Utsushi: The Art of Copying

The Center for Japanese is co-sponsoring an all day symposium on Tuesday, October 12 titled Utsushi: The Art of Copying. The symposium is divided into three panel presentations throughout the day, see the attached flyer below for a schedule of events. Speakers include Princess Akiko of Mikasa, faculty members from UHM, the University of British Columbia, Ritsumeikan University, Tama Art University, and curators at the Kyoto and Kyushu National Museums. All panel discussions are free and open to the public but preregistration is required. Please send your name, affiliation, contact information, and email to Kazuko Kameda-Madar at kazukokameda@msn.com before October 2nd. A Closing Reception dinner buffet ($55/person) will be held in the John Young Museum of Art courtyard. For those wishing to attend the Closing Reception please make checks payable to  the Art Symposium Foundation and send with a stamped return envelope to P.O. Box 61483, Honolulu, HI 96839. Tickets to the reception will be mailed immediately. For more information on the symposium please see and download the attached flyer.

AAS Annual Meeting in Honolulu

As most of you are probably already aware, the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) is holding their 2011 annual meeting in Honolulu. This is an excellent opportunity for scholars, especially graduate students, to present their work and research to a wide range of scholars and influential figures in a variety of academic areas. The deadline for panel and paper proposals is August 5, so start getting your materials ready. More information is available by following this link to the AAS website.

The 18th Pragmatics and Language Learning (PLL) Conference

PLL is a research forum for pragmatics in second language contexts, and will hold it’s first conference outside the US from 16-19 July at Kobe University, Japan. The conference will feature a variety of workshops and panel discussions in the area of language-in-use.

Presentation proposals are invited, for a deadline of 15 January 2010.

Guest speakers will include:
Amy Snyder-Ohta
Carol Rinnert
Jean Wong
Hiko Yamaguchi

For more information on the conference, please visit:  http://pragsig.org/pll