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Graduate Student Symposia

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: 2011 Graduate Student Symposium Program: Utopias and the Japanese Imaginary
  • The UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies invites proposals for the 16th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on "Utopias and the Japanese Imaginary." Proposals from graduate students affiliated with the U.S. and Canadian Institutions will be accepted.

    Past Symposia

    Japan Translates: Words Between Languages from Classics to Hyperculture

    Fourteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies held in Royce hall on Oct 25th, 2008.

    Young Scholars Discuss Beauty, Ramen Noodles

    "Images of a Nation: Approaches to the Aesthetics of Japan," a symposium, brings graduate students from across the nation to UCLA.

    One for all, and all for one: The Japan Center's Graduate Student Symposium

    The Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies faces its share of challenges. Not least of all the question of how to do so much in such little time.

    Transculturation and National Signifiers: "Japan" In, After, and Via Diaspora and Return

    UCLA Center for Japanese Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference held on April 22nd 2006.

    Out of Bounds: Japan With/Out the West

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

    The Other Within

    Tenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, May 3, 2003.

    Technology, Transformation and Japan

    Eight Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, May 12, 2001.

    Voices from the Empire: Japanese Colonialism and its Legacy

    Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, May 6, 2000.

    Foreign Presence in Japan

    Sixth Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, May 1, 1999.

    Sites and Sounds: Japanese Popular Culture Visual and Aural, Past and Present

    Fifth Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, April 25, 1998.

    Japan the Making of a Nation

    Fourth Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, April 19, 1997.

    Challenging the Myth of Uniqueness: Japan in Comparative Perspective

    Third Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, May 4th, 1996.

    Japan Breaking Boundaries

    Second Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, April 22, 1995.

    Japan Power and Resistance: Contested Interpretations

    First Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, April 16, 1994.