PUBLIC EVENTS 2016 ~ 2017

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Hate Speech and the Gendered Burden of Care:

Anti-Discrimination Politics in Japan

Vivian Shaw, PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC) at Sophia University, and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellow

18:30-20:00 March 21, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Translationscapes: 

On the Legibility of Transnational Ideologies in World Literary Systems

Jordan A. Y. Smith, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, UCLA, Associate Professor of International Humanities at Josai International University

18:30-20:00 January 31, 2017

Room 821, 8F, Library, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Global Food Project presents two events with 

Anna Greenspan, Assistant Professor of Global Contemporary Media at NYU Shanghai.

Moveable Feasts: Street Food in the 21st Century City (Public Lecture) 

18:30-20:00 January 23, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

Deep Mapping Shanghai’s Culinary Neighborhoods (Workshop) 

16:30-18:00  January 24, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

THE INSENTIENT COMPANION

Some Thoughts on Dolls, Robots, and Significant Otherness, Sacred and Profane

Fabio Gygi, Lecturer in Anthropology with Reference to Japan, SOAS

18:30-20:00 January 19, 2017

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

ICT and the Drive to Reform Japanese Education

Gerald K. LeTendre, Harry L. Batschelet II Professor of Educational Administration at the Pennsylvania State University and editor of The American Journal of Education

17:00-18:30,  December 16, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Of Matter, Spirits, and Places 

Japanese Discourses on The Bodies of the Shinto Divinities (Kami) 

Fabio Rambelli, University of California, Santa Barbara

18:30-20:00, December 15, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

“Art of the People:”

Manga Defined through History, c. 1920

Miriam Wattles, UCSB Associate Professor in Art History, ICC Visiting Scholar  

18:30-20:00, December 8, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Reflections on a Period of Transition, Volatility, and Change in the Global System

Yves Tiberghien, Director, Institute of Asian Research, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, The University of British Columbia  

17:00-18:30, December 5, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Immigrant Kinship Groups and the Making of the Tenjukoku Shūchō Mandara

Chari Pradel, Professor of Art History,  California State Polytechnic University, Pomona  

18:30-20:00, December 1, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture for SORW

The Holy Relics of Ananda and the Dragon Girl’s Jewel:

As Depicted in the Honpo-ji Lotus Sutra Mandala

Shizuko Haraguchi, Toyama Prefectural University 

18:30-20:00, November 21, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture for SORW

Author as Ultimate Authority:

Checking My Translations with Murakami and Sōseki

Jay Rubin, Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Washington from 1975 to 1993 and at Harvard University from 1993 to 2006

17:00-18:30, November 11, 2016

Room 921, 9F, Library Building, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Gender and Needlecraft in Early Modern Japan

Christine Guth, taught Asian design history at the Royal College of Art, London from 2007 to 2016

18:30-20:00, October 24, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan 

Edward Drott, Associate Professor of Japanese Religions at Sophia University

18:00-19:30, October 17, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Trans-Asia as method

Koichi Iwabuchi, Monash Asia Institute, Monash University

18:30~20:30 , October 14, 2016

L-821, 8F, Library, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents: 

Dokdo/Takeshima

Territorial Dispute and Social Activism in Japan and Korea

Speakers:

Alexander Bukh, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Nils Clauss, Cinematographer and Photographer  

18:30~20:30 (approx.) , October 3, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Development of Transitional Economy under Economic Globalization 

The case of Vietnam 

Nguyen Viet Khoi, Associate Dean, Faculty of International Business and Economics, UEB, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

18:30-20:00, July 28, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Xinjiang from the Han point of view

Tom Cliff, ARC-funded post-doctoral fellow based at ANU’s School of Culture, History, and Language

18:30-20:00, July 21, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

‘A Moral Firestorm:’ 

The Politics of Translating Manga Today

Patrick W. Galbraith, received a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Tokyo, and is currently pursuing a second Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University

18:30-20:00, July 19th, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

The everyday politics of Chinese migrant media practices in Japan

Jamie Coates, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University, and co-convenor for the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) Anthropology and Mobility Network (ANTHROMOB) 

18:30-20:00, July 12, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a workshop on: 

Rites, Rice, and Rokuji Myōō

Organized by Caroline Hirasawa, Sophia University 

Presenters:

Benedetta Lomi, University of Virginia

Brian Ruppert, University of Illinois

Steven Trenson, Hiroshima University

This workshop is organized by the ICC Collaborative Research Unit 'Materialities of the Sacred"

14:00-18:00, July 9, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia Symposium

Political Cultures and the Politics of “Japanese Studies” in Japan and the Asia Pacific

Flyer of the symposium can be downloaded from HERE

14:00-18:00, July 4, 2016

Library, 9F, L-911, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Body, Pottery, Installation:

Three Genres of Earth Art in Postwar Japan 

Bert Winther-Tamaki, Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine, ICC Visiting Scholar

18:30-20:00, July 7, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Staged Seduction:

Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Host Club

Akiko Takeyama, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas

18:30-20:00, June 29, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Child welfare 2.0 in China:

a thought experiment

Annika Pissin, Researcher at the Center for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden

17:00-18:30, June 27, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Yamada Waka and Her Place in Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Feminism

Rika Saito, Associate Professor of Japanese in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University

18:30-20:00, June 23, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Death Literature:

Body, Sickness, and Writing in the Meiji Period 

Robert Tierney, Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ICC Visiting Fellow

18:30-20:00, June 21, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Constructing a Satisfying Life Abroad and the Art of Crossing Boundaries 

Adam Komisarof, Professor of Intercultural Communication and Acculturation in Keio University's Faculty of Letters

18:30-20:00, June 15, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

The Train that Ran Through Monet’s Garden

James H. Rubin, Stony Brook University, State University of New York

18:30-20:00, June 13, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 presents a film screening in cooperation with Cinema Yugo 
Supported by Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Japan; Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Japan and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Japan

Punk’s Not Dead (Панкот не е мртов)

Moderated by Kyoko Hirano, Film historian
Introduction by
Masumi Kameda, University of Tokyo
Discussion by
Andrijana Cvetkovik, Ambassador of Republic of Macedonia and film scholar

18:00-20:00, June 10, 2016

8F, Library, Rm 821, Sophia University 

Film in Macedonian and Albanian/with English subtitles / Talks in English (No translation)

This event is supported by Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Japan; Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Japan and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Japan

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 with the Society for the Study of Image & Gender (Imēji & Gendā Kenkyūkai)

Katsura Yuki and the Stakes of Exposure

Namiko Kunimoto, Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University, currently a Japan Foundation Fellow in Tokyo

13:00-15:00, June 4, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents: 

Globalization of Asian Cuisines Authors’ Roundtable Discussion on Japanese Cuisines and Culinary Globalization

Roundtable Participants:

James Farrer, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies at Sophia University

David Wank, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Graduate Program in Global Studies at Sophia University

Stephanie Assmann, Specially Appointed Professor in the Modern Japanese Studies Program at Hokkaido University

Chair:

Chuanfei Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture

Discussant:

Chris Hess, Associate Professor of History at Sophia University

13:00-15:00, June 2, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Learning about the Land of the Rising Sun in the Land of the Star of David:

Japanese Studies in Israel 

Ben-Ami Shillony, Professor Emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Moderator: Kono Shion, Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University 

18:30-20:00, May 24, 2016

Library, Room: L-921, Sophia University 

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ICC Workshop

Crises in the Asia-Pacific: 

A workshop of presentations and discussion with “The Asia-Pacific Journal – Japan Focus” 

Participants include Machiko Osawa, Huiyan Fu, Phoebe Holdgruen, David McNeill, Justin McCurry, Jeff Kingston, David H. Slater, Gavan McCormack, Mark Selden

14:00-18:00, May 22, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Woman and Urban Family Medicine In the Momoyama Era:

Evidence from the Honganji jinai in Ōsaka Tenma and Kyōto Rokujō 

Andrew Goble, Professor, Departments of History and of Religious Studies, University of Oregon

18:30-20:00, May 17, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2016 

Touching things from afar:

Global history, bodies and the material turn

Anne Gerritsen, Professor of History at the University of Warwick, and holds the Kikkoman Chair of Asia-Europe Exchange at the University of Leiden

18:30-20:00, April 15, 2016

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University