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Bodies and Structures: 

Deep-mapping the Spaces of Modern Japanese History 

Conference #2, December 9-10, 2016

Triangle Center for Japanese Studies

Room 3009, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill

Themes: Place-making; borders and border practices; mobilities; spatial imaginaries


Friday, December 9:

9:30: Opening remarks

10:00-12:00 Panel 1

Maren Ehlers, UNC Charlotte:

Status and space in Ôno domain 


Simon Partner, Duke University:

Japanese guidebooks to Yokohama, 1860s


John Mertz, NC State University:

Development of Some Literary Tropes Surrounding Travel (Natsume Sôseki, Yanu Ryûkei, Tsubouchi Shôyô) 


Kate McDonald, UC Santa Barbara:

Cai Peihuo, Nihon honkokumin ni atau (1928)


<General discussion>

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:30 Panel 2

Nobuko Toyosawa, Independent Scholar: 

Shiga Shigetaka, Nippon fûkeiron (1894) and map: Meiji-Tokugawa continuities and discontinuities


Catherine Phipps, University of Memphis:

Signifying the East Asian landscape: reporting from the first Sino-Japanese War (Moji shinpô reports from Korea)


Paul Barclay, Lafayette College:

Japanese colonial maps of indigenous Taiwan  


Shellen Wu, University of Tennessee-Knoxville: 

Shing An Tunken zone: Chinese-Japanese-Soviet contestation in a nomadic Mongolian zone, 1920s-30s


<General discussion>

3:45-5:00 Roundtable (1): Theories and practices



Saturday, December 10:

10:30-12:00 Panel 3

Amy Stanley, Northwestern University:

Migration to Edo: migrant networks and communities


David Ambaras, NC State University:

Border controls, migrant networks, and people out of place between Japan and China (documents from the Foreign Ministry Archive and the press) 


Michael Cronin, College of William and Mary:

Oda Makoto, “Aboji o fumu” and Cheju-Osaka migration


<General discussion>

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel 4

Fabian Drixler, Yale University:

Mapping “stillbirths” in imperial Japan


Annika Culver, Florida State University:

Oliver Austin: Photographing the rebirth of postwar Tokyo


<General discussion>


3:15-4:30 Roundtable (2): Deep mapping, digital space, and future plans

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