ICC Collaborative Research Projects (Research Units)
2014-2015

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)

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Bettina Gramlich-Oka and other professors

Network Studies

Lecture: Reconsidering Pictures of Yoshiwara Beauties (October 17, 2014)
Symposium: Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan 2 on December 20th, 2014 (More info soon)
Uploaded: You can read the abstracts of papers presented at the last year's symposium here: 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

Film Screening: Buddhism after the Tsunami-The Souls of Zen 3/11 Japan Special (June 20, 2014)
Lecture and discussion: Freeter and Precariat (July 19, 2014)
Lecture: Nuclear Projects in India: State, People and Protests (July 21, 2014)
Lecture: Maps of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (July 23, 2014)
Film Screening and discussion: Nuclear Nation (July 25, 2014)

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Christian Hess with other professors

Postcolonial Asian Cities

Postcolonial Asian Cities in 2013

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Shion Kono with other professors

Japanese Literature in Motion

Lecture: From Fear to Beauty: The Materiality of Writing and the Early History of Japanese-English Translation (July 17, 2014)
Lecture: Rethinking Circulation of Japanese-Language Books between Japan and its Oversea Territories before the World War II (January 23, 2015)