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UIUC - Osaka City University Exchange Symposium

Event Type
history, japan
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Foreign Languages Building 1080 - Lucy Ellis Lounge (707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana)
Mar 7, 2017   All Day

Osaka City University-University of Illinois Symposium:
Focus on Early-Modern & Modern History


9:00 am          
Welcome Remarks: Tim Liao, Director, the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies, University of Illinois and Associate Dean Dave Tewksbury, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois

9:15 am          
First Session, Chair: Hisatsugu Kasabu, Osaka City University

“The Structure of City Ward Administration in Early Modern Osaka: The Example of Official Inns,” Ika Go (Weihua Wu), Osaka City University

 “Skinner Villages and the Dismantling of the Status Group System in Early Meiji Japan,” Michael Abele, University of Illinois

10:30 am        
Coffee Break

10:45 am        
Second Session, Chair: Rod Wilson, University of Illinois

“‘Cho’ and the Regional Society in Early-Modern and Modern Osaka - with 
a Note on ‘Yukaku-Society’ (The Social Structure of Licensed Pleasure Quarters),” Ashita Saga, Osaka City University

“Reading Past the City: Global Narratives in an Urban Russian Newspaper,” Felix Cowan, University of Illinois

12:00 pm               

1:30 pm          
Third Session, Chair: Bob Tierney, University of Illinois

“The Chaya in Early Modern Osaka: A Distinctive Feature of Horie-Shinchi Reconsidered,” Kanami Yoshimoto, Osaka City University

“Contesting Urban Space: The Siming Gongsuo Riots and the Modern Colonial Quandary,” Taoyu Yang, University of Illinois

“The Meaning of Spaces: Nighttime Shelters and Belonging in a Late Imperial Russian City,” Deirdre Ruscitti Harshman, University of Illinois

3:10 pm          
Closing Remarks

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