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On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan

Conference/Symposium

Date/Time/Location

Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:45 am
Geballe Room, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities Stephens Hall

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The UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies presents its fourth annual graduate student conference: On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan. We invite proposals for papers from current graduate students and recent graduates from any discipline that focus on past and present inquiries into and expressions of identity and community formation vis-à-vis gender and sexuality in Japan. In particular we welcome abstracts that explore the role of identity (including gendered, sexual, social, and ethnic) in relation to Japanese Buddhist institutions, texts, and community practices.

This conference will also explore representations of and critical engagements with notions of gender, sexuality, and identity that illuminate where and how interpretations of such concepts have manifested barriers to belonging in the forms of discrimination and marginalization.

Friday, April 7, 2017

(2:00-2:10p)
OPENING REMARKS - Prof. Dana Buntrock

(2:10-3:40p)
Panel 1: "Transformations, Gender, and Buddhism in the Popular Imaginary"
• Kim McNelly (UCLA)
• Deirdre Clyde (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
• Stephanie Hohlios (UC Berkeley)
Respondent: Professor Mark Blum, Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair in Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley

(3:40-4:00p)
BREAK

(4:00-5:30p)
KEYNOTE TALK: Professor Jessica Main, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, University of British Columbia

Saturday, April 8, 2017

(9:45-9:55a)
OPENING REMARKS

(9:55-11:25a)
Panel 2: "Constructing Race and Gender"
• Wakako Suzuki (UCLA)
• Lani Alden (University of Colorado, Boulder)
• Asheli Mosley (International Christian University)
Respondent: Professor Alan Tansman, Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Japanese, UC Berkeley

(11:25-11:45a)
BREAK

(11:45-1:15p)
Panel 3: "The Construction and Consumption of Gender and Sexuality"
• Sayo Sakamoto (University of Washington)
• Hannah Dodd (Ohio State University)
• Kirsten Seuffert (USC)
Respondent: Professor Joseph Lavery, UC Berkeley

(1:15-2:00p)
LUNCH

(2:00-3:30p)
Panel 4: "Voice, Identity, and the Performance of Community"
• Pedro Bassoe (UC Berkeley)
• Pontus Andersson (University of Helsinki)
• Justine Wiesinger (Yale)
Respondent: Professor Jessica Main, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, University of British Columbia

(3:30-3:50p)
BREAK

(3:50-5:20)
Panel 5: "Economies of Identity"
• Andrea Horbinski (UC Berkeley)
• Valerie Black (UC Berkeley)
• Caitlin Casiello (Yale)
Respondent: Professor Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

(5:20-5:30p)
CLOSING REMARKS Prof. Dana Buntrock

Contact

510-642-3415 | cjs-events@berkeley.edu

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