Trinity College Dublin and Osaka University Joint International Symposium

Japanese Studies in a global context: The art of friendship

Introduction

Contemporary Japanese Studies is a multi-faceted area crossing the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This international symposium, co-organised by Osaka University and Trinity College Dublin, seeks to open up the field within a comparative, international perspective with an aim to foster closer relationships between Japanese and Irish researchers of Japan. The date of this symposium marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland – an auspicious opportunity to mark and celebrate the art of friendship as exemplified through the work of scholars working in these fields in both countries.

Dates

30 November – 2 December 2017

Venue

Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Programme

* Please note that two of the presentations have been rescheduled.

30 November

17:00 - Registration opens -
18:00 - 19:30 A meditation on costume play, Thirty-Six New Views of Mount Fuji and other inspirations from Japan Peter MacMillan
19:30 - 20:30 - Wine reception -

1 December

09:30 - 09:40 - Opening remarks -
09:40 - 10:10 Role language, fiction, and translation Satoshi Kinsui
10:10 - 10:40 Onomatopoeia, food and manga: Communication of sensory experience Ryoko Sasamoto
10:40 - 11:10 How to serve a sacred cow: Reflections on Japanese-English philosophical translation in an "Anglobalising" world Kenn Nakata Steffensen
11:10 - 11:40 - Coffee -
11:40 - 12:10 The reciprocal influence of Japanese and Irish literature: W.B. Yeats and the Japanese peasant literature movement in the early 20th century Akiyo Suzuki
12:10 - 12:40 Japanese translations of Irish literature during the Meiji period James Hadley
12:40 - 13:10 Kwaidan: Lafcadio Hearn and the Japanese ghost story Till Weingärtner
13:10 - 14:30 - Lunch -
14:30 - 15:00 The role of learner autonomy in the shifting landscape of language education: Implications for teachers Naoko Aoki
15:00 - 15:30 Learning Japanese in Ireland: Ideal L2 selves? Lorna Carson
15:30 - 16:00 Japanese language education and teachers’ association in Ireland Keiko Inoue
15:30 - 16:00 Learning from Talleyrand: Yoshida Shigeru and postwar Japanese foreign policy Declan Downey
16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee -
16:30 - 17:30 Research roundtable

2 December

09:30 - 10:10 Sansetsu Kano: The painter of the Chogonka Scrolls Shunroku Okudaira
10:10 - 10:50 How Anglo-Irish relations were referred to in Japan: Against the backdrop of Korean issues Shoya Unoda
10:50 - 11:20 Japanese women in science and engineering: Policy discourse and adjustments over time Naonori Kodate
11:20 - 11:50 - Coffee -
11:50 - 12:20 'This most hospitable Island': Early British contact with Ryūkyū Barbara Geraghty
12:20 - 12:50 Learning from Talleyrand: Yoshida Shigeru and postwar Japanese foreign policy Declan Downey
12:20 - 12:50 Japanese language education and teachers’ association in Ireland Keiko Inoue
12:50 - Closing ceremony -

Supported by the Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund (JEC Fund), the Trinity College Dublin Arts and Social Sciences Benefaction Fund and the Osaka University International Joint Conferences Support Fund and endorsed by the Embassy of Japan in Ireland as a commemorative event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland