Kyoto University

Yoshida-nihonmatsucho Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, 606-8501

Contact: Professor Reiko Maekawa

Tel/Fax: 0774-33-7151  e-mail:


                                                  **presentations in English


June 4, Saturday


Timing of speakers for Presentation of Papers sessions

1st speaker   9:4510:20                            2nd speaker   10:25 – 11:00

3rd speaker  11:0511:40                            4th speaker  11:4512:20


PRESENTATION OF PAPERS A (Yoshida South Campus Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 311)

Chair: Jun Furuya (Hokkaido Univ.)

Tomoyuki Miyata (Keio Univ., Graduate Student)

乬The Rise of Conservative Policy Research Institutes in the States and Their Political Roles: A Case Study of Wisconsin under the Tommy Thompson Administration乭

Shoko Kiyohara (The Univ. of Tokyo)

乬The Development of the Universal Service Policy and the Transformation of Interest Group Politics in the Broadband Age: Theoretical Analysis of the Rise of the New Interest Groups乭

Takakazu Yamagishi (Johns Hopkins Univ., Ph.D. Candidate)

乬The Impact of WWII on the American Health Insurance Reform乭


PRESENTATION OF PAPERS B (Yoshida South Campus Academic Center Building North Wing, 3rd Floor, Room 嫟杒31 )

Chair: Kiyofumi Tsubaki (Tsuda College)

Megumi Yamauchi (Seisen Univ.)

 乬A Gender Analysis of Charlotte Perkins Gilman乫s His Religion and Hers

Yukiko Fukase (Keio Univ.)

乬Janie Woods Case: Testimony and Trauma in Their Eyes Were Watching God   

Rieko Tomisawa (Doshisha Univ.)
         乬Bystander Discourse, Frederick Douglass, and W.E.B. Du Bois乭
**Raphaël Lambert (Tsuda College, Visiting Scholar)

乬The Devil Wears Blue but It乫s All in Black and White: Race Relationships in Walter Mosley乫s Devil in a Blue Dress and Its Film Adaptation乭




PRESENTATION OF PAPERS C (Yoshida South Campus Academic Center Building North Wing, 3rd Floor, 嫟杒32)

Chair: Ryo Yokoyama (Kobe Univ.)

Kenkichi Omi (Miechukyo Univ.)  

乬Economic Development in Colonial New England乭

Hiroshi TakeiHitotsubashi Univ., Graduate Student

"Desegregating Public Schools in the Northern Cities: The Case of Chicago in the 1960s"

Hiromi Monobe (Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii)

Racial Mobilization Within and Racial Conciliation Without: A Political

Strategy of Hawaii Nisei during the Interwar Period

Kazuyuki Sugawara (Keio Univ., Graduate Student)

乬Civil Service Reform in Chicago in the Early 20th Century:The Delay of the Reform and its Factors乭

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS D (Yoshida South Campus Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 312)

Chair: Kazuto Oshio (Japan Women乫s Univ.)

Akiyo Yoshida (Univ. of Tokyo, Graduate Student)

乬The Happiness of Mediocrity?: The 乪Transformation乫 of America in Wieland and the 乪Gothic乫 America in Robinson Crusoe

Yuen Sun (Kyoto Univ. Graduate Student)

              乬Animé and the American Audience: A Case Study of Miyazaki Hayao乫s Spirited Away

Joshua Paul Dale (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.)

              乬乫It乫s the Water乫: Hanford, Atomic Ale and the Nuclear Frontier乭


14:0014:45 **Presidential Address (Centennial Hall, Kyoto Univ. Clock Tower, 1st Floor)

Chair: Daizaburo Yui (Univ. of Tokyo)

ASA President, Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Stanford Univ.)

乬The Transnational Turn in American Studies: Asian Crossroads乭


15:3017:30 SYMPOSIUM (Centennial Hall, Kyoto Univ. Clock Tower, 1st Floor)

American Democracy as History: its Past and Present

Chair: Atsushi Kinami (Kyoto Univ.)

Satoshi Machidori (Kyoto Univ.)

              乬Cooperation Without Consensus: Budgetary Politics in the Era of Republican Majority乭

Takeshi Sakade (Kyoto Univ.)

              乬American Style Democracy: For Export乭

Yuko Matsumoto (Chuo Univ.)

              乬Social History of American Democracy乭

Yasushi Watanabe (Keio Univ.)

              乬Escape from Freedom, Rush into Freedom: A Cultural Dimension of American Democracy乭乭


18:00- 20:30 Reception (International Conference Hall)



June 5, Sunday


Session A (9:30-12:00, Yoshida South Campus Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 311)

Looking Back at 乬Vietnam乭: Thirty Years After

Chair: Hiroshi Fujimoto (Nanzan Univ.)

Satoshi Nakano (Hitotsubashi Univ.)

乬Ways to Narrate the Philippine Rebellion during the Vietnam War Era and Now乭

Yoko Shirai (Tokyo International Univ.)

"War and Memory: 'How Vietnam Should be Remembered'"

Katsusuke Miyauchi (Novelist)

乬The Vietnam War and 乬Burning Service乭 — A Message from Asia乭

Comments: Hideki Kan (Seinan Jo Gakuin Univ.)

                Eiko Ikui (Kyoritsu Women乫s Univ.)


Session B (9:30-12:00, Yoshida South Campus Academic Center Building North Wing, 3rd Floor, Room 嫟杒31 )


Literature and the Idea of American Empire

Chair/Presenter: Minako Baba (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)

              乬Images of Family in American Literature乭

Masako Kamiya (Gakushuin Univ.)

乬Like They Do, Like We Do乗What are 乪Families乫 and Why are They Legally Protected?乭

Akira Ito (Hokkaido Univ.)

              乬The American Family in Who乫s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Buried Child

Akira Hongo (Tokyo Woman乫s Christian Univ.)

              乬Gay and Family: AIDS and Edmund White乭


**Workshop A (9:30-12:00, Yoshida South Campus Academic Center Building North Wing, 3rd Floor, 嫟杒32)

Hip-hopping America: Dimensions of Mainstreaming Subcultures

Chair: Kyoko Nozaki (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.)

Patricia Chu (George Washington Univ.)

              乬Hip-hopping to Japan and Back: Japanese American Narratives of 乪Return乫乭

Yong Jin Won (Sogang Univ.)

              乬Model Minority Strategy and Asian Americans乫 Tactics乭

Yasumasa Fujinaga (Yamaguchi Univ.)

乬The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur: A Griot of Inner-city America and

Commodified African American Radicalism乭



Session C (14:00-16:30, Yoshida South Campus Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 311)

The New Economy: Illusion or Fact ?

Chair: Soichi Shinohara (Doshisha Univ.)

Chieko Kitagawa Otsuru (Kansai Univ.)

乬A Giant Brain for the Military: The Emergence of Popular Discourse on Computing as a Cultural Exhibition

Toshiki Jinushi (Kobe Univ.)

乬The New Economy, the IT Bubble, and the U.S. Macroeconomy乭

Yuzo Murayama (Doshisha Univ.)

              乬Impacts of Technological Innovations乭

Comments: Kazusei Kato (Nihon Univ.)


SessionD (14:00-16:30, Yoshida South Campus Academic Center Building North Wing, 3rd Floor, Room 嫟杒31 )

Exhibition and Power

Chair: Keiko Nitta (Hitotsubashi Univ.)

Go Kobayashi (Kansai Univ.)

              乬The Art Museum and Power乭

Chigusa Kita (Kansai Univ.)

On the Formation of Discourse: Nuclear War, the Internet, and Counter Culture乭

Kosuzu Abe(Univ. of the Ryukyus)

乬To Commit to the Representation of The Others: A Comparative Study of Three Photo Exhibitions"


**Workshop B (14:00-16:30, Yoshida South Campus Academic Center Building North Wing, 3rd Floor, 嫟杒32)

Negotiating the National and the International in the American Experiences

Chair: Fumiko Nishizaki (Seikei Univ.)

Carla Peterson (Univ. of Maryland)

"African Americans and the Quest for Citizenship: Constructing Local, National, and Cosmopolitan Identities (1830-1930)"

Toyoki Hosono (Kyoritsu Women乫s Univ.)

"National and Subnational Aspects of United States Environmental Diplomacy"

Yasuhiro Izumikawa (Kobe College)

"U.S.-Japan Diplomatic Bargaining on the Soviet-Japanese Normalization Talks乭