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Filipino Studies from Japan: Translations, Marriages, Politics

Filipino Studies from Japan: Translations, Marriages, Politics

A Symposium

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

“Translation as Transcultural Intellectual Battlefield: My Experience in Two Translation Projects on Philippine Historiography”
Professor Yoshiko Nagano
Faculty of Human Sciences
Kanagawa University, Yokohama

"Filipina-Japanese Marriages in an 'American' Context"
Professor Nobue Suzuki
Department of International Studies 
Nagasaki Wesleyan University

"Politics of Mourning in the Postwar Philippines-Japan Relations"
Professor Satoshi Nakano
Graduate School of Social Sciences
Hitotsubashi University

Yoshiko Nagano is Professor of International Relations and Asian Studies at Kanagawa University in Yokohama. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Studies from Hitotsubashi University. She has published several books on economic history of the Philippines and recently co-edited with Hiromu Shimizu the Japanese translation of Reynaldo C. Ileto's Pasyon and Revolution (Tokyo: Hosei University Press, 2005). She is a member of the International Board of Philippine Studies Conferences and is the coordinator of the First Philippine Studies Conference of Japan (PSCJ) to be held in Tokyo in 2006.

Satoshi Nakano is Professor of History at Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University. He received his Ph.D. in social sciences from Hitotsubashi University. Before moving to Hitotsubashi in 1999, he taught at Kobe University. He was a visiting research fellow of University of the Philippines Department of History (1994-1995) and currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute. His current research interest includes Filipino World War II veterans issues, America’s Cold Warriors experiences in the Philippines and Japan, and war memories in the postwar/postcolonial Philippines-Japan-U.S. relations. His recent publications in English include "Gabriel L. Kaplan and U.S. Involvement in Philippine Electoral Democracy: A Tale of Two Democracies," Philippine Studies, 52, no.2 (2004): 149-178; "South to South across the Pacific: Ernest E. Neal and Community Development Efforts in the American South and the Philippines," Japanese Journal of American Studies, no.16 (2005): 181-202. The presentation he will give at the workshop is a sequel (or an update) to his previous article titled “Politics of Mourning,” in Philippines-Japan Relations, eds., Setsuho Ikehata and Lydina N. Yu-Jose (Ateneo de Manial University Press, 2003), 337-376.

Nobue Suzuki is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Gender Studies at Nagasaki Wesleyan University.  She is the co-editor of Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan (Routledge, 2003) and is working on a book tentatively entitled, Battlefields of Affection: Filipino-Japanese Families and Transnational Desires.  Her recent publications include, “Filipina Modern: ‘Bad’ Filipino Women in Japan,” in L. Miller and J. Bardsley, eds., Bad Girls in Japan (Palgrave, 2005) and “Filipino Boxers and Hosts: The Feminization and Transnational Class Subjection of Male Labor,” in P. Matanle & W. Lunsing, eds., Work, Employment, and Society in Contemporary Japan: Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives (Palgrave, forthcoming).  She has embarked on new research projects that investigates the issues of local and incoming Filipino caregivers in Japan and Filipino popular culture in Japan, including boxing, jazz, and everyday performances.

Reception to follow.

Parking in UCLA's Lot 3 costs $8.

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Department of History, Asian American Studies Center