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The 11th UCLA Graduate Student Symposium

Out of Bounds: Japan Without The West

Saturday, May 07, 2005
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Covell Commons
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The study of "Japan" as a fixed category has been challenged by the increasingly transnational mode of cultural production and reception. In order to better negotiate between the global transmission of forms in literature, religion, film, art, music, and technology and their local contexts, we need to re-consider the historical fluidity of the national framework. As the categories of race, nationality, gender and class have always been contested throughout Japan's past, present and future, in what ways can we adapt our academic practices to engage and discuss a wide range of critical possibilities within the study of Japan?

The 2005 UCLA Graduate Student Symposium on Japanese Studies is the eleventh in the series sponsored by the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies. This year, emphasis will be placed on papers regarding hcanging frameworks in the study of Japan.

The Center for Japanese Studies provides transportation funds and loding to graduate student presenters and faculty commentators traveling from within North America. Please submit proposals of no more than 2 pages in length by Januray 8, 2005 along with your name, department, university, field of specialization, home address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Send proposals to:

UCLA Graduate Student Symposium,
c/o Center for Japanese Studies,
405 Hilgard Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

E-mail submissions are accepted at

Inquiries may be addressed to symposium organizers:

Cost: Free admission

For more information please contact

Emily Anderson

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

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