ICC Collaborative Research Projects (Research Units) 2008-2009

The primary mission of the Institute of Comparative Culture is to promote collaborative research by its members. Every year we solicit proposals for collaborate research units from ICC members who plan research projects involving at least two ICC members. The Institute provides funds for research activities, such as data collection, analysis, publications and workshops organized by research unit members, sometimes together with external collaborators. Projects may be for one year or multiple years. Because of the limited resources of the ICC, projects leaders are expected to apply for external funding to sustain multi-year projects. Although we expect all projects to eventually lead to publication in academic journals or books, we also provide limited support for publication directly through the ICC webpage.

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Emmanuel Chéron with other professors

"Marketing and Communicating to Older Consumers in Japan"

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Takehiro Watanabe with another professor

"Corporate Environmentalism and Industrial Disasters at the Besshi Copper Mine in Late Meiji Japan"

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Yoshitaka Okada with another professor

"Institutions and Risk-Cognition of Entrepreneurs in Newly Emerging Sector: Germany-Japan Comparative Research"

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James Farrer with other professors

"Urban Representations Workshop"

 

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James Farrer with six other professors

Food and Social Identities in the Pacific Region

This project is co-funded by Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture and the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan Academic Research Promotion Fund
日本私立学校振興・共催事業団・ 平成19、20年度学術研究振興資金プロジェクト
「食の消費と新たなアイデンティティーの形成:グローバル=ローカル相互作用を手掛かりに」

June 26, 2008, 12:30, 10-301
The Virtual Economy of Crayfish Farming in China
Dr. Sidney CHEUNG (Professor, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong) 

July 28, 2008, 18:00, 10-301
Advocating the Local on a Global Basis:The Slow Food Movement in Japan
Dr. Stephanie Assmann (Center for the Advancement of Higher Education,Tohoku University)

November 27, 2008, 18:00, 10-301
Casting the net wider: The dynamics and implications of globalization on the international seafood business, fisheries and society
Kenneth Ruddle (Professor, School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University) 

Feb. 21-22, 2009
Symposium on "Globalization, Food and Social Identities in the Pacific Region"
Co-hosted by Sophia Symposium, Institute of Comparative Culture and the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan Academic Research Promotion Fund

A colloection of papers presented at this conference is now published online! (Dec., 2010)
Globalization, Food and Social Identities in the Pacific Region