CJS Seminar: Studies of the Empire of Japan & its Legacies
March 12, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), 1890 East-West Rd.
Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies & the Department of History
â€œThe Intersection of Empire Studies and Linguistic Fieldwork: Linguistic Lessons from Japanâ€™s Multilingual Imperial Past and Their Implications for Japanâ€™s Multicultural Futureâ€
Public Lecture: 12:00-13:30, Tuesday March 12, 2019, Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319
Source-Analysis Workshop: 10:00-12:00, Wednesday, March 13, Hamilton Libray 401
In Fall 2019, a new multi-year research, networking, and resource-development initiative, â€œStudies of the Empire of Japan and Its Legacies: New Directions and New Perspectives,â€ will be launched on the UHM campus. The purpose of the initiative is to create a new academic platform at the University of HawaiÊ»i to promote international research and collaboration, development of scholarly and public resources, and cross-border exchange of scholarly knowledge and information on the studies the Empire of Japan (1868-1945) and its legacies, and, to that end, to make use of unique strengths of the University of HawaiÊ»i as the worldâ€™s premier research institution for the advancement of Japan, Asia, HawaiÊ»i, and Pacific Studies.
A two-day preinaugural symposium is scheduled on March 12-13, 2019, featuring four scholars who specialize in studies of languages in the outlying areas of the former Japanese empire. Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion on the theme of the preinaugural event as well as the overall mission of the new initiative.
Featured Speakers & Paper Titles:
Daniel Long, Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University, â€œThe Bonin Islands as the First Steps towards the Japanese Empire: Imperial Implications of Empirical Sociolinguisticsâ€
Yoshiyuki Asahi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Japanese Linguistics, â€œThe Impacts of the Japanese Empire on Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Sakhalinâ€
Keisuke Imamura, Assistant Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, â€œDeveloping a Japanese Loanword Dictionary in Palauan: The Significance of Documenting the Linguistic Impact Seventy Years after the End of the Japanese Empire
Masahiro Koga, Ph.D. candidate, Tokyo Metropolitan University, â€œThe Linguistic Environment of Imperial Manchuria: Documentation and Analysis of Diachronic and Regional Complexityâ€
Yuma Totani, Professor, Department of History; Hanae Kramer, Assistant Professor, School of Communications
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Center for Japanese Studies, Mānoa Campus
(808) 956-2665, http://www.hawaii.edu/cjs