ICC News Archives 2010-2011

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February 19, 2011, 14:00-17:30, Room 10-301, 3F, Bldg. 10
Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture and Peace and Democracy Institute of Korea University presents a workshop on

Migration and Multicultural Coexistence in East Asia

 

Open to Sophians only

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 17:30, Room L-911, 9F, Library Bldg.
Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a special seminar on

The Domestic-Foreign Policy Nexus in China and the Current Sino-Japanese Relationship

Dr. Ren Xiao, Professor and Associate Dean of the Institute of International Studies of Fudan University
 

Open to Sophians only

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ICC Lecture announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2010

Perceptions and Realities for Local Communities in the Afghanistan War

Dr. Matthew Arnold
Senior Research Fellow, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Date: February 2 (Wed), 2011
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary

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Now you can see videos of some of our talks at Sophia University Open Course Ware site.

Check it out!
http://www.erp.sophia.ac.jp/Projects/ocw/research/comparativeculture.html

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Announcement of Globalization and Food Culture Publication

Globalization, Food and Social Identities in the Pacific Region

The Institute of Comparative Culture announces the publication of the online paper collection Globalization, food and social identities in the Pacific Region. James Farrer (editor). Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture: Tokyo.

 

This online collection was based on the Symposium with the same title held on Feb. 21-22, 2009 at Sophia, funded by The Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan Academic Research Promotion Fund. The project continues as the Globalization and Food Project of the Institute of Comparative Culture.

 

We apologize for the delay of publication due to the ongoing redevelopment of our Institute webpage. Although it has required more work and time than we foresaw, we hope that the online publication will make these papers available and useful to a global audience.

 

James Farrer

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Institute of Comparative Culture office will be closed from December 20, 2010 to January 4, 2011.

We are very grateful for your kind support during the past year, and hope our paths keep crossing in the coming year as well.
We wish you all a very happy and peaceful holiday.

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ICC Workshop announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture presents a workshop on

Networks in Early/Modern Japan

Date: January 15 (Sat), 2011
Time: 13:30-17:15
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, Rm 301
Organizer: Bettina Gramlich-Oka (Sophia University)
Language: English
No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2010
in cooperation with CSR Watch and DSIA

Under-Development:

Making Aid and Entrepreneurship Work in the Developing World

Elmira Bayrasli
Vice President of Partnerships, Policy & Outreach, Endeavor

Date: December 2 (Thu), 2010
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2010

Religion and National Identity Formation

Japanese-American Buddhism in Prewar Hawaii and California

Dr. Duncan Williams
Director, Center for Japanese Studies, U. C. Berkeley

Date: December 7 (Tue), 2010
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2010

Is There a Transnational Queer Studies?

Dr. Donald E. Hall
Professor, West Virginia University

Date: November 25 (Thu), 2010
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, Rm 301
Language: English
No registration necessary

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ICC Workshop announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture presents a workshop on

Intellectual Networks in Early Modern Japan

Date: November 20 (Sat), 2010
Time: 13:30-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10, Rm 301
Organizer: Bettina Gramlich-Oka (Sophia University)
Language: English
No registration necessary

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ICC Conference announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture presents a conference on

Cosplay: Media, Identity and Performance in Japan and Beyond

Date: November 13 (Sat), 2010
Time: 14:00-18:00 (doors open at 13:30)
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 12, Rm 301
Organizer: David H. Slater (Sophia University)
Admission: Free (open to the general public)
Language: English and Japanese

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2010

Mao's Great Famine: A History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe

Prof. Frank Dikotter,
University of Hong Kong

November 4 (Thur.) 2010, 5:30-7:00 pm
L921, Library Building, Sophia University

Lectures in English, No registration required

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2010

Good Woman, Bad Woman: A Question of Morality

Lecture by Dr. Fouzia Saeed,
Director of Mehergath (NGO) and 2010 Fellow of Asian Leadership Fellow

Program:
5:30 pm, October 28 (Thur), 2010
10-301, 3F Building 10, Sophia University

Lectures in English, No registration required

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2010

DIGITAL TERRORISM & HATE:
CHALLENGES & CONSEQUENCES FOR LEADERS WORLDWIDE

Rabbi Abraham Cooper

17:30~ 18:00~, October 19, 2010
Please note that the starting time of the lecture has changed.
10-301, 3F Building 10, Sophia University

Lectures in English, No registration required

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2010

150 YEARS OF JAPANESE-GERMAN RELATIONS:
THE PRUSSIAN EXPEDITION TO EAST ASIA AND THE 1861 TREATY OF AMITY AND COMMERCE WITH JAPAN

Dr. Bernd Martin, Freiburg University

5:30 pm, October 11, 2010
10-301, 3F Building 10

Lectures in English, No registration required

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ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a workshop on

Sexual boundary crossings and sexual contact zones in East Asia

Saturday Oct. 2, 2010

Room 10-301 Sophia University Yotsuya Campus

Lectures in English, No registration required

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ICC office will be closed from August 3rd to August 22nd.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.
We wish you all a wonderful summer vacation!

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ICC Lecture announcement

Performing, Placemaking and Re-Presenting: Brazilian Restaurants in Tokyo

Vera Zambonelli Department of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Hawai'i Manoa

July 16, 2010
From 5:30pm to 7:00 pm
Room 10-301, 3F Building 10

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ICC Lecture announcement

Distracted Listening: Background Music, Noise, and Ambient Sounds in Recessionary Tokyo

Lorraine Plourde, PhD Lecturer in Anthropology and Media, Society, and the Arts
State University of New York, Purchase

July 15, 2010,
From 5pm to 6:30 pm
Room 10-301, 3F Building 10

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ICC Conference announcement

Alternative Politics: Youth, Media, Performance and Activism in Urban Japan

Featuring:
Yoshitaka Mouri (Tokyo Univeristy of the Arts)
Carl Cassegard (University of Gothenburg)
Sharon Hayashi (York University)

Place: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, Bldg. #10, room 301
Date: July 10th, 2010
Time: 10am-5pm
Language: English and Japanese

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ICC Lecture announcement

" The Politics of Islam and Nation-Building in Post-Soviet Central Asia"

John Schoeberlein
Director, Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Harvard University
July 1, 2010 From 5pm to 6:30 pm
Room 10-301, 3F Building 10

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ICC Lecture announcement

"Governance and Regional Economic Integration in Asia from a European Perspective"

Robert F. Owen
Professor of Economics, University of Nantes France
June 28 (Mon.) 5 pm - 6:30 pm
10-301, 3F Building 10

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ICC Lecture announcement

"What Can Be Said? Communication and the Intimacy of Ethnographic Fieldwork"

Allison Alexy
Dept. of Anthropology & Sociology, Lafayette College June 24th, Thursday, 5:30,
10-301, 3F Building 10

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ICC Lecture cancellation announcement

We are sorry to announce that Dr. Wendy Griswold's Lecture "Three Methodological Pifalls in Cultural Sociology and How to Avoid them" on May 10 had to be cancelled. No doubt this will make many of you very dissapointed, but please check this event out from your calender. We will try to schedule it later in the semester and will inform you as soon as we manage to set it up.
Thank you very much for your patience.

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ICC Lecture announcement

"Women Ordination in Theravada Buddhism"

Dr. George A. Sioris (Ambassador of Greece, Ret.)
Time: May 11 (Tue), 17:30-19:00
Place: L-921 (9F, Library Bldg.)

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ICC Lecture announcement

This lecture is cancelled due to Dr. Griswold's change of schedule.

"Three Methodological Pitfalls in Cultural Sociology and How to Avoid Them"

Dr. Wendy Griswold (Northwestern University)
Date: May 10, 2010
Time: From 5 p.m. to 6:30 pm (Approx)
Venue: Room 10-301, Building 10, Sophia University

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ICC Lecture announcement

Date and time: April 24 (Sat), 2010 From 15:30 to 17:00
Place: Room L-911, 9F, Sophia University Library Building

Title: Shrine, Church, and State: The Borders between "Teaching" and "Religion"

Speaker: Kate Wildman Nakai (Professor, FLA, Sophia University) NOTICE: A reception will follow the talk. Please RSVP by April 14 to Ms. Shinohara Junko mnoffice@sophia.ac.jp (03-3238-3543) if you are able to attend.

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