Race and Diversity in Japanese Studies Symposium Program Now Live

Race and Diversity in Japanese Studies Symposium Program Now Live
 

 

 

 

Dates: 19 – 20 October 2018 (Friday – Saturday)

Venue: The Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University (Clayton Campus Map)

The Japanese Studies Centre is hosting a postgraduate symposium to be held at Monash University. This symposium centres on the theme of ‘Race and Diversity in Japan and Japanese Studies’—a theme that reflects the diversity of research topics in the discipline of Japanese Studies, while also highlighting the growing diversity of junior scholars conducting interdisciplinary research on Japan. Today, postgraduate students come from many parts of the world and from many different ethnic backgrounds, religious affiliations and gender/sexual orientations. The theme of this conference poses important questions, such as: What does it mean to conduct research that moves beyond the normative structures of Anglo-Australian, Anglo-American, Japanese-migrant or other frames of reference that have traditionally dominated Japanese Studies?

Keynote Speaker Professor Marvin Sterling (Indiana University) will discuss his experience as an Afro-Caribbean anthropologist researching Japan, reflecting on the extant disciplinary divides historically and currently present in scholarship of the African and Asian diasporas. Sterling’s book Babylon East (Duke University Press, 2010) has been widely acclaimed as an exemplary critical analysis of race in Japan.

 

Professor Marvin D. Sterling, Indiana University

 

This event is open to the public; if you would like to attend the symposium, please RSVP here (or cut and paste https://goo.gl/forms/uMAelgCAtvywgu1h2 into your browserThis event has been generously funded by the Japanese Studies Association of Australia Small Grants Scheme and the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Research Committee (Monash University).

The symposium has been made possible by generous funding from the Monash University Faculty of Arts School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics as well as the Japanese Studies Association of Australia.

 

To download a PDF copy of the program with full abstracts, click here.

 

The Organising Committee

Jason Christopher Jones

Levi Durbidge (PhD representative)

Carolyn S. Stevens

 

Friday 19th October 2018

3:45-4:00pm

Registration

4:00-4:10pm

Welcome   Carolyn STEVENS, Monash University

4:10-5:40pm

Keynote Address  Marvin STERLING, Indiana University Bloomington

6:30-8:30pm

Symposium Dinner

@ Notting Hill Hotel (260 – 262 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, VIC 3168)

 

 

Saturday 20th October 2018

9:15-9:30am

Registration (in foyer)

 

9:30-9:40am

Opening remarks   Carolyn STEVENS, Monash University

 

9:45-10:40am

Learning and community panel

Classroom Communities of PracticeS: A New Approach to Classroom Language Learning

 Takuya KOJIMA (UNSW Sydney)

When more feels like less: Resolving paradoxes of multiethnicity through study abroad

 Levi DURBIDGE (Monash University)

10:40-11:00am

Morning Tea (In foyer)

 

11:00am-12:15pm

Literature and pop culture panel

Transcultural Transgenderings:

Gender Fluidity in Japanese Pop Culture and its Reception among Transgender Fans in the US

 Deidre CLYDE (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

 Approaching fictional depictions of Japanese internment through a transcultural lens

Rebecca HAUSLER (University of Queensland)

Deixis, Focalization, and Mind-style in Japanese Literary Translation

Haydn TROWELL (Monash University)

 

12:15-1:15pm

Lunch (In foyer)

 

1:15pm-2:30pm

Policy and justice panel

The environmental injustices of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the justice achieved by the evacuees

 Ryota WAKAMATSU (University of Melbourne)

 Japanese responses to refugees amid the worldwide refugee crisis

 Atsushi YAMAGATA (University of Wollongong)

 Japan-Thai collaboration to address the challenges of ageing society: the dynamics of policy transfer

 Nalanda ROBSON (Monash University)

 

2:35pm-3:25pm

Media and ethics panel

Placing Blame: A comparative analysis of evaluative texts and photographs in Japanese whaling news in the Japanese and Australian online news

 Masaki SHIBATA (University of New South Wales)

 Representational ethics and reporting on Japan

 Pepi RONALDS (Monash University)

 

3:25pm-3:45pm

Afternoon Tea (In foyer)

 

3:45-4:45pm

Workshop

Marvin STERLING

4:45-5:00pm

Closing Remarks  Jason JONES, Monash University