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Critical Frameworks of Transmission

The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies hosts the 17th Annual Graduate Symposium on Japanese Studies.

Friday, October 26, 2012
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Royce Hall, Room 306
(Herbert Morris Seminar Room)
Los Angeles, CA 90095


The 17th Annual Graduate Symposium consists of three panels: Meiji-Taisho Historical Transmission, Minorities, Language and Communications and invited graduate students across the United States and Canada. 



9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      

Welcome and Greetings

9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    

Panel One: Transmission and Authenticity 

Discussant: John Person, UCLA Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow

Ken ShimaUCLA
1920s Critical Archives; Counter Censorship in the Writing of History

Martin Bastarache, University of Toronto
Transmitting Capital: Nishida KitarĊ's 'New World Order' and the Logic of Capital

Maggie Mustard, Columbia University
Suspension and Possibility: Yamawaki Iwao and the Trajectory of Bauhaus Photography

Brent Lue, Princeton University
Broken Orders, Unchallenged Echoes: Language and Authority in Shimazaki Tôson’s The Broken Commandment


11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   



1:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.     

Panel Two: Marginality and Subjectivity: Past and Present

Discussant: Professor Torquil Duthie, UCLA

Kristin Williams, Harvard University
Envisioning the Invisible Ideal:Fetal Development in an Early Modern Japanese Picturebook for Girls

Elizabeth Self, University of Pittsburgh
Preaching in the Margins: the Depiction of Outcasts in the Ippen Hijiri-e

Sarah Clayton, University of Washington
Tomorrow the Pregnant Ones

Kazumi Hasegawa, Emory University
Affect of Colonial Modernity: Yoshida Iwao’s Distress and Intersubjectivity of Despair


3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     

Panel Three: Representation and Identity

Discussant: Professor William Marotti, UCLA

Ryoko Nishijima, UCLA 
In Search of Japan Bits: Imagining and Traveling across (Cyber)Space

KT Bender, UCLA 
Clown Army Tokyo: Weapons of Love and Laughter

Edwin Everhart, UCLA
“That’s the standard language, to me,” or, an ecology of regional dialects in Morioka.

Daniel Johnson, University of Chicago
Counter-Transparency and Image-Becoming Writing


5:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.     

Keynote Address: The Emperor's Greatest Hit that Never Was

Professor Ken Kawashima, University of Toronto
Radio, the Distortion of the Archived Voice, and the Political Economy of Noise and Silence in Modern and postwar Japan


Pay by Space parking is available for $11 all day or hourly rates. Please see the following link for a campus map:

Cost : Free and open to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and invited guests


Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

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