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Out of Bounds: Japan With/Out the West

Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, May 7th, 2005

Visualizing Boundaries (9:00 – 10:30am)

  • Nobuko Toyosawa (University of Illinois-Champaign, East Asian Languages and Cultures): “East-West Intertextuality and the Remapping of Japan: Nihon Fûkei-ron and Things Japanese”
  • Theresa Orth (UCLA, Asian Languages and Cultures): “Majestic Landscape, Marginal Space: Mountains in Late Meiji Japanese Literature”
  • Tomoko Kitagawa (University of British Columbia, Asian Studies): “Nationalism and ‘Imagined Universe’: Creating National Boundaries without ‘the Other’”
  • Discussant: James Fujii (UC Irvine, East Asian Languages and Cultures)

Boundless Citizens (10:45-12:15pm)

  • Yoshiko Konishi (UC Berkeley, Anthropology): “Thinking Japanese Citizenship: From Gender Inequality to Gender Equality”
  • Hiromi Yampol (Indiana University, East Asian Languages and Cultures): “Being Abandoned: Empire, Identity, and Orphaned Japanese ‘Returnees’ from Former Colonial Lands Since 1945”
  • Ayako Takamori (New York University, Anthropology): “Native Foreigners: Japanese Americans in Japan”
  • Discussant: Kristine Dennehy (Cal State Fullerton, History)

LUNCH (12:15-1:30pm)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (1:30-2:45pm)

  • Tomiko Yoda , (Duke University, Asian and African Languages and Literature)

Confronting Boundaries (3:00-4:30pm)

  • David Novak (Columbia University, Ethnomusicology): “Signal to Noise in the Trans-Pacific Circulation of Experimental Music”
  • Mika Yoshitake (UCLA, Art History): “Encounter vs. Event: The Emergence of ‘Non-Art’ in Japan, circa 1970”
  • Hisayo Suzuki (UCLA, Asian Languages and Cultures): “Takeuchi Yoshimi’s Kindai to wa nanika: Resistance, Tenkô and the Fifteen-Year War”
  • Discussant: Michael Bourdaghs (UCLA, Asian Languages and Cultures)

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION (4:45-5:45pm)

Organized by Emily Anderson, Koichi Haga, Franz Prichard and Mika Yoshitake
Sponsored by UCLA Center for Japanese Studies
Contact: Mariko Bird, bird@international.ucla.edu (310) 825-8681

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies