Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference: 8-11 July 2013

About the conference

Please forward all conference enquiries to: jsaa2013@anu.edu.au

The 18th Biennial Conference of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) will be held at The Australian National University from 8th to 11th July, 2013, hosted by the ANU Japan Institute. The conference theme of, 'Cities, Nature & Landscapes: From Nara to the Networked City' focuses not only on the social impact of disaster, but on learning from the past experiences as we move towards the future of living spaces and human communities and on the 'networked' cities of the future. JSAA 2013 aims to explore how cultural and intellectual exchange, while rooted in our respective languages, histories and traditions, can strengthen the global community and, how design and technology can stimulate better connectivity and communication within and between communities. Our theme works in synergy with the 100th anniversary of the founding of Canberra. Throughout the year, Canberra will be celebrating its role as both Australia's national capital and a city of the 21st Century and so discussion of cities and landscapes is particularly timely.

We hope that broad-ranging discussion of these and other issues in a Japanese context will reach beyond academic community and involve government, the corporate sector and the wider community.

Special theme: Living in Sendai After 3/11

Professor Abe's Keynote address will provide the focus for a series of themed panels on Japan's response to the 3/11 disaster, aiming to stimulate discussion from a range variety of perspectives, ranging from Japan's disaster management and sustainability, to Japan's 'green' future, through to the cultural and social impact of disaster. Under this special theme we invite papers and panels on:

  • Liveable, networked cities and landscapes
  • The future of communities and revitalised civil society
  • Design, lifestyles and identity
  • Renewable resources, 'ecotown' models and rebuilding communities post disaster
  • Technology and design working with cultural tradition and community needs
  • The roll of education in times of crisis

We also invite panels and individual papers from all areas of Japanese studies, from those who teach, research and study Japan, providing an opportunity for scholars to present their own research and to keep abreast of current scholarly discourse in Japanese Studies.

  • Anthropology, sociology & inter-disciplinary studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Economics, trade & business
  • Economic history
  • History
  • Language, education & communication
  • Law
  • Literature and translation
  • Politics & international relations

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