Technology, Transformation and Japan
Eight Annual Graduate Student Symposium for Japanese Studies, May 12, 2001.
Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2004
The ubiquitous yet elusive hand of technology grips us from the private to the public arenas, transforming our bodily, temporal, and spatial relations. 2001's Graduate Symposium for Japanese Studies raised questions on the social implications of technology vis-a-vis Japan. What have been Japan's historical roles in the sweeping technological changes in both domestic and world contexts, including those regions over which the Japanese empire ruled until 1945? What have been the effects of various technologies - those in the fields of science, medicine, architecture, transportation, etc. - on the metamporphoses of Japan and its global and self-images? How have these changes affected expressions in Japan's literature, cinema, and art? These were just a few of the questions the symposium addressed.
|Panel 1: Representations of Technology||
|Panel 2: Constructions of Science||