ICC News Archives 2009-2010

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ICC Workshop on

"Culture of Debt: Morality, Economy, Microfinance"

will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010, from 13:00 to 15:30 at room 301 in Building 10.
In this workshop, we will brnig scholars to explore the cultural and moral dimentions of microfinance across different national contexts. As such, one of the issues the workshop interrogates is how the state of being in debt shapes a culturally specific understanding to self and society in the name of economic well being.(Workshop organizer, Tak Watanabe and Tatsuo Murakami)

For more information, contact Tak Watanabe by email.

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ICC would like to announce the publication by the online journal Policy Innovations of the collection of papers from the Right to Move Conference at Sophia University on December 12-13, 2009, sponsored by Sophia University, the Institute of Comparative Culture, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
The collectionsinclude papers by distinguished scholars, practitioners and public servants, including Mark Raper, Mathias Risse, Hiroshi Kimizuka, Florian Coulmas, John Haffner, Gracia Liu-Farrer, Midori Okabe, Devin T. Stewart, Michele Wucker, Kosaku Yoshino , and James Farrer.
Page Leading to The Right to Move Conference Papers
http://www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/briefings/data/000159

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ICC Lecture titled

"Not-together but not-separate: "Blurred boundaries" in changing Japanese families"

will be held on February 15, from 18:00 at room 301 on the third floor of building #10 at Sophia University. The speaker is Dr. Jane M. Bachnik, Professor of Anthropology, National Institute of Multimedia Education (ret), a Visiting Fellow at Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture.

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ICC Lecture titled

"A New Form of Community-Based Life-Long Learning: Challenge of Shibuya University"

was held on January 18, from 18:00 at room 301 on the third floor of building #10 at Sophia University. The speaker is Mr. Yasuaki Sakyo, President of a NPO Shibuya University Network

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Sophia International Education Workshop

"Changing Profiles and New Challenges"

will be held on Saturday, January 23 from 13:00 to 17:00. The program of the workshop is now online.
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This workshop is supported by ICC.

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ICC will be closed from December 23 to January 11, 2010.

We will resume work from January 12.
We wish you all a happy and peaceful holiday season and all the best for the coming Year of the Tiger!

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Sophia Symposium

The Right to Move? Symposium program is now online.

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ICC presents two lectures on contemporary Chinese culture and society on November 30 from 5 pm at Room 301 on the thrid floor of building #10, Sophia University.

The Resurgence and Strategy of Chinese Popular Religion in North Rural China

Professor Fan Lizhu (Fudan University)

"Created Equal" or "Born Equal": An Issue in Intercultural Communication

Professor Chen Na (Fudan University)

No registration required / Lecture in English

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ICC, in cooperation with Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, is hosting a Sophia Symposium on the

"Right to Move?: Debating the ethics of global immigration"

on December 12 and 13. For more information, click the link above.

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ICC Lecture titled

"The Rise and Decline of Systems of Scientific Creativity"

will be held on November 26, 2009, from 17:00 at room 301 on the third floor of building #10 at Sophia University. The speaker is Dr. J. Rogers Hollingsworth, Professor at Departments of History and Sociology, University of Wisconsin.
You can check out his achievments at his web page, http://history.wisc.edu/hollingsworth

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ICC Lecture titled

"Japan, South Korea, and China: In Search of a Shared Historical Awareness"

by Dr. Lionel Babicz (Department of Japanese Studies, the University of Sydney)will be held on November 19 (Thur), 2009, from 17:00 at Room 10-301, 3F, Sophia University Building 10.

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ICC Lecture titled

"Dialogues on the Intersection of Art and Scholarship: An Introduction to New Research Methodologies"

by Dr. Ho Sik Ying (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration) will be held on November 12 (Thur), 2009, from 17:00 at Room 10-301, 3F, Sophia University Building 10.

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ICC Lecture titled

"Governance Challenges for Family Businesses in Japan"

by Dr. Timothy Goydke (Professor of Japanese Economy and Society, Bermen University of Applies Sciences) will be held on November 5 (Thur), 2009, from 17:00 at Room 10-301, 3F, Sophia University Building 10.

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New publication

Institute of Comparative Culture is happy to announce that now the ICC Working Paper Series No. 6, Global Insecurities and Nationalism in Advanced Industrialized Societies: Evidence from Japan and the United States, by Dr. Emmanouil Tsatsanis, is published online. Click here to read more.

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July 18-19, 2009, 10:00-17:00, 10-301

"The Roles of Religions and the Study of Religion in the Crises Confronting the World"

Charles Long (Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara)
Ashis Nandy (Senior Honorary Fellow, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies)
William LaFleur (Professor, University of Pennsylvania)
Lawrence Sullivan (Professor, University of Norte Dame)
Jennifer Reid (Professor, University of Maine, Farmington)
Philip Arnold (Professor, Syracuse University) and others

Chair: Richard Gardner (Sophia University)

Prior registration necessary

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July 11, 2009, 13:00, L-911
Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC) presents

STUDIES OF JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE:

EXAMINING THE STATE OF THE ART AND THE NATURE OF THE GAP WITH MIYADAI SHINJI AND AZUMA HIROKI

Prior registration necessary

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June30, 2009, 17:00, 10-301
Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a Public Seminar on

Global Politics: A Critical Engagement

with
David Chandler (Professor of International Relations at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London)
Julian Reid (Lecturer in International Relations at King's College London)
Gideon Baker (Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Griffith University, Australia)

Lecture in English / No prior registration necessary

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June25, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

Being Half Japanese in the Transnational Age: An Enquiry into Culture and Identity

Ms Marcia Yumi Lise and Ms Natalie Maya Willer

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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June 22 2009, 17:00, L-914
ICC Workshop

Three-Dimensional Reading: Modernism and Spatial Configuration in Interwar Japanese Fiction (1910s-1930s)
「立体読書 現代日本文学におけるモダーニズムと空間構想」

Registration necessary

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June22, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

Open Innovation: Issues and Challenges

Dr. Ben Dankbaar

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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June18, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

The ‘End of History’ Thesis Revisited: Reflections on the Ideological Landscape of the Global Age

Dr. Manfred B. Steger

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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June , 2009, 17:00,10-301

Eating Local: Nostalgia, identities, and Japanese American Delicatessens in Hawai'i

Dr. Christine R. Yano

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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May 31, 2009
ICC Mini Conference

Revisiting Postwar Japan as History: A Twenty Year Check-up on the State of the Field will be held on May 31, 2009.

For more information, click the link embedded in the conference title above

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May 29, 2009, 18:00, 10-301

In the Eyes of Others: Self, Sociality and Suicide in Japan

Dr. Chikako Ozawa-de Silva

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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May 21, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

China for Example:
China and the making of modern international law

Dr. Teemu Ruskola

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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April 24, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

Legal and illegal eating: Restaurants in 1940s Japan

Dr. Katarzyna J. Cweirtka

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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April 23, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

The general situation of foreigners in Shaghai and
their social and cultural incorporation"

Dr. Tian Xiaohong

Lecture in Chinese with English translation
No prior registration necessary

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April 14, 2009, 17:30, L-911

Turn of the Tide?

Dr. Ronald DORE

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary