The 10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies on the theme, "The Other Within" will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2003 from 8:30 to 5 pm at Bradley International Hall at UCLA. Please join us in examining how heterogenous "others" within Japan are constructed, assimilated, or taught, as well as how they manifest or voice resistance. The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA and is free and open to the public. Reservations not required.
Panel No. 1 "Constructing the Other" /8:30am-10:15am
Puck Brecher/ USC
"Reassessing the Kijin (Eccentric) as 'Other' in Bakumatsu Japan"
Manuel Yang/ U Toledo
"Shinjin, Asian Agricultural Commune, and the Historical Origins of Burakumin"
Yoshihiro Mochizuki/ U Hawai'i
“Alienation in Nakagami Kenji’s The Very First Incident”
Discussant/ Professor Seiji Lippit/ UCLA
Panel No. 2 "Assimilation and Resistance" /10:30am-12:00pm
Naomi Inagaki/ San Francisco State
"Invisibility of Japanese 'Comfort Women'"
Michael Strausz/ U Washington
"Political Opportunities and Zainichi Korean Social Movements"
Tze May Loo/ Cornell
"Paradise Okinawa: Colonizing the Other Within"
Discussant/ Professor Miriam Silverberg/ UCLA
Panel No.3 "Teaching the Other" / 1:15pm-2:45pm
Christopher Frey/ Indiana U
"Ainu Education 1858-1930: Education for Extinction"
Christopher Bondy/ U Hawai'i
"Topic: Grassroots Approach to Buraku Issues at the Junior High Level"
Yuko Okubo/ UC Berkeley
"Ethnographic Study of Multicultural Education and the Production of Ethnic 'Others'"
Discussant/ Professor Millie Creighton/ University of British Columbia
Panel No. 4 "Voices of the Other"/ 3:15pm-5:00pm
Kyle Ikeda/ U Hawai'i
"Spirit Stuffing, War Memory, and Modernization in Contemporary Okinawa Fiction"
Lee Freiderich/ U Minnesota
"Reading outside the Zenshu: When the Masculine Other is a Woman, Little Known Stories by Enchi Fumiko"
Discussant/ Professor Edward Fowler/ University of California at Irvine
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