The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies and Committee on Japanese Studies are pleased to announce the first annual Japan Conference entitled "Reflections on Colonialism."
The conference will be held May 26 and 27. All of the sessions will take place in Judd Hall, room 126 (5835 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago), and are free and open to the public. Scholars and activists from Japan, the United States, and Korea will explore colonialism as practiced in and by Japan. Some of the topics include colonialism's impact on religion; on notions of gender; and on the writing of histories of both Japan and Korea. The conference begins at 9:30 am on Friday May 26. The plenary address will be at 4:15 that afternoon, and is to be given by Prof. Akio Igarashi, Director of the Center for International Studies at Rikkyo University, Tokyo. A reception will follow the address at 5:30 in the Center for East Asian Studies, Judd Hall, room 302. The conference will resume at 9:30 the following morning, Saturday May 27, continuing through the day, and concluding at around 4:00 pm.
Coordinator, Japanese Studies
Center for East Asian Studies
University of Chicago
5835 S. Kimbark Ave., Judd 302
Chicago, IL 60637
FAX: (773) 702-8260
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