A workshop sponsored by Kyushu University's World Premier
International Researcher Invitation Program ("Progress 100")
December 12-December 16, 2016
Kyushu University, Faculty of Humanities
(locations are provided below)
Alice Tseng, Chair ad Interim, Associate Professor, Japanese Art & Architecture, Boston University
We are grateful for the participation of:
Kyushu University Tokutei Project visiting scholar, Dr. Yan Yang
Kyushu University JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018), Dr. Lindsey DeWitt
International Master's Program / International Doctorate in Japanese Humanities (IMAP/IDOC)
in the Graduate School of Humanities at Kyushu University faculty organizers:
Professors Cynthea J. Bogel and Ellen Van Goethem
IMAP Kenkyūshitsu /Seminar Room
Morning session: 9:30-11:30; afternoon session: 13:00-15:30.
Kyoto in Transition: An Imperial City Redefined in the Meiji and Taishō Periods
What is an imperial city in the context of modern Japan? What are the architectural and urbanistic attributes of a modern Japanese imperial city? Which Japanese city is the imperial city? Can there be more than one imperial city in a nation at a time? These are the main questions that frame my teaching-discussion sessions. The focus will be on Kyoto, and the main concern is with the urbanscape and surrounding scenic-scape of this historic city in a period of great political, technological, and cultural transitions. The transitions under investigation are manifold, although two main determinants of modern imperial Kyoto would be the non-resident emperor and the greater Japanese empire in the making.
Research Building 1, 2nd floor, Conference Room
9:30-10:45 Lindsey DeWitt
Explaining Edict 98: Opening the Mountains to Women
11:00-12:00 Ellen Van Goethem
Heian Jingū: Civic Shrine, Exhibition Pavilion, Imperial Shrine?
Humanities Building, 4th floor, Conference Room
9:30-10:45 Yan Yang
The Formation of a 'National' Style: Discussions of Yamato-e between 1868 and 1933
13:45-16:00 Creating a National Culture in the Modern Period
Roundtable discussion with faculty and students
Chair: Alice Tseng
8:00-18:00 Bus excursion to Kitakyushu, "Architecture, Meiji to the Present"
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December 17 and 18
CONFERENCE "Borders of Memory: National Commemoration in East Asia"
Sponsored by the War Memoryscapes in Asia Project (WARMAP), British Association of Japanese Studies, Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies and Kyushu University Border Studies.
See below or the website (http://cafs.kyushu-u.ac.jp/borders/events/1011.html) for details
Nishiji Plaza, Fukuoka
Saturday, December 17
10:00 - 12:00 PANEL 1: Memory and the State
"The UNESCO World Heritage Convention and Japan's Pursuit of International Cultural Legitimacy"
Mark Lincicome (Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies)
"The campaign for international recognition for 'comfort women' - China's involvement, and the drive for UNESCO 'Memory of the World' status"
Edward Vickers (Kyushu University) & Ohashi Fumie (Waseda University)
"Memory and Identity: National Commemoration of the Nanjing Massacre in China"
Jing Cheng (University of Nottingham)
"Remembering to Forget Kor Pram: Politics and National Identity in Post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia"
Will Brehm (University of Tokyo)
Moderated by Christopher Gerteis (SOAS, University of London)