2nd Annual University of Tokyo-GSII Graduate Student Conference
Organizer: ITASIA Student Body Government
Date: Friday, November 22, 2012
Location: University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus), The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), 3F Main Conference Room
Language of presentation and discussion: English
Call for participants:
The ITASIA Student Body Government (SBG) is pleased to announce its second graduate student conference, and is currently accepting applications for students and researchers interested in presenting their work. The presentations should be short, relevant to the topic of one of the four panels, and given in English. For those interested in participating, please email the organizer of the given panel. The deadline for applications is the evening of October 1st.
Panel 1. Nationalism on Film and TV
This panel will explore nationalism in film or television. How does media attempt to define or contest national identity? Further, how do certain mediums represent national identity in different ways? Some potential topics might discuss representations of military, the Olympics, minorities or gender on film or television. All regions and media are encouraged to submit.
What does “security” mean for geopolitical actors in the Asia Pacific region? The concept of security may be handled differently in the military, climate, and energy sectors, and issues of identity, nationalism, and history may both hinder and facilitate security cooperation. This panel will consider security in light of topics such as new social media and technology transfer, threats such as cyber and transnational crime networks and human trafficking, and traditional alliance networks or possible recalibrations of allegiances. The organizers of the conference particularly encourage contributions that stem from a theoretically innovative and empirically grounded perspective.
Organizer/主催者：Eitan OREN firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel 3: Gender and Identity in Japanese Popular and Media Culture
While it is often said that the society we live in is ever changing and improving, but is it really becoming better in terms of gender-equality? Whether engaged or exploited, women are increasingly involved in this rapidly changing network society, which in turn shapes women’s lives and identities. This panel will explore how contemporary women’s gender, sexuality, and identity are represented, experienced, and challenged in popular and media culture in Japan by examining various gender-related topics from different academic perspectives.
Organizer (主催者) : Tomomi MATSUHASHI 松橋知 email@example.com
Panel 4. “Print Media and Social/Political Transformations in Asia”
This panel will consider the role of print media, such as books, magazines and newspapers, in social and political transformations, both historical and contemporary. Print media will be considered from an interdisciplinary perspective, considering the production, circulation, sales and popular reception. Possible themes could include intellectual history, colonialism, post-colonialism and contemporary contexts. Papers that contextualize the influence of print media within a broader political and media climate are particularly welcome.
Organizer/主催者：Susan TAYLOR TaylorSusanPaige@gmail.com
Since a discussant will provide comments on all panelists’ presentations, a 4,000-word copy of each presentation paper must be submitted in advance of the conference no later than November 1. Following the conference, the ITASIA SBG will organize a conference proceedings. Presenters will have the option to include their paper in the published conference proceedings. Concrete details regarding submissions guidelines will be sent to successful applicants.
Susan Paige Taylor
Information, Technology and Society in Asia
The Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Studies
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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