Revisiting Postwar Japan as History:
A Twenty Year Check-up on the State of the Field

A mini-conference with pre-circulated papers Hosted by the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University, Tokyo

pineConference Date: May 31, 2009
Time: 13:00 - 17:30
Location: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Central Library, Room L-911

Open to public
Pre-registration is required
Contact: Christopher Gerteis at cg24@soas.ac.uk
Visit the Conference website: www.contemporaryjapan.org

13:00-15:00
Plenary Session 1

Between Continuity and Discontinuity
Military and Society
Reconstructing History and Memory

15:30-17:30
Plenary Session 2

Community Building as Reconstruction
Gender and Polis
Production and Consumption

For a more detailed program, go to http://www.contemporaryjapan.org/PostwarJapan/pm_program.htm

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pulmRevisiting Postwar Japan as History:
A Twenty Year Check-up on the State of the Field

A mini-conference with pre-circulated papers Hosted by the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University, Tokyo

Conference Date: May 31, 2009
Conference Location: Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo

Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2008

It's been twenty years since the contributors to Postwar Japan as History (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993) first convened their discussion of the study of postwar Japan as a topic for historical inquiry. A great deal has happened since.

The organizers of this mini-conference invite emerging and established scholars to propose multi-disciplinary essays that engage the study of Japan since 1945 through historical sources, methods, or contexts. Selected participants will be asked to develop essays of not more than 8000 words. Proposals will be accepted in Japanese or English, but the final essays should be written in (or translated into) English no later than four weeks before the conference date.

The conference will be organized into two or three sessions during which participants, invited commentators, and gallery audience will discuss essays that explore similar methodologies, issues, or themes. Essays will be distributed to the whole group via electronic file format four weeks prior to the conference. Participants will be asked to read each other's essays and prepare remarks in advance of our meeting.

Funding for travel or research exp

Inquiries to:
Christopher Gerteis
(Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London cg24@soas.ac.uk)
or
Takehiro Watanabe
(Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University watan-ta@sophia.ac.jp)

Dr. Gerteis' Web page
http://contemporaryjapan.org/postwarjapan.html

· Name:
· Affiliation:
· Title/Status:
· Email:
· Proposed Title:
· Abstract of Proposed Essay (not more than 500 words):

· Proposals should be submitted via email to: cg24@soas.ac.uk

Proposals must be submitted via email no later than December 15, 2008.