City and Region in Japanese History – Special Three Day Symposium

City and Region in Japanese History -- Special Three Day Symposium

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 9:30am to Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:30pm
Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

From March 26 to 28, the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale will host a special three day symposium featuring presentations by a group of ten Japanese historians led by Professor TSUKADA Takashi of Osaka City University. The overarching theme of the symposium will be “City and Region in Japanese History”. Presentations on the first day will focus specifically on various aspects of the social history of villages in Izumi province during the Edo period. On day two the focus will shift to the city of Osaka in the Edo and Meiji periods. Day three will feature a series of “state of the field” presentations introducing work currently being done in Japan in the fields of ancient history (Professor Furuichi Akira, Kobe University), Edo period history (Professor Tsukada), and modern history (Prof Okumura Hiroshi, Kobe University). Please see the schedule for more detailed information about the proceedings, and other associated events. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend the symposium, but please note that UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED ALL PRESENTATIONS WILL BE IN JAPANESE.

SYMPOSIUM SESSION 1 (9:30am-12:30pm, Room 202, Luce Hall) Regional Histories: Izumi in the Edo Period
9:30-9:45 Introductory comments (Botsman)
9:45-10:15 Dr. HADA Shinya (Kansei Gakuin Univ.) “The Ikeda Valley: A Segmental Analysis of Regional Society”
10:15-10:45 Dr. MITA Satoko (Osaka City Univ.)“Life in a ‘Kawata’ Outcaste Village-The Social Structure of Minami Ōji Village”
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Dr. SAITO Hiroko (Osaka City Univ.) “Village Society on Izumi’s Coastal Plain: Ikegami-mura in the 17th century”
11:30-12:00 Prof. MACHIDA Tetsu (Naruto Kyōiku Univ.) “The Official Forests and Forest Keepers of Awa: Mountain Resources and Village society in Comparative Perspective”
12:00-12:30 General Discussion

SYMPOSIUM SESSION 2 (9:30am- 12:30pm, Room 401, HGS) The City in History: Osaka in the 19th century
9:30-9:45 Introductory comments (Botsman)
9:45-10:15 Prof. TSUKADA Takashi (Osaka City Univ.) “Population Registers and the Hinin of Early Modern Osaka”
10:15-10:45 Dr. YAGI Shigeru (Osaka City Museum) “Market Society and the Distribution of Fruit and Vegetables in Early Modern Osaka”
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Prof. SAGA Ashita (Osaka City Univ.) TBA
11:30-12:00 Dr. John PORTER (Osaka City Univ.) “Managing Poverty in the Tokugawa-Meiji Transition” 12:00-12:30 General Discussion

SYMPOSIUM SESSION 3 (9:30am- 12:30pm, Room 202, Luce Hall) Current Trends in Japanese History
9:30-9:45 Introductory comments (Botsman)
9:45-10:15 Prof. FURUICHI Akira (Kobe University; Ancient history)
10:15-10:45 Prof. TSUKADA Takashi (Edo period history)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break 11:00-11:30 Prof. OKUMURA Hiroshi (Modern history)
11:30-12:00 Daniel Botsman (Recent work in English)
12:00-12:30 Final Discussion