We are forming a panel on "Food in Modern Japan" at the Asian Studies Conference Japan, to held at Sophia University, Tokyo, on 20-21 June 2009.
The first panelist, Dr Stephanie Assmann, a lecturer at Tohoku University, focuses her studies on the Slow Food movement and indigenous fare of Japan. The second panelist, Chrissie Reilly, a graduate student from Monmouth University, focuses on food and identity in Japan during WWII and occupation years.
We are looking for individuals to act as co-panelists or discussants that share a similar excitement and interest in the edible in Japan. History, anthropology, literary studies, economics, sociology, medicine: all are welcome! As are suggestions on the panel title.
Interested parties should send a brief bio and a 250 word (maximum) abstract to both Chrissie Reilly (email@example.com) and Stephanie Assmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible (hopefully no later than 16 Nov) in order to give enough time to draft the final session abstract. All applications must be sent in by 20 Nov 2008.
For further details see the ASCJ website: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj
Chrissie Reilly (organizer) and Stephanie Assmann
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, NJ
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