage
3) Khanh Trinh, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Revisiting Edo’s Wonderlands: Garden Paintings (teien-ga) as Visual Records of Edo Daimyo Gardens
Discussant: Matthew Larking, Kyoto Notre Dame University

(Re)producing Asia-U.S. Intimacy: Transpacific Displacements through U.S. Liberalism and Humanitarianism
Organizer/Chair: Ayako Sahara, University of California, San Diego
1) Tomoko Tsuchiya, University of California, San Diego
Liberation through Love: Marriages between American Soldiers and Japanese Women
2) Ayako Sahara, University of California, San Diego
Politics of Rescue:  U.S. Refugee Policy on Indochina and U.S. Hegemony in Asia
3) Kyung Hee Ha, University of California, San Diego
Zainichi Koreans in the U.S.: Multiple Displacement, Statelessness, and Home-Making
Discussant: Haruka Matsuda, Otsuma Women’s University

Down Memory Lane: Re-narrations of the Second World War in Postwar Japan
Organizer: May-yi Shaw, Harvard University
Chair: Yoichi Komori
1) Chun-yu Lu, Washington University in St. Louis
Fictional Remembrance: Sakaguchi Reiko (1914-2007) and her Recollections of Wartime Experience in Colonial Taiwan
2) May-yi Shaw, Harvard University
A “Holy War” for the Glory Above? – The Fall of Hong Kong Documented through a Japanese Pastor Postwar
3) Yuko Ando, Waseda University
Memory Formation of Hiroshima/Nagasaki in the School Education System
4) Mong Cheung, Waseda University
Manipulating Memory: The Politics of Yasukuni in Sino-Japanese Relations (2001–07)

Internationalism and Japanese Fashion
Organizer/Chair: Toby Slade University of Tokyo
1) Toby Slade, University of Tokyo
Notions of Foreignness in Japanese Fashion

2) Sheila Cliffe, Jumonji Gakuen Women’s University
Kimono Renaissance
3) Michael Furmanovsky, Ryukoku University
Futari no “Kawaii Hana”: The Role of “The Peanuts” in the Europeanization of Japanese Fashion, 1959–69
4) Elizabeth Kramer University of Northumbria
Plug Hats and Kimono: the British Reception of Transnational Dress in Meiji Japan
Discussant: Yuniya Kawamura, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), State University of New York

Globalization, Immigrants’ Solidarity and Its Potential for Overcoming the Disadvantage in Japan: The Role of International Norms, Social Capital and Social Movement
Organizer/Chair: Hirohisa Takenoshita, Shizuoka University
1) Ralph Hosoki, University of Tokyo
Examining the Role of International Norm Diffusion in Affecting Change in Migration Policy Agendas in Japan
2) Edson Urano, Sophia University
Strengthening Alternative Labour Movement: Latin American Workers and Community Unionism in Japan
3) Hirohisa Takenoshita, Shizuoka University
Exit out of the Precarious Employment among Brazilian migrants in Japan? The Role of Social Capital
Discussant: Emiko Yamazaki, Shizuoka University

New Work on Literature, Art and Film in Inter-War Japan
Organizer/Chair: John Treat, Yale University
1) Aaron Gerow, Yale University
Shifting Literary Metaphors in Prewar Japanese Film Theory
2) Angela Yiu, Sophia University
Visions of a New World in Three-Dimensional Reading
3) Arthur Mitchell, Waseda University/Yale University
New Renderings of the Self: Yokomitsu Riichi’s Modernist Fiction
4) John Treat, Yale University
Kishida Ryūsei: Self-Portraiture and Taisho Narcissism
Discussant: Nate Shockey, Waseda University/Columbia University

Japan-India relations: a new strategic alliance for Asia
Organizer/Chair: Victoria Tuke, University of Warwick
1) Céline Pajon, University Paris 8
The Nuclear Issue in the Japan-India Relations
2) Jabin Jacob, SPIRIT, Sciences Po, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
The Democratic Impulse in India-Japan Relations
3) Victoria Tuke, University of Warwick
Japan's Policy towards India: the Salience of Structural Forces
Discussant: Takako Hirose, Senshu University

The "Nature" of Labor in Japan:   Histories of Human-Nonhuman Entanglement in Japan
Organizer/Chair: Colin Tyner, University of California, Santa Cruz
1) Colin Tyner, University of California, Santa Cruz
The Labor of Wildlife Management in the Ogasawara Islands, 1830s–1930s
2) Andrea Murray, Harvard University 
From Unremarkable to Endangered: Stories of Discovery and Development in Northern Okinawa
3) Heather Swanson, University of California, Santa Cruz
Making Wild Salmon in Japan: Hatcheries, Fisheries Management, and the Production of Difference
4) Satsuki Takahashi, Rutgers University
Negotiation of Boundaries: Wild Ocean, Hatchery, and Fisheries Resource Management in Japan 
Discussant: Aaron Skabelund, Brigham Young University

Art and Culture in Postwar US-Japan Relations
Organizer/Chair: Alicia Volk, University of Maryland/Waseda University
1) Noriko Murai, Temple University
Chrysanthemum and the Scissors: Ikebana in Occupied Japan
2) Alicia Volk, University of Maryland/Waseda University
"A Nation of Art and Culture:" Defining the Social Role of Art in a Democratized Japan
3) Hiroko Ikegami, Osaka University
John D. Rockefeller III’s Patronage of Postwar Japanese Art
4) Akiko Takenaka, University of Kentucky
Ruins for Peace: Architectural Survivors of Hiroshima
Discussant: Ming Tiampo, Carleton University

Evincing the Spirit: Imperial Boundaries, National Historiography and Political Ethics in Prewar to Wartime Japan
Organizer: Kiyoshi Ueda, Independent Scholar
Chair: Michael Burtscher, University of Tokyo
1) Lisa Yoshikawa, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Redefining National History: Kuroita Katsumi in Korea and the South Seas (Nany'ō)
2) Kiyoshi Ueda, Independent Scholar
Hiraizumi Kiyoshi: “Spiritual History” in the Service of the Imperial Nation
3) Sumiko Sekiguchi, Hosei University
Family and State under the Family-State: From the Chokugo engi to Shinmin no michi
4) Michael Burtscher, University of Tokyo
The Spirit of Naruhodo: Kihira Tadayoshi and the Philosophy of the Kokutai
Discussant: John D. Meehan, Regis College, University of Toronto

Nation and Cultural Practice: Chinese Nationality of Taiwan in Socio-Historical Perspectives
Organizer/Chair: Karl Wu, University of British Columbia
1) Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang, University of British Columbia
From Reluctant Sojourners to a “Diaspora-like” Community: Nostalgia and Cultural Productions of Mainlanders’ Native Place Associations in Taiwan during the 1960s and 70s
2) Weiting Guo, University of British Columbia
Enshrining a “National Hero”: Contending Visions and Distorted Memories of the Blue Glow Palace in Twentieth-century Taiwan
3) Yun-Ru Chen, Harvard University
Maneuvering Modernity: Family Law as a Battle Field in Colonial Taiwan
4) Karl Wu, University of British Columbia
Trans-nationalism and Self-racialization: the Making of Ethnic Identity and Political Radicalism of Taiwanese Immigrants in North America
Discussant: Shigeto Sonoda, Tokyo University

Serving Culture: Places of Urban Consumption
Organizer: Vera Zambonelli, University of Hawaii
1) James Farrer, Sophia University
Culinary Contact Zones in Shanghai: The Transnational Geography of a Rising Global Food City
2) Shoko Imai, University of Tokyo
Nobu’s Food and Authenticity: Urban Consumption and the Transnational Geography of Japanese Food
3) Vera Zambonelli, University of Hawaii
Performing, Placemaking and Re-Presenting: Brazilian Restaurants in Tokyo
4) Ching Lin Pang, Catholic University of Leuven
From ‘Food Pornography’ to ‘Family Food’. Shifting Racial Relations and Discourses of Authenticity in Chinese Restaurants
Discussant: Sharon Zukin, Brooklyn College and City University Graduate Center

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The following 49 individual papers were accepted for the conference. See the PDF program for the final list of those who were able to present at the conference.

Nicholas Albertson, University of Chicago
Idealism and Nature in the Poetry of Doi Bansui

Pedro Miguel Amakasu Raposo de Medeiros Carvalho, Nanzan University
A comparative study of Japan’s aid policy to Angola and Mozambique

Stephanie Assmann, Tohoku University
Rice for Breakfast: Counterbalancing Unhealthy Eating Habits through a National Staple Food

Jonathan Bull, Hokkaido University
Building a New Life in Post-war Hokkaido: The Experience of Karafuto Returnees

David Cannell, Sophia University
Field Dynamics in Genroku Haikai Poetry

Nanlai Cao, University of Hong Kong
The Making of a Post-Mao Moral Elite: Christian Revival and the Politics of Morality in Coastal China

Winifred Chang, University of California, Los Angeles
Dōka: Paradoxical Approaches to Difference in Early Japanese Colonialism in Taiwan

Chien-Yuan Chen, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Re-presenting Taiwan on the Edge of Chineseness: Contemporary Tourism in Taiwan after 2008 Direct China/Taiwan Flights Initiated

Chih-Jou Jay Chen, Academia Sinica
Growing Social Protests and Changing State-Society Relations in China

Connie Cheng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
A Study of Hong Kong Youths Going to Japan for Cultural Pilgrimage

Naomi Chi, Hokkaido University
Agenda Setting of Japan’s Work Life Balance Initiative: From the Perspective of Labour Policy and Gender Equality

Sei Jeong Chin, Ewha Womans University
The Japanese Wartime Empire and the Media Culture in Shanghai, 1941–1945

Stephen W. K. Chiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Planet Hollywood? Globalization and East Asian Film Industries since the 1980s

Frank Cibulka, Zayed University
The Filipino Nationalism and the Special Relationship with the United States: Interpreting the Dynamic Tension in the Philippine Foreign Policy

Jia Guo, The University of Hong Kong
Local Governance, International Cooperation, and Bureaucratic Accountability in China

Hiromi Hoshino, Hitotsubashi University
Accepting concepts from others: considering the relation between Tonga Ilbo and Soetsu Yanagi in early 1920s Korea

Hoi-eun Kim, Texas A&M University
Anatomically Speaking: The Kubo Incident and the Paradox of Race in Colonial Korea

Aya Kitamura, Meiji Gakuin University
Flamboyant Butterflies: The Gender and Class Politics of "Hostess" Fashion in Japan

Junghwan Lee, Korea University
Egalitarian-Universalism of Neo-Confucianism in Discriminative Society of Pre-modern China

Noriko Manabe, Princeton University
Interpretations of Jamaican Culture in Japanese Reggae

Scott Mehl, University of Chicago
The Uses of the Past in Modern Japanese Poetry

Kumiko Nemoto, Western Kentucky University
Employed Men's Postponement of Marriage in Japan

Ka Shing Ng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Soka Gakkai in Hong Kong: Localizing a Japanese New Religion in the Chinese Soil

Kenny Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Politics of Rewriting and Remembering: Li Jieren, Chengdu, and the Modern Chinese Historical Novel

Daniel O'Neill, University of California at Berkeley
Kurosawa Kiyoshi and Spatial Incognizance

Ariel Penetrante, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
Common But Differentiated Responsibilities: Asia's Position in the Climate Change Negotiations

Nathaniel Preston, Chuo University
"The Ultimate Frump" Takes on "Grumpler": Tanabe Seiko’s Critique of Gender Categories

Sabrina Regmi, Ochanomizu University
Does Equitable Credit Transform Unequal Society? Experiences from Female Beneficiaries of MCPW

Agnes Rivera, Adamson University
When Rights Collide: The Legal Struggles of Catholic Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines Today

Takashi Saikawa, Heidelberg University
Formation of the Idea of Intellectual Cooperation: Nitobe Inazo and the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation in the early 1920s

Takafumi Sawaumi, The University of Tokyo
A Taxonomy of Hiniku Identified in Qualitative Research

Christopher Scott, Macalester College
The I-Novel as Spy Novel:  Kim Tal-su's "Paku Tari no saiban"

Hiraku Shimoda, Vassar College
Generation X: Mythologizing the Baby Boom Workforce in Contemporary Japan

Jonathan Stockdale, University of Puget Sound
Origin Myths: Susano-o, Orikuchi Shinobu, and the Imagination of Exile

Yusuke Tanaka, International Christian University
Arubaito: How Hard Work in Prewar Germany Became Soft Work in Postwar Japan

Hung-Jeng Tsai, Nan-hwa University
The Structural Challenge of the New Cooperative Medical Scheme in China

Vienne Tso, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Between “Me” or “We”: Consuming “Detraditionalized” Weddings in Hong Kong

Aysun Uyar, Ryukoku University
Japan's Perspectives on Political Economic Prospects of China-Japan-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Niels Van Steenpaal, Kyoto University
Private Cultural Activity Surrounding Filial Children in the Edo Period: the Case of Mankichi

Shen Wang, Waseda University
The Development of Peace Education in China: A Brief Overview

Daniel White, Rice University
Managing Culture: Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy, and National Sentiment in Japanese Bureaucracies

Ying Xiong, The University of Sydney
Rethinking the Sino-Japanese Literary Interaction in Manchukuo

Junko Yamana, Ochanomizu University / Yale University
Criticizing the Shogunate while Advancing Ideology: New Developments of the Yomihon by Kyoka Poets in the Late Edo Period

Chigusa Yamaura, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
They are Just Men and Women: Brokering Japanese-Chinese Transnational Marriages

Tao Yang, Nagoya University
Meeting East: Carl Crow’s Life in Asia

Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney
Japanese Media Strategy: The Recognition of Cultural Value Chains

Kinnia Shuk-ting Yau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Re-presentation of National Humiliation in 21st Century China: A Case Study of “The Tokyo Trial” and "The Message"

Sun-Hee Yoon, Loyola Marymount University
Translators and the Qing Empire

Larisa Zhilina, F. M. Dostoevsky Omsk State University
The Forming of Public Opinion about Neighbouring Countries in Japan and Russia -Russia and Japan in Students' Imaginations

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Older announcement (January 2010)

Applications for the conference in June 2010 are now closed.

The number of applications was our highest ever:
1 roundtable, 53 panels and more than 140 individual paper applications were received.

The Executive Committee has approved the following applications:
roundtable, 35 panels, and 49 individual papers.
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Email messages announcing the results will now be sent out to all organizers and individual applicants.  Letters of invitation will be then sent by email attachment to all organizers of accepted panels and to all successful individual applicants. If you need a hard copy to be mailed to you, please use the request form. Other members of the panels and roundtable should use the same form to request for a letter of invitation. Note that the letter of invitation can only be set to persons listed in the program for the 2010 conference.

All those on the program, including discussants, should confirm by their intention to participate using the confirmation form.  Please send this confirmation by February 15, 2010. Online registration for presenters and other participants listed in the program will open on February 20 and close on April 20.

Older announcement (November 2009)

What are my chances of my (paper / panel / roundtable) being accepted? The number of applications have risen sharply in the last few years. Take the case of the most recent conference held in June 2009. ASCJ received one roundtable application, 50 panel applications and 100 individual paper applications. Of these, the roundtable, 40 panels, and 49 individual paper applications were accepted. The final program consisted of one roundtable, 39 panels, and 7 sessions of individual papers.

How soon will I know the result? The Executive Committee evaluates all proposals in late November and meets in early December to decide which proposals to accept. All organizers of panels and roundtables and all individual applicants will hear the result before the end of December.

Information about applications (October 2009)

Panels are proposed around a common subject. Panels are composed of three or four paper presenters and at least one discussant; the total number of presenters and discussants should not exceed five. Panel proposals should include a 250 word (maximum) abstract from each participant as well as a 250 word (maximum) statement that explains the session as a whole.

Roundtables offer an opportunity for participants to discuss a specific theme, issue or significant recent publication. A maximum of six active participants is recommended. While a roundtable proposal will not be as detailed as a panel proposal, it should explain fully the purpose, themes or issues, and scope of the session.

Individual papers offer scholars an opportunity to participate in the conference even if they are not able to put together a complete panel. Only a limited number of individual papers can be accommodated. Papers on regions outside of Japan and on topics related to the social sciences are especially encouraged.

Suggestions for innovative alternatives to the panels, individual papers, and roundtables described above are also encouraged.

Proposals must include the following information:
1. Title of panel, roundtable or individual paper
2.  Names of all presenters, including chair and/or organizer and discussant (for panels) and chair and/or organizer (for roundtables) 
3.  Affiliation, specialization (field/region), and email addresses of all participants
4.  Explanation of the session (for panels and roundtables); abstract of each panel presentation or each individual paper

The deadline for submission of all proposals is November 20, 2009.

Contact the organizers:

Asian Studies Conference Japan
c/o Faculty of International Studies
Meiji Gakuin University