Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching and Research

JSAC Program

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12 Oct
08:45-10:15     
Telus Centre 131   

1.Reassessing Literature

“Dysfluency in Fiction: Modern Japanese Literature Meets Disability Studies,” Shota Iwasaki, UBC

“Reinventing a Poetic Tradition: Internal Factions, International Entries, and Japan’s New Year Poetry Reading,” Gideon Fujiwara, University of Lethbridge

“Kawabata Yasunari’s Aestheticentrism: White, Red, and the ‘Wasted Efforts’,” Mingxue Nan, University of Alberta

12 Oct
08:45-10:15
Telus Centre 134

2. Indigeneity, Minority, and Territory

“Changing Perceptions in Japan: The Rise of Indigeneity through the Fissures of Cold War Asia”, Scott Harrison, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

“Senkaku-Okinawa: Revisiting Government Records,” Kimie Hara, University of Waterloo

“Too Foreign for Here, Too Foreign for Home: Zainichi Koreans and Ethnic Korean Schools (Chosen Gakko) in Japa,” Naomi Hyunjoo Chi, Hokkaido University

12 Oct
10:30-12:30
Telus Centre 131

3. Japan's Region: Global Perspectives

“Japan's Rural Decline: Global Perspectives on the Depopulation of Small Towns and the Countryside,” Ken Coates, University of Saskatchewan

“Asia-Pacific Region / Order,” David Welch, University of Waterloo

“Japan's Soft Power Foreign Policy towards Africa vis à vis China: Who gets what when and how? A case study of Ghana,” Ohene Agyemang Opoku, Jinan University

“Examining the History of Japanese Foreign Aid in the International Community: A Corpus Analysis of Japan's OECD-DAC Memoranda,” Yu Oliver Maemura, University of Tokyo

12 Oct
10:30-12:30
Telus Centre 134

4. Stories Overseas: Transnational Japanese Works and the Necessity of Adaptation

“‘Adaptation’ of Sinitic Poetry in Kudai waka (Waka on Lines from Chinese Poems) by Jien and Teika,” Miaoling Xue, University of British Columbia

“The Tale of Genji in Colonial Taiwan (1895-1945),” Yu-Ning Chen, Washington University in St. Louis

“Translation Without Words: What Kyogen Can Tell Us About Samuel Beckett’s Tolerance for Adaptation,” Jane Traynor, Columbia University

“The Myth of Translating Myth: Shōno Yoriko’s Mythomorphic Kompira,” R. Alan Reiser, Indiana University 

12 Oct
13:15-15:00
Telus Centre 131

5. Cultural, Intellectual, and Religious Crossroad

“Old Japan Redux -Tell Stories of Japan in Creative Presentations-,” X. Jie Yang, University of Calgary

“Can Visual-kei rock you from Japan?!,” Sachiyo Kanzaki, Université du Québec à Montréal

“Japan-West Interculture: Kuki, Watsuji, Heidegger, Marcuse, An Imaginary Dialogue,” Jay Goulding, York University

“Richness of Culture in Western China - Review Yanagita's Notions of Culture,” Sheri Zhang and Jeff Ma, University of Ottawa

12 Oct
13:15-15:00
Telus Centre 134 

6. Domestic Trend:  Economy and Politics

“An Assessment of Abenomics,” Brian K MacLean, Laurentian University

“‘Womenomics’: Image and Substance in Japanese Economic Policy,” Mark Crawford, Athabasca University

“Feature Analysis of Japanese Election Bulletins,” Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki, University of Tsukuba

12 Oct
15:15-16:45
Telus Centre 131

7. Transforming Needs: Education and Health

“Education and Individuality in Meiji Japan: A Reassessment,” W. Puck Brecher, Washington State University

“Self-directed Study Abroad:  An Emerging Trend in Japanese Higher Education,” Dawn Grimes-MacLellan, Meiji Gakuin University

“Dementia in Japan:  What do we know and what can we learn?,” James H. Tiessen, Ryerson University

12 Oct
15:15-16:45
Telus Centre 134

8. Japanese as a World Language

“Is the Japanese language conforming to ‘universal norms’?,” Norio Ota, York University

“The global language of manga: Japanese comics’ ‘visual vocabulary’ and its cultural impact,” Noriko Yabuki-Soh, York University

“Does reduction influence the effect of phonological-orthographic consistency? Insights from pupillometry,” Yoichi Mukai, University of Alberta 

13 Oct
10:45-12:15
Telus Centre 131

 9. Digitization and Innovation

“Digitally Smart: Japan's Move Toward A Digitally-Enabled Society,” Carin Holroyd, University of Saskatchewan

“Digitalization and the Democratization of Historical Discourse: A Case Study of Museums Presenting Images of Japan’s Wartime Past,” Iain Macpherson, MacEwan University and Teri Jane Bryant, University of Calgary

“Digital Resources for Research, Learning, and Teaching in Japan Studies in Canada,” Saeko Suzuki, University of British Columbia

13 Oct
10:45-12:15
Telus Centre 134

10. Japanese Experience In Canada

“The 2013 EJCA history project survey: background, findings, and how to access It,” David Sulz and Daiyo Sawada, University of Alberta

“(D)evaluation: The state management of Japanese-Canadian personal property in the 1940s,” Kaitlin Findlay, University of Victoria

“Lost and Found: Reconsidering ‘Diaspora’ in Japanese Canadian Experience in Canada and Japan,” Masumi Izumi, Doshisha University

13 Oct
15:15-16:45
Telus Centre 131

11. Roundtable: Perceptions of Images from Japan: How to Design an Attractive Study-Abroad Program

Akiko Sharp, University of Calgary

Yoko Kodama, University of Calgary

X. Jie Yang, University of Calgary

13 Oct
15:15-16:45
Telus Centre 134

12. Historical Interpretation and Narrative

“Reconsidering the Repatriation Narrative in Postwar Japan,” Christina Yi, University of British Columbia

“Etsuji Morii: ‘Pawn or Scapegoat, Saint or Villain’ from WWII to 2018,” Aloys Fleischmann, University of Alberta

“The Alexander Graham Bell Collection of Japanese Masks at the Smithsonian: Early Global Connections in Art and Science,” Robert Pontsioen, Smithsonian Institution

13 Oct
17:00-18:30
Telus Centre 131

13. The Troubled Youth in Japanese Popular Culture

“One Punch Man: the invisible gap between a hero and a nobody,” Cyrus Huiyong Qiu, University of British Columbia

“Male Caretakers and Masculinities in Anime and Manga,” Evan Teruo Koike, University of British Columbia

“Shojo to Rorikon: A Short History of the Symbolic Body and Desires,” Atsumi Nakao, University of British Columbia

13 Oct
17:00-18:30
Telus Centre 134

14. Tourism, Commerce, and Consumption

“The Tourist Walking Routes of Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo:  Foreign perceptions of walkability,” Tom Waldichuk, Thompson Rivers University

“Canadian Views and Perceptions toward Japan,” Scott Harrison, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

“Sake Brewing in British Columbia: A Century of (Illegal and Legal) Production and Consumption,” Brian Pendleton, Langara College

14 Oct
08:30-10:00
Telus Centre 131

15. Orientalism, Marginalization, and Collaboration

“‘Warmth in Human Society, Light in All Human Beings’: Origins, Development, and Early Resistance of Burakumin in Early Modern and Modern Japan,” Silva Baiton, University of  Lethbridge

“The 40th Anniversary of  E.W.Said's  Orientalism - its  real  ideological roots and impact on the study of  Japanese  history,”  Jacob Kovalio,  Carleton University

“Forty Years After the 1978 China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship: Reflections on Changing Economic and Commercial Relationships,” David W. Edgington, University of British Columbia

14 Oct
08:30-10:00
Telus Centre 134

16. Representations and Transformations of China in the Literature and Art of Japan

“For the Refined Perusal of the Master of the Pavilion of Moving Sentiment: Chinese Calligraphic Inscriptions at Japan’s Sun Yat-sen Memorial Museum,” Walter Davis, University of Alberta

“The Life of Abe no Seimei in Edo-Period Popular Literature,” Anne Commons, University of Alberta

“The Tale of a Wartime Feud: Sato Haruo’s Fictional Depictions of Yu Dafu,” Clara Iwasaki, University of Alberta