3rd Joint Conference between NTU and UTokyo "Overcoming Barriers, Creating Networks: In Search of Multicultural Coexistence in Globalizing Asia"

"Overcoming Barriers, Creating Networks: In Search of Multicultural Coexistence in Globalizing Asia"
Time and Date
9:30 - 18:00, Friday, January 20, 2017
Location
Main Conference Room (3rd Floor), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Hongo Campus
Language
English
Note
Admission Free; No pre-registration
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Program

9:30 - Registration

9:45 - 9:50 Welcoming Remark
Takahiro Nakajima (Deputy Director and Professor, IASA, UTokyo)

9:50 - 10:00 Opening Remarks
Liu Hong (Chair, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU)
Shigeto Sonoda (Deputy Program Coordinator of IHS Program and Professor, GSII and IASA, UTokyo)

10:00 - 12:30 Roundtable: "Creating New Asian Studies by Overcoming Traditional Intellectual Boundaries"
Chair: Liu and Sonoda

Chou Meng-Hsuan (Nanyang Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Global Affairs, NTU)
"Connecting Research Themes: The Intersection of Public Policy, Regionalism and International Relations"
Jin Sato (Professor, IHS program and IASA, UTokyo)
"How does time matter? Learning from Japanese Aid to Southeast Asia in the 1980s and 90s"
Koh Keng We (Assistant Professor, History, NTU)
"Maritime Asia in the Modern Age: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Transnational Collaborations"
Yoko Nii (Project Assistant Professor, GJS Project, IASA, UTokyo)
"Questioning the East-West Boundary in the Intellectual History: Focusing on the Jesuit Missionaries in China"

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:20 Session (2) Graduate Conference (1): New Directions of China Studies
Chair: Tan Ying Ying (Associate Professor, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, NTU)

Xiao-Lei Qu (Ph.D., NTU)
"Making a Temple 'Prosper': Religious Competition in Two Popular Religious Temples in Fujian, Southeast China"
Lige Bao (Ph.D., UTokyo)
"Moral Education Reform in China after the Reform and Opening up through Policy Analysis"
Yuan Li (MA, Waseda Univ.)
"Are Collateral Relative Losing Their Significance?: A New Agenda for Contemporary Chinese Family Studies"

15:30 - 16:30 Session (3) Graduate Conference (2): In Search of Asia-based Social Research
Chair: Joyce Pang Shu Min (Associate Professor, Division of Psychology, NTU)

Yuta Shimada (MA, Waseda Univ.)
"Between Sociology and Psycho-Analysis: An Inquiry to Therapy Culture in Japan"
Tomoko Terade (MA, Waseda Univ.)
"Intentional Ambiguity?: A Historical Inquiry to Tokyo Bay Area"
Yingqiao Hu (MA, Waseda Univ.)
"Reconsidering the Concept of 'Sub-Culture': A Case of Fansubs in Contemporary China"

16:40 - 18:00 Session (4) Graduate Conference (3): International Dimensions of Changing Asian Societies
Chair: Kei Koga (Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme, NTU)

Ma Sirui (Ph.D., NTU)
"Through the 'Chinese Bridge': Performing Chinese Culture in Thailand's Confucius Institutes"
Dilnoza Mirdjalilova (Ph.D., UTokyo)
"Language Policies in Post-Soviet Central Asia: The Case of Alphabet Reform in Uzbekistan"
Fumiya Uchikoshi (MA, UTokyo)
"Preference towards Foreigners by Country of Origin in Comparative Perspective: Re-identifying and Evaluating Ethnic Hierarchy in Eight Asian Countries"

N.B.
IHS students will be asked to submit a report essay after attending the conference.
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