The 2nd Japan Studies at the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo

Date and time: October 9, 2015 (Fri.), 8:00AM-3:30PM
Venue: Social Science Building, John Hope Franklin Room (Rm 224), The University of Chicago
Language: English, Japanese


October 8th (Thurs.), 2015

17:00-19:30 Opening Reception
Tea Room, 2nd Floor, Social Science Building, University of Chicago

October 9th (Fri.), 2015

John Hope Franklin Room (Rm 224), Social Science Building
8:30-8:45 Yijiang Zhong “Chicago’s Japan; Tokyo’s Japan”
8:20-8:30 Welcoming Remarks
8:30-8:45 Yijiang Zhong “Chicago’s Japan; Tokyo’s Japan”
8:45-10:00 PANEL ONE
Jun Hee Lee (UChicago): “The Best and the Rest: Asia’s Place in the Utagoe Movement, 1950s-60s”
Hirai Yuka (UTokyo): “Sensuality without Sexuality? Gender and Body in Kawabata Yasunari”
Tessa Handa (UChicago): “Art Postcards in Late Meiji Japan: Fujishima Takeji’s 1905 Series”
10:00-11:00 PANEL TWO
Sakihama Sana (UTokyo): “Revisiting Asianism in the context of Okinawa: Kawamitsu Shin’ichi”
Carly Buxton (UChicago): “SCAP-nese Americans: Nisei as Turncoats, Translators, and Testimonies in Occupation Japan”
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 PANEL THREE
Ikeda Maho (UTokyo):“Local Self-government in Edo-Tokyo”
Paride Stortini (UChicago): “East and West of the Tsukiji Honganji”
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 PANEL FOUR
Aliz Horvath (UChicago): “The Dainihonshi and the Dynamics of Change”
Kawamura Satofumi (UTokyo): “Asianism and National Polity: Kishi Nobusuke and Wartime Japan”
14:30-15:15 General Discussion
15:15-15:30 Concluding Remarks

Co-sponsored by: The Committee on Japanese Studies Center for East Asian Studies The University of Chicago & The Global Japan Studies Network (GJS) of the University of Tokyo
Contact: gjs[at]