PUBLIC EVENTS 2014 ~ 2015

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit “Japanese Texts in Motion” presents a workshop on 

Translation and Shared Literary Imagination in the Early Twentieth Century

Pannelists:

Noriko Murai, Sophia University

Kim Hyo Sun, Korea University

Angela Yiu, Sophia University

Sachi Nakachi, Tsuru University

Jeffrey Johnson, Daito Bunka University

Shion Kono, Sophia University

Akiyo Suzuki, Kanazawa University

Discussant:

Atsuhiko Wada, Waseda University

10:00-17:45, March 7, 2015 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Never Again:

Hiroshima, Auschwits and the Politics of Memory

Ran Zwigenberg, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University

18:00-19:30, January 29, 2015 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Going to the Philippines is like Coming Home: 

Japanese Pan-Asianism and the Philippines from the Meiji Era to the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere 

Sven Matthiessen, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University 

18:30-20:00, January 28, 2015 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014

Rethinking Circulation of Japanese-Language Books between Japan and its Oversea Territories before the World War II 

Yoshitaka Hibi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University 

17:30-19:00, January 23, 2015 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture research unit "Japanese Literature in Motion"

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Reflections on Iran’s Sexual Revolution 

Pardis Mahdavi, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pomona College, Visiting Scholar, Waseda University    

18:00-19:30, January 22, 2015 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Branding Japan: 

Cultural Challenges and Opportunities in 2015 

Nancy Snow, SSRC Abe Fellow and Visiting Professor, Institute for Media and Communications Research, Keio University  

18:30-20:00, January 13, 2015 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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An International Symposium

Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan 2 

19世紀日本の女性とネットワーク(二) 

18:30-20:00, December 20, 2014 

Room 102, Building 12, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “Network Studies

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014

Give Back Peace that Will Never End:

Hibakusha Poets as Public Intellectuals 

Cassandra Atherton, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Melbourne 

18:30-20:00, December 15, 2014 

Room 310, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014

Pacifying Souls, Soothing Hearts:

Buddhist Care for the Dead and the Living in Post-disaster Tohoku

Maja Veselič, University of Ljubljana

18:30-20:00, December 10, 2014 

Room 310, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014

A screening of a documentary film + discussion

Stories From Tohoku

18:00-20:00, November 21, 2014 

Room 508, Building 2, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity”

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014  

Reconsidering Pictures of Yoshiwara Beauties

Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania

18:00-19:30, October 17, 2014 

Room 310, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “Network Studies

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Collaborative Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity” presents 

Nuclear Nation

Film Showing and Discussion with: 

Funahashi Atsushi, Director

Aaron Gerow, Yale University

17:00-20:00, July 25, 2014 

Room 508, Building 2, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity”

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Maps of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 

Ryo Morimoto, PhD Student, Brandeis University, Research Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University 

18:30-20:00, July 23, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity”

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014

Nuclear Projects in India:

State, People and Protests

Anthony Dias, SJ, Jesuit priest of the Province of Mumbai and heads the Xavier Institute of Social Research (XISR)

18:30-20:00, July 21, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity”

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Collaborative Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity” presents 

Freeter and Precariat

With featured Guest: 

Guy Standing, Professor of Development Economics, SOAS

17:00-20:00, July 19, 2014 

Room 508, Building 2, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity”

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

From Fear to Beauty: 

The Materiality of Writing and the Early History of Japanese-English Translation 

Michael Emmerich, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA

17:30-19:00, July 17, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture research unit "Japanese Literature in Motion"

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A screening of a documentary film

HAFU:

The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan

17:00-19:00, July 11, 2014 

Room 508, Building 2, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Tokyo Study Center

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Abe Kôbô and the Politics of Fantasy

Darcy Gauthier, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, Centre for Comparative Literature

17:00-18:30, July 10, 2014 

Room L-912, Sophia University Library 9F 

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A screening of a documentary film

Buddhism after the Tsunami:

The Souls of Zen 3/11 Japan Special

18:30-20:00, June 20, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity”

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Japanese-American and their Lived Experiences in a Multicultural Society

Emi Moriuchi, Hawai'i Pacific University

17:00-18:30, June 16, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

An Oration on Idology 

Hiroshi Aoyagi, Professor in the School of Asia 21 of Kokushikan University

17:00-18:30, June 13, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Chinese Labour Corps:

The Forgotten Story of the 135,000 Chinese Who Worked for the French and British Armies during World War One

Mark O'Niell, Author of "Chinese Labour Corps"

17:30-19:00, June 4, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Desiring Sex and Longing for Love:

A Culture's Dilemma

William Jankowiak, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

17:30-19:00, June 2, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

Twanging Bows and Throwing Rice:

Warding Off Evil in Medieval Japanese Birth Scenes 

Yui Suzuki, Associate Professor of Japanese Art at the University of Maryland

17:30-19:00, May 30, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2014 

The Posthumanist Quest for the Universal:

Butler, Badiou, Žižek 

Mari Ruti, Professor of Critical Theory, University of Toronto

17:00-18:30, May 22, 2014 

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University