Conference Announcement: Japanese Cities in Global Context

Conference and Workshop at Bryn Mawr College

Sponsored by: Mellon Tri-Co Seed Grant, Lee Frank Lecture Fund at Swarthmore, Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College, East Asian Studies Department at Haverford College, Growth and Structure and Cities Department at Bryn Mawr College, Japanese Section of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College.

Sunday Feb. 26th 2012: 3pm — 6pm (20 minutes)

Room: Carpenter 21

3pm Welcome

3:10 Japanese Cities: Historical Developments

Jordan Sand (Georgetown University): /In What Ways Was Tokyo an Imperial City?/

Evelyn Schulz (Ludwig-Maximilans Universitat): /Urban imaginaries and urban aesthetics in Nagai Kafu-‘s writings on post-Meiji Tokyo/

Jonathan Reynolds (Barnard College): /Nomadic fantasies in the architecture and commercial culture of the 1970s and 1980s/

4:10 Comments and Discussion

Discussant: Hank Glassmann (Haverford College)

Tomoko Sakomura (Swarthmore College)

4:25- 4:40 pm Coffee Break

4:40 Japanese Cities: Spatial Links and Networks

Raphael Languillon (Lyon 2 University): /Building Tokyo in a globalized world 1960-2012: Identity and built form from global city to sustainable development/

Cathelijne Nuijsink (The University of Tokyo): /How the deformation of the city block contributes to the dynamic character of Ginza/

Ken Oshima (Washington University): /Charting ‘Japanese Urban Space/Nihon no Toshi Kuukan’/


Paul Waley (Leeds University): /Pencilling Tokyo into the map of neo-liberal urbanism/


6pm Comments and Discussion

Discussant: Will Gardner (Swarthmore College)

Carola Hein (Bryn Mawr College)

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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