ICC News Archives 2013 - 2014

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Public Safety, Security and Surveillance in the Global City: Views from Tokyo

Dr. David MURAKAMI-WOOD

Date: Mar. 17 (Mon), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Japanese Literature in Motion" presents a workshop on

Trajectories of ‘Japanese’ Texts in the Early Twentieth Century

Date: Mar. 8 (Sat), 2014
Time: 13:00-17:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Social Fragmentation and Sustainability in Palestinian Communities:
Resilience and Uncertainty in Everyday Life

Dr. Joshua RICKARD

Date: Mar. 3 (Mon), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Emotions: Are They the Key to Culture?

James M. Jasper, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Date: Jan. 14 (Tue), 2014
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

"It's Time to Give back!": Competitive Charity in Today's Global Yoga

Anne Koch, University of Munich

Date: Jan. 9 (Thu), 2014
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Office Closure

ICC office will be closed during the Christmas holiday and the new year holiday. (ICC office will be open half day on December 26 and 27.) We will be back with our usual working hours of 10 am to 5 pm from January 6th, 2014.

We thank you for your kind support during the year and wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Postcolonial Asian Cities" presents

Urbanizing China in War and Peace: Wuxi County, 1911-1945

Toby Lincoln, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester
Date: Dec. 12 (Thu), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice

Kristin Surak, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Politics at SOAS, University of London

Date: Dec. 13 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Twenty-One Haiku Lessons from The Book of Tea

Michael Dylan Welch, Vice president of the Haiku Society of America

Date: Dec. 2 (Mon), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Fatherhood and Consumption: An Exploratory Study of Soon-to-be Fathers in Japan

Florian Kohlbacher, German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo

Date: Dec. 9 (Mon), 2013
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Takeshima and Shimane Prefecture

Alexander Bukh, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University, Wellington

Date: Dec. 5 (Thu), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

From Private to Public: Portrait Photography and Changing Social Mores in Late Meiji Japan

Karen M. Fraser, Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History, Santa Clara University / ICC Visiting Fellow

Date: Nov. 25 (Mon), 2013
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Hand-fisted Piety: Christian militias in the Minahasa

Laurens Bakker, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies
Institute of Sociology of Law, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Date: Nov. 19 (Tue), 2013
Time: 17:15-18:45
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Intercultural Theatre and Acting in a Global Age: an alternative view

Phillip Zarrilli, founding Artistic Director of The Llanarth Group
Professor of Performance Practice in the Drama Department at Exeter University

Date: Nov. 15 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Postcolonial Asian Cities" presents

Angry Ghosts: 1900's Boxer Crisis as Global History

Jeff WASSERSTROM, Chancellor's Professor of History, U.C. Irvine
Date: Oct. 31 (Thu), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

“Brazil in the Global Crisis Context”

José Marcos DOMINGUES, Professor of Law, Rio de Janeiro State University
Associate Professor. Petrópolis Catholic University (Rio de Janeiro)

Date: Oct. 14 (Mon), 2013
Time: 17:15-18:45
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC and CIEE co-hosts a screening of a film

"Girl Rising"

The message is simple: educate girls and you will change the world

Date: Oct. 11 (Fri), 2013
Time: 17:15-
Venue: Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Research Unit 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity cooperating with New Zealand Asia Institute

Co-organizing an international conference on Japanese Responses to Social Crisis and Disaster 1995 and 2011 on Friday 13 September and Saturday 14 September 2013 at New Zealand Asia Institute, the University of Auckland

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture in cooperation with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the NPO “DSIA (Durable Social Innovation Alliance)”presents

Microfinance and BOP in India:

The Importance for Indian Inclusive Development and Internship Opportunities for Japanese Students

Mr. Prem Das Rai,Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha (elected directly by people) Lower House of Indian Parliament (representing Sikkim State)

Date: September 9 (Mon), 2013
Time: 13:30-15:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 12, 2F, Rm 202
Language: English
For those who are interested in attending the presentation, please send your name, affiliation and status to seminar@dsia.or.jp

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Office Closure

ICC office will be closed from August 12 through August 23, 2013. We wish you a wonderful summer holiday.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

“Realists” versus “Idealists”:

Ideological Struggles in Japan's Intellectual Field of the 1960s in the Light of the Debate on Sartre's "A Plea for Intellectuals"

Simone Müller, University of Zurich

Date: July 11 (Thu), 2013
Time: 17:00-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Workshop announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

3.11 Memorialization:

Organized by ICC Research Unit on 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunities

Date: June 28 (Fri) and July 1 (Mon)
Time: 13:00-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 10 3F, Rm 301
Language: English (No translation)
No registration necessary
This symposium is partially funded by Toyota Foundation.
Download program(PDF) from here

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Syposium announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Travelling Cuisines: Culinary Politics and Transnational Foodways in and out of Asia

Organized by ICC Research Unit on Globalization, food and social identity in the Asia Pacific

Date: June 22 (Sat), 2013
Time: 9:30-18:00
Venue: Sophia University, Library Bldg, 9F, Rm 911
Language: English (No translation)
No registration necessary
This symposium is funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research.
Download program(PDF) from here

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Beyond ‘the West’ and ‘the East: Occidentalism, Orientalism, and Self-Orientalism in Italy-Japan Relations

Toshio MIYAKE,Marie Curie Researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice / ICC Visiting Fellow

Date: July 5 (Fri), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923

Gennifer Weisenfeld,Professor of Modern Japanese Art History and Visual Culture, Duke University

Date: June 26 (Wed), 2013
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Organized by ICC 3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity Research Unit
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Human Security Studies: Building a More Humane World

Sorpong PEOU, Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, University of Winnipeg

Date: May 27 (Mon), 2013
Time: 17:00-18:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

How Tokyo Invented Sushi

Jordan Sand, Associate Professor of Japanese History and Culture, Georgetown University

Date: May 10 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:00-19:30
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Syposium announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan

Organized by ICC Network Studies Research Group

Date: June 8 (Sat), 2013
Time: 10:00-17:45
Venue: Sophia University, Bldg 12, 1F, Rm 102
Language: English and Japanese (No translation)
No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

Mothers, Daughters and Sex: Negotiating young women’s sexuality in British and Hong Kong families

Stevi Jackson, Professor of Women’s Studies and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York, UK

Date: May 21 (Tue), 2013
Time: 17:30-19:00
Venue: Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

New online publication

Institute of Comparative Culture is happy to announce the ICC Working Paper Series No. 7 is published online.

Silent Dialogue and "Teaism": A New Perspective on European Missionaries' Experiences of the Way of Tea 茶道 in Late Sixteenth-Century Japan
Dr. Frances N. Hioki

Click here to download.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ICC Lecture announcement

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents

After Exile: Cuban Diaspora, Revolutionary Nostalgia and Global Tourism

Ruth BEHAR, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan

Date: April 19 (Fri), 2013
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sophia University, Library, 9F, Rm 912
Language: English / No registration necessary
This lecture is co-hosted by ICC, Graduate School of Global Studies and the Institute of American and Canadian Studies

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------