mardi 17 juillet 2007

conference at Temple univ

From: David Slater
Date: 2007/07/05


The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) at Temple University, Japan Campus, will host "Youth and Imaginative Labor: East Asia and Beyond,"
a two-day conference in July focused on the issue of youth today in the neoliberal economy of immaterial/affective labor, the social and political challenges young people face and their imaginative responses that creatively and critically transform their situations.

The conference will include leading scholars working on Japan, Korea, China and Hong Kong in academic panel sessions and will feature multi-media presentations by graduate students, performers and youth NPO advocates presenting work on and by youth in East Asia.

In addition to academic panel sessions, on Saturday evening (July 21), the conference will have a session at Super Deluxe in Roppongi, where NGO activists, designers, and academics studying youth culture will give short multi-media presentations as part of "Pecha Kucha University" (
Following this, Donald Richie will introduce and discuss a screening of the anime film "Avalon,"
which will be followed by a Hip Hop party organized by Zulu Nation Japan, with live painting by Rinpa Eshidan and a Spoken Word performance by Marcellus Nealy.

See below for schedules, panel presenters and paper titles

Anne Allison (Duke University David Slater (Sophia University, Kyle Cleveland (Temple University,

Collaboration: Klein-Dytham Architects, Super-Deluxe, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, SurvivArt

Date & Time:
Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Locations: TUJ Mita Hall in Minami Azabu / Super Deluxe in Nishi-Azabu Access to Temple University, Japan Campus (Mita Hall):
(Saturday night events after 6 p.m. will be at Super Deluxe. Click here
for map.)
Cost: 1500 yen for the Saturday evening event (only); the academic panel sessions at TUJ are free of charge.

To register and for further information:

Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
Tel. 03-5441-9800

Conference Schedule :
Youth & Imaginative Labor: East Asia & Beyond

Saturday, July 21st (Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall)
10:00-12:30: Panel Session I: New Forms of Sociality and Subjectivity
12:30-1:30: Lunch
1:30-4:00: Panel Session II: Imaginative, Connected, and Popular

Evening Session: (Super Deluxe in Roppongi)
6:00: Doors Open
6:30:-9:00: Pecha Kucha University Presentations:
Digital Youth
9:00-11:00: Screening of Avalon with commentary by Donald Richie
11:30-2:00: Hip Hop Afterparty w/ Zulu Nation Japan
Live Painting by Rinpa Eshidhan
Spoken Word by Marcellus Nealy

Sunday, July 22nd: (Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall)
1:00-3:00: Pecha Kucha University Presentations:
Youth Politics, Sociality and Engagement
3:30-4:00: Coffee Break
4:00-5:30: Plenary Panel: The Politics of Youth Culture
5:30: Reception (light food and drinks served)

Sat. 10am - 4pm; Sun. 1pm - 7pm
Temple University, Japan Campus
Mita Hall, room #502

Panel Presentations

*******Panel I: Forms of Sociality and Subjectivity (Saturday 10:00-12:30)

Anne Allison (Anthropology, Duke U.)
"The Sociality of Neoliberalism: Affect, Family, and Japanese Kids"

James Farrer (Sociology, Sophia U)
"A Moral Economy Perspective on Youth Sexuality in China and Japan"

Nozomu Shibuya (Sociology, Chiba U)
"The Invention of Resistance: the Pre-individual and Neoliberal Culture"

David Slater (Anthropology, Sophia U.)
"The Freeterization of Labor and the Collapse of Capitalist Imagination in Japan"

******Panel II: Imaginative, Connected, and Popular

Hiroshi Aoyagi (Anthropology, Kokushikan U.) " Reviving Local Lifeworld Through Pop Music: Okinawan Youngsters and the Imaginative Labor of Oki-Pop "

Cho Hae-joang , (Anthropology, Yonsei U.) "Youth as New Dwellers of Network Society in South Korea"

Anthony Y. H. Fung (Communications, Chinese U of HK) "Fandom, Youth, and Consumption in China"

Whang, Sang-Min, (Psychology, Yonsei U.) "The Emerging Features of Korean Youth Culture in Cyberspace"

******Roundtable: The Politics of Youth Culture (Sunday 4:00-5:30)
Convener: Yoshimi Shunya (Cultural Studies, Tokyo U.)

Presenter: Ken Wissoker (Editorial Director, Duke U.
Press) "Temporalities and Transnationalism in Youth Culture"

July 21: Sat. 6pm - 2am
Super Deluxe (SDLX) in Roppongi

"The sound of conversation" in a marketplace of ideas outside the classroom

The inaugural installment of Pecha Kucha U. will feature short-form multimedia presentations (20 slides, 20 seconds each) by graduate students, NPO activists, and artists dealing with youth culture. Pecha Kucha sessions will be Saturday and Sunday afternoons at TUJ and Saturday evening at SDLX*.

*Specific order and time of Pecha Kucha presentations to be announced: see -

*******Youth Politics, Sociality and Engagement

Alberto Fonseca, Ricardo Yamamoto, Brazilian youth labor in Japan Robin O'Day, Flexible labor, freeters, and protest Sachiko Kaneko, The moral panic of "net cafes" in Japan Nate Smith, Right-wing youth and mediated activism Mo, Hyunjoo, Fabulous single &
doenjangnyo: politics of consumption of single career women in their 20's and 30's Tolvonen Tuukka , What happens when 'youth', 'independence', and 'policy'
mingle: the case of the Japanese wakamono jiritsu juku Ota Satoshi, It's not a big deal: Taiwanese young women in 'service' industry Mary Reisel, Sex, massage and "health" services - rising labor for the new age Kim, Jiho; Park, Junpyo; Park, Gunha; Shin, Jeoungsu; Kim, Heewon, Introduction of Learning Ecosystem Project Julian Seltzer, James Seltzer, Ayu Tanaka and Go, F.L.O. (Free Lance Outcasts), Making manga: The birth of Cross-War Koga Wakako, (NPO: Sodateage) Hikikomori, NEET and readjustment into society Saito Takashi, Rutsuko Nakajima, (NPO: Kodomo Social Work
Association) Family support for hikikomori Catherine Hagan, Hiromi Aoki, From Tokyo to Chennai: youth in NGOs reaching across borders

*******Digital Youth

Jee-yeon Kim, Ki-Tae Ryu , Consumption patterns in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
(MMORPG): World of Warcraft (WoW) and Lineage II Sang-Won Yoo, Regina Kim , Communications in
cyberspace: how and why do Cyworld users communicate with each other?
Youngyim Doh, New life exploration in Mabinogi, an on-line game.
Le Han, Female anime fans and Chinese doujin writing online Patrick Galbraith, Moe: Intimate meanings, erotic tensions, and capitalist designs in "blossoming"
otaku passion Gunnar Hempel, Dojinshi life and labor in Tokyo Sunny Lam, Imaginary power of young designers and animators:
contribution to or exploitation by the creative industries Chunghan Lee, Popular music and affective labour Eve Leung, The emergence of adolescent labour in Hong Kong popular music industry Dwayne Dixon , Shoumouhin/Shoumou(in):Tokyo skateboarders and the expendability of shoes and self Kim, Heewon, Can I make money with virtual products? - the irony of UCC (User Created-Content) Kang, Yoonjung, Lee, Kyuho Mysterious English land


A Multi-part Series Devoted to Unexplored Tangents of the Japanese Film

AVALON (film screening with commentary by Donald Richie)
Directed by Oshii Mamoru, written by Ito Kazunori 2001

A road not taken. Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) Mamoru's brilliant and beautiful live-action anime about the perils of alternate reality games. Set in ruined Europe, it shows us our Polish heroine's finding a hidden level in the Game. Involving and involved, the film won foreign prizes but no imitators - the experiment was never repeated.

Curated by Donald Richie
Named by TIME magazine, "the dean of Japan's art critics," and acknowledged as the foremost authority on Japanese cinema, Donald Richie has also written widely - some forty books in all - on other aspects of the country and its people. The Inland Sea has been called a classic and its film version has won prizes at international film festivals as well as the National Geographic Earth Award. His Public People, Private People has been called "unforgettable" by Tom Wolfe and of his two collections of essays, A Lateral View and Partial Views, Susan Sontag has said: "Donald Richie writes about Japan with an unrivaled range, acuity, and wit."

Richie has lived in Japan for most of his life.
Arriving on New Year's Day, 1947, he worked as feature-writer and film critic for The Pacific Stars and Stripes. After graduating from Columbia University in 1953, he returned to Japan as film citic for The Japan Times. He has written for Newsweek, The Nation, Variety, The New York Times, The Guardian, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, and all major films magazines. In addition he presented the first retrospective of the Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu at the 1962 Berlin Film Festival and has since acted as guest director of the Telluride Film Festival, and served on the juries at the Hawaii, Lacarno, Thessaloniki, and Kerala Festivals.

In addition to writing a column for The Japan Times, lecturing around the world, and continuing to lend his distinctive voice to Japanese studies, Donald Richie teaches film at Temple University's Japan Campus.

Hip Hop Party hosted by ZULU NATION JAPAN (SAT. SDLX,

Rinpa Eshidan , Live Painting and Pecha Kucha

Marcellus Nealy - Spoken Word -

NOTE: This conference is being held at two venues:
Temple University's Japan Campus in Minami Azabu during the daytime on Saturday and Sunday, and at "Super-Deluxe" in Nishi Azabu on Saturday evening.
The Saturday evening event is conjoined to the academic conference, and contains presentations and performances which evoke the academic content of the conference.

Access to Temple University, Japan Campus :
4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
Mita Hall, room #502
Tel: 0120-86-1026 (03-5441-9800)

Access to Super Deluxe: B1F
3.1.25 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031, Japan
T: 03.5412.0515 | F: 03.5412.0516


David H. Slater, Ph.D.
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Sophia University, Tokyo

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