The 5th International Academic Forum in Bangkok “Western Impact on Indigenous Cultures”

by Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University and Urban Culture Research Center, Osaka City University

DATE Wed. 13 Dec 2006 9AM. – 4PM.
PLACE at Meeting Room , 2nd floor, Chulalongkorn Auditorium in Chulalongkorn University
Organized by Prof. Dr. Shin Nakagawa
Prof. Dr. Masahiko Yamano
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bussakorn Sumrongthong
Chairperson Prof. Dr. Shin Nakagawa
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bussakorn Sumrongthong
9.00 AM Opening Speech
By Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bussakorn Sumrongthong Deputy Dean of Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University
9.20 AM Introduction to “Western Impact on Indigenous Cultures”
By Prof. Dr. Masahiko Yamano
Department of Human Geography, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University
9.40 AM “Tokyo, Postwar of Urban Beauty: Architecture Collecting Stalls and Floating Houses”
By Assoc. Prof. Dr. Masahiko Takamura
Department of architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Hosei University
10.20 AM Break
10.40 AM “Indigenous Power/Knowledge: Moving Away from the ‘West’ and Blurring the Fixed Boundaries”
By Asst. Prof. Dr.Nalinee Tantuvanit
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, Thammasat University
11.20 AM “The Dark and Brilliant Sides of Daiosaka : Focus on the Activities of Kawai Dance”
By. Ms.Eri Shibata
COE Fellow and PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University
12.00 PM Lunch
1.00 PM “Westernization, Homogenization, Globalization and Hybridization”
By Assoc. Prof. Dr. Soraj Hongladarom,
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
1.40 PM “Aesthetics and Japan ”
By Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Takanashi
Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University
2.20 PM Break
2.40 PM “Thai Music and Its Others: The Westernization of Thai Classical Music Culture in the 21st Century”
By Ms. Paphutsorn Wongratanapitak,
Department of Music, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
3.10PM Final Remark Closing Ceremony
Prof. Dr. Shin Nakagawa
Department of Asian Culture and Urbanism, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Osaka City University


COE Weeks September 26 – october 7

What are ‘COE WEEKS’?

Here at Osaka City University’s Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences 21st Century Center of Excellence Project, ‘Studies in the Humanities for the Development of Urban Cultural Creativity’, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of launching this research focus, we are holding a series of events (see schedule below) that includes an international symposium, an international school, public lectures, and an arts festival. Our goal in this program is to further deepen urban culture research and make suggestions for urban expansion through the promotion of culture, based on the research and educational achievements of this COE project to date.

in conjunction with COE WEEKS, we will also be presenting a lecture on Kamigata culture, “Bunraku Puppet Play: ‘Courier from the Land of the Dead’ “, and international symposia on “Capitalistic Urbanism and People in East Asian Cities” and “Historical Heritage and Urban-cultural Creativity IV”. We are inviting the active participation of everyone, both inside and outside the university community.


Studies in Urban Culture, vol. VIII

Index SKMBT_C554e15021611272
Original Articles
Possibility and Problems when Making “the Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives” into Digital Archives Makoto GOTO 2-15
A Case Study of Pupils’-Assessment Ability’s Transfiguration Makoto HIROSE 16-31
The Strategy of Public Art: a Case Study of Sound Art Shin NAKAGAWA 32-45
The Management, Administration and Tasks of Convention Centers in Japan: The Osaka International Convention Center as an Example Keum-hyang KIM 46-59
International Trade Network Surrounding the Ancient City of Naniwa Towao SAKAEHARA 60-71
A Study of Childcare Patterns of Chinese Families in Japan: Through a Case Study of a Chinese Family Living in Kansai Yang ZHENG 72-87
Special Articles
Ishibashi Soundscape: Investigating the Soundscape of Urban Japan Jacob KREUTZFELD 88-99
Book Review
On Reading Social Cohesion in Early Modern Cities of East Asia? the Forms of Various Ranks and Classes by Inoue Toru and Tsukada Takashi? Was There a Difference in ‘Social Mobility’? Kohei WAKIMURA 100-109
News 110-122
Editorial 123
Contributors 124

The UCRC COE Meeting (Archives project)

DATE 7th June 2006 16:00-18:00
PLACE at Room 355 , Graduate School of Literature & Human Sciences, Osaka City University
AUTHOR Naohito OGAWA (Hiroshima University)
TITLE “From the Collections to an History of photography on Osaka-city: A study of the Historical Photographs collected by Ueda Teijiro.


Studies in Urban Culture, vol. VII

Index SKMBT_C554e15021611271
Original Articles
Constantinople and Relics: The Adventus Ceremony of the Image of Edessa in 944 Koichi INOUE 2-19
The Warlords’ Formation in the Hanzhou Cities and the Area Reorganization for the Last Years of Tang Dynasty Satoshi YAMAZAKI 20-33
The Function of Kamagasaki (Yoseba) in the Port Shipping Industry between the 1950s and 1960s Takeshi HARAGUCHI 34-49
Cultural Policy: the Heaven Artist Program in Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Modern Urban Space Susumu YAMAGUCHI 50-62
Overseas Scholarly Trends on the History of Chinese Cities 63
Three Problems on Writing History of Shanghai Urban Social Life Hang QIAN
(tr. by T. INOUE)
American Scholarship on Chinese Cities Liping WANG
(tr. by S. TAKAHATA)
Chinese Urban History in Four Lights Shunji OGURO 83-85
Special Articles
Irie Taikichi and the Age of KOGEISHA in Prewar Osaka-Japan 1925-1938: Focusing on Related Materials of UEDA CAMERA Co., and a Few Newly Discovered Historical Sources Naoto OGAWA 86-101
News 102-112
Editorial 113
Contributors 114

International Symposium for COE Program at UCRC, Osaka City University Towards the Construction of Urban Cultural Theories

Date March 18, 2006 13:00-17:30
March 19, 2006 10:00-17:15
Venue Common Education Building 811 of Osaka City University
Admission free / No appointment necessary
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Part I March 18 : Language used : English
Title: “Plural and Cosmopolitan Culture in Asian Cities”
Anthony Reid (National University of Singapore )
The Cosmopolitan City as an Asian Maritime Tradition
Takeshi Hamashita (Kyoto University)
Historical Transformation of Coastal Urban City Networks in the East China Sea Zone
Shin Nakagawa (Osaka City University)
Dynamics of the Creation of Urban Culture in Southeast Asia in the Globalized Era
* Commentator — Shunji Oguro (Osaka city University)
Part 2 March 19: Language used : Japanese
Title:”Basic Studies for the Creation of Urban Culture – Plural Analysis and Resource Making”
< First session >
Hiroshi Niki (Osaka City University)
Urban Space and Cultural Formation in Pre-modern Japan
Takeshi Ito (University of Tokyo)
Urbanity, Spatiality and Culture
Xin Deyong (Peking University)
Public Communication on the Street in the Cities of the Qing Dynasty
< Second session >
Wing Shing Tang (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Chinese Urbanism Today: la revolution urbaine?
Masahiko Yamano (Osaka City University)
Interpretation and Reconstruction of Urban Landscape: As Viewed from Cultural-political Geography
Yasumasa Sekine (Japan Women’s University)
On an Anthropology of the Street
< Third session >
Hirohisa Mori (Osaka City University)
Geographical Information Processing for Cultural Resources
Kohei Kono (University of Tokyo)
Advertisement Records the “Ideal” of Urban Culture: A Case Study of Early TV Commercial Films
General discussion

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