上智大学比較文化研究所 symposium 上智大学比較文化研究所

participants

grove
GROVE, Linda
  Grove, Linda is Professor of Chinese History and Vice President for Academic Exchange, Sophia University. Research areas: Modern Chinese economic and social history. (2006). Recent publications include A Chinese Economic Revolution: Rural Entrepreneurship in the Twentieth Century (2006); "'Native' and 'Foreign': Discourses on Economic Nationalism and Market Practice in Twentieth-Century North China" (2006); 伝統と近代のはざま:1920年代の天津における女性と家庭についての言説 (2007).
She is currently working on a book on rural change in North China during the long twentieth century based on field work in four villages in Hebei, Shandong, Beijing Municipality and Tianjin Municipality. For the food project, she has been looking at discourses on Chinese food.

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cheung
CHEUNG, Sidney
  Cheung, Sidney C. H. is Professor and Chairperson, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include visual anthropology, anthropology of tourism, heritage studies, indigenous cultures, food and identity. He is the editor of On the South China Track: Perspectives on Anthropological Research and Teaching, Hong Kong: HKIAPS, CUHK (1998); co-editor of Tourism, Anthropology and China (White Lotus, 2001), The Globalization of Chinese Food (RoutledgeCurzon, 2002) and Food and Foodways in Asia: Resource, Tradition and Cooking (Routledge, 2007). He is also preparing two Chinese popular books called 'The Life of Freashwater Fish Farmers in Hong Kong' and 'Chefs on the Road' which are expected to bring anthropological perspectives to the general public in Hong Kong and mainland China.

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tani
TANI, Hiroyuki
  Tani Hiroyuki is Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies of Sophia University specializing in studies of the Latin American economy.  His current research interests include Mexican agriculture under the trade liberalization process, focusing on fresh vegetable exports (especially of tomatoes) and recent policy changes on maize production and distribution.  He co-edited with Linda Grove Transnational Networks: Production, Marketing and Consumption (Tokyo: Sophia University Press, 2008, published in Japanese) to which various presenters of this symposium contributed.

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akamine jun
AKAMINE, Jun
  Akamine Jun is Associate Professor at School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagoya City University and have been engaging in research on "sea cucumber foodways" more than a decade. His interest covers i) its historical development and trade dynamism among Asia, ii) its expansion to global market as well as production globally, iii) resource conservation balancing "communal" practices and global environmentalism. He started his research in the Philippines and Indonesia, and now he travels globally attending in CITES related conferences and meetings.

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grove
KUWABARA, Azumi
  Kuwabara Azumi is a student in the master's program in Area Studies of Sophia University. She completed her bachelor's degree in archaeology from Tokai University in 2000, and recently worked for two years at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Guatemala City. Her research interests lie in examining traditional fishing culture on the Pacific coasts of Japan and currently in Central America. In this symposium, she will present her findings on traditional fishing and curing methods in Guatemala as well as their trade routes.

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ruddle
RUDDLE, Kenneth
  Ruddle, Kenneth received a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Manchester, in 1964, and a PhD from the University of California, in 1970. At present he is a Professor in the School of Policy Studies of Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. Ruddle specializes in the human ecology of tropical regions, and has done extensive fieldwork in South America and Africa, in addition to East Asia, his main area of focus. Dr. Ruddle’s main research interest is the human ecology of tropical aquatic resources management, from and especially pre-existing systems and their local knowledge base.  He is the author or editor of 40 books, and has also published some 150 scientific articles, contributed chapters and similar publications. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

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ceccarini
CECCARINI, Rossella
  Having a background in sociology, she has joined Sophia University's Global Studies PhD program in 2006. While aiming to leverage her knowledge through a doctoral research, she has been looking for a research topic linking her home and her host country, connecting Italy and Japan. Her present research focuses on the reception of Italian food in Japan. Specifically, through an ethnographic approach, she is paying attention to the case of pizza and pizza cooks in Japan  and to the role the food worker plays in the glocalization of  food.

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yarrow
YARROW, Patricia
  Yarrow, Patricia has enthusiastically lived in Japan on and off for over ten years, largely in Tokyo. Her areas of research careen between exploring the world of sake, including the business and the brewers, the qualities of “shitamachi” old-fashioned living, and “Engrish”, the weirdly misapplied English found in Japan on written surfaces. She teaches English and writing at Meiji Gakuin, Kanto Gakuin, and the National Defense Academy. Her master’s thesis, completed in 2005 at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was a visual analysis of the iconography of sake labels.

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assmann
ASSMAN, Stephanie
  Assmann, Stephanie is a lecturer at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. She holds a PhD in Japanese Studies from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Her research interests include consumer behavior, especially with regards to traditional fashion and foodways, gender, and social stratification in contemporary Japan. Together with Eric C. Rath (University of Kansas), she is currently co-editing a collection of essays entitled “Past and Present in Japanese Foodways”.

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egawa
EGAWA, Tomoko
  Egawa Tomoko is a student in the master's program in Area Studies of Sophia University. After living in Brazil for a year as a high school student, she became interested in Brazilian culture. As a master course student, she is studying the new flow of the people and the changes in food culture in Brazil based on her own fieldwork in urban areas in Brazil in 2007. In this symposium, she will report new trends in Brazilian sushi culture described from three perspectives: Japanese immigrants, resident officers of Japanese companies, and Brazilians who visited the United States.

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terada
TERADA, Takefumi
  Terada Takefumi is professor of anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies at the Institute of Asian Cultures, and is the current dean of the Graduate School of Global Studies, Sophia University. His research works focus on popular religiosity and Christianity in the Philippines. He has also done works on the Christian churches during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. His current interests include foreign migrant communities and religion in Japan.

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leschziner
LESCHZINER, Vanina
  Leschziner, Vanina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her primary research interests are in the sociology of culture, culture and cognition, organizations, theory, and qualitative methods. She is currently working on a book manuscript about the social logic of creation in High Cuisine that is based on ethnographic research she has conducted in High-end restaurants in New York City and San Francisco, titled Recipes for Success: Elite Chefs, Restaurants, and Culinary Styles in New York and San Francisco. This work combines a cultural, cognitive and organizational analysis of High Cuisine to explain how and why elite chefs create the food that they do. More generally, the book develops a theoretical and methodological framework for studying patterns of cultural creation. She has published this and other research in cuisine in Sociological Forum and Theory & Society.

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imai
IMAI, Shoko
  Imai Shoko is a graduate student in Area Studies Department of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Univertsity of Tokyo. Currenty she is working on her PhD thesis about the popularity of Japanese food in the world and globalization.

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yoshino
YOSHINO, Kosaku
  Yoshino Kosaku is Professor of Sociology at Sophia University. His areas of specialization are nationalism and globalization in Japan and Southeast Asia. His best-known books include Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Japan (Routledge) and Consuming Ethnicity and Nationalism: Asian Experiences (editor) (Curzon Press). He is currently writing a book on the impact of “Englishization” on various social processes and networks both within as well as outside of Asia. He has been conducting research on Malaysia for many years and has written on various aspects of its multiethnicity.

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ray
RAY, Krishnendu
  Ray, Krishnendu is the author of The Migrant’s Table: Meals and Memories in Bengali-American Households (Temple University Press, 2004).  He has taught for a decade at the Culinary Institute of America. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University. He is working on a book-length project tentatively titled “Ethnicity and the American Restaurant” and his most recent publication is “Nation and Cuisine: The Evidence from American Newspapers ca. 1830-2003.”

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wank
WANK, David
  Wank, David is Professor of Sociology, Sophia University, Tokyo. He holds a Ph.D in Sociology from Harvard University (1993). His research on numerous topics in China combines theoretical concerns of economic and political sociology with ethnographic field methodology. For his research on local cuisine in China he revisited Shanxi Province, where he lived from 1980-82. His most recent publication (co-edited with Yoshiko Ashiwa) is "Making Religion, Making the State: The Politics of Religion in Modern China" (Stanford 2009).

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kubo
KUBO, Michiko
  Kubo Michiko is a student in the MA course in Asian Studies at Sophia University. She worked for 10 years at a school offering classes in Southeast Asian languages, cooking and dancing.  She supported the lecturers as an assistant, was involved in planning for the cooking courses, devised the recipes and took charge of food shopping.  The experience at the school inspired her interest in Southeast Asian food culture, which is the subject of her MA thesis.  At present, she organizes Thai and Indonesian cooking classes and has a column in serial form in an Indonesian restaurant newsletter.

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duruz
DURUZ, Jean
  Duruz, Jean is a Senior Lecturer in cultural studies in the School of Communication, and a member of the Hawke Research Institute, at the University of South Australia. She has an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Birmingham and her PhD is from the Flinders University of South Australia. Her research reflects a continuing interest in connections of food, place, identity and cosmopolitanism, and her articles appear in international journals such as Space and Culture, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space and Gastronomica. Currently, she is developing a number of projects on street food, markets and ethnic neighbourhoods within contexts of global cities, such as Singapore, New York City and Mexico City. She has had numerous institutional visiting fellowships/attachments, the most recent being at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore. While a Research Affiliate at ARI, Jean Duruz followed, in her fieldwork, the ‘laksa trail’ backwards from laksa’s iconisation in Australia to points of ‘origin’ in Singapore’s postcolonial urban villages.

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neves
NEVES, Mauro
  Neves, Mauro is a professor at the Luso-Brazilian Studies Department at Sophia University, in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a M.A. in Japanese History from the Buddhist University, in Kyoto, Japan. His research focuses on the media, music and literature of both Latin America and Japan, especially with regards to text analysis. Among his recent researches is one going on about the Mexican Revolution and how the Revolution has been shown by Mexican films.

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farrer
FARRER, James
  Farrer, James is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and the Director of the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University. His research has involved qualitative and ethnographic studies of youth sexuality, sexual politics, intercultural marriage, nightlife, urban spaces, expatriate subcultures, and now foodways. The fieldsites have been in Shanghai, with a comparative focus on Tokyo. He is author of the book Opening Up: Youth sex culture and market reform  (University of Chicago Press 2002).  His research for this project focuses on the development of international cuisine in Shanghai during the reform and opening period.

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