Institute of Comparative Culture Public Events
2016-2017

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ICC Lecture

Hate Speech and the Gendered Burden of Care: Anti-Discrimination Politics in Japan

Vivian Shaw
18:30-20:00 / March 21st (Tue), 2017 / Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Translationscapes: On the Legibility of Transnational Ideologies in World Literary Systems

Jordan A. Y. Smith
18:30-20:00 / January 31st (Tue), 2017 /Sophia University, Library, 8F, Rm 821
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is coordinated by Shion KONO (FLA) for ICC Research Unit "Japanese Texts in Motion"

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ICC Workshop

Workshop: Deep Mapping Shanghai’s Culinary Neighborhoods

Anna GREENSPAN
16:30-18:00 / January 24th (Tue), 2017 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is coordinated by Jame FARRER (FLA) for ICC Global Food Project

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ICC Lecture

Public Lecture: Moveable Feasts: Street Food in the 21st Century City

Anna GREENSPAN
18:30-20:00 / January 23rd(Mon), 2017 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This event is coordinated by Jame FARRER (FLA) for ICC Global Food Project

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ICC Lecture

THE INSENTIENT COMPANION: Some Thoughts on Dolls, Robots, and Significant Otherness, Sacred and Profane

Fabio Gygi
18:30-20:00 / January 19th (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

ICT and the Drive to Reform Japanese Education

Gerald K. LeTendre
17:00-18:30 / December 16th (Fri), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Of Matter, Spirits, and Places: Japanese Discourses on The Bodies of the Shinto Divinities (Kami)

Fabio Rambelli
18:30-20:00 / December 15th (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

“Art of the People:” Manga Defined through History, c. 1920

Miriam Wattles
18:30-20:00 / December 8th (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Reflections on a Period of Transition, Volatility, and Change in the Global System

Yves Tiberghien
17:00-18:30 / December 5th (Mon), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Immigrant Kinship Groups and the Making of the Tenjukoku Shūchō Mandara

Chari Pradel
18:30-20:00 / December 1st (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture for SORW

The Holy Relics of Ananda and the Dragon Girl’s Jewel: As Depicted in the Honpō-ji Lotus Sūtra Mandala

Shizuko Haraguchi
18:30-20:00 / November 21st (Mon), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This lecture is organized by the ICC Collaborative Research Unit "Materialities of the Sacred"

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ICC Lecture for SORW

Author as Ultimate Authority: Checking My Translations with Murakami and Sōseki

Jay Rubin
17:00-18:30 / November 11th (Fri), 2016 /Sophia University, Library, 9F, Rm 921
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Gender and Needlecraft in Early Modern Japan

Christine Guth
18:30-20:00 / October 24th (Mon), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

This lecture is organized by the ICC Collaborative Research Unit "Materialities of the Sacred"

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ICC Lecture

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Edward Drott
18:00-19:30 / October 17th (Mon), 2016 /Sophia University, Bldg. 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Trans-Asia as method

Koichi Iwabuchi
18:30-20:00 / October 14th (Fri), 2016 /Sophia University, Library, 8F, Rm 821
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Special Discussion

Dokdo/Takeshima Territorial Dispute and Social Activism in Japan and Korea

Alexander Bukh and Nils Clauss
18:30-20:30 (approx.) / October 3rd (Mon), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Development of Transitional Economy under Economic Globalization: The case of Vietnam

Nguyen Viet Khoi
18:30-20:00 / July 28th (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Xinjiang from the Han point of view

Tom Cliff
18:30-20:00 / July 21st (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

‘A Moral Firestorm:’The Politics of Translating Manga Today

Patrick W. Galbraith
18:30-20:00 / July 19th (Tue), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The everyday politics of Chinese migrant media practices in Japan

Jamie Coates
18:30-20:00 / July 12th (Tue), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Body, Pottery, Installation: Three Genres of Earth Art in Postwar Japan

Bert Winther-Tamaki
18:30-20:00 / July 7th (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Research Unit Workshop

Rites, Rice, and Rokuji-Myōō

Organized by Caroline Hirasawa, Sophia University
Presenters: Benedetta Lomi (University of Virginia), Brian Ruppert(University of Illinois), Steven Trenson (Hiroshima University)
14:00-18:00 / July 9 (Sat), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary
The program for this event can be downloaded from HERE (PDF)

This workshop is organized by the ICC Collaborative Research Unit 'Materialities of the Sacred"

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Sophia Symposium

Political Cultures and the Politics of “Japanese Studies” in Japan and the Asia Pacific

Date: 4 July, 2016 (Mon)
Time: 10:00-17:00
Venue: Sophia University, Library, 9F, L-911
Language: English / No registration necessary

For more information, CLICK HERE

Flyer of the symposium can be downloaded from HERE.

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ICC Lecture

Staged Seduction: Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Host Club

Akiko Takeyama
18:30-20:00 / June 29 (Wed), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Child welfare 2.0 in China: a thought experiment

Annika Pissin
17:00-18:30 / June 23rd (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Yamada Waka and Her Place in Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Feminism

Rika Saito
18:30-20:00 / June 23 (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Death Literature: Body, Sickness, and Writing in the Meiji Period

Robert Tierney
18:30-20:00 / June 21 (Tue), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Constructing a Satisfying Life Abroad and the Art of Crossing Boundaries

Adam Komisarof
18:30-20:00 / June 15 (Wed), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

The Train that Ran Through Monet’s Garden

James H. Rubin
18:30-20:00 / June 13 (Mon), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC film screening in cooperation with Cinema Yugo

Punk’s Not Dead (Панкот не е мртов)

・Moderated by Kyoko Hirano (Film historian)
・Introduction by Masumi Kameda (University of Tokyo)
・Discussion by Andrijana Cvetkovik (Ambassador of Republic of Macedonia and film scholar)
10 June, 2016 (Fri) / 18:00-20:00 / Sophia University, 8F, Library, Rm 821
Film in Macedonian and Albanian/with English subtitles / Talks in English (No translation)
No registration necessary
This event is supported by Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Japan; Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Japan and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Japan

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ICC Book Launch Roundtable announcement

Globalization of Asian Cuisines Authors’ Roundtable Discussion on Japanese Cuisines and Culinary Globalization

Participants include James Farrer, David Wank, Stephanie Assmann, Chris Hess, and Chuanfei Wang
18:30-20:00 / June 2 (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture co-sponsored with the Society for the Study of Image & Gender (Imēji & Gendā Kenkyūkai)

Katsura Yuki and the Stakes of Exposure

Namiko Kunimoto
13:00-15:00 / June 4 (Sat), 2016 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Book Launch Roundtable announcement

Globalization of Asian Cuisines Authors’ Roundtable Discussion on Japanese Cuisines and Culinary Globalization

Participants include James Farrer, David Wank, Stephanie Assmann, Chris Hess, and Chuanfei Wang
18:30-20:00 / June 2 (Thu), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Learning about the Land of the Rising Sun in the Land of the Star of David: Japanese Studies in Israel

Ben-Ami Shillony
18:30-20:00 / May 24 (Tue), 2016 /Sophia University, Library Building, 9F, Rm 921
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Workshop

Crises in the Asia-Pacific: A workshop of presentations and discussion with “The Asia-Pacific Journal-Japan Focus"

Participants include Machiko Osawa, Huiyan Fu, Phoebe Holdgruen, David McNeill, Justin McCurry, Jeff Kingston, David H. Slater, Gavan McCormack, Mark Selden
14:00-18:00 / May 22 (Sun), 2016 /Sophia University, Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Woman and Urban Family Medicine In the Momoyama Era: Evidence from the Honganji jinai in Ōsaka Tenma and Kyōto Rokujō

Andrew Goble
18:30-20:00 / May 17 (Tue), 2016 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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ICC Lecture

Touching things from afar: Global history, bodies and the material turn

Anne Gerritsen,
18:30-20:00 / April 15 (Fri), 2016 /Sophia University,Building 10, 3F, Rm 301
Language: English / No registration necessary

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