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THE FIFTEENTH ASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE JAPAN (ASCJ 2011)
International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo,
June 25–26, 2011

ASCJ poster 2011 
ASCJ 2011 poster [see large size]


An announcement will be given via Twitter (@ascj20xx) when new information is available online.

Information about ASCJ 2011

ASCJ online program with corrections (PDF)
Full set of abstracts in order of the program (PDF)
(The abstracts total 140+ pages in length. Read page one before you print!)

Conference venue at ICU: access (English) アクセス (Japanese)
directions to conference venue, accommodation suggestions

Information for exhibiters and advertisers (PDF / English)
会場での書籍展示即売とカタログ配布 (PDF / Japanese)
Registration and Payments for Advertisers and Exhibitors (webform)

The Keynote Address will now be delivered by
Theodore C. Bestor
Vice-President, Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Anthropology
Harvard University

Professor Bestor will speak on the subject of
Comprehending Disaster from Afar
Harvard University's Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters


There are now TWO programs available online:
(1) The online program of panels and sessions (17 pages, 270 kb)
(2) the full printed program with additional information and advertising by exhibiters and other sponsors (30 pages, 24 mb)

The PDF file of abstracts can be searched online or after downloading. For your convenience in browsing and printing, each session begins on a new page. The time, room number, and title of the session are indicated in a header. Abstracts will not be available at the conference.

Check the online program to see when your panel or paper is scheduled, or for any changes not included in the full program, which has gone to the printer's.
Email us if you find any errors in your listing.

Online registrations closed on June 10. Registration in cash only can be accepted at the conference site at the higher rate of 5000 yen (2000 yen for graduate students). While tickets last, it will also be possible to pay for the Saturday night reception.

Other conference information:

  • Coffee, tea, water and doughnuts will be available in the Refreshment Lounge, Room 201
  • The ICU Cafeteria is open for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Please note that there are no convenient restaurants nearby. The closest is Pappa Pasta, Italian, about a 15 minute walk from University Hall.
  • About 50 bento box lunches will be available for purchase in the Refreshment Lounge on a first-come, first-serve basis on both days of the conference. These bento lunches will be especially useful for those wishing to attend the lunchtime sessions.
  • Alternatively, of course, you may choose to bring a bento from home or to pick up something for lunch at a convenience store on your way to ICU
  • Books and other materials relating to Asia can be found in the Book Display Room, Room 215.
  • A message board is located in the Second Floor central hall area. Please feel free to post relevant information.
  • Everyone is welcome to attend the ASCJ Business Meeting on Sunday morning.
  • Please return your name tags at the end of the conference.
All those listed on the program should now have registered and paid for the conference. The list of successful applications is now online. For full details, see the conference program.

Organizers are asked to write to ascj20xx@gmail if there are any changes in their session. Individual paper presenters and members of panels/roundtables should do the same if there are any changes in name, affliliation, or paper title.


The following two roundtables were accepted for ASCJ 2011.

Online registration for the conference begins on February 20. Roundtable organizers should encourage all participants to register before April 20 when "early bird" registration ends. Online registration is required for your roundtable to be included in the final program.


Exploring Issues of Diversity and Human Rights in Japan from a Feminist Perspective      
(Roundtable)
Organizer/Chair: Kumiko Fujimura-Fanselow, Toyo Eiwa University
1) Keiko Aiba, Meiji Gakuin University
2) Kaoru Aoyama, Kobe University
3) Kumiko Fujimura-Fanselow, Toyo Eiwa University
4) Minata Hara, Kyosei-Net for LGBIT
5) Yuriko Hara, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism-Japan Committee (IMADR-JC)
6) Sachiko Kaneko, Nagoya College
7) Leny P. Tolentino, Kalakasan Migrant Women Empowerment Center & Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan

A Post-Western IR? Examining the Possibility of an 'Asian' International Relations Theory (Roundtable)
Organizer/Co-Chair: Giorgio Shani, International Christian University
Co-Chair: Mustapha Kamal Pasha, University of Aberdeen
1) Anna Agathangelou, York University
2) Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University
3) L.H.M. Ling, The New School
4) Hiroyuki Tosa, Kobe University


The following 38 panels have been accepted for the conference. They are listed in the order of the organizer's surname. Some titles have been abbreviated. For up-to-date information, including names of panelists, papers, and discussants, see the program (PDF).

Online registration for the conference begins on February 20. Panels organizers should encourage all members of their panels—including discussants—to register before April 20 when "early bird" registration ends. Online registration for the conference is required for your panel to be included in the final program.
  1. Anshin, Anatoliy - The Warrior Tradition in Pre-modern East Asian Literatures: Interpretation, Socialization, and Idealization
  2. Barclay, Paul D. - The Exhibitionary Complex and the Police State: Imperial Pedagogy in Taiwan under Japanese Rule
  3. Bejarano, Shalmit -  Reproduction and Appropriation in the Japanese Visual Arts
  4. Brown, Alexander - Contemporary Japanese Social Movements
  5. Burrett, Tina - Risk and Consequences in Japan
  6. Chen, Huai-Hsuan - Spatial Politics at Crossroads: Multi-Scale Practices of Place, Labor, and Citizenship in Southwest China
  7. Chi, Ta-wei - The Minor Corporeality Exhibited in China and Taiwan
  8. Chien, Mei-ling - Embodiment, Identity Construction and Connecting Local and Translocal Spaces in Okinwa and Taiwan
  9. Clerici, Nathen - Reconsidering Ero Guro Nansensu in the Context of Wartime Japan
  10. Creaser, Fiona - Equality and Diversity in Modern Japan
  11. Hansen, Gitte Marianne - Murakami Haruki: A call for academic attention
  12. Hastings, Sally - Trans-Pacific Alliances and Negotiations:  U.S., Canadian, and Japanese Women and Private Education for Japanese Women, 1873-1945
  13. Isono, Maho - Meeting Gender in Everyday Life: Explorations of How Japanese People Experience, Embody and Play Out Gender Discourses
  14. Kameya, Patti - Alternative Moralities in Medieval and Early Modern Texts
  15. Kavalski, Emilian - The Complexity of China's Global Politics
  16. Kimura, Masato - World Expos and the Economic Modernization of Japan and China
  17. Kishi, Yu - International Japaneseness? : Art and Architecture in Early 20th Century Japan
  18. Lin, Chiali - Between Resistance and Cooperation: The Movement of The Imperial Subject in Colonial Taiwan Under Japanese Colonization
  19. Lu, Sidney Xu - Rethinking the Japanese immigrant history, 1895 to 1941 [PANEL WITHDRAWN]
  20. Mátrai, Titanilla - Performative Aspects of Noh in Historical and Contemporary Works
  21. McLaren, Sally - Konkatsu, Matchmaking and Media in Contemporary Japan
  22. Mitsui, Takashi - Sounds and Melodies, Words and Games: The Practice of Everyday Life in the Japanese Empire and Thereafter
  23. Mikhailova, Yulia - Visual Satire in Asia: A Dying Genre?
  24. Nagaike, Kazumi - Visions of Yaoi/BL Studies:Theoretical Approaches to Narratives Involving Female Fantasies of Male Homosexuality
  25. Naito, Mariko - Contesting Visions: Japanese (Language) Literature Under the Shadow of Empire
  26. Noonan, Patrick - Organizing the “Sense-able:” Media, Aesthetics, and Politics in Postwar Japan
  27. Pedersen, Hillary - The Transmission of Asian Buddhist Thought and Image
  28. Pi, Chenying - Images of Class and Gender: Media Representations of Contemporary Chinese Society
  29. Ren, Zhe - How Local Government governs in Contemporary China
  30. Runestad, Pamela - Medical Discourses as Social Discourses: Understanding Japan Through the Lens of Infectious Disease, 1868 to the Present
  31. Sagers, John - Japan and China: Thinking about Money and Empire, 1860-1920
  32. Suzuki, Mamiko - The Gender and Genres of Activism: Political and Literary Writings by Japanese Women
  33. Tao, Demin - China’s 1911 Revolution: Winners, Losers, and Japanese Supporters
  34. Uehara, Kozue - The Transformation of Resistance Movements in Okinawa
  35. Urano, Edson - The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for the Migrant Families, Employment and Education
  36. Wang, Jing - Corporeal Space, Urban Space and Outer Space: Locating the Colonial Imagination
  37. White, Daniel - Feeling Japan: Affect, Nation, and Ethnographic Design
  38. Yoon, Sun-Hee -  Semantic Bursts: From Fiction to History and Back
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The following 52 individual papers were accepted for ASCJ 2011.

Your paper will be included in one of the thematically organized "Individual Paper Sessions"after you have registered for the conference. Online registration for the conference begins on February 20. You are urged to register before April 20. If you do not pre-register for the conference, your paper will not be included in the final program.

Shakil Ahmed, University of Tsukuba
Civil Society of Bangladesh: Depoliticized in Working Agenda but Politicized in Power Relation

Mauricio Baros, Universidad de Chile
The New Horizons of Whistler: Japan and Chile

Yves Berna, University of Mainz
Political Aspects of the Escape of European Jews to Shanghai during WWII: The role of Ho Feng-shan and the Chinese bureaucracy in the escape of 20,000 Jews from Europe to China/Shanghai

Winifred Chang, University of California, Los Angeles
Imperiled Stronghold or Certain Victory: Between Everyday Life and Extraordinary Performance in Colonial Taiwan, 1937–1945

Jamyung Choi, University of Pennsylvania
Blooming Students Middle-class: The Red Gate Consumption Cooperative and Student Life at Todai

Jonathan Dil, Chuo University
Open and Closed Systems in Murakami Haruki’s 1Q84

Klaus Dittrich, Hanyang University
The Foreign Community in Late Joseon Korea, 1882–1910

Monika Dix, Saginaw Valley State University
Reading the Sacred in Medieval Japan: Narratives and Spatial Practices in the Taima-dera jikkai-zu byōbu
PRESENTER UNABLE TO ATTEND

Daisy Du, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Moving Pictures and Border Politics: Chinese Animation Film and its Japanese Connection in Early Socialist China

Elise Foxworth, La Trobe University
A Postcolonial Analysis of Mandogi Yūrei Kitan [The Extraordinary Ghost Story of Mandogi] by Zainichi Korean Writer Kim Sok Pom

Gideon Fujiwara, University of British Columbia
Religious Thought and Practice in Hirata Nativism: The Case of Students in Hirosaki Domain

Yan Gao, University of Cambridge
Rural Guanxi, Gift Money Giving and Resource Reallocation: Evidence from a Poverty-stricken County in Northeast China

David R. George, Jr., Bates College
A Spanish Novelist’s Tour of Japan: the Image of Vicente Blasco Ibañez in the Taisho Press (1919–1928)

Luke Hambleton, Beijing Normal University
An Environmental Approach to the Early Development of Tobacco in China

Namhee Han, University of Chicago
Embodying Wide and Deep Urban Space: City Dwellers in Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low (1963)

Akiko Hōjō, Waseda University
Rituals for Imperial Births in Japanese Medieval Literature

Carola Hommerich, German Institute for Japanese Studies
The Advent of Vulnerability: Perceptions of Crisis in Present-Day Japan

Zhiya Hua, City University of Hong Kong
In the Name of "Culture": Village Temples and Their Survival Strategies in Contemporary North China

Tomoe Ikeda, Kansai University
Development of the Detective Story in 1920s China

Timothy Iles, University of Victoria
Miike Takashi: Ridiculous Visions of Impossible Masculinity

Arnel Joven, University of the Philippines
Colonial Appropriation of Medicine and Health-Seeking Behaviour in the Philippines during the Japanese Occupation Period

Ayako Kano, University of Pennsylvania
Consequences of the Backlash Against State Feminism: Fighting Back, Backpedaling, and Turning Back to Men

Joyman Lee, Yale University
Japanese Economic Ideas and Chinese Policy on Industrial Development, 1920–1940

Victoria Lee, Princeton University
Microbial Transformations: the Antibiotic Boom in Postwar Japan, 1945–1965

Wai Shing Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Reexamining Hong Kong Medical History under Japanese Occupation: Using HonKon Nippō (Hong Kong News) as the Main Reference

Yanming Li, Keio University
The Japanese Business Community's Attitude toward China during the Koizumi Administration

Yu Liu, Niagara County Community College
The Religiosity of a Former Confucian-Buddhist: The Catholic Faith of Yang Tingyun

Dylan McGee, SUNY New Paltz
Defacing Books: Allographic Inscription and Reader Reception in Early Modern Japan

Takuma Melber, University of Mainz/Waseda University
Allied Studies concerning Morale, Psychology and Mindset of Japanese POWs in World War II

Franck Michelin, Meiji University
Hawks vs. Doves? The Analysis of the Occupation of Northern French Indochina Process as a Way to Transcend a Historical Myth

Ikuyo Nakagawa, City University of New York
The Modern Mural Movement in Japan: An International Perspective

Shota Ogawa, University of Rochester
A Cinematic History of Zainichi Koreans

Tomoki Ota, Japan Society of the Promotion of Science/Tokyo University of the Arts
The Increase in Public Understanding of Art History through Popular Culture in the 1920-50s: Kōdan, Radio Drama and Children's Books

Ronie Parciack, Tel Aviv University
Ilanit Loewy Shacham, University of Chicago
A Theological Model for Antinomic Politics: The Case of Laloo Prasad Yadav

Wayne Patterson, St. Norbert College
Maritime Customs and Informal Imperialism:  A New Look at Sino-Korean Relations in the 1880s
PRESENTER UNABLE TO ATTEND

Maria G. Petrucci, University of British Columbia
Silver, Salt and Saltpeter: The Rise and Demise of Sixteenth-Century Japanese Piracy in Kyushu

Chrissie Reilly, US Army Staff Historian/UMBC
Whaling Policy in Japan During WWII and Postwar Occupation

Sangho Ro, Princeton University
Offspring of Tonghak, Modern Media and Consumer Culture, 1898–1910

Frédéric Roustan, Hitotsubashi University
Challenging Colonial Domination : The Legal Categorisation of Japanese Migrants in French Indochina

Kaori Saito, the Australian National University
Can Japan Compete with ‘Emerging Donors’? Aid Policy for Cambodia

Yae Sano and Misato Kimura, Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University
Urbanization and Environmental Volunteerism in Japan

Devika Singh, University of Cambridge
Approaching the Mughal Past in Indian Art Criticism: the Case of MARG (1946–1963)

Katarzyna Sonnenberg, Jagiellonian University
From Recollection to Perception. A Bergsonian Reading of Higuchi Ichiyō’s Narratives

Christian W. Spang, University of Tsukuba
The Expansion of the German East Asiatic Society (OAG) in East Asia (1930–45)

Takako Suzuki, International Christian University
Political Interests and Religious Miracles in Hayashi Razan’s Honchojinjyako

Benny Teh, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Japanese Community under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Program

Kiyoshi Ueda, Hosei University
"State" Shinto in Postwar Japan: Association for Studies of Japan as a Case Study

Maki Umemura, Cardiff University
Rebuilding Networks Lost: Neocolonialism and the Remaking of Japanese Entrepreneurial Networks in Taiwan and South Korea, 1945–80

Alexander Vesey, Meiji Gakuin University
Temples, Timber, and Truculence: Clerical-Lay Tensions over Timber Resources in Early Modern Japan.

Linh Vu, University of California at Berkeley
Carless and Careless Natives: Car Accidents in French Indochina

Zeying Wu, Lingnan University
Does Patriotic Education Lead to Anti-Japanese Sentiments in China?

Nobuo Yamamoto, Keio University
Figuring Tan Malaka: Reading Pewarta Deli in the 1930s

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email: ascj20xx@gmail.com
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