SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

SOAS/Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Post-Graduate Symposium


Date: 20 February 2006Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 21 February 2006Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Room 116

Type of Event: Symposium

Day 1: Monday, 20 February 2006 - Programme

9.00-9.30Working Breakfast
9.00-9.30Working Breakfast
9:30-10.00Conference announcements:

Dr Justin Watkins
, Chair, SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies and workshop co-organiser

Welcome: Professor Peter Robb, Pro-Director, SOAS

Speech by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Speech by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
10.00-11.00SHIOYA Momo 塩谷 もも (TUFS)
Rituals and Social Relations in Java: A Case Study of Gossip and Conflict

The Return of Indonesian Exile Writing: Writing in Exile during the New Order (1965-1998) and its Return after 1998
11.00- 11.20Coffee and Tea
11.20-13.00TAKASE Nobuaki (SOAS)
Mutsu Munemitsu: British Influence on Japanese State-Building in the Nineteenth Century

YANG Ikmo 梁益模 (TUFS)
The Tokugawa Shogunate’s Daimyo Kaieki (attainder): Based on the ‘Bakufu Nikki’

Reading Late Edo Erotic Prints
13.00-14.30Working Lunch
14.30-15.30SHINE Toshihiko 新江 利彦 (TUFS)
Resettlement Programs in Vietnam’s Central Highlands: Current Status and Problems

Julian BROWN
Down in the Basement : Cham Art in Context
15.30-15.45Coffee and Tea
15.45-16.45HAYASHI Makiko (SOAS)
Constructing the Legal Profession in Meiji Japan

MA Jing
馬静 (TUFS)
Study of Economic Magazines in the Later Stages of the Meiji Era: Using Jitsugyo no Nihon as an Illustration

SOAS/TUFS Post-Graduate Symposium Public Lecture

17.30-18.45in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery, SOAS
 Professor Ben ARPS (University of Leiden)
Propaganda on and off the dance-floor: theoretical considerations and a Javanese case
 followed by a briefing from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Day 2: Tuesday, 21 February 2006 - Programme

9.00-9.30Working Breakfast
9.30-11.00CHU Xuan Giao (TUFS)
Methods of Historical Anthropology and the Field of Japan

Personal and Social Dimensions of the Akinomine Practice on Haguro Mountain

YOO Jongshin 柳宗伸 (TUFS)
The Spread of Otogibanashi in Modern Japan: With Focus on Otogi Recitation
11.00-11.20Coffee and Tea
11.20-13.00May JURILLA (SOAS)
Entertainment after the war: Aliwan and the Tagalog novel

Reading the Romantic Syair: Women’s Popular Literature in Nineteenth-Century Riau.

Swinging between traditions: tracing the origins and meanings of narrative motifs in the traditional Malay romantic poem Syair Selindung Delima
13.00-14.15Working Lunch
14.15-15.45Francesca Di MARCO (SOAS)
A Society in Transition: Postwar Japan and Suicide’s Evolution From a Ritual Act to a Spectacular Performance

HSIEH Chia-ling 謝佳玲 (TUFS)
The Part-Time Labour in Japan: Through the Eyes of a Taiwanese Woman

Duncan ADAM (SOAS)
Resisting Analysis: Sexual Desire in Mishima Yukio’s Forbidden Colours
15.45-16.00Coffee and Tea
15.45-16.45Thu Nandar (TUFS) (read in absentia)
The Role of Witnesses in Thet-Kayit Contracts in Early Modern Myanmar

斎藤 紋子 (TUFS)
The Concept of Citizens and Non-Indigenous Residents under the Ne Win Regime: From the 1982 Burma Citizenship Law and Related Materials
16.45-17.00Concluding Remarks and thanks
TUFS at a glance

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) is a national university offering undergraduate and graduate programs related to the study of world languages, cultures and societies, and international relations. TUFS currently holds within its organization the Faculty of Foreign Studies, whose three divisions cover seven regions of study and twenty-six major languages and areas of specialization, the Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies, the Japanese Language Center for International Students, and the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).

TUFS is currently undertaking three COE (Center of Excellence) programs: To establish Grammatological Informatics based on Corpora of Asian Scripts (ILCAA) Center for Documentation & Area-Transcultural Studies (Graduate School), and Usage-Based Linguistic Informatics (Graduate School) as part of the 21st Century COE Program promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Since September 2003, a fourth program has been adopted. Research will soon start in the field of language education and pedagogy.

TUFS is the oldest institution in the field of international studies in Japan, and boasts a large number of graduates who play an active part in international exchange and academic research today. TUFS has always maintained and still continues to hold a unique role as a leading centre of excellence in international studies, research and exchange.

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

Organiser: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies