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PROGRAMTCJS Conference 2014 Flyer

Friday, April 11
  • 1:00-4:00pm:  Workshop with Triangle-area graduate students
  • 4:30-6:00pm:  Keynote Address:  Anne Allison, Duke
Saturday, April 12
  • 9:30am:  Coffee
  • 10:00am-1:00pm:  Labor, Ethnicity, Marginalized Sites, and Elided Presences
    • “How Do We Temporize ‘Precariousness’?” – Yukiko Hanawa, New York University
    • ‘Why Precarity Now? Postwar Japan, Area Studies, and the Occlusion of Indigenous Precarity” – Tomonori Sugimoto, Stanford University
    • “‘Not in My Back Yard’: Buraku and Korean Communities in Tokyo” – Edward Fowler, UC-Irvine
    • “Listening to the Bones: The Rhythms of Sacrifice in Contemporary Japan” – Chris Nelson, UNC-Chapel Hill
    • Discussant:  Anne Allison
  • 1:00-2:30pm:  Lunch
  • 2:30-5:30pm:  Knowledge Production
    • “The Precariousness of Religion in the Modern – the Case of Japanese Confucianism” – Kiri Paramore, Leiden University
    • “The Justice of Empire: Investigating Japanese Efforts to Define Defeat in the Postwar” – Barak Kushner, University of Cambridge
    • “Spiritual Homeland, Internal Colony, Another Japan: Tōhoku in Twentieth-Century Thought and History” – Nathan Hopson, Yale University
    • “‘That’s Really Nonsense’: The Contested Social Role of the Female University Student in Postwar Japan” – Chelsea Szendi Schieder, Columbia University
    • Discussant: Mark Driscoll, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sunday, April 13
  • 9:30am:  Coffee
  • 10:00am-1:00pm:  Migration, Colonization, Decolonization, Violence
    • “Unsettling Colonialism: Naichijin Precarity in Taiwan” – David Ambaras, North Carolina State University
    • “Postcolonial Japan: Japanese-Korean Everyday Encounters and Violent Struggles over the Meaning of Defeat and Liberation under U.S./Allied Occupation” – Deokhyo Choi, University of Cambridge
    • “Ongoing Colonialism in Postwar Immigration Policy” – Eika Tai, North Carolina State University
    • “The Complex Position of People Returning from China: Precarious Victims of History or a New Chinese-Japanese Hybrid Elite” – Araragi Shinzo, Sophia University
    • Discussant:  Leo Ching, Duke
  • 1:00-2:30pm:  Lunch
  • 2:30-5:30pm:  Urban Space, Urban Protest
    • “The Archaeology of Everyday Life: Evidence and Affect in Sixteenth Century Japan” – Morgan Pitelka, UNC-Chapel Hill
    • “An Alternative History of Housing in Tokyo” – Jordan Sand, Georgetown University
    • “‘You Can Stake Our Land but You Can’t Stake Our Spirits’: Producing Militarized Space and the Struggle for the Right to Landscape in Western Tokyo” – Dustin Wright, UC-Santa Cruz
    • “The Turn that is not a Return: Alternative Spaces, Livelihoods, and Anti-Developmental Time in Out-of-theWay Places” – Andrea Gevurtz Arai, University of Washington
    • Discussant: Margaret McKean, Duke
  • 5:30-6:30pm:  Concluding Discussion

DATE:  April 11-13, 2014
LOCATION:  UNC-Chapel Hill. 4/11 events will be held in the Pleasants Family Reading Room, Wilson Library. 4/12-4/13 events will be in Room 308, Alumni Building (Anthropology Reading Room).
TIME:  See Schedule.

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