Japan Power and Resistance: Contested Interpretations
First Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, April 16, 1994.
Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Power and Resistance have become buzz words in academic circles. Academics, however, by no means agree on the meanings of these terms. In what ways can power and resistance be conceptualized? How can we analyze power operating around Japan? To what extent are notions of power and resistance useful in forwarding our understanding of Japanese culture, politics, and history?
- Elyssa Faison (UCLA History)
- Professor Fred G. Notehelfer Director, UCLA CJS
|Site1: Ideologies of the (Racialized) Nation
- "The Writings of Oshiro Tatsuhiro: Ryukyuan Culture and Japanese National Identity"
David L. Bhowmik
(Univ. of Washington, Asian Languages and Literature)
- "Sex and Invasion: The Case of the Filipina Comfort Women"
(Stanford University, Center for East Asian Studies)
- "Six Views of Emperor Showa"
Angus Lockyer (Stanford University, History)
- "The Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Japan, 1886-1945"
Rumi Yasutake (UCLA, History)
- Discussion Facilitator: Yuki Terazawa (UCLA, History)
- Faculty Commentator: Professor Masao Miyoshi,UC San Diego, Literature
|Site 2: Icons of (Commodified) Resistance
- "'Female Vengeance' in a Hopeless World: Representations of Takashi Oden"
(University of Washington, Asian Languages and Literature)
- "False Feminisms: Homosexual Resistance and the 'New Woman' in Current Japanese Cinema"
Jonathan Mark Hall (UCSC, History of Consciousness)
- Discussion Facilitator: Kerry Ross (UCLA, EALC)\
- Faculty Commentator: Professor Yukiko Hanawa, MIT, History
|Site 3: Interpretations of (Politicized) Culture
- "Intellectuals' Response to Censorship: Thoughts on Literature and Politics in Meiji Japan"
Michele Mason (UCLA, EALC)
- "Popular music and Power in the Late 1930s Japan"
Edgar W. Pope (University of Washington, Ethnomusicology)
- "Power and resistance in the Landscapes of Consumption: Tokyo's Urban Youth Culture"
Akio Tanaka (University of British Columbia, Geography)
- Discussion Facilitator: Jason Creigh (UCLA, History)
- Faculty Commentator: Professor Mariko Tamanoi, UCLA, Anthropology
- Announcements by 1995 Symposium Steering Committee
Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies