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Urban Culture Research Vol. 3 – Tourism and Education, UCRC Yogyakarta Subcenter, Yogyakarta、138 pp. 2006.

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Urban Culture Research Vol. 4 – Culture Resource Management, UCRC Yogyakarta Subcenter, Yogyakarta, . 2006

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

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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

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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

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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

Cities and Fiction- Countercurrents I, Kouji Shibahara and Stephen Dodd ed., Shobundo Press

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The UCRC COE Meeting (Archives project)

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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.


Towards Building a Theory of Urban Culture, 114 pp., Mar. 2006

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Historical Legacy and Creating Urban Culture III: Utilizing the ‘Total Structure’ of City Walls in Town Building, A4, 123 pp., Mar. 2006

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Statement of Purpose NIKI Hiroshi 1
urvey Research Reports
Activating the Whole Structure is a Bridge to the Future? Past, Present, and Future of Gifu City UCHIBORI Nobuo 5
Surrounding Dike and Current Circumstances of Kanazawa, a Castle Town MASUDA Tatsuo 25
Elucidation of Kyoto’s Surrounding Dike and Town Planning? Activities of the Surrounding Dike Research Association NAKAMURA Takeo 49
Contemporary Italy ? City Wall and Communality? Cases of Lucca, Citta Derra, and Bologna OOGURO Syunji 63
Historical Legacy of the Castle Town and Town Planning in Osaka KITAGAWA Hisashi 93
Historical Legacy as Added Value That Enhances Local Creativity TSUTSUMI Michiaki 107
Discussion 109

Space and Society in Modern Shanghai and Osaka, Mar. 2006, (in Japanese and Chinese)

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西部 均 3
上海住房制度的转变与住房市场化— 着眼于住房开发 中岡深雪 25
战后大阪都市政治中的社会性•空间性排斥与包容 水内俊雄 34
(In Japanese)
Preliminary Thoughts on Studying the Geography of Early Modern Shanghai? Research Prospect on Japanese Residents and Introduction to the Shanghai Guide NISHIBE Hitoshi 44
Turning Point in the Housing System and Housing Marketization in Shanghai? Looking at Housing Development NAKAOKA Miyuki 66
Social and Spatial Exclusion and Inclusion in the Urban Politics of Post-War Osaka? Relations with Burakumin, Korean Residents, Day Laborers, etc. MIZUUCHI Toshio 77

Studies in Urban Culture, vol. VII

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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

Aspects of Cultural Representation in South-East Asia (Vol. 3)  A Collection of Environmental Monographs (3), Masahiko Yamano ed., 141 pages, Mar. 2006 (in Japanese)

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Introduction 1
Another Kind of Ecotourism? Soundscape as a Resource NAKAGAWA Shin 3
(Koh Kred Survey Report)
Cultural Resources Management at Koh Kred
Ecotourism Policy and Reality in Thailand SHIMIZU Nahoko 58
Indonesia’s Cultural Policy and the Yogyakarta Art Festival OKABE Masami 69
Notes on the Concept of Landscape? Fragmentary Conjecture Towards Reading the Cityscape YAMANO Masahiko 91
Public Space and the Geography of the Modern City Peter G. GOHEEN
(Japanese Translation by
Laporan Penelitian “Art for ALL” in Thailand JOHANG (Bibliographical Note by TOMIOKA Misato 120

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

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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
For Detail https://www.lit.osaka-cu.ac.jp/UCRC/file/200603sympo_e.html


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

Visit https://www.lit.osaka-cu.ac.jp/UCRC/file/200603sympo_e.html for detail information.

Symposium on Osaka and Japanese Cities, Historical Perspective, 203 pp., Feb. 2006, Osaka-Los Angeles Project, COE Priority Project, Symposium Report

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Chikamatsu, Osaka, The World- East-West Mixing of Theater Arts, A4, 157 pp., Feb. 2006, Theater Arts Study Group, (in Japanese)

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The Horizon and Focus in Urban Cultural Theory, 129 pp., Jan. 2006, International School Report, Sep. 27-29, 2005

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Keynote Speech Towao SAKAEHARA 1
Part 1 Comparative Studies on Urban Cultures
A More Prominent Role for the Japanese Prime Minister?:
Some Observations from Germany
Manfred POHL 4
Swearing Fealty and the Role of Documents in Thirteenth-Century Languedoc Nobutada ZUSHI 9
Zur Verwendung des Schweizerhochdeutschen seit der Reformation Norikazu TAHARA 19
Part 2 Comparative Studies on Urban Societies
Migration and Cross-Cultural Issues Rogelia PE-PUA 30
In Search for a New Form of Ethnic Relationship:
Korean and Japanese Residents in Osaka, Japan
Attitudes toward Different Cultures in Japan, Germany, and United Kingdom:
From the Perspective of Terror Management Theory
Yuriko MUKAI 65
How Wadaiko is Being Accepted in USA Mizuki KUWAHARA 78
Part 3 Comparative Studies on Urban Histories
Early Modern Japanese Urban Society and Competition between Religious Group Alexander M. VESEY 88
The “Gakujin” Musicians of Shitenno-ji Temple in Early Modern Japan Tatsuhiro YAMASAKI 98
The Social Structure of “Kawatamura” Village Communities in Early Modern Japan Satoko MITA 108
Image of the Last Judgment in Post-Byzantine Art Miaki HAYAKAWA 117

“Geographic Spatial Information Expanding in Many Fields, Geographic Information System Association SIG- Autonomous Architecture,” GLOBALBASE Project, Jan. 14, 2006 (in Japanese)

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Session I From Archeology to Public Areas
Chair: Fujita Kiyohiro
An attempt of Archaeology with GIS Takao Uno 6
Study on the Architecture of Spatial Information Archaeology Lun Wu 8
Reflection on the Application of
GIS in Archaeological Research of Chinese Ancient Ceramics
Daming Wang 11
The Method and Practice for the cooperation of
Museum and the School Education with the WEB-GIS Database
Kazutaka Kawano 14
Development of Tokyo Metropolitan Welfare Map database Fujita Haruhiro 18
Session II GIS Expanding to Society– Move toward the Real World
Chair: Mori Hirohisa
Application of hyper-layering architecture to SVG and its standardization Satoru TAKAGI 22
Toward Promotion of g-Life Tetsuya Sakashita 24
Current Trend of Satellite Positioning Technology Sumio Usui 30
Activity of geographic information service in NPO and regional communications teruo kunisi 32
Session III The City Expressed– New Possibilities of GIS
Chair: Watanabe Yasuichi
Heian Jinbutsu-Shi Database Hirohisa Mori 35
Digital Archive of Soundscape as Geogoraphical Information Shin Nakagawa 39
From Invisible City to Discoverable City Chikahiro Hanamura 42
The Divided City of Osaka Illustrated by GIS Mapping:
As a Tool for Empowering Municipal Body and Citizens
Toshio Mizuuchi 44