Asian Cities: Hubs of Interaction, Tradition and Transformation

Jan 11, 2017 | 9:00 AM - Jan 13, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Sponsored by HYI, UTCP, GJS (Global Japanese Studies), and IASA

Conference Schedule

January 11

9:00-9:20 Registration at the third floor of IASA

9:20-9:30 Opening Address: Takahiro Nakajima (UTCP and Vice-director of IASA, UTokyo)

9:30-10:10 Opening Remarks: Theodore Bestor

10:30-12:30 Session 1 Critical Moment in Japanese Cities

Moderator: Michael Herzfeld

  1. Andrew Gordon: About the digital archive of Japan’s 2011 disasters
  2. Helen Hardcre: Researching Constitutional Revision in Japan
  3. Yasuko Takezawa: Rebuilding and Redefining Kobe: The collaboration between governmental and non-governmental organizations after the 1995 earthquake

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:50 Session 2 Representing Japan

Moderator: Andrew Gordon

  1. David Odo: The urban reveal: picturing the city in souvenir photographs of Meiji Japan
  2. Misato Ido: Visualizing the Capital: Kyoto as Meisho in Premodern Japan
  3. Mark Roberts: Japanese film in 1950s Japan
  4. Satofumi Kawamura: Discrimination and City: Case of Osaka and Kyoto

15:50-16:10 Coffee Break

16:10-18:10 Session 3 Change of Life in Asian Cities

Moderator: Yasushi Oki

  1. Seung-Mi Han: New Women/Modern Girls of the Empire in an Age of Nationalism
  2. Ting Yu: Xuehaitang: Intellectual Elites and Academic Evolution in Nineteenth-Century Guangzhou
  3. Huei-min Sun: Urban Neighborhoods in danger: Negotiating Rental Housing Regulations in the Early Twentieth Century Shanghai

January 12

09:30-12:00 Session 4 Asian Cities in Global Transformation

Moderator: Seung-Mi Han

  1. Michael Herzfeld: The Blight of Beautification: Asian Cities and the Pursuit of Spectral Purity
  2. Tianshu Pan: Rethinking Shanghai Nostalgia: An Ethnographic Inquiry into the Interface between Historical Memory and Place-making Process in a Global Metropolis
  3. Shigeto Sonoda: Is Local Identity Declining in Mega Cities in China?: ChronologicalAnalysis of Four-city Survey Data, 1997-2014

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Session 5 Asia and Tradition

Moderator: John Lie

  1. Waka Aoyama: Being “Bajau” (Sama Dilaut) in the City: Drawing Their Everyday Mini-Projects in Davao
  2. Nawa Katsuo: About Katmandu
  3. Xiang Zhou: The River and the Temple: Imaginations of Nature in the ‘Other’ Location, 1800-1900

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:50 Session 6 Korea in Interaction

Moderator: Hiroshi Honda

  1. Motokazu Matsutani: TBD
  2. Satoru Hashimoto: Against Capitalization: Trans-Colonial Literary Exchanges between Korea and Taiwan
  3. Hyungji Park: Representing Seoul
  4. Michael Kim: Reconstructing everyday coloniality through visual images from colonial Seoul

January 13

9:30-11:30 Session 7 Structure of Asian Societies

Moderator: David Odo

  1. John Lie: Stationary Society Japan​
  2. Takehiko Hashimoto: Making fire resistant infrastructure in prewar and postwar Japanese cities
  3. Xi Gao: Health Morality and Hygiene in the mid-19th Century Shanghai

11:30- 12:00 Concluding Discussion