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J. F. Oberlin University, Tokyo
June 29-30, 2013

ASCJ 2013 poster [see large size

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

Information about ASCJ 2013


The program of the conference has been uploaded. Click here to download the program.

Full set of abstracts in order of the program PDF
(The abstracts total ca. 100 pages in length. Read page one before you print!)

Conference venue
at J. F. Oberlin University: access

Information on hotels near the conference venue and shuttle service between Fuchinobe Station on the JR Yokohama Line and the venue is available here!
List of restaurants and convenience stores near the conference venue available here

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 will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.

Sessions will be held in the building named Meimeikan of J. F. Oberlin University.
Registration: Meimeikan 3rd Floor Lobby
Book Display: A309
After-Session Discussion: A309 and 8th Floor Lounge Area

All rooms are equipped with projector, video, DVD player, and overhead projector.



9:15 – Registration (Meimeikan 3rd Floor Lobby) 
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON  Sessions 1–7 
12:00 NOON – 1:15 P.M. Lunch Break 
1:15 P.M. – 3:15 P.M. Sessions 8–15 
3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Sessions 16–23 
5:45 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. Keynote Address  
6:40 P.M. – 8:20 P.M. Reception  


9:15 – Registration (Meimeikan 3rd Floor Lobby)
9:30 A.M. – 9:50 A.M. ASCJ Business Meeting 
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON  Sessions 24–29 
12:00 NOON – 1:20 P.M. Lunch Break / Film Screening
1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Sessions 30–37 
3:40 P.M. – 5:50 P.M. Sessions 38–43

The Keynote Address will be delivered by
Thongchai Winichakul
Professor of Southeast Asian History, University of Wisconsin
President, Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

Professor Thongchai Winichakul will speak on the subject of
Asian Studies Across Academies

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 will end on June 21. "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.)

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 33 panels have been accepted for ASCJ 2013. They are listed in the order of the organizer's surname. Some titles have been abbreviated. 

For the complete list of organized panels with titles of papers and names of presenters click here.

For the accepted individual papers, scroll down this page or click here.

Aiba, Keiko: Resistance of Japanese Women to Normative Feminine Bodies

Augustine, Sali: Religious Resurgences, Conflicts and Co-existence in South Asia

Aspinall, Robert: Risk, Finding Employment, and Border-crossing in Higher Education in Contemporary Japan

Celero, Jocelyn: Ethnic and Gendered Experiences of Transnational Migration to Japan: Cases from the Philippines

Chen, Yunyuan: Gender and Modernity under Japanese Ruling: Adoption or Adaption?

Chao, Rae Jui-an: Practicing Fantasy in Boys’ Love Fandom: History, Gender, New Media and Postcolonial Nostalgia

Chi, Taiwei: Corporeal Regimes: The Body in Visual Culture and Literature in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan

Crandol, Michael: Going Viral: Infection, Ideology, and Contagious Culture in Japan

Cronin, Michael: Local Mediations: De-Centering the Nation in Postwar Japan

Eskildsen, Robert: Disputed Archipelagoes: Sovereignty and Political Authority at the Periphery of Japan

Gaubatz, Thomas: Filial Piety and Impiety in Early Modern Japanese Fiction

Gundry, David: Reassessing Edo Culture

Heaton, Jenine: The Confucian Tradition and East Asian Cultural Interaction: Neo-Confucianism, Colonialism, and Gender

Heitzman, Kendall: Bundan Snark

Hess, Christian: New Perspectives on State and Society in the Early Years of the PRC

Hommerich, Carola: Resilience after 3/11 – An Evaluation of Post-Disaster Recovery

Hutchinson, Rachael: Critical Approaches to the Japanese Roleplaying Game

Kawamura, Yuniya: Social Investigation of Japanese Youth in the Fashion, Media, Music Scene: 1970-Present

Kosaka, Eiko: Transnational Media (Re)presentation and Consumerism from the Period of Interwar Japan to Post-3/11

Lee, Hyunjung: Performing Modern Bodies in the National: The East Asian Context

Lee, Soonyi: Rethinking Nationalism and Socialism: Cultural Politic and Knowledge Production in Modern East Asian Intellectual Histories

Lim, Alvin: Violent Cartographies of Southeast Asia

Ma, Lesley: Decoding and Contextualizing Postwar Abstract Paintings in Asia

Matsuoka, Matsukazu: Education as National Forming Scheme in Manchukuo

Rausch, Anthony: Views on the Newspaper Press in Contemporary Japan: Implications for Asian Social Science

Saarani, Asmawi Noor: Study of Economic Development in Malaysia and Indonesia: Governance and Decision Making

Salleh, Mohamad Suhaidi: Cultural Adaption and Social Change: Experience from Different Groups in Malaysia

Saltzman-Li, Katherine: Kabuki and History: Reconsiderations and New Considerations of Jidaimono

Shaw, Vivian:  3/11 and the Atomic Age: Memory and Power from Hiroshima to Fukushima

Shimazu, Naoko: Constructed Images of Japan in East Asian Societies

Tian, Mo: Gendered Colonialism: Manchuria, Taiwan and Korea under Japanese Control

Tremml, Brigit: Was Language Really Power? Examining Early Modern Multilingual Communication in Cross-Cultural Relations with the Japanese

Ward, Max: The Antinomies of Asianism in Capitalist Modernity

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The following 60 individual papers were accepted for ASCJ 2013.

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.

Aroz-Rafael, Aingeru: The Three Dimensions of the Concept of Language Field (bamen) in the Early Work of Tokieda Motoki

Assmann, Stephanie: Food Heritage and Tourism

Aukema, Justin: The Memory of the Great Tokyo Air Raid in the Literature of Saotome Katsumoto

Benesch, Oleg: Examining the Martial Country: The Influence of Bushido and the Samurai on Chinese Views of Modern Japan

Bennet, Matt: Okiku’s Well: Portal Between Worlds, Site of Resistance

Cao, Nanlai: Making a Patriarchal Religious Diaspora: The Chinese Christian Presence in Secular France

Chang, Jerry: Banking on Women in Shanghai: The Shanghai Women’s Commercial and Savings Bank, 1924-1955

Chow, Shuk Yee: Producing Performance of Sexiness: Packaging of “Sexy Dances” in Hong Kong and Japan

Christensen, Asger Rojle: Japan: Abducted by the Abduction Issue

De Haven, Shawn: What’s so Funny About Japanese Women? An Analysis of Female Comedians

Dittrich, Claus: The Competition of Imperial Worldviews in European and American Publications on Korea, 1882-1910

do Nascimento, Anthony: Attempts to Limit Japanese Immigration in Brazil during the 1920s and 1930s

Ehlers, Maren: Bakumatsu Benevolence: Domain Reforms and Poor Relief

Fedorowicz, Steven: Visualizing the Deaf in Contemporary Japan

Frey, Christopher: Anglo-American Roots of Japan’s Colonial Education Policies

Friedrich, Daniel: Beyond the Grave: Localized Adaptations of Contemporary Temple Buddhism

Fukushima, Nahoko: “Second Orality” as “Sharebon Literacy”: Yushi hogen as Playful Reading Experience

Gaens, Bart: From “Pan-Europa” to “the Beautiful Country” – Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi and Japan

Hansen, Kelly: Socio-linguistic Notions of Authenticity in Japanese Cell Phone Novels

Harada, Kazue: Having it Both Ways: Gendering Cyborgs in Ohara Mariko’s Science Fiction

Hemati-Torabi, Shima: Against All Odds: South Korea’s Nation Branding Campaign in Iran

Hsu, Yu Yin: The Religious Network of Fujian Overseas Chinese in Nagasaki during the 17th Century

Huang, Evelyn: The Refined Popular: A Study of XXX

Huang, Wenchuan: The Politics of Space about Street Naming in Taiwan: A Case Study of Taipei City

Huang, Wenyi: Border Crossings and Aristocrats: Simi Family in the Northern Wei Dynasty

Inazawa, Hiroyuki: Three Principles on Arms Exports and Coordinating Committee on Multilateral Export Controls (COCOM)

Kim, Sujung: Sacralizing a Korean Epidemic God: Shinra Myojin’s Chinese Home in the Japanese Tendai Imaginaire

Kimura, Masami: Japanese and American Public Intellectuals and Opposition to the US-Japan Cold War Alliance in the Late Occupation Period

King, Amy and Muminov, Sherzod: Dealing with the Enemy: Overseas Japanese in the Soviet Union and People’s Republic of China in the Wake of the Second World War

Kurita, Hidehiko: The Historical Conditions of the Japanese Mind-cure Movement in the Early 20th Century

Kwok, Rachel: Drawing Identity and Inking Character in the Tale of Genji

Lee, Wai Shing: Assimilation or Not? The Role of Overseas Chinese Schools in Japan (2000-2010)

Liao, Wen-shuo: Chinese Nationalist Propaganda by Shortwave: Radio Broadcasts to the United States (1937-1945)

Linnepe, Andre: Governmentality and Confucianism in Early Modern Japan: Yamaga Soko on the Problem of Ritual Self Sacrifice

Liu, Jin: A Historical Review of the Discourse of the Local Language in Twentieth-Century China

Liu, Yu: Between the West and the Far East: the Importance of Harmonious Agreement

Machida, Satoshi: The Potential Revision of the Japanese Constitution and Security Dilemmas in East Asia

Magyar, Judit Erika: Constructing a Nation: Shiratori Kurakichi and Mizuno Hironori on National Polity

Mailibayeva, Tynyshtyk: Inter-ethnic Political Interaction in Kazakhstan

Martielli, Valeria: Clothes on Display: Social and Political Dynamics in Early Modern Period tagasode byobu

Matsushima, Aya: War Films, Japanese Pride, and Selective Memory of World War II

Matthews, Joel: The Ex-Colonial Anomaly: Black Markets in 1940s Japan

Nakaima, Kenta: Situating Ethnic Religion in the Field of Politics: Iha Fuyu and the Imperial System

Park, Sookyung: Care Professionals as an Emotional Labor in Japan

Patterson, Wayne: Maritime Customs and Chinese Imperialism

Pang, Carolyn: Restructuring Buddhism for a Modern Society

Reny, Marie-Eve: Pushing the System’s Boundaries with Caution: “Complaint Defiance” in Chinese Society

Ricketts, Paul: Kaleidoscopic Modernisms: Montage Aesthetics in Shanghai and Tokyo Pictorials of the 1920s and 1930s

Saito, Hiromi: Tokyo, Homeless, Vulnerability 2.0: Lessons on Spatial Appropriation in Post 3.11 Urban Space

Satoh, Keiichi and Reeya, Komoda: Organizational Background of the Explosion of the Social Movement after the Fukushima Accident: a New Phase of Japanese Civil Society?

Shen, Chia-San: The Interaction of the Human Vaccine Agencies between Taiwan and Japan in 1909-1920

Tong, Clement: Separate Ways: How the Translation Approaches of the Chinese Bible and the Japanese Bible went in Opposite Directions from 1864 to 1919

Unser-Schutz, Giancaria: What Can I Call You? Naming Strategies Amongst Foreigners in Japan

Vale, Pui Hung Jessica: “Flight Attendant Spirit” and the Making of Femininity: Signs from Flight Attendant Narratives and Advice Books

Winkler, Chris: Making Voters Happy: The LDP’s Election Platforms and Public Opinion

Wong, Yee Lam Elim: From Tension to Harmony: The Role of Overseas Chinese Women in Inter-ethic Cooperation within an Ethnic Community in Yokohama Chinatown in Japan (1992-2012)

Yoshie, Hirokazu: Writing Un-professionalism out of Primary School: the Mystery of the Pedagogical Debate on the Subject composition and Imperial Ideology (or, lack thereof) between 1905 and 1925

Zakowski, Karol: Broken Ties? Japan’s Parliamentary Diplomacy towards China under the DPJ Government

Zhang, Jie: The Perceived Discrimination and Social Exclusion of Chinese Immigrants in Japan

Zhu, Zhiqun: China’s Soft Power Promotion since 2000

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Contact the organizers:
Asian Studies Conference Japan