ICC Collaborative Research Projects (Research Units)
2013-2014

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

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

How Tokyo Invented Sushi by Jordan SAND on May 10
Symposium on Travelling Cuisine (June 22-23)

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Bettina Gramlich-Oka and other professors

Network Studies

Symposium on Women and Networks in 19th century Japan (June 8)

Now a collection of abstracts of the presented papers are availble at
http://repository.cc.sophia.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/35884

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David H. Slater with other professors

3.11 as Crisis and Opportunity

Workshop on Ethnographies of 3.11 memorialization (June 28)
Workshop on Art and 3.11 memorialization (July 1)
Co-organizing an international conference on Japanese Responses to Social Crisis and Disaster 1995 and 2011 at New Zealand Asia Institute, the University of Auckland

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Christian Hess with other professors

Postcolonial Asian Cities

Workshop :Closed to public (Oct. 30)
Public Lecture: Angry Ghosts: 1900's Boxer Crisis as Global History by Dr. Jeff Wasserstrom (Oct. 31)
・This talk is now online: http://ocw.cc.sophia.ac.jp/131031comparativeculture/
Public Lecture: Urbanizing China in War and Peace: Wuxi County, 1911-1945 by Dr. Toby Lincoln (Dec. 12)
・This talk is now online: http://ocw.cc.sophia.ac.jp/131212comparativeculture/

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Shion Kono with other professors

Japanese Literature in Motion

Workshop:Trajectories of ‘Japanese’ Texts in the Early Twentieth Century (Mar. 8)