Upcoming conferences

There are two upcoming conferences in Honolulu involving CJS faculty and graduate students. As many of you already know the join Association for Asian Studies (AAS)/International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) conference will take place from March 30-April 3 at the Hawaii Convention Center. In addition, the Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) will hold its conference on Saturday April 2 on the UHM campus. Finally, two events in conjunction with the Kabuki performance of The Vengeful Sword will take place at Kennedy Theatre on March 31 and April 1. Follow this link to download a pdf schedule of all UHM affiliates participation in these events.

Welcome to Spring Semester 2011

Aloha CJS community and welcome back to campus.

CJS is happy to announce a number of events during the coming semester. The CJS seminar series begins on February 11 with a graduate seminar from Alessandra Sabelli (PhD candidate – Anthropology) titled “Aging with Robots in Japan: A Future with Emotional Technology.” The follow week on February 18, Dr. Keith Brown (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh) will attend a film screening and Q&A session of “Can’t Go Native?,” a documentary looking at his more the fifty years of fieldwork in Mizusawa, Japan. We are also working to schedule additional seminars and will make an announcement when they are finalized.

In addition to the seminars there will be a brown-bag lunch on March 30 with representatives from the German Institute of Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo.

Finally, Honolulu is hosting the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting from March 31 – April 3, 2011. In conjunction with the meeting, there will be a UHM sponsored reception at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the evening of March 30.