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10th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Symposium in Japanese Studies

10th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Symposium in Japanese Studies

The Other Within

Saturday, May 03, 2003
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Bradley Center

The myth of a single, homogeneous Japanese people continues to be challenged.  Marginalized voices have been raise within Japan by the disabled, feminists, lesbians, Koreans, Ainu, "burakumin," and followers of new religions, among others.  Historically, how have such people expressed difference, or experiences of oppression or suppression?  How do their voices continue to be manifested in areas such as literature, relgion, art, and law?  In what ways are they silenced, suppressed, ignored, or altered?

The 2003 UCLA Graduate Student Symposium on Japanese Studies is the tenth in the series sponsored by the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies.  This year, emphasis will be placed on papers regarding gender and sexuality, disability, and disease, "race" and ethnicity, and faith and religion. 

Symposium Schedule

Panel No. 1 "Constructing the Other" /8:30am-10:15am
Puck Brecher/ USC                       
"Reassessing the Kijin (Eccentric) as 'Other' in Bakumatsu Japan"
Manuel Yang/ U Toledo           
"Shinjin, Asian Agricultural Commune, and the Historical Origins of Burakumin"
Yoshihiro Mochizuki/ U Hawai'i  
Discussant/ Professor Seiji Lippit/ UCLA

Panel No. 2 "Assimilation and Resistance" /10:30am-12:00pm
Naomi Inagaki/ San Francisco State
"Invisibility of Japanese 'Comfort Women'"
Michael Strausz/ U Washington
"Political Opportunities and Zainichi Korean Social Movements"
Tze May Loo/ Cornell
"Paradise Okinawa: Colonizing the Other Within"

Discussant/ Professor Miriam Silverberg/ UCLA

Panel No.3 "Teaching the Other" / 1:15pm-2:45pm
Christopher Frey/ Indiana U
"Ainu Education 1858-1930: Education for Extinction"
Christopher Bondy/ U Hawai'i
"Topic: Grassroots Approach to Buraku Issues at the Junior High Level"
Yuko Okubo/ UC Berkeley
"Ethnographic Study of Multicultural Education and the Production of Ethnic 'Others'"

Discussant/ Professor Millie Creighton/ University of British Columbia

Panel No. 4 "Voices of the Other"/ 3:15pm-5:00pm
Suzette Duncan/ UCLA
"Language Without Boundaries: Finding Alternative Resident Korean Identities in Yi Yang-Ji's Yuhi"
Kyle Ikeda/ U Hawai'i
"Spirit Stuffing, War Memory, and Modernization in Contemporary Okinawa Fiction"
Lee Freiderich/ U Minnesota
"Reading outside the Zenshu: When the Masculine Other is a Woman, Little Known Stories by Enchi Fumiko"

Discussant/ Professor Edward Fowler/ University of California at Irvine,,

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