2004 COE Summer International Symposium in Japanese

Siberia and the Russian Far East in the 21st Century :
 Partners in the "Community of Asia"
On July 14-16, 2004

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At Renaissance Sapporo Hotel (Toyohira 4-jo, 1-1-1, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo)
July 14 (Wed.)

15:30-17:30: Special Session : “The Redefining of Siberia and the Russian Far East”

Opening Speech:

MURAKAMI, Takashi (Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan)
Opening Lectures:

Valery V. KULESHOV (Director, Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of SB RAS, Russia):

Economic transformations of Siberia and the Russian Far East in the Coming decades of the 21st Century (in Russian)

Gilbert ROZMAN (Princeton University, USA) :

Sino-Japanese Competition over the Russian Far East: Is the Oil Pipeline Only a Starting Point?   (in English)
ARAI Nobuo (SRC, Japan)

July 15 (Thu.)

9:30-11:45: Session 1 : “The Regional Economy of Siberia and the Russian Far East – Being integrated internally or transnationally?”

Vyacheslav E. SELIVERSTOV (Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of SB RAS, Russia):

The Regional Economy of Siberia and the Russian Far East - Being integrated internally or transnationally? (in Russian)

YIN Jianping (Institute of Siberia, Heilongjiang Academy of Social Sciences, China):

Regional Cooperation between the Russian Far East and North-Eastern China: Reality and Perspectives (in Russian)

TAKAHASHI Hiroshi (ROTOBO, Japan):

Japanese companies' presence in the Russian Far East: a history of expectations and disappointments (in English)
Discussants: Andrei BELOV (Fukui Kenritsu University, Japan)
Chair: TABATA Shinichro (SRC, Japan)

11:45-13:15: Lunch Break

13:15-15:30: Session 2 : “International Crossroads for the Security of Asia”(Roundtable)

Sergey SEVASTYANOV (Vladivostok State University of Economics, Russia):

The Russian Far East’s Security Perspective: Interplay of Internal and External Challenges and Opportunities (in English)

NAKANO Junzo (Suzuka Kokusai University, Japan):

Japan's Security and the Russian Far East(in English)
NI Xiaoquan(Institute of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, CASS, China):

China's Security Interests in the Russian Far East(in English)

Jae Ho CHUNG (Seoul National University, Korea):

Korea’s Approaches to the Russian Far East: Some Talking Points (in English)
Chair: IWASHITA Akihiro (SRC, Japan)

15:30-15:45: Coffee Break

15:45-18:00: Session 3 : “Energy Cooperation or Confrontation in Northeast Asia?”

Viktor D. KALASHNIKOV (Economic Research Institute, FEB RAS, Russia) :

Russian Far East Energy Sector Development and Cooperation Strategies towards Northeast Asia (in English)

Keun Wook PAIK (Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK):

Geopolitics of Pipeline Development in Northeast Asia: Confrontation or Cooperation? (in English)

TOICHI Tsutomu (The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan):

Japanese Energy Policy and Regional Cooperation in Northeast Asia (in English)
Discussants: SUGIMOTO Tadashi (Keidanren, Japan)
Chair: FUJIMOTO Wakio (Osake KeizaihoukaUniversity, Japan)

Reception at Renaissance Sapporo Hotel

July 16 (Fri.)

9:30-11:30: Session 4 : “The writing of Histories on Sakhalin and the Kuriles”

Mikhail S. VYSOKOV (Sakhalin State University, Russia):

Sakhalin History textbooks revised (in Russian)

Tsuyoshi HASEGAWA (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA):

Stalin, Truman, and the Soviet Operation in the Kurils during the Pacific War (in English)
Discussants: MATSUI Noriaki (Kushiro Koritsu University)
YOKOTE Shinji (Keio University, Japan)
Chair: HARA Teruyuki (SRC, Japan)

11:30-13:00: Lunch Break

13:00-15:15 : Session 5 : “Chekhov, Sakhalin, Japan”

Inga TSUPENKOVA (Anton Chekhov’s “Sakhalin Island” Museum, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia):

Anton Chechov in the Russian Far East cultural space at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries (in Russian)

Andrew R. DURKIN (Indiana University, USA):

Transgression and Sakhalin: Dostoevskian Subtext in Chekhov's 'Murder'(in English)

MOCHIZUKI Tsuneko (Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University, Japan):

Historical Context of Chekhov's journey (in Russian)
Discussants: KIMURA Takashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Chair: MOCHIZUKI Tetsuo (SRC, Japan)

15:15-15:30: Coffee Break

15:30-17:45: Session 6 : “Russo-Japanese Relations in Fisheries – Past, Present and Future”

Anatolii T. MANDRIK (Institute of Institute of History, Archaeology, and Ethnography, FEB RAS, Russia):

Russo-Japanese Fishery Relations from the 1860s to the 21st Centuries (in Russian)

KAMINAGA Eisuke (University of Tokyo, Japan):

Constructing the Northern Sea: Rhetoric of Fishery Problems in Prewar Japan(in English)

ARAI Nobuo (SRC, Japan):

Discrepancies in Statistics of Russo-Japanese Trade of Marine Resources(in Russian)
Discussants: HASEGAWA Kenji (Mie University, Japan)
Chair: SUZUKI Akira (Hokkaido University, Japan)

17:45-18:00: Closing Address

July 17 (Sat.)
– 19 (Mon.)

“Workshop for the Next Generation in the Northeast Asian Region”

Organizing Committee of the 2004 COE Summer International Symposium:
Deputy Head
ARAI Nobuo
Deputy Head
E-mail of organizing committee: src@slav.hokudai.ac.jp