Symposium: Interpreting Parades and Processions of Edo Japan: History, Culture, and Foreign Relations

An exciting joint international symposium, ” Interpreting Parades and Processions of Edo Japan: History, Culture, and Foreign Relations,” will be held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 11, 2013.

The online registration is now open. Please fill out before your winter vacation.
https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=vx3kdWpP9qXdl9CAhGDYYA

For speaker profiles, paper abstracts, schedule, & related events, please see the Symposium web site:
http://www.hawaii.edu/asiaref/japan/event2013/Index.htm#symposium
Related link: http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/symposium

Speakers:

Dr. Hiroshi Kurushima, Professor, National Museum of Japanese History
“Interpreting Early Modern Japanese Society as ‘the Age of Parade’ Yields a New Image of Early Modern Society”

Dr. Gregory Smits, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University
“Making a Good Impression: Cultural Drama in the Ryukyu-China Relationship”

Dr. Manabu Yokoyama, Professor, Notre Dame Seishin University
“Two Kinds of Ryukyuan Embassy Procession Scrolls from the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection”

Mr. Travis Seifman, PhD student, University of California Santa Barbara
“Ryukyuan Embassy Processions: A 1710 Edo Nobori Scroll from the
Sakamaki/Hawley Collection”

Dr. John Szostak, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept
of Art and Art History
“Picturing the Ryukyus: Ideas Behind the Exhibition”

Dr. Mark McNally, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept
of History & the Symposium Discussant
“Edo on the Move: Parades and Processions in Early Modern Japan”

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