2018 Selected Individual Papers

(Presenter; Paper title)

Akira Shimizu, “Creating ‘Impurity’ Within: The Early Meiji Construction of a Slaughterhouse
and the Question of Defilement in the Fukagawa Neighborhood in Tokyo”

André Linnepe, “Confucian Dress Regulations in Early Modern Japan”

Andrea Mendoza, “Madwoman’s Address: Witnessing the Poetics of War Trauma
in Enchi’s Onnamen”

Andrew David Field, “Early Jazz Networks in Asia: Teddy Weatherford and the Flows of
American Popular Music Across the Pacific and Indian Ocean, 1920s-1940s”

Annie Sheng, “Supersized Bread Production: Agro-industrial Wheat and Bakery Trade in
Global Capitalism in East Asia and the US”

Ayelet Zohar, “‘Gift of Sea’: Morimura Yasumasa between Aoki Shigeru and
Joe Rosenthal”

Charlie V. Morgan, “Japanese Perceptions on the Assimilation Processes of Immigrants”

Chihiro Saka, “The Symbolism of Cloth in Worship Practices Associated with Datsueba,
the Old Hag at the Border between Life and Death”

Christian W. Spang, “Anti-Nazis and Nazis among German Teachers at Japanese
High Schools before 1945”

Colleen Laird, “Ogigami Naoko’s Cinematic Transitions: A Queer Journey from
Homosociality to Transsexuality”

Daesung Kwon, “Why Immigration Matters in Internationalization of Higher Education:
A Critical Review of International Student Migration in Japan”

Danica Truscott, “For Whom Does She Pray? The Question of Gender and Voice in
Ōtomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume’s ‘God-Worshipping Song’”

Devin Yun-Jung Wu/Yun-Ju Kao, “Marriage Equality in Asia: The Past, Present and Future”

Corey Lee Bell, “Beijing’s View of Kim Jong-un’s Byongjin Policy: A Step Towards
Performance Legitimacy?”

Edwin Michielsen, “Celebrating the Proletariat: May Day and Proletarian Literature in
interwar East Asia.”

Fan Ching Wan, “Maintaining a School Culture: A Case Study of an Ōendan in a
Japanese University”

Galia Petkova, “The Curious Case of Onna Shibaraku”

Gerald Figal, “U.S. Bases and Photo Business in Early Postwar Okinawa”

Gina Elia, “We Can Save Ourselves: The Representation of Free Will in Republican
Era Literary Religious Modernity”

Guo Xilin, “Politicizing of History: Controversy Over Chinese History in Hong Kong’s
Secondary School Curriculum Since 2000”

Hannah Airriess, “Corporate Cartographies: Salaryman Cinema in Japan’s Era of
High Economic Growth.”

Heejin Han, “A Legal Approach to the Governance of International NGOs (INGOs) in China:
Meanings and Implications for INGO’s Activism”

Ian Cipperly, “Restorationist Nostalgia in Shōwa Japan: Dangers of an Imagined Past”

Jake Northey, “Restoration or Reform? Analysing the ‘Ishin’ Ideology in Modern
Japanese Politics”

Ji-Yeon Jo, “Unsettling Diasporas: Cinematic Explorations of Korean Japanese in
Transnational Korean Cinema”

Jillian Adams, “Perceptions and realities of relationship stigma in Japanese-
‘gaijin’ relationships”

Joe Travis Shutz, “Southern Pirates and Northern Barbarians”

Joelle Tapas, “Surface Tensions: Ōbayashi Nobuhiko’s House and the Animation
of Girlhood”

John M. Skutlin, “The Stigma of Ink: Legitimation Maneuvers among Tattooed Individuals
in Japan”

Jonathan Victor Baldoza, “Envisioning the Future Nation: Scientific Community in the
Philippine Commonwealth, 1935-1941”

Joshua Rogers, “Akutagawa’s Manichaeism: Secularism, Sacredness, and
Taishō Literature”

Juliana Buritica Alzate, “Feminist Literary Re-visions of the Izanami and Izanaki Myth”

Kasturi Chatterjee, “The Armenian Genocide Issue in Turkey: Making Sense of Turkish
Denial, Historical Legacies, and Current Trends”

Kathryn M. Tanaka, “The Politics of Literature: Early Examples of Patient Writing from
Hansen’s Disease Hospitals in Japan”

Kazushi Minami, “The Birth of An Innocent Nation: Japan’s Nuclear Policy in the 1960s”

Keiko Nishimura, “Character, Context and Communication Robots in Japan”

Kristen L. Luck, “The Nail that Sticks Up Isn’t Always Hammered Down: Women,
Employment Discrimination, and Litigiousness in Japan”

Kristina S. Vassil, “Tales of Okei: ‘First Japanese Woman Immigrant’ and Pioneer of
Gold Hill (1870-1920)”

Kyungok Kim, “Women’s Mining Labor and Childcare in Wartime, 1937-45”

Lam Ka Yan, “The Rendering of Memories in Enchi Fumiko’s Namamiko monogatari”

Lee Seungjun, “Reconsidering Introverted Generation as a Literature of Time”

Lisa Indraccolo, “Ancient China and the Far East: Early Accounts of Sino-
Japanese Relations”

Ma Jianxiong, “The Making of Identities and the Silver Mine Industry on the Yunnan-Burma
Borderland in the 19th century”

Machiko Ishikawa, “Sexology of the Mermaid: Minakata Kumagusu and the Writing against
Morality of Imperial Japan”

Mai Isoyama, “The Asia Foundation in Japan and the Cold War Educational
Research Network”

Martyn Smith, “The Creation of Men’s magazines in 1960s Japan”

Masako N. Racel, “From Frail to Strong: Improving Japanese Women’s Health and
Physiques through Education in the Early 20th Century”

Maura Stephens, “‘Being Kind to Women is Being Kind to the Earth’: Messages of
Femininity and Environmentalism from Japanese Menstrual Cloth Napkin Companies”

Mei Yang, “From Displacement to Homecoming: Poetry as Relational Space in
Contemporary Chinese Cinema”

Molly Kim, “Comparative Analysis of South Korean Hostess Films and Nikkatsu Roman
Porno: Screening Sex and Women”

Natsuko Godo, “Peace Activities Before, During and After World War II: Activities by
Missionary Esther B. Rhoads of the Religious Society of Friends”

Nicholas Morrow Williams, “Kūkai’s Inner Dialogue: The Role of Chinese Literary Genres in
the Composition of the Sangō shiiki”

Peijie Mao, “‘Urban Utopia’ and Cosmopolitanism in Early 20th Shanghai Popular Media”

Peter Banseok Kwon, “Defense-Centered Heavy and Chemical Industrialization (HCI) and
the Rise of the Chaebŏl in South Korea, 1973-1979”

Phung N. Su, “Desiring South Korea: The Political Economy of Marriage in the Market
for Vietnamese Brides”

Raiyah bint Al-Hussein, “Minamoto no Tametomo and the Fear of Violence in the
Hōgen monogatari”

Rajit Mazumder, “‘Killers’ and the Nation: Legal Ramifications of Fratricide During the
Partition of India, 1947-1950”

Rebecca Doran, “‘Not a Hair Out of Place’: Transgressive Hair, Fuyao, and Women Rulers”

Rebecca Tompkins, “Women, Waste, and Work: Gender Roles, National Belonging, and
the Complexities of Household Waste Management in Japan”

S. Jonathon O’Donnell, “Satan, Samurai, and the Sun Goddess: Shinto and/in
Neo-Charismatic Spiritual Warfare”

Sanchez Cesar Miriam Laura, “The Rationale of Chinese NOCs Internationalization
Process: A Dynamic Between the State and the Market”

Scott Mehl, “A.I. and the Future of Japanese Literature”

Sebastian Dettman, “Pressing from the Margins: Opposition Party Policy Promotion
in Malaysia”

Shalmit Bejarano, “Gazing at the Metaphorical Body: Another Look at the Scroll
of Illnesses”

Sonja Ganseforth, “Fish as Cultural Commodity: The Transformation of Coastal Fisheries
in Japan”

Sulim Kim, “Ondol Socialism: The Defining Process of Socialist Life in the North Korean
Urban Spaces”

Szymon Gredzuk, “(Hi)stories from the Coastal Contact Zones: Japan in Maritime Writing
of M.A. Benyowsky”

Thammachat Krairit, “Beyond Reading Shōnen: The Adaptation of Action and Adventure
Manga in Thailand”

Tony Tai-Ting Liu, “Japan-China-Taiwan Relations in the New Century: Opportunities
and Challenges”

Ubaldo Iaccarino, “The Hispano-Japanese ‘Capitulations’ of 1610: Trade, Diplomacy, and
Knowledge Exchange between Edo, Manila and Mexico in the Early 17th Century”

Yang Wei, “Gendered Migration in Asia: A Case Study of Low-wage Female Migrant
Workers from China to Singapore”

Yeung Man Shun, “A Multi-Functional Venue for China-West Contacts: The Canton
(Guangzhou) Buddhist Temple Haichuang from the Late 18th to the
Mid-19th Centuries”

You Gene Kim, “Issues and Prospects of Multilingualism: The Case of Joseonjok (Korean-
Chinese) in Japan”

Yu-chi Chang, “The Contour of the State: Maps, State Censorship, and the Production of
Geographic Knowledge in China, 1920s-1940s”

Yulia Mikhailova, “Russian Hostess in Japan: A Way Towards Self-Fulfillment?”