2015 SRC Winter International & SRC 60th Anniversary Symposium

Between History and Memory:
Connecting the Generations at SRC 60


Date: December 10-11, 2015

Venue: Room 403, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Language: English
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 Day 1: December 10 (Thursday)
10:00–10:15 Opening Remarks
  Shinichiro TABATA (SRC)


10:15–12:15 Session 1: Multiple Approaches to Life and Text: Interdisciplinary Central Eurasia (roundtable)

Daniel PRIOR ( Miami University/SRC)

"The Kirghiz Epic Tradition and Its Contexts"

Tokhir KALANDAROV (Russian Academy of Sciences/SRC) (in Russian)

"Анализ среднеазиатских работ по религии: пережитки доисламских верований или между "народным" и "чистым" исламом?"

Stefan KIRMSE (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/SRC)

"A View from Russia’s Borderlands: Potentials and Limits of Studying 19th-Century Legal Texts and Culture"

Moderator: Norihiro NAGANAWA(SRC)
12:00-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:15 Session 2: The Founding of the SRC and the Rockefeller Foundation
Chair: Tetsuro CHIDA (SRC)

David ENGERMAN (Brandeis University: absent), read by T.Hasegawa   

“World War II and US Area Studies”

David WOLFF (SRC),

“The SRC and the Rockefeller Foundation”

Masato KARASHIMA (Kwansei Gakuin University),

“Between Anti-Communist Liberal and Democratic Socialism: The Rockefeller Foundation and Japan's Asian Studies”

Discussant: Nobuo SHIMOTOMAI (Hosei University)
15:30-17:30 Session 3: SRC in Time and Space: Ties to the Past, Links Across the Sea (roundtable)

Tsuguo TOGAWA (Sophia University and Hokkaido University, emeritus),

“The SRC in the Cradle: A Prehistory”

Takako AKIZUKI (Former SRC librarian),

“Building the Slavic Collection at the SRC”

Takayuki ITO (Waseda University and Hokkaido University, emeritus),

“Nationalization, Internationalization, Functionalization: My Twenty Years at SRC”

Tsuyoshi HASEGAWA (University of California, Santa Barbara),

“SRC, Perestroika, and Russo-Japanese Relations”

Viktor LARIN (Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences),

“Vladivostok Institute of History and the Slavic Research Center: Three Decades of Fruitful Cooperation”

Shinichiro TABATA (SRC),

“SRC in the 21st Century”

Moderator: Tetsuo MOCHIZUKI (SRC)
18:00-20:00 SRC 60th Anniversary Memorial Reception (@ Enreisou) [invitation only]
  Day 2: December 11 (Friday)
10:00-11:45 Session 4: Other Anniversaries and Their Shared Context with SRC 60
Chair: Hiroshi KIMURA (Takushoku University and Hokkaido University, emeritus)

Chizuko TAKAO (Tokyo Medical and Dental University: absent) and David WOLFF (SRC),

“Visas for Life: Sugihara Chiune, 1935-41”

Yasuhiro IZUMIKAWA (Chuo University),

“Japan’s Multiple Quests for Independent Foreign Policy and the Soviet-Japanese Diplomatic Normalization, 1955-56”

Discussant: Haruki WADA (University of Tokyo, emeritus)
11:45-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:45 Session 5: Anniversaries as a Maker of History and Memory
Chair: Shugo MINAGAWA (Hokkaido University, emeritus)

John W. STEINBERG (Austin Peay State University),    

“Russia’s Great War and Revolution: Centennial Findings” (online presentaion through Skype)

Taku SHINOHARA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies),

“Jewish Presence and Non-presence in the Memory Politics of the Czech Republic”

Discussant: Yoshiro IKEDA (University of Tokyo)
15:00-17:00 Session 6: After ICCEES 2015: The Future of Japanese Slavic-Eurasian Studies (roundtable)

Mitsuyoshi NUMANO (University of Tokyo)

Natsuko OKA (Institute of Developing Economies)

Yoshiro IKEDA (University of Tokyo)

Yaroslav SHULATOV (Hiroshima City University)

FENG Shaolei (East China Normal University)

HA Yong Chool (University of Washington)

Moderator: Tadayuki HAYASHI (Kyoto Women’s University)
17:00-17:30 Concluding Discussion
Moderator : David WOLFF (SRC)

Organizing Committee:
David WOLFF, Shinichiro TABATA, Tetsuo MOCHIZUKI, Tetsuro CHIDA & Sanami TAKAHASHI