Conference 2010

DePaul University
Lincoln Park Campus
Chicago, Illinois

October 29-30, 2010

Keynote Address

Norma Field (Robert S. Ingersoll, Distinguished Service Professor in Japanese Studies in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago)
“Teaching about Japan When It’s No Longer a Success Story.”


Panel 1-A

New Approaches to Introducing Japanese Culture In/Out of the Classroom

Elizabeth Lillehoj, DePaul University, Panel Chair

  • Joanne Bernardi, University of Rochester, NY
    “‘Tourist Japan’: Identifying Japan in 20th Century Visual and Material Culture”
    download syllabus for Tourist Japan
  • Linda H. Chance, University of Pennsylvania, PA
    “Using Wikis to Enhance Student Engagement in the Japan Survey Course”
    download abstract Using WIKIs
  • Dyron K. Dabney and Lynne Chytilo, Albion College, MI
    “Pottery and Politics: Examining the Art and Politics of Tea Culture in Japan”
  • Carol Enns and Erin Davis, Cornell College, IA
    “Addressing the Challenges of Short-Term Study Abroad in Japan”

Panel 1-B

Collaboration with Faculty and Community

Nobuko Chikamatsu, DePaul University, Panel Chair

  • Noriko Fujioka-Ito and Gayle G. Elliott, University of Cincinnati, OH
    “Enhancing Global Views and Japanese Language Abilities Through International Cooperative Education”
    download Enhancing Global Views
  • Rika Ito, St. Olaf College, MN
    “Incorporation of Internships into the Curriculum: Experiences of Experiential Learning in Japan”
  • Akiko Kakutani and Yasumi Kuriya, Earlham College, IN
    “Collaborative and Experiential Learning Projects in Japanese Studies”
  • Deborah Shamoon and Noriko Hanabusa, University of Notre Dame, IN
    “Team Teaching as a Method for Bridging Advanced Japanese Language and Area Studies Courses”

Panel 2-A

Teaching Lessons from the Japanese Past

Kerry Ross, DePaul University, Panel Chair

  • Ethan Segal, Michigan State University, MI
    “From Samurai to Sources: Teaching Critical Thinking in the Pre-modern Japanese History Classroom”
  • William Londo, Michigan State University, MI
    “Zen and the Art Of Teaching Premodern Japanese Religion”
  • Elizabeth Oyler, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, IL
    “Media and Messages: What Japan’s Medieval Narrative Arts Can Tell Us About Contemporary Culture”

Panel 2-B

Innovative Course Designs for Teaching Japan and Japanese

Mariko Moroishi Wei, Purdue University, Panel Chair

  • Nobuyoshi Asaoka, Grinnell College, IA
    “Is Learners’ Autonomy Manipulable?: The Interactive Impact of Teacher-Allocated Partners”
    download Is.pdf
  • Vanessa D. Dickerson, DePauw University, IN
    “Fashioning a Course on the Japanese and African Americans”
  • Junko Ikeda Schwartzman, Purdue University, IN
    “Designing a Speaking-Oriented Classroom through an Online Speaking Program
    download abstract Speaking-oriented classroom
  • Chiaki Takagi, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
    “Interaction with Communities: Developing an International Service Learning Course”
    download Interaction with Communities

Panel 3-A

Cultural Comprehension and Communicative Competence

Jason Christopher Jones, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Panel Chair

  • Anatoliy Anshin, Russian State University for the Humanities and Moscow International Higher Business School “MIRBIS,” Moscow
    “Cultural Issues in Japanese Language Pedagogy”
    download abstract Cultural_Adaptation:Distortion
  • Shinobu Anzai, United States Naval Academy, MD
    “A Profile of Japan: The Search for Core Cultural Values”
  • Monika Dix, Saginaw Valley State University, MI
    “Japanese Language and Culture: What IS Culture and How Can IT BE Used To Enrich Communicative Competence?”
  • Misumi Sadler and Jung Sun Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
    “An ‘Intercultural’ Learning Community: the Culture-Learning Discussion Forum for the First-Year Japanese Language Course”
    download An Intercultural Learning Community

Panel 3-B

Murakami Haruki, Genji Monogatari, and Beyond

James Dorsey, Dartmouth College, Panel Chair

  • Keisuke Hayashi, Hosei University Junior and Senior High School, Tokyo
    “Experience of Translating Murakami Haruki in the Classroom”
    download Experience of Translating Murakami Haruki
  • Tomoko Kato, College of William and Mary, VA
    “An Experiment of Bringing Genji Monogatari into Advanced Japanese Class”
  • Kimberly Kono, Smith College, MA
    “Reading Japan and Otherness”
  • Rika Saito, Western Michigan University, MI
    “What and How Can Haruki Murakami Teach in Classroom?”: The Need for Bridging Language and Content”
    download Haruki Murakami

Panel 4-A

Cold War, Ideology, Japanese Studies

Miho Matsugu, DePaul University, Panel Chair

  • Allison Newman Frickert, Mt. San Antonio College, CA
    “Teaching Comparative Pacific Empires: Japan and the United States”
  • Jason Goulah, DePaul University
    “Soka Kyoiku in U.S. Higher Education: Pedagogical Possibilities Between Schools of Education and Japanese Studies Programs”
  • Reginald Jackson, The University of Chicago, IL
    “Rethinking Japanese Performance in the Post-Cold War Classroom”
  • Robert Tierney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
    “Forgetting and Remembering Empire in Japanese Literary Studies”

Panel 4-B

Pedagogical Challenges in Heterology and  Historiography in the U.S. Classroom

Yuki Miyamoto, DePaul University, Panel Chair


Roundtable Discussion

Alan Christy, University of California Santa Cruz, and Miho Matsugu, DePaul University, Panel Moderators
“Are Japanese Studies Sustainable? Rethinking the Places and Practices of Japan(ese) in the Contemporary University”