The International School (Intensive Course): Comparative Studies in International Cities I
The following distinguished scholars will be invited this year.

  • Dr. Ping-hui Liao (National Tsing Hua University)
  • Dr. David Willis (Soai University)
  • Dr. Daniel Botsman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

PERIOD: Wednesday-Friday, September 26 – 28, 2007
PLACE: Room 816, General Education Building (Provisional)
TIME: 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Lecture by a researcher from overseas (in English)
13.00 PM – 16.00 PM

Paper presentation by three graduate students (in English)
(The allocated time for each presentation is about 30 minutes)
Download: Presentation papers (PDF 3.7MB)


Wednesday, September 26

9.30 AM – 10.00 AM
Keynote Speech by Dr. Tomio Tani (Dean of the Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University)
Introduction of Translators (Kobe College) by Prof. Haruo Soeda (The Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University)

10.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Lecture by Dr. Ping-hui Liao (National Tsing Hua University)
Weather as Metaphor in Modern Chinese Literature

13.00 PM – 16.00 PM
Paper Presentation by Shiroyama, Takuya: “Modernism in Chinese Literature: A Study on Mu Shiying’s Works”
Paper Presentation by Chujo, Takeshi: “Multicultural Debates over Maghrebians in France”
Paper Presentation by Okuno, Michiko: “Toni Morrison’s Paradise and Euripides: Supernatural Phenomena and Women’s Traumas Examined in the Light of Some Greek Tragedies”


Thursday, September 27

10.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Lecture by Dr. David Willis (Soai University)
Transcultural Japan: Immigration, Education, and Creolisation in the Cultural Borderlands of Japan

13.00 PM – 16.00 PM
Paper Presentation by Kochi, Fumi: “Ethnic Relations in the Multiethnic Community : A Case Study of Yao City, Osaka”
Paper Presentation by Motooka, Takuya: “Socio-Spatial Process of Squatter-Settlement Clearance in Postwar Kobe City”
Paper Presentation by Kumagai, Mika: “Residential Differentiation by Nationality and Gender in the Tokyo and Keihanshin Metropolitan Areas”

Friday, September 28
10.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Lecture by Dr. Daniel Botsman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
“Freedom without slavery? The Case of the Maria Luz and the Question of Emancipation in Nineteenth Century Japan”
13.00 PM – 16.00 PM
Paper Presentation by Hisazumi, kenji: “Markets and Local Society in Yanai during the Early Modern Period”
Paper Presentation by Saito, Hiroko: “Villages and Lordly Governance in Kinki Region of Early Modern Japan: The Case of Hakata Domain’s Shimo-izumi-go District in Izumi Province”
Paper Presentation by Kaibara, Akio: “Reconsideration of Riots in Sixth- and Seventh-Century Alexandria with the Patriarch’s Role into Focus”