Visitors from Meiji University, Tokyo, will join scholars and students from the University of Southern California and the University of California, Santa Barbara, in a research exchange meeting on November 29 and December 1 at the USC campus. On November 30, participants will have the chance to attend a workshop on Japanese Buddhist nuns, also at USC.
Note: Some talks with be presented in Japanese, and some will be in English.
11:00 Welcome, Prof. Joan Piggott, Project for Premodern Japan Studies & Prof. William Deverell, Chair of the USC History Department
11:15 Prof. Ujitaka Itô, Meiji U, “Higuchi Ichiyô, Perspectives”
12:15 Dr. Anri Yasuda, USC, “Gender in Japanese Literature in Translation: Discussing Differences in Different Contexts”
2:30 Ms. Luman Wang, USC, “The Contingent Business Relationship that Soured: Shanxi Piaohao and the Qing Dyasty, 1850s-1911”
3:30 Ms. Fumi Ishimura, Meiji U, “My Experience Studying American Archaeology in Japan”
4:30 Prof. Ken’ichi Sasaki, Meiji U, “Archaeological Investigations into the Omuro Cairn and Burial Mound Group in the Central Highlands of Japan, 5-7th c.”
11:00 Prof. Tokuharu Kamitaka, Meiji U, “On Kundoku”
12:00 Dr. Janet Goodwin, USC, “A Report on the PPJS international conference, ‘Reassessing the Shôen System, Society and Economy in Medieval Japan’”
2:00 Ms. Nadia Kanagawa, USC, “A Chronology and Glossary for Shôen Studies”
3:00 Mr. Dan Sherer, USC, “Considering Evil Bands (Akutô) at Ôbe no shô”
3:45 Mr. Travis Seifman, University of California Santa Barbara, “Ryukyuan Embassy Processions: A 1710 Edo-nobori Scroll”
4:30 Prof. Joan Piggott, USC, Moving Forward, a PPJS Report