Asian Studies Conference Japan:

Seventh Annual Asian Studies Conference Japan (day 1 of 2)

Date: Saturday, June 21st, 2003 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Speaker: various speakers

ASCJ emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarly exchange in English language format to broaden communication among Asian scholars of diverse disciplines and backgrounds who are based in Japan. The conference papers are grouped thematically into sessions. Today's sessions are listed below; for a full list of speakers and papers in each session, visit ASCJ's website.

  • Exploring the Rich History and Culture of the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands;
  • Taking Japanese Literature Abroad: The Role of the Translator;
  • Talk Like a Man? Women's Strategies of Self-Expression in Male-Dominated Space;
  • The Character Industry: Consuming Objects and Images in the Global Cultural Economy;
  • The Transformation of the State, Market and Society in China;
  • Caste and Clan in Medieval Japan;
  • Frontiers and Margins of Sexuality in Postwar Japanese Fiction;
  • Making Impressions: The Social Use of Chinese Prints in Ming-Qing China and Edo Japan;
  • Foreigners in Japan: Leisure and Identity;
  • FDI in Asia: Elements of Cooperation or Competition?;
  • From Text to Context and Back: the Appropriation and Reinterpretation of Scriptures, Doctrines, and Practices in the Study of East Asian Religions;
  • The Meanings of Things: Japanese Material Culture 1905-1945;
  • "Poison Women" and Early Meiji Writing;
  • Korean Modern Art: Methodological Questions of Cultural Identity and Translation;
  • Morphing Movements: Change and Collective Action in Japan;
  • The International Order of Asia in the 1930s and 1950s;
  • Poems and Characters: Nukata no Okimi, Saigyo, and Abutsu-ni

Organization: Asian Studies Conference Japan

Cost: For both days: 3.000 yen pre-registration (by June 10) or 4,000 yen on the day of the conference

Venue: Sophia University Ichigaya Campus (Faculty of Comparative Culture)

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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