Institute of Comparative Culture Public Events
2008-2009

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March 24, 2009, 16:00, 10-301

Dialogues on the Intersection of Art and Scholarship

アートと学問の接点を問う

Dr. Petula Sik Ying Ho
Associate Professor
Department of Social Work and Social Administartion,
The University of Hong Kong

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Februay 21-22, 2009


ICC/Sophia Symposium and The Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan Academic Research Promotion Fund "Food and Social Identities in the Pacific Region" Presents

A Symposium on "Globalization, Food and Social Identities in the Pacific Region"

The symposium will focus on the global/local linkages in the production of new food cultures in societies in the Asia/Pacific region, including the Americas and Asia. Invited participants will present on their research findings and participate in a two-day discussion involving Sophia researchers, invited guests, and graduate student participants. (Details of the meeting contents and a list of symposium participants will be released when the list of invited participants is firmed up.)

This symposium is a project of the research group on "Food and social identities in the Pacific region" of the Institute of Comparative Culture of Sophia University, funded by the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan Academic Research Promotion Fund.

This research group consists of seven Sophia faculty members conducting research on food culture in field sites in Shanghai, Shanxi, and Hubei in China, Philippines, Malaysia in South East Asia, Mexico and Brazil in Latin America, each of the seven members are gathering data on a particular feature of food consumption and production in their areas, focusing on the dynamics of globalization and localization in local food cultures. The key question of the project is the ways in which national and local identities associated with food production and consumption are reconfigured in processes of globalization. Data include in-depth interviews, textual and visual analysis. The methodology for each fieldwork site is ethnographic and historical, combining ethnographic interviews with documentary analysis that allows us to trace the development of patterns of food production and consumption over time. The symposium is intended to provide Sophia researchers a chance to engage with ideas of leading researchers on food culture in various regions. Researchers from other universities in Japan will also be invited to participate.

Food Project Members are James Farrer, David Wank, Yoshino Kosaku, Terada Takefumi, Mauro Neves, Tani Hiroyuki, Linda Grove with Sophia PhD candidate, Rossella Ceccarini.

Papers presented at the symposium is now published online!
Globalization, Food and Social Identities in the Asia Pacific Region

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January 8, 2009, 17:30, 10-301

“Making Place” in Transitional Japan:

Youth, Konbini, and Everyday Life
変わり行く日本における「居場所」とは:若者、コンビニ、そして彼らの日常生活

Gavin Hamilton Whitelaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology & Sociology,
International Christian University (ICU)

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December 8, 2008, 17:00, 10-301

China’s Regional Labour Migration:

Economic and Social Consequences
中国における労働人口の移動が経済および社会にあたえる影響

Ding Lu
Professor of Economics
/University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

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November 27, 2008, 18:00, 10-301
Global Food Project at ICC presents

Casting the net wider:

The dynamics and implications of globalization on the international seafood business, fisheries and society
グローバル化が国際的なシーフード・ビジネス、漁業、そして社会にあたえる影響とその意味するもの

Kenneth Ruddle
Professor, School of Policy Studies,
Kwansei Gakuin University

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November 20, 2008, 17:30, 10-301

The Curious Lives of Objects:

The Netherlandish Map Comes to Japan
数奇な運命を辿った物:オランダの地図と日本との出会い

Prof. Mia M. Mochizuki
Jesuit School of Theology / Graduate Theological Union
University of California, Berkeley
ICC Visiting Scholar

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October 23, 2008, 12:30, 10-301

Gay and lesbian identity debates in Japan

日本における同性愛者のアイデンティティーについての考察

Dr. Wim Lunsing
Author of Beyond Common Sense: Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Japan (Kegan Paul, 2001)

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August 5, 2008, 18:00, 10-301
A discussion sponsored by the Institute of Comparative Culture

Youth in Contemporary Society

Anne Allison: Professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University
David Slater: Associate professor of cultural anthropology at Sophia University

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July 28, 2008, 18:00, 10-301
Global Food Project at ICC presents

Advocating the Local on a Global Basis:

The Slow Food Movement in Japan
地域の「食」の保持とグローバル化の推進:日本におけるスローフード運動

Dr. Stephanie Assmann
Center for the Advancement of Higher Education,
Tohoku University

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July 17, 2008, 17:30, 10-301

NGOs, Regional Governance and Sustainable Development in East Asia

Dr. Kim DoHyang Reimann
Assistant Professor of Political Science,
Georgia State University, Atlanta

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July 10, 2008, 17:30, 10-301

Is Global Governance Bad for East Asian Queers?

Dr. Josephine HO
Professor and Cordinator,
Center for the Study of Sexualities, National Central University, Chung Li, Taiwan

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June 26, 2008, 12:30, 10-301
Global Food Project at ICC presents

The Virtual Economy of Crayfish Farming in China

Dr. Sidney CHEUNG
Professor,
Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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June 12, 2008, 17:00, 10-301

Impact of "Bug-Finding" Tools on Testing Capability

- Evidence from Software Development

Allan SUMIYAMA
Ph.D. Candidate
Harvard Business School

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June 10, 2008, 17:00, 10-301

The Concept of the Future and perspectives on Women's Lives in Meiji Japan

Kyoko KURITA
Associate Professor
Pompna College, CA

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May 26, 2008, 18:30-, 10-310

The Cultural Logic of Chinese Reproductive Behavior

G. Willam SKINNER
Professor
University of California, Davis

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April 24, 2008, 17:30-, 10-310

Figuring the Digital Text

Jun MIZUKAWA
ICC Visiting Researcher
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University