Lecture Series, Policy Studies Forum / Cultural Interaction in East Asia, Cultural Studies Open Seminar / Cultural Change, Chuo University Graduate School of Policy Studies, Autumn ~ Winter 2004
Policy Studies Forum / Cultural Interaction in East Asia, Tuesdays 6:10 ~, Sept. 28 ~ Jan. 11, Chuo University Korakuen Campus, building 3, floor 11, room 31112
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Akira Iriye after graduating from Seikei High School in Tokyo earned his PhD in U.S. and East Asian History at Harvard University. From 1984 to 1989 he was Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of History at the University of Chicago, and since 1991 he has been Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University, where he is currently Chair of the Department of History. He has been Professor of American Civilization at the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Burns Distinguished Professor at the University of Hawaii, Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University. His many books include After Imperialism: The Search for a New Order in the Far East, 1921-1931 (Harvard University Press, 1965), Across the Pacific: An Inner History of American-East-Asian Relations (Harcourt, Brace, 1967), Pacific Estrangement: American and Japanese Expansion, 1897-1911 (Harvard University Press, 1972), The Cold War in Asia (Prentice-Hall, 1974), From Nationalism to Internationalism: American Foreign Policy to 1914 (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1977), Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War, 1941-1945 (Harvard University Press, 1981), The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific (Longman, 1987), China and Japan in the Global Setting (Harvard University Press, 1992), The Globalizing of America: United States Foreign Relations, 1913-1945 (Cambridge University Press, 1993), Cultural Internationalism and World Order (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), Japan and the Wider World (Longman, 1997), Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War (Bedford, 1999), and Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World (University of California Press, 2002). To download a guide to finding Professor Iriye’s English- and Japanese-language books in libraries in Japan click here.
David Ewick is Professor of Comparative Culture at the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, and co-organizer of this lecture series. “Edward Said and the Politics of Cyberspace” was first presented at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, as part of the symposium Other Voices, Other Cultures: Rereading Orientalism, August 12 ~ 14, 2004.
Akitoshi Miyashita earned his PhD in International Relations at Columbia University in 1997 and is now Associate Professor of International Relations at Tokyo International University. He is the author of Limits to Power: Asymmetric Dependence and Japanese Foreign Aid Policy (Lexington Books, 2003) and editor of Japanese Foreign Policy in Asia and the Pacific: Domestic Interests, American Pressure, and Regional Integration (with Yoichiro Sato, Palgrave, 2001). To download a guide to finding Professor Miyashita’s work in libraries in Japan click here.
Akitoshi Miyashita, Reactive State Revisited: Japan Between America and Asia, Policy Studies Forum, Tuesday October 19, 4:35 ~
Hiroshi Yoshioka is Professor of Philosophy and Media Aesthetics at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Ogaki, editor of Diatxt.—the critical quarterly of the Kyoto Art Center—and head of the editorial board of the Japanese Association of Semiotic Studies. He maintains an online presence at Space in Cyberspace, which includes electronic versions of some of his essays in English and Japanese, including Actuality of Waiting—Approaching ‘Slowness’ (originally in Diatxt. 8, February 2003), The Invisible Male Body (originally in Filozofski vestik 23, February 2002), and Samurai and Self-Colonization in Japan, which has been a staple in Professor Ewick’s undergraduate comparative culture seminars since it appeared in The Decolonization of Imagination: Culture, Knowledge, and Power (Zed Books, 1995). He is the author of “Shisô” no genzaikei: Fukuzatsukei, dennôkûkan, afôdansu (The Present Tense of Thought: Complex Systems, Cyberspace, and Affordance Theory, Kôdansha, 1997) and Jôhô to seimei: Nô, kompyûta, uchû (Information and Life: The Brain, Computers, and the Universe, with Hisashi Muroi, Shin’yôsha, 1993). He has also published translations of works such as Mark Poster’s The Mode of Information: Poststructuralism and Context, Bruce Mazlish’s The Fourth Discontinuity: The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines, and Hal Foster’s The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture. He was the general director of the Kyoto Art Center Kyoto Biennale 2003, which featured artists from Brazil, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Germany, the United States, and Japan. To download a guide to finding Professor Yoshioka’s work in libraries in Japan click here.
Yuzo Itagaki after a distinguished career at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Keizai University is now Professor Emeritus at both. Among many other works he is the author of Rekishi no genzai to chiikigaku: Gendai chûtô eno shikaku (Contemporary History and Area Studies: Viewing the Contemporary Middle East, Iwanami shoten, 1992), Sekaishi no kôzô (The Structure of World History, Asahi shimbunsha, 1993), Isurâmu no toshisei (Characteristics of the City of Islam, with Akira Gotô, Nihon gakujutsu shinkôkai, 1993), Isurâmu gonin: Shôtotsu kara taiwa e (Islam Misunderstood: From Conflict to Dialogue, Iwanami shoten, 2003), Mega teikokushugi no shutsugen to Isrâmu gurôbaru genshô: Iraku sensô go no sekai (The Rise of Mega-Imperialism and the Globalization of Islam: The World After the Iraq War, with Mahdi Elmandjura, Sekaishoin, 2004), and editor of Shin Chûtô handobukku (New Handbook of the Middle East, Kôdansha, 1992) and “Tai tero sensô” to Isurâmu sekai (The “War Against Terrorism” and the Islamic World, Iwanami shoten, 2002). He is among the pioneers of Area Studies in Japan, and also among those most responsible for introducing the work of Edward Said to the country, in part through his work on the Japanese translation of Orientalism. To download a guide to finding Professor Itagaki’s books in libraries in Japan click here.
Yuzo Itagaki, Identity Choosing in Cultural Dynamics for Japan: A Perceptional Approach in Historical Perspective, Policy Studies Forum, Tuesday November 9, 6:10 ~
Modjtaba Sadria is Professor of Cross-Cultural and East-Asian Studies at the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, and co-organizer of this lecture series. He maintains an 0nline presence here.
John Clammer is Professor of Comparative Sociology and Asian Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, where he has taught since 1989. Prior to this he held full-time appointments at the National University of Singapore and the University of Hull. He has held visiting appointments at many institutions, including the University of Oxford, the University of Kent, the Australian National University, Murdoch University, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, the Bauhaus Universitat Weimer, and the University of Buenos Aires. He has published extensively in the fields of the sociology of culture, urban sociology, consumption, the sociology of development, and Asian social theory. His recent books include Contemporary Urban Japan: A Sociology of Consumption (Blackwell, 1997), Race and State in Independent Singapore: The Cultural Politics of Pluralism in a Multiethnic Society (Ashgate, 1998), Japan and Its Others: Globalization, Difference and the Critique of Modernity (Trans Pacific, 2001), and Diaspora and Identity: The Sociology of Culture in Southeast Asia (Coronet, 2002). To download a guide to finding Professor Clammer’s books in libraries in Japan click here.
John Clammer, Cultural Policy and Cultural Change in East Asia: A Comparative Perspective, Policy Studies Forum, Tuesday November 16, 6:10 ~
Tin Tin Htun earned her PhD in Psychology at Tsukuba University. She has taught at Chuo University, Temple University Japan, and Tsukuba University, and has been a visiting researcher at Tsukuba University, Japan Women’s University, and the Center for Research in Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia. She has published articles on women’s leadership roles in Taijin shinrigaku no shiten (Perspectives on Interpersonal Psychology, edited by Y. Matsui, Brain shuppan, 2002) and in journals such as Tsukuba Psychological Research and the Japanese Journal of Social Psychology.
Sujaya Dhanvantari is Lecturer at the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University. Her current and recently-completed work includes the PhD thesis “A Return to the Present: Colonial Historiography in Frantz Fanon’s Writing” and the essay “French Revolutionary Song in the Haitian Revolution, 1798-1804,” in African Diasporas in the New and Old Worlds: Consciousness and Imagination, edited by Geneviève Fabre and Klaus Benesch (Rodopi, 2004).
Anne Waldman is a widely-acclaimed poet, performance artist, and activist, and Distinguished Professor of Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, where in 1974, with Allen Ginsberg, she co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She is author or editor of more than forty books, including Baby Breakdown (Bobbs-Merrill, 1970), Life Notes (Bobbs-Merrill, 1973), Fast Speaking Woman and Other Chants (City Lights, 1975), Talking Poetics from Naropa Institute (Shambhala, 1978), Makeup on Empty Space (Toothpaste, 1984), Skin Meat Bones (Coffee House, 1985), Helping the Dreamer: New and Selected Poems 1966-1988 (Coffee House, 1989), Iovis (Coffee House, 1993), Disembodied Poetics: Annals of the Jack Kerouac School (University of New Mexico Press, 1994), Kill or Cure (Penguin, 1994), The Beat Book (Shambhala, 1996), Iovis Book II (Coffee House, 1997), Marriage: A Sentence (Penguin, 2000), Vow to Poetry: Essays, Interviews & Manifestoes (Coffee House, 2001), Dark Arcana: Afterimage or Glow (accompanying photographs by Patti Smith, Heaven Bone, 2003), In the Room of Never Grieve: New and Selected Poems 1985-2003 (Coffee House, 2003), Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble (Penguin, 2004), and Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (with Lisa Berman, Coffee House, 2004).
Anne Waldman, Changing the Frequency: New Modal Structures—Poetry and Politics in Performance, Cultural Studies Open Seminar, Saturday December 4, 6:30 ~
Chizuko Ueno is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology. She has recently given talks on her newly-translated Nationalism and Gender (Trans Pacific, 2004) at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Cornell University. In addition to Nationalism and Gender and her many books in Japanese, her work in English includes “The Position of Japanese Women Reconsidered,” Current Anthropology 28.4, supplement (Aug.~Oct. 1987), “The Japanese Women’s Movement: The Counter-Values to Industrialism,” in The Japanese Trajectory: Modernization and Beyond, edited by Gavan McCormack and Yoshio Sugimoto (Cambridge University Press, 1988), “Women and the Family in Transition in Postindustrial Japan,” in Women of Japan and Korea: Continuity and Change, edited by Joyce Gelb and Marian Lief Palley (Temple University Press, 1994), “Modern Patriarchy and the Formation of the Japanese Nation State,” in Multicultural Japan: Paleolithic to Postmodern, edited by Donald Denoon and Gavan McCormack (Cambridge University Press, 1996), “The Declining Birthrate: Whose Problem?” Review of Population and Social Policy 7 (1998, available as a .pdf download here), “Gendering the Concept of ‘Labor,’” in Gender and Japanese History, vol. 2, edited by Haruka Wakita, Anne Bouchey, Chizuko Ueno, and others (Osaka University Press, 1999), and “The Politics of Memory: Nation, Individual and Self,” History & Memory 11.2 (Fall/Winter 1999). An English-language interview from a number of years ago appears at nancho.net, here. To download a guide to finding Professor Ueno’s books in libraries in Japan click here.
Chizuko Ueno, Book Talk on Nationalism and Gender, Cultural Studies Open Seminar, Saturday December 11, 6:30 ~
David Walker is Professor of Australian Studies at Deakin University in Melbourne. He has held the Monash Chair of Australian Studies at Georgetown University and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia. He has lectured and published widely in the field of Australian social and cultural history, with particular focus on the relation of Australia and Asia. Among other works he is the author of Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia, 1850-1939 (University of Queensland Press, 1999), and editor of The Oxford Book of Australian Travel Writing (with Ros Pesman and Richard White, Oxford University Press, 1996) and Legacies of White Australia: Race, Culture and Nation (with Laksiri Jayasuriya and Jan Gothard, University of Western Australia Press, 2003). To download a guide to finding Professor Walker’s work in libraries in Japan click here.
David Walker, Australia in Asia: Race, Region, and Identity, Policy Studies Forum, Tuesday December 14, 6:10 ~
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