Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2014 Summer International Symposium

Thirty Years of Crisis: Empire, Violence, and Ideology in Eurasia
from the First to the Second World War

July 10–11, 2014

Thirty Years of Crisis : Empire, Violence, and Ideology in Eurasia from the First to the Second World War


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

Common working language: English  

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  Organizer: Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
  Co-Organizer: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research A,
"Comparative Colonial History: Colonial Administration and Center-Periphery Interactions in Modern Empires"



  July 10 (Thu.)
10:00–10:15 Opening Remarks
  10:15–12:15 Session 1. World War I: Battlefields between Empires
Papers: Mark VON HAGEN (Arizona State University)
"The Entangled Eastern Front in the First World War and Ukraine"
SAHARA Tetsuya (Meiji University)
"From Macedonia to Sarajevo: Interaction between IMRO and ‘Black Hand’"
Ozan ARSLAN (Izmir University of Economics)
"A WWI Front ‘Bon pour l’Orient’: An Analysis of a Russian War Presumed Won before It Actually Was"
Discussant: MURATA Nanako (Hitotsubashi University)
  Chair: MATSUZATO Kimitaka (University of Tokyo)
  13:45–15:45 Session 2. Muslims in the Falling Russian Empire
Papers: Diliara USMANOVA (Kazan Federal University / SRC)
Между подданством и верой: Поведение российских мусульман в годы Первой мировой войны (1914 - 1916 гг.) / "Between Faith and Allegiance: The Behavior of Russian Muslims during World War I (1914-1916)"
Zaynabidin ABDIRASHIDOV (National University of Uzbekistan / SRC)
"National Idea of Turkestani Jadids: Problems and Solutions"
UYAMA Tomohiko (SRC)
"Kazakh Intellectuals’ Views on the West and the East, Wars and Civilizations in the 1910s"
Discussant: NAGANAWA Norihiro (SRC)
Chair: KOMATSU Hisao (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  16:00–18:00 Session 3. Politics of Food and Hunger
  Papers: David MARPLES (University of Alberta / SRC)
"The Politics of the 1932-33 Holodomor (Great Famine) in Ukraine: Recent Debates"
Niccolò PIANCIOLA (Lingnan University)
"Sacrificing the Kazakhs: The Stalinist Hierarchy of Consumption and the Great Famine in Kazakhstan of 1931–33"
ADACHI Yoshihiro (Kyoto University)
"The Nazi German Food Autarky Policy and "Eastward Expansion": A History of the Agricultural and Food Resource Development of the Third Reich"
Discussant: CHIDA Tetsuro (SRC)
Chair: IEDA Osamu (SRC)
18:30- Reception at the Sapporo Aspen Hotel 
  July 11 (Fri.)
  9:30–10:15 Special Seminar: Post-Soviet Conflicts
  Paper: Matteo FUMAGALLI (Central European University)
"Linkage and Leverage in Post-Soviet Conflicts: Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and the ‘Black Knights’"
  Chair: UYAMA Tomohiko (SRC)
  10:30–12:30 Session 4. Impacts of World War I on Revolutions and Nationalism
Papers: HASEGAWA Tsuyoshi (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"The February Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd Revisited: the Duma Committee, the Provisional Government and the Birth of Dual Power"
ONO Yasuteru (Kyoto University)
"The World War I and Korean Independence Movement"
NOSAKA-SAHARA Junko (Bilkent University)
"The Caucasian Emigrants in the Ottoman Empire and the Revolutionary Movements in the Caucasus"
Discussant: IKEDA Yoshiro (University of Tokyo)
Chair: SHIOKAWA Nobuaki (University of Tokyo)
  13:45–15:45 Session 5. Ideas and Politics of Pan-Regionalism
  Papers: KAWANISHI Kosuke (Tohoku Gakuin University)
"Cross-Cultural Aspects of Dai-Toa Kyoei Ken (Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere)"
Viren MURTHY (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Asia as Romantic Anti-capitalist Utopia: Ōkawa Shūmei’s Critique of Political Modernity"
SAITO Shohei (Hokkaido University)
"N. S. Trubetzkoy and the Lasting Impact of Eurasianism: A Review of His Article "On Racism" (1935) and its Reception in the Prager Presse"
  Discussant: HAMA Yukiko (Tsuda College)
Chair: MOCHIZUKI Tetsuo (SRC)
  16:00–17:30 Session 6. Colonialism from the Interwar Period to World War II
  Papers: Thomas LAHUSEN (University of Toronto / SRC)
"Interwar Manchuria: Conflicting Memories"
NAMBA Chizuru (Keio University)
"The Intersection of French and Japanese Colonialism: French Indochina During World War II "
  Discussant: MIZUTANI Satoshi (Doshisha University)
Chair: HAYASHI Tadayuki (Kyoto Women’s University)
  17:30–17:45 Closing Remarks
  July 12 (Sat.)
Excursion   We will visit the Historical Village of Hokkaido and some other places in Sapporo.

Organizing Committee:
UYAMA Tomohiko, NAGANAWA Norihiro, GOTO Masanori