Japan the Making of a Nation
Fourth Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, April 19, 1997.
Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2004
The symposium committee welcomes proposals from all academic disciplines which attempt to view Japanese culture, society, politics, and economy in relation to the process of nation-building. Cross-cultural and comparative approaches are welcome.
|Making of Japanese Culture
- Julia Yenne, Art History, University of Washington
"Meiji Period Reappraisal of late Edo Period Painting: The Building of Japanese National Identity and its Impact on the Meiji Art World"
- Raymond R. Moser, History, UCLA
"Confucian Cross-Dressing: The Continuity of the Ideal Victorian Womanhood in Meiji Educational Discourse"
- Commentator: Professor Ken Brown, University of Southern California
|National Identity and Modernity
- Cris Reyns, University of Colorado
"Tanizaki's Perverse Historical Un-Making of Japanese Nationalism"
- James Dorsey, Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington
"Kobayashi Hideo's Resurrection of a Pre-Modern Epistemology: Setting the Stage for 'Overcoming the Modern'"
- Leighanne K. Yuh, EALC, UCLA
"Education and The Construction of a Colonial Identity in 1920's Korea"
- Commentator: Professor Michael Boutdaghs, UCLA
|Ethnicity in Postwar Japan
- Ann Kaneko, Production/Directing, UCLA
"Japanese Media Coverage and the Gaikokujin New Comer"
- Takeyuki Gaku Tsuda, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
"Communities Real and Imagined: Japanese Brazilian Return Migration and the Formation of Ethnic Minority Network Enclaves"
- Marvin D. Sterling, Anthropology, UCLA
"Cultural Africanity and Internationalization in Contemporary Japan"
- Commentator: Professor Wesley Sasaki-Uemura, University of Utah
|Public Space, the Media and Subjectivity
- Matthew Marr, MA, Sociology, Howard University (D.C)
"Maintaining Autonomy: The Plight of the Japanese Yoseba and the American Skid Row"
- Scott North, Sociology, UC Berkeley
"Workplace Pathologies: The Social Epidemiology of Karoshi in Japan"
- Jayson Makoto Chun, History, University of Oregon
"A New Kind of Royalty: The Imperial Marriage in Postwar Japan"
- Commentator: Professor Vistor Koschmann, Cornell University
Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies