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Nikkei Bruin Conference on Japanese Popular Music

Presenters: Mark Anderson (University of Minnesota), E. Taylor Atkins (Northern Illinois University), Michael Bourdaghs (UCLA), Loren Kajikawa (UCLA), Michael Molasky (University of Minnesota), Christine Yano (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Wednesday, March 03, 2004
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Faculty Center
California Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095



Conference Program

Morning Session:

9:30 - Refreshments

9:45 - Opening remarks by Michael Bourdaghs

10:00 - Panel One: Technologies of Distribution and Reproduction in Japanese Popular Music

  • Inventing Jazztowns and Internationalizing Local Identities in Japan
    E. Taylor Atkins (Northern Illinois University)
  • Kurosawa Akira, Kasagi Shizuko, and the Scandal of Popular Music in Early Postwar Japan
    Michael Bourdaghs (UCLA)
  • Jazu Kissa: Situating Japan's Jazz Cafes in Postwar Cultural History
    Michael Molasky (University of Minnesota)
  • Discussant: Robert Walser (UCLA)

12:00-1:30 - Lunch Break

Afternoon Session:

1:30 - Panel Two: Unreal Reality: Historicity and the Construction of Authenticity in Japanese Popular Music

  • Cornelius' Point of View: Perspectives on Globalization, Techno-Orientalism, and Cyborg Fantasy
    Loren Kajikawa (UCLA)
  • Enka and Historicity
    Mark Anderson (University of Minnesota)
  • Misora Hibari And the Controversies of Collective Memory in Contemporary Japan
    Christine R. Yano (University of Hawaii)
  • Discussant:  Susan McClary (UCLA)

3:30 - Closing remarks

Cost: Free

For more information please contact

Mariko Bird
Tel: 310-825-8681

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

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