Teaching Japan Conference: Pedagogical Possibilities in U.S. Higher Education

Another midwest conference announcement!

October 29 and 30, 2010

DePaul University in Chicago


DePaul University’s Japanese Studies Program is pleased to announce the schedule of our 1st Teaching Japan Conference: Pedagogical Possibilities in U.S. Higher Education.


Thirty-one papers presented in eight panels will cover a wide range of topics in language, literature, sociology, political sciences, history, art history, and anthropology.

Our keynote speaker is Norma Field (Robert S. Ingersoll, Distinguished Service Professor in Japanese Studies in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago), whose talk, “Teaching about Japan When It’s No Longer a Success Story,” starts at 7 pm, Friday, October 29th.

We will also have a roundtable discussion with Alan Christy (Associate Professor in History, University of California, Santa Cruz) called “Are Japanese Studies Sustainable? Rethinking the Places and Practices of Japan(ese) in the Contemporary University.” It starts at 8:30 am, Saturday, October 30th.

On-line registration can be found at:


Please register by October 22nd.

The registration fee is $30, paid by personal check made out to DePaul University.

Finally, we are very excited to announce that we can extend some financial support to a small number of participants with a Japanese Language Education Grant that we’ve just received from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago. The funding will reimburse up to $150 of travel costs for a limited number of people who are not able to get full support from their institutions. Any attendee with financial need may apply.

Please send me an email (mmatsugu@depaul.edu) if you are interested.

Miho Matsugu
Assistant Professor
Department of Modern Languages
Japanese Studies Program
DePaul University
FAX: 773/325-7303

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