ICC Collaborative Research Projects (Research Units)
2011-2012

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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James Farrer with other professors

Multiculturalism in Asian Societies

Lecture on "Transnational Migration and Asian Regional Integration: Examining the Migration Policies of Hong Kong and Tokyo" (July 20, 2011)
This talk is now online!

Lecture on "Influences on Imageability" (October 6, 2011) This talk is now online!

Workshop on "Boundary Crossing - Sex & Gender in Context" (December 10, 2011)

A workshop on Migrant Communities in Japan in the Aftermath of the Tohoku Earthquake (February 18, 2012)

Click here to see this research unit's 2009-2010 activities.
Click here to see this research unit's 2010-2011 activities.

 

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Bettina Gramlich-Oka and other professors

Network Studies

Workshop 3 (June 11, 2011)

Click here to see the video of Workshop 3
Click here to see this research unit's 2010-2011 activities.

Activity report

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James Farrer with other professors

Globalization, food and social identity in the Asia Pacific(continuation of previous 'Global food' project)

Lecture on "Sushi and More, Anyone?: Bringing Japan's Design, Food, and Contents Approach to the Indian Market" (June 30, 2011)

Lecture on "Political Purpose and National Identity: Representations of the Food Education Campaign in Japan(November 25, 2011)

Online publication: "Globalization, Food and Social Identities in the Asia Pacific Region"

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Sven Saaler with other professors

Mutual Perceptions in Japanese-German Relations

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Caroline Hirasawa with other professors

Sacred Materialities

The unit co-sponsors a Symposium titled Caught by the Image: New Perspectives on Audience in Art History (November 25, 2011)