October 21, 2016/ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room

Carrots & Sticks: Reward and Punishment in Japan - 21st Annual Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference

The main themes of this year’s conference will be reward and punishment in a broad sense. We are concerned with the way that norms emerge, develop, and propagate. Rewards guide the process of inclusion and the manifestation of social values. In the case of literature, this includes acts of recognition such as anthologization and canonization. Punishment is often considered along spectrums of violence. At the societal level, this may take the form of coercion, state apparatus, and institutions of control. At the level of the individual, this could mean the expectations of success or failure, measuring oneself against norms. We encourage a variety of methodologies and approaches including (but not limited to) history, art, literature, linguistics, religion, political science, and gender studies.

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Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies