Institute of Comparative Culture Public Events
2009-2010

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March 5, 2010, 13:00, 10-301

"Culture of Debt: Morality, Economy, Microfinance"

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, click here: CULTURE OF DEBT WORKSHOP or contact Tak Watanabe by email.

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February 15, 2010, 18:00, 10-301

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series

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

Dr. Jane M. Bachnik
Professor of Anthropology,
National Institute of Multimedia Education (ret)
Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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January 23, 2010, 13:00, 10-301
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.
PDF (6MB)

This workshop is supported by ICC.

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January 18, 2010, 18:00, 10-301
Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series
(In Cooperation with CSR Watch and Durable Social Innovation Alliance)

The First Social Innovation Seminar (with English Interpretation)

『新しい地域密着型の生涯学習のカタチ: シブヤ大学のチャレンジ』
左京 泰明

特定非営利活動法人シブヤ大学
学長(代表理事)

A New Form of Community-Based Life-Long Learning: Challenge of Shibuya University”
Yasuaki Sakyo

President, NPO Shibuya University Network

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December 12 -13, 2009, Room 1702,, 17th Floor, Building 2
Sophia Symposium on

The Right to Move?

Debating the Ethics of Global Migration

Language: English (no translation available)
No registration required

PDF version of the program is available here

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November 30, 2009, 17:00, 10-301
ICC presents two lectures on contemporary Chinese Culture and Society

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)

 

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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November 26, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

The Rise and Decline of Systems of Scientific Creativity

Dr. J. Rogers Hollingsworth

Professor
Departments of History and Sociology
Dr. Hollingsworth's webpage: http://history.wisc.edu/hollingsworth

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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November 19, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

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

(共通の歴史認識を模索する日本、韓国、そして中国)

Dr. Lionel Babicz

Department of Japanese Studies,
The University of Sydney

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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November 12, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

Dialogues on the Intersection of Art and Scholarship (ll): An Introduction to New Research Methodologies

(芸術と学術の交差:新たなリサーチ・メソドロジーの紹介)

Dr. Ho Sik Ying
Associate Professor
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
with
Mok Jolene, a creative media specialist and research assistant to Dr, HO.

Four short films will be shown (Chinese with English subtitle)
Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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November 5, 2009, 17:00, 10-301

Governance Challenges for Family Business in
Japan and Germany

(日独両国における家族経営会社のコーポレート・ガバナンス)

Dr. Timothy Goydke

Professor of Japanese Economy and Society,
Bremen University of Applied Science

Lecture in English
No prior registration necessary

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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