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Rikkyo University (Ikebukuro Campus), Tokyo,
 June 30 - July 1, 2012

ASCJ 2012 poster [see large size]

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

Information about ASCJ 2012

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

Conference venue at Rikkyo University (Ikebukuro Campus) access
directions to conference venue, accommodation suggestions

9:15 – Registration (Building 11, Room A-101)
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON Sessions 1–4
12:00 NOON – 1:15 P.M. Lunch break
1:15 P.M. – 3:15 P.M. Sessions 5–12
3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Sessions 13–22
5:45 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Keynote Address
6:40 P.M. – 8:20 P.M. Reception

9:15 – Registration (Building 14)
9:30 A.M. – 9:50 A.M. ASCJ Business Meeting (Building 14)
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON Sessions 23–29
12:00 NOON – 1:00 P.M. Lunch break
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Sessions 30–37
3:15 P.M. – 5:15 P.M. Sessions 38–45

Rikkyo Building Information:
Rooms in Building 11 begin with the prefix A, such as A-101
Rooms in Building 10 begin with the prefix X, such as X-106
Rooms in Building 14 begin with the prefix D, such as D-201

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)

The Keynote Address will now be delivered by
Gail Hershatter
Distinguished Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz
Past President, Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

Professor Hershatter will speak on the subject of
The Girl Who Burned the Banknotes:
Gender, Memory, and Rural China's Collective Past

The program of panels and sessions (including additional information on the conference venue) is now online.

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 registration has ended on June 15"Early Bird" Registration ended on April 20. Those registering for the conference after this date have to pay the fee of 4,000 yen. (Graduate students pay a reduced rate of 1,000 yen.) 

Other conference information:

  • Coffee, tea, water and doughnuts are available in the refreshment lounge (Sat: Bldg. 11, A101; Sun. near the book display).
  • The Rikkyo University Cafeteria is open for lunch on Saturday. There are a number of restaurants open for lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Please see the map enclosed in your program..
  • Books and other materials relating to Asia can be found in the Book Display Room,
    Sat. Bldg. 11, A101; Sun. First floor lobby, Building 14.
  • A message board is located in the refreshment 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.
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 2012.

3.11: Issues, Materials, Teaching and Research
Organizer: David Slater, Sophia University
1)  Andrew Gordon, Harvard University
2)  Ted Bestor, Harvard University
3)  Yamashita Shinji, University of Tokyo
4)  Rieko Kage, University of Tokyo
5)  Liz Maly, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

The Winter of Neoliberal Discontent: Critical Perspectives
Organizer: Mustapha Kamal Pasha, University of Aberdeen
Chair: Hiroyuki Tosa, Kobe University
1) Anna Agathangelou, York University
2) Giorgio Shani, International Christian University
3) Yoshihiro Nakano, International Christian University
4) Siba Grovogui, Johns Hopkins University

The following 33 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. Babicz, Lionel - History and Reconciliation in East Asia: An International Comparison
  2. Bay, Alexander R. - A Muck Time: Environmental Hygiene and Human Waste Disposal in Japan across the Twentieth Century
  3. Bonea, Amelia - Print Matters: The Production and Circulation of the Printed Word in British Asia
  4. Bytheway, Simon - Treaty Port Yokohama Reconstructed: Accounts, Images, Injustice and Bloody Murder, 1859-1899
  5. Cha, Seungki - Home, Sweet Home: Dispersion, Relocation and Settlement under the Imperial Sun and Thereafter
  6. Choi, Hyaeweol - The End of Old Romance?: Imageries of Love in South Korean TV Dramas
  7. Christensen, Paul - Can I Eat that? Food, Drink, and Disaster
  8. Favell, Adrian - “Post-Bubble” Contemporary Art in Japan: Towards an Art History of the 1990s and After
  9. Fraser, Karen - Female Archetypes: Images of Women in Japanese Art and Literature
  10. Furmanovsky, Michael - Making a Statement: Fashion, Film, and Folk in the Shaping of Japanese Popular Culture of the 1960s
  11. Gaitanidis, Ioannis - The Global and the Local in the “Supirichuaru” (Spiritual) of 21st Century Japan
  12. Gill, Tom - Coping with Death, Destruction and Radiation: Life in the Disaster Zone
  13. Gill, Tom - Coping with Anthropologists, Aid Workers and Volunteers: Interfaces between Disaster Insiders and Outsiders
  14. Hambleton, Alexandra - Engendering the Self on Screen and off Screen: Women’s Consumption and the Media in Japan
  15. Hastings, Sally - Trans-Pacific Expertise, Trans-Pacific Lives in a Time of Rupture
  16. Kim, Dong-No - Transplanting Western Knowledge in East Asia in the Early Modern Period: Its Socio-political Implications and Impacts on Modern Transformation
  17. Kishi, Yu - Modern Visions: Identity, Media, and the City
  18. Liang, Zisu - Personal Choices during Radical Times
  19. Matrai, Titanilla - Tokyo Now and Then: A Profile of the Changing City
  20. McCarty, Michael - Rethinking the Kamakura Period through Literature
  21. Melby, Melissa - Public Health Nutrition Discourses as Social Discourses: Understanding Japan through the Lens of Shokuiku
  22. Nobuoka, Asako - Visual Representations of the Japanese from a Cross-cultural Perspective, 1930-45
  23. Omori, Kyoko - Cultures of Silent Film: Preservation, Reassessment, Digital Reproduction, and Contemporary Performance
  24. Park, Tae Gyun - Constructing Networks of Power: Process of Electrification in Late 20th-Century South Korea
  25. Penwell, Cameron - Defining and Engaging the Social: Religious Praxis in Modern Japan Poulton, Cody - Tradition and Innovation in Modern Japanese Theatre
  26. Rawstron, Kirsti - Aspiration or Reality? Equal Employment Opportunities in Northeast Asia
  27. Ridgway, Benjamin - Serious Games Amidst Casual Chats: The Social Uses of Poetry in Song Dynasty Miscellanies
  28. Seow, Victor Kian Giap - Industry and Economy in Japanese Manchuria
  29. Shirane, Seiji - “Sino-Japanese” Beyond China and Japan (1895-1938)
  30. Steele, William M. - Overcoming Vicissitudes: The Tohoku Region in Modern Japan
  31. Waller, Loren - Women, Narration, and Categorization in Premodern Japanese Literature
  32. Ward, Max - Technologies of Japanese Empire: Aesthetics, Planning and Ideology
  33. Yamamoto, Lucia E.- Education in a Transnational Context: The Case of Newcomers in Japan

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The following 43 individual papers were accepted for ASCJ 2012.

Your paper will be included in one of the thematically organized "Individual Paper Sessions"after you have registered for the conference. If you do not pre-register for the conference, your paper will not be included in the final program.

Hsiuyu Fan, University of California, Berkeley
Our Life, Our Marriage, and Our Family as Defined by Immigration Law: The Making and Unmaking of Law and Culture from the Perspective of Chinese American Films

Timothy Iles, University of Victoria
Technologue: Technology and Fear in Contemporary Asian Horror Cinema
Hanae Kurihara Kramer, Independent Scholar
The South Manchuria Railway Company’s Film Unit (1923-1944)
Haruka Nomura, Australian National University
Joining the Age of Empires: The World in a Shanghai Newspaper, 1872-1892

Jiwon Ahn, Keene State College
Period Films in Transition: Transnational Jidai-geki and Sageuk in Japanese and South Korean Cinema

Ievgeniia Bogdanova, Heidelberg University
Negotiating Art Borders: Between Avant-Garde Calligraphy and Abstract Painting
Noriko Manabe, Princeton University
Representing Japan: Japanese Hip-Hop DJs, the Global Stage, and Defining a
“‘National’ Style”
Paul McQuade, Sophia University
x + ander = ? Tawada Yoko and Thirdspace Writing
Alejandro Morales Rama, Sophia University
A Polyphonic Monogatari: A Study on the Process of Intertextuality in Nakagami Kenji’s “The Immortal”
Ryan Shaldjian Morrison, University of Tokyo
A Portrait of the Artist as a Pan-Possessed Nympholeptic: A Close Reading of Ishikawa
Jun’s “Kajin”

Jinhua Jia, University of Macau
Female Religiosity in the Daoist Tradition of Tang China
Hsin-I Mei, University of California, Los Angeles
The Divine Empyrean Movement in Jiangxi during the Song China (960-1279)
Matthew Mitchell, Duke University
The Light of Japan - Nuns, Sites, and Semiofficial Patronage Networks in the Early Modern Period
Alexander Vesey, Meiji Gakuin University
Temples, Timber, and Truculence: Clerical-Lay Tensions over Timber Resources in Early Modern Japan
Makiko Mori, Auburn University
Religion or Philosophy: Popular Enlightenment in the Late Qing Reformist Discourse
Sun-Hee Yoon, Loyola Marymount University
War, Fiction, and History

Alexis Agliano Sanborn, Harvard University,
Flavoring the Nation: The Role of School Lunch in Modern Japanese Society
Rie Fuse, University of Tampere
Seeking for “Richness” in Finnish Lifestyle: Analysis of the “Finland Boom” in Japanese Media
Andres Perez Riobo, Ritsumeikan University
Eating Meat and Caring for Lepers: The Formation of a Despised Image of Christianity in the Early Edo Period

Shuk-wah Poon, Lingnan University
When Chinese Dogs Meet British Colonialism: Animal Welfare and the Contested Ban on Eating Dogs in Colonial Hong Kong
Giancarla Unser-Schutz, Hitotsubashi University
The Social Implications of New Japanese Names

Loredana Cesarino, Sapienza University of Rome
Poems by Courtesans in the Quan Tangshi (全唐): Some Cases of Doubtful  Authorship
Eno Compton, Princeton University
Figurative Love Affairs and Erotic Wordplay: Rereading Heian Waka Alongside Six Dynasties Poetry
John Christopher Kern, Ohio State University
A Conversation with Shunzei - An Example of Kamakura-era Genji Studies

Ashton Lazarus, Yale University
Scenarios of Agricultural Performance: Commoner Crowds and Elite Identifications in Dengaku
Yoshitaka Yamamoto, University of Tokyo
Flowers, Letters, and Politics: Yamamoto Hokuzan’s Engagement with Classical Chinese Literature and Minor Arts in Edo Period Japan

Anatoliy Anshin, Russian State University for the Humanities
Yamaoka Tesshu’s Memoirs of the Bloodless Surrender of Edo Castle

Liya Fan, University of Tokyo
Laurence Binyon and Arthur Waley: Two Different Types of British Oriental Scholars

Judit Erika Magyar, Waseda University
Mizuno Hironori’s “The Next Battle”: A Historical Snapshot of the Japanese Navy in 1913

Rachel Payne, University of Canterbury
Mrs Otake Buhicrosan: An Unlikely Advocate of Meiji Japan’s Radical Westernization

Massimiliano Tomasi, Western Washington University
Christianity and the Modern: A Metanarrative of the Life of Jesus Christ in Meiji and Taisho Literature

Olivier Baible, Peking University / EHESS
Language Purification in South Korea: Toward a New Perspective on Sino-Japanese Words (Wasei Kango)

Binti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
New Civil Societies in Contemporary Urban India

Zhiqun Zhu, Bucknell University
The Chinese Communist Party at 90: Many Happy Returns?

Robert Winstanley-Chesters, University of Leeds
“Landscape as Political Project?” - North Korean Environmental Management and New Strategies in the Field of Coastal Land Reclamation

Miriam Kaminishi, National University of Singapore
Multiple Monetary System in Manchuria: An Approach on the Role of Japanese Currencies in the Soybean Marketing During the 1920s

Minkyu Kim, Northeast Asian History Foundation
The Treaty for Japanese Annexation of Korea and the Transmutation of the East Asian Interstate Order

Shino Arisawa, Tokyo Gakugei University
Chinatowns in Japan: Shaping Communities through Performing Arts

Noriaki Hoshino, Cornell University
A Transpacific Study on Social Work and Imperial Subject Formation: The Case of the Koreans in Japan and of the Japanese in the United States

Rodney Jubilado, University of Malaya
Border Ethnicities: Language, Culture, and Migration of the Sama-Bajaus

Dukin Lim, Tokyo University
Making the Decision between Naturalization and Permanent Residence for Newcomers Koreans in Japan

Jae-ho Shin, University of Pennsylvania
Peasants into Choson Subjects: The Koreanization of the Fifteenth Century Borderlands

Gwenola Ricordeau, Universite Lille-I
Local Gender Identities and LGBT Culture in the Philippines: Baklas, Tomboys and Cultural Globalization

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