The Japanese Association for AmericanStudies
[annual meeting]

THE JAPANESE ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
37TH ANNUAL MEETING, MAY 31-JUNE 1, 2003
SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS AND EVENTS

Kobe University
Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies
1-2-1 Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi 657-8501
Professor YOKOYAMA, Ryo,
Tel/Fax: 078-803-7477 e-mail: yokoyama@kobe-u.ac.jp

**presentations in English

May 31, Saturday

Timing of speakers for Presentation of Papers sessions

1st speaker 10:00 - 10:30 2nd speaker 10:30 - 1:00
3rd speaker 11:00 - 11:30 4th speaker 11:30 - 12:00

Presentation of Papers A (Room K301)

Chair: Naoki Onishi (International Christian Univ.)

Masami Usui (Doshisha Univ.) "Victoria N. Kneubuhlfs Search for Local Drama in Contemporary Hawai'i"
**Wuming Zhao (Doshisha Univ., Graduate Student) "Cross-Class Gender Relationship in Pretty Woman and Keshin "
**Joshua Paul Dale (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) "Living Under a Cloud: The Mushroom Cloud Logo of an American High School"
**Patrick O'Brien (Hokkai Gakuen Univ.) "American Culture and the Image of the Airplane"

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS B (Room K302)

Chair: Norio Akashi (Tsukuba Univ.)

**David Zmijewski (Baika Womenfs College) "The Frontier of the Southwestern Humorists: A Gender and Racial Wasteland"
Yoriko Ishida (Oshima National College of Maritime Technology) "Is the Jefferson-Hemings Affair True? -- A Difference in the Opinion of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society"
Noriko Ishiyama (Japan Womenfs Univ.) "American-Indian Tribes and Radioactive Waste Storage: Struggles for Environmental Justice "

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS C (Room K401)

Chair: Miwako Hirata (Musashi Univ.)

Kaori Mori (Shibaura Institute of Technology) "Diaspora and America: The Transformation of American Voices"
Go Oyagi (The Univ. of Tokyo, Graduate Student) "The Genesis and Development of the Japanese American Redress Movement"
Hiromi Kobayashi (Keio Univ., Graduate Student) "Public Education for Limited English Proficiency Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District"
Kazuyuki Sugawara (Keio Univ., Graduate Student) "Urban Reform and Machine Politics in the Early 20th Century: Civil Service Reform in New York City"

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS D (Room K201)

Chair: Shigehiro Yuasa (Tokyo Woman's Christian Univ.)

Shoko Kiyohara (Keio Univ., Graduate Student) "The Activities of Public Interest Groups in the Telecommunications Policymaking Process in the High-Tech Age: The Policy Process of the E-rate"
Takakazu Yamagishi (Johns Hopkins Univ., Graduate Student) "Why did the War on Poverty "fail" -- Political Time and Presidential Leadership"
Taku Amano (Keio Univ., Graduate Student ) "The Transformation of Interest Group Politics in Contemporary U.S. Health Policy"

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS E (Room K202)

Chair: Kikuyo Tanaka (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)

Mariko Kurosawa (Senshu Univ.) "Rural Cemeteries in the West: Transformation in the Picturesque Landscape"
Kei Tanaka (Nigata Univ.) "Photography and Boundaries of Race and Gender: Japanese Picture Marriage in Early Twentieth Century Californiah
Toru Suzuki (Keio Univ.) "The Birth of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: Deconstruction of the Custer Myth and Reconstruction of Public Memory in Contemporary America"

13:45-14:30 **Presidential Address (Room B110)

Chair: Toyoomi Nagata (Ritsumeikan Univ.)

ASA President, Stephen H. Sumida (Univ. of Washington) "America at War Again: Issues of Ethnicity and Unity"

14:40-17:30 SYMPOSIUM (Room B110)
"Aspects of Anti-Americanism"

Chair: Fumiko Fujita (Tsuda College)

Jong Won Lee (Rikkyo University) "Democracy and Anti-Americanism: The Case of South Koreah
Hiroko Yotsunoya (Teikyo Univ.) "Resistance from the Backyard: The Case of Latin America"
Osamu Nishitani (Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies) "Marking the Stranger: Who Pretends to Be Whole"
Comment: Reiji Matsumoto (Waseda Univ.)

17:40-19:30 Reception (University Co-op Main Dining Room)

June 1, Sunday

Session A (9:30-12:00, Room K202) "Issues Facing American Studies in Japan"

Chair: Natsuki Aruga (Saitama Univ.)

Eikoh Ikui (Kyoritsu Womenfs Univ.) "On Art History/Visual Culture"
Fumiko Nishizaki (Seikei Univ.) "Approches to American Foreign Policy"
Yuko Matsumoto (Chuo Univ.) "Beyond Exceptionalism? -- From The Viewpoint of Social History"
Yasuo Endo (The Univ. of Tokyo) American Studies since the 1950s: What Do We Teach and Study, and Why? "
Comments: Daizaburo Yui (The Univ. of Tokyo), Kazuto Oshio (Japan Women's Univ.)

Session B (9:30-12:00, Room K201) "Gender and American Economic History"

Chair: Eiichi Akimoto (Chiba Univ.)

Yukako Hisada (Nagano Prefectural College) "Fertility Decline and the Transformation of Household Economy in the Nineteenth-Century American North"
Chitose Sato (Seinan Gakuin Univ.) "'Feminization of the Labor Force' in the Postwar American Economy"
Chieko Otsuji (Tsuru Univ.) "The 1996 Welfare Law in the United States: Families, Poverty, and Race"

**Workshop A (9:30-12:00, Room K301) "Language and Power"

Chair and Comment: Minako Baba (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)

Carla Kaplan (Univ. of Southern California) "Taxonomic Fever: Modernist Lessons for Challenging the New Racism"
Yasuhiro Katagiri (Tokai Univ.) "Presidential Rhetoric, Federal Power, and Black Empowerment: John F. Kennedy in the Face of the South's Second Reconstruction"
Min-Jung Kim (Ewha Womanfs Univ.) "Language, the University, and American Studies in Korea"
Naoko Sugiyama (Saitama Univ.) "Maternal Discourse and Material Power in Maxine Hong Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book "

Session C (14:10-16:40, Room K202) "The 'American Holocaust' and Literature"

Chair/Presenter: Kenji Kobayashi (Rikkyo Univ.) "Manifest Destiny -- "Imperialism" and the American Renaissance"
Keijiro Suga (Meiji Univ.) "Five Hundred Years of Destruction: Reading the Almanac of the Dead"
Konomi Ara (Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies) "American Holocaust in Toni Morrison's Beloved "
Yoichiro Miyamoto (Meiji Univ.) "Cavalry Films and the American Holocaust: From December 7th to September 11th"

Session D (14:10-16:40, Room K201) "International Comparisons of Populism"

Chair: Ryo Yokoyama (Kobe Univ.)

Hiroshi Matsushita (Kobe Univ.) "Populism and Neo-populism in Latin America: Changes in Analytic Framework"
Hiroaki Hasumi (Keisen Univ.) "The Resurgence of Populism in the Present-day United States"
Toru Takenaka (Osaka Univ.) "Populism in European History"
Comment: Hiroshi Okayama (The Univ. of Tokyo)

**Workshop B (14:10-16:40, Room K301) "Patriotism, Old and New"

Chair/Comment: Takeshi Matsuda (Osaka Univ. of Foreign Studies)

Ramon Saldivar (Stanford University) "Globalization, the Post-War Transnational and Cultural Citizenship"
Toshihiro Minohara (Kobe Univ.) "The Influence of Patriotism upon American Foreign Policy"
Yujin Yaguchi (The Univ. of Tokyo) "Transnational Memories at Pearl Harbor"

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