Institute of Comparative Culture Public Events
2014-2015

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ICC Lecture

Never Again: Hiroshima, Auschwitz and the Politics of Memory

Ran Zwigenberg (Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University)
18:00-19:30 / January 29 (Thu), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Going to the Philippines is like coming Home: Japanese Pan-Asianism and the Philippines from the Meiji Era to the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

Sven Mathiessen (Visiting Fellow, Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture)
18:30-20:00 / January 28 (Wed), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Rethinking Circulation of Japanese-Language Books between Japan and its Oversea Territories before the World War II

Yoshitaka Hibi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University)
17:30 – 19:00 / January 23 (Fri), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture research unit"Japanese Literature in Motion"

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ICC Lecture

Reflections on Iran’s Sexual Revolution

Pardis Mahdavi (PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pomona College / Visiting Scholar, Waseda University)
18:00-19:30 / January 22 (Thu), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Branding Japan: Cultural Challenges and Opportunities in 2015

Nancy Snow (SSRC Abe Fellow and Visiting Professor, Institute for Media and Communications Research, Keio University)
18:30-20:00 / January 13 (Tue), 2015 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Pacifying souls, soothing hearts:Buddhist care for the dead and the living in post-disaster Tohoku

Maja Veselič (University of Ljubljana, ICC Visiting Scholar)
18:30-20:00 / December 10 (Wed), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Give back peace that will never end: Hibakusha poets as public intellectuals

Cassandra Atherton (Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Melbourne)
18:30-20:00 / December 15 (Mon), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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An International Symposium

Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan 2

10:00-18:00 / December 20 (Sat), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 2, 1F, Rm 102
Language: Japanese and English / No registration necessary / Free of charge

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “Network Studies

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A screening of a documentary film + discussion

Stories from Tohoku

18:00-20:00 / November 21 (Fri), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: Japanese and English / No registration necessary / Free of charge

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity

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ICC Lecture

Reconsidering Pictures of Yoshiwara Beauties

Julie Nelson Davis (University of Pennsylvania)
18:00-19:30 / October 17 (Fri), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “Network Studies

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A screening of a documentary film + discussion

Nuclear Nation

http://nuclearnation.jp/en/
17:00-20:00 / July 25 (Fri), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: Japanese and English / No registration necessary / Free of charge

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity

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ICC Lecture

Maps of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Ryo Morimoto (Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)
18:30-20:00 / July 23 (Wed), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity

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ICC Lecture

Nuclear Projects in India: State, People and Protests

Anthony Dias
18:30-20:00 / July 21 (Mon), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity

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ICC Lecture and discussion

Freeter and Precariat

Featuring Guy STANDING
17:00-20:00 / July 19 (Sat), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity

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ICC Lecture

From Fear to Beauty: The Materiality of Writing and the Early History of Japanese-English Translation

Michael Emmerich
17:30-19:00 / July 17 (Thu), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English with Japanese subtitles / No registration necessary

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture research unit"Japanese Literature in Motion"

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A screening of a documentary film

HAFU: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan

http://hafufilm.com/en/
17:00-19:00 / July 11 (Fri), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 2, 5F, Rm 508
Language: English with Japanese subtitles / No registration necessary

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Tokyo Study Center

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ICC Lecture

Abe Kôbô and the Politics of Fantasy

Darcy GAUTHIER (Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)
17:00-18:30 / July 10 (Thu), 2014 /Sophia University, Library, 9F, Rm 912
Language: English / No registration necessary

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A screening of a documentary film

Buddhism after the Tsunami-The Souls of Zen 3/11 Japan Special

Tim GRAF
18:30-20:00 / June 20 (Fri), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is organized by Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit on “3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity

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ICC Lecture

Japanese-American and their Lived Experiences in a Multicultural Society

Emi MORIUCHI (Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)
17:00-18:30 / June 16 (Mon), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

An Oration on Idology

Hiroshi AOYAGI
17:00-18:30 / June 13 (Fri), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Chinese Labour Corps:

the forgotten story of the 135,000 Chinese who worked for the French and British armies during World War One

Mark O'Neill
17:30-19:00 / June 4 (Wed), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Desiring Sex and Longing for Love: A Culture's Dilemma

William Jankowiak
17:30-19:00 / June 2 (Mon), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Twanging Bows and Throwing Rice: Warding Off Evil in Medieval Japanese Birth Scenes

Yui SUZUKI (Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)
17:30-19:00 / May 30 (Fri), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The Posthumanist Quest for the Universal: Butler, Badiou, Žižek

Mari RUTI (Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)
17:00-18:30 / May 22 (Thu), 2014 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary