日本学国際共同大学院

The Third Tohoku Conference on Global Japanese Studies

The International Graduate Program in Japanese Studies at Tohoku University is proud to announce The Third Annual Tohoku Conference on Global Japanese Studies. This conference will bring together scholars in Japan and scholarly audiences around the world from a range of ages, nationalities, and disciplines to exchange ideas and build possibilities for future collaboration.

 

CONFERENCE TOPIC AND PRESENTERS
Change in Japan's "Long 1960s": Social Movements and Transformation
 
 
The 1960s stands out as a period that resonates on multiple wavelengths in every corner of the world. Representing more than a simple decade, and in fact delineated by boundaries occurring before 1960 and extending into the 1970s, the epoch is defined in broad terms by its social and political upheavals and by its national and international contexts, which gave birth to challenges to established orders all over the globe. The long 1960s exhibited its full disruptive and transformative potential in Japan, which both shared generational change and geopolitical instability with other parts of the world and faced its own challenges in its shift from early postwar Occupation to a return to sovereignty and a reckoning with its imperial past. This context produced massive popular social and political movements, provoked intense reaction from established elites, and sparked intense conflicts that shook the country for over a decade.
 
The conference will feature presentations from six leading Japanese scholars specializing in the period. Approaching the topic from a diverse array of backgrounds and disciplines commensurate with the multitudinous nature of the period, these scholars will provide a fascinating and elucidating exploration of the period in Japan and provide the groundwork for future researcher on this emerging field of study.
 
Alongside the Long 1960s sessions, this conference will also feature short presentations (30 minutes, including discussion) by up to twelve doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars, including video presentations by young scholars outside of Japan, on a variety of topics under the broad umbrella of Japanese Studies. Representing the cutting edge of research in the evolving field, this conference will provide unique opportunities, both for young researchers to present and receive feedback on their work, and for the wider audience to witness the bold new directions in which Japanese Studies is progressing. We invite young scholars conducting research on broader issues related to Japan and the world in all the various fields of humanities and social sciences to submit paper proposals.
 
 
CONFERENCE DATES AND VENUE
December 12(Sat.) -13 (Sun), 2020 (Japan Standard Time), live online.
*In the event that the global pandemic has ceased to be a concern at the time of the conference, plans may be revised to include some degree of non-virtual gatherings.
 
REGISTRATION
 
PROGRAM
 
 
Time Table
◆Sat. December 12
SymposiumーChange in Japan’s “Long 1960s” : Social Movements and Transformationsー
Morning Session (Plenary) 10:00~12:00
  Chair: ADACHI Hiroaki, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
  Language: Japanese   only Online
  Professor Emeritus ARAKAWA Shōji A Reconsideration of 'The Age of Eruption of Countless Questions' National Museum of Japanese History
  Professor TAKAOKA Yusuke  Social Change in Japan during the High Growth Period Kwansei Gakuin University
  Professor Emeritus YUI Daizaburō Social Movements in the "Long 1960s" in World History:
The Vietnam Anti-War Movement
University of Tokyo
 
  Lunch 12:00~13:30
 
Afternoon Session(1) 13:30~15:30
  Chair: Craig Christopher, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
  Language: Japanese only Online
  Doctor KUROKAWA Iori  Far from Tokyo: The Establishment and Development of the Peace Movement in Kansai Kobe University
  Doctor KOSUGI Ryōko  Changes in the Student Movement in Japan's "Long 1960s":
The University of Tokyo Struggle
Kyoto University
  Associate Professor  KATŌ Satoshi The Student Movement and University Reform in the 1960s:
A Case Study of Tohoku University
Tohoku University
 
Afternoon Session(2) 16:00~18:00
  Chair: ADACHI Hiroaki, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
  Language: Japanese   only Online
  Discussion、Question-and-Answer
 
Japanese Studies Group Sessions(1) 13:30~15:30
  Chair: YUKI Takenobu, NAKAYAMA Aiko, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University
  Language: English   Face-to-face and online
  Renato Rodriguez RIVAS Family, Community and Entrepreneurial Orientation in Family Owned SMEs Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University
  SUOLINGA Suolinga Strategic Management of Migrant Workers in Traditional Japanese SMEs Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University
  AN XiangPing The role of Social Networks in Job Hunting of Chinese Students: Based on Chinese students at Tohoku University Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University
  KO Yi-Chun Long-Term Impacts of Temperature Rises on Rice Crop Yields in Japan Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University
 
 Japanese Studies Group Sessions(2)16:00~17:30
  Chair: KIYAMA Sachiko, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
  Language: English   Face-to-face and online
  Min WANG Comprehension of incomplete collaborative utterance in Japanese interaction Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
  KAGAMI Yoko Changes in Japanese honorifics during the 'long 1960s' Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
  WU Peiyao The Discourse on “Faith” in the Enlightenment Period: Shimaji Mokurai and Politics in Modern Japan Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University
 
Law / Political Science Group session 13:30~15:00
  Chair: KABASHIMA Hiroshi, Maia Roots, School of Law, Tohoku University
  Language: English   Face-to-face and online
  KUROSE Nina History of Law in Medieval Japan School of Law, Tohoku University
  Roth Antoine The cultural fracture in contemporary Western international society School of Law, Tohoku University
  Wang Dan A comparative study on marital debt disputes under different maritalproperty system from the perspective of family law School of Law, Tohoku University
 
  ◆Sun. December 13
Japanese Studies Group Sessions(3)10:00~12:00
  Chair: Craig Christopher, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
  Language: English  only Online
  Haley BLUM Poetry by Plants: The Roles of Waka in a Medieval Short Narrative Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
  Anna VITTINGHOFF Re-configuring the outcome of the ūman ribu movement Japanese Studies Department, University of Edinburgh
  ELMACI Hacer The Promotion and Management of the Turkish Image in Japan Department of Languages, Cultures, and Societies, University of Leeds
  Marlies HOLVOET Performing the Nation: Cultural Nationalism in Ikebana Japanese Language & Culture Department, Ghent University
 
  Japanese Studies Progress Reports 9:30~12:00
  Chair:ONO Naoyuki, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University
  Language: English   Face-to-face and online
 
  Lunch 12:00~13:30
 
  Students Session 13:30~15:30
 
 
 
CONFERENCE LANGUAGE
The Morning and Afternoon Sessions will be conducted in Japanese. Japanese Studies group sessions will be in English.
 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
ADACHI Hiroaki (Chair)
CRAIG Christopher
DELANEY Alyne
IMOTO Yoshihiro
KABASHIMA Hiroshi
KIYAMA Sachiko
OKA Hiroki
ONO Naoyuki
ŌNO Kōji
TAKAKURA Hiroki
YOKOMIZO Hiroshi
YUKI Takenobu
 
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