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Workshop on "Silence" (at Tohoku University)

Dear list members,

The Tohoku University Global Japanese Studies Initiative would like to invite you to a discussion about the historical role of Endo Shusaku's "Silence" in the construction of the image of Christianity in contemporary Japan.

沈黙を破る――現代日本におけるキリスト教の表象 〔Breaking Silence: Representations of Christianity in Contemporary Japan〕

Alexandra Curvelo (Nova University of Lisbon)
Silvio Vita (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
Hayashi Makoto (Aichi Gakuin University)

Call for panelists, AAS 2018, DC: Japanese Constitution, Peace, and Sovereignty

I am organizing a panel on the Japanese constitution, peace, and sovereignty. Possible issues include military bases in mainland Japan and Okinawa, peace movements, and current neoliberal cooperation between Japan and the United States, at the both theoretical and empirical levels. Historical, literary, and cultural studies approaches are particularly welcome.