5th Mutual Images Workshop

Japan and Asia: Representations of Selfness and Otherness

22nd-23rd April 2017

Nagoya University

Admission: Free, no prior registration required

Location: Higashiyama Campus, Conference Hall, 7 Fl. Integrated Research Bldg. for Humanities & Social Sciences, (B4-4)


13:00-13:15-  Welcome

13:15-15:45- Panel 1: Identity and representation of the Other

Chair/Discussant: Nathan Hopson

Seeking Your Own Artistic Expression in the Other

Olga Isaeva, University of Bonn and University of Tsukuba

Representations of the Ainu as an Other in Japanese Imaginary

Yuko Kameda, Sophia University

Japan and Turkey: Mutual Imaginings through “Asia”

Romit Dasgupta, The University of Westerm Australia

Creating the Other (as) Japan in Indonesia

Benardi Darumukti, Sanata Dharma University of Yogyakart

Overall discussion


**15:45-16:15- Coffee break**


16:15-18:15- Panel 2: Mirrored identities

Chair/Discussant: Kara Dischinger

Japan and Korea in the mirror of cinema: Selfness and Otherness between mutual understanding and recurrent nationalisms

Fabio D. Palumbo, Università degli Studi di Messina

Suppressed Japaneseness in The Assassin: the Politics of International Co-production

Kosuke Fujiki Affiliation: King’s College London

Photography in Gold: Visual Production and Taiwan’s Indigenous Culture, 1930-1938

Ma Kuo-An, Centre for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Overall discussion



9:30-11:30- Panel 3: Asia in Japanese Pop culture

Chair/Discussant: Marco Pellitteri

Representing Central Asia in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture

Sabina Insebayeva, University of Tsukuba

The Erasure of Asia in Japanese Popular Cinema

Seán Hudson, Kyushu University

 “Chinese(-ish) Girls” in Japanese Pop-Texts: from Tomboy to Confident Queen

Noriko Hiraishi, University of Tsukuba

Overall discussion


**11:30-13:30 Lunch break**


13:30-15:30 Panel 4: Producing identity through art

Chair/Discussant: Zhang Shihao

Interrogating self and other: mutuality in the visual art of pre-war Japan

Barbara Hartley, University of Tasmania/Nichibunken

Japan and Asia: Representations of Selfness and Otherness: The Medium of Japanese Cloisonné Enamel (shippô yaki), 19th to 20th centuries

Sybille Girmond, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Institut für Kulturwissenschaften Ostasiens/East Asian Cultural Studies

Reclaiming Identity in Ben Wong’s Malaysian manga

Suraya Md Nasir, Kyoto Seika University

Overall discussion

15:30 Closing remarks

Organized by: Mutual Images Association & Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies Program (JACS), School of Humanities, Nagoya University

Joint Organising Chairs:
Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Nagoya University, Japan:
Aurore Yamagata-Montoya, University of the West of England, UK:
Danesin Maxime, Université François Rabelais de Tours, France:
Marco Pellitteri, Kobe University, Japan:
Matteo Fabbretti, Cardiff University, UK:
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