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Abstracts of the 2001 AAS Annual Meeting
March 22–25, 2001, Chicago, IL

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Session 10. Writing Empire: Colonial Subjectivities in Modern Japanese Literature

Representations of Colonial Experiences in Chosen Senryu: Working Class Japanese in Colonized Korea, Helen J. S. Lee

Performing "Race," Gender, and Romance in Colonial Manchuria, Kimberly Kono

Anti-Colonialism and the Colonial Novel: Nakajima Atsushi’s Light, Wind and Dreams, Robert Tierney

Kim Tal-su and Resident Korean Literature in Postwar Japan, Christopher D. Scott


Session 11. Dissecting the Political Right in Postwar Japan (with an Examination of the Left-Right Paradigm Itself)

Postwar Tenko: Transcending the Left-Right Paradigm, Rikki Kersten

When Right Is Wrong: Does the French Revolutionary Idea of "Right vs. Left" Distort Our Understanding of Japanese Politics? The Example of the Postwar Kyoto School, David Williams

The Far Right and Democratic Lobbying: The Case of the Association of Shinto Shrines, Ken Ruoff


Session 12. Japan Changes: Old Challenges, New Responses in the World Political Economy

From Export Platforms to Integrated Manufacturing: Japan’s MNCs in East Asia, Patricia Nelson

Budgets and State Finance; The Politics of Public FDI Credit in Japan, Mireya Solis

Sword and Shield: Japan’s Strategic Use of the WTO Dispute Settlement System, Saadia Pekkanen

Insulation in an Era of "Open Regionalism": Asianizing the Yen, William Grimes


Session 13. The Roots of Nationalism? Boundaries and Identity in Early Medieval Japan

Crossing the Sea: Japanese Identity in Eleventh-Century China, Robert Borgen

Limits to Authority and Kamakura Proto-Nationalism, Ethan Segal

India, China, and Barbaric Others: Representing the Foreign in Early Medieval Japan, Haruko Wakabayashi


Session 31. Subjects of/in Translation: Japanese Literature and Psychoanalytic Methods

Chiasmic Narrative and Twisted Subjectivity in Kanai Mieko’s "Boshizo,” Mary A. Knighton

Traces of Another: Origuchi, Laplanche, and the Enigmatic Signifier, Jonathan M. Hall

First Person Plural: Psychoanalysis, Narrative, and the Shishosetsu Subject, Andra Alvis


Session 32. On Retreat in the City: Urban Recluses (Shiin) in Early Modern Japan (Sponsored by the Early Modern Japan Network)

On Retreat in Style: Saikaku, Sairoken Ky˘sen, and Kindai yasa inja (1686), Lawrence E. Marceau

Yosa Buson and the Shiin (Urban Recluse): Using the Mundane to Transcend the Mundane, Cheryl Crowley

ďkubo Shibutsu, Vagabond Poet of Edo, Patricia Graham


Session 33. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Culture in Japanese

Cultural Construction, Negotiation, and Language Pedagogy: Making "Culture" More Dynamic in Japanese Language Instruction, Hiroaki Kawamura

Analysis of Non-disjunctive Sentence Ending keredo and ga, Satoru Ishikawa

Developing a Sociocultural Competence in Japanese, Fumiko Nazikian and Noriko Cakmak

Toward Performance-Based Instruction of East Asian Languages, Mari Noda


Session 34. Marginal Memories: Lesser-Known Controversies and Collaboration in American and Japanese Remembrances of the Pacific War

Treading the Tiger’s Tail: American and Japanese World War II Veterans’ Reconciliation Ceremonies, Marie Thorsten

Revisioning the Pacific War: Japanese and American Critiques of Pearl Harbor Films, Geoffrey White

Americanizing Japanese War Crimes, Lisa Yoneyama


Session 53. Love, Kingship, and the Female Gaze in Heian Monogatari

Deconstructing the Figure of Step/Mother: The Web of the Maternal and the Erotic in Ochikubo monogatari, Catherine Youngkyung Ryu

From Erotic Object to Nunhood: The Potency of Ukifune’s Silent Gaze in Genji monogatari, Lili Selden

Romancing the Political: The Female Narrator’s Construction of "Kingship" in Makura no s˘shi and Eiga monogatari, Naomi Fukumori


Session 54. The U.S. and Japan in Asia: Developing Multilateral "Governance"

Cooperative Competition or Competitive Cooperation? U.S.-Japanese Interaction in Asian Financial Crisis Management, 1997–2000, Saori N. Katada

The U.S. and Japan in APEC’s EVSL Negotiations: Agriculture, Bilateralism, and Regional Multilateralism, Ellis Krauss

Japanese Foreign Policymaking toward the ARF: The Emergence of an Asia-Pacific Multilateral Security Institution and U.S.-Japan Relations, Kuniko Ashizawa

Multilateral Governance and Japan’s New Regional Grand Vision: Policies towards APEC and ARF, Andrew Oros


Session 55. Things Japanese, Things Unexpected: Material Culture in Contemporary Japan

Sporting Goods and Self-Fashioning: Why Don’t the Japanese Want to "Be Like Mike" ę ? William Kelly

Aoyama Italiano: Itameshi and a Yearning for Home in Globalizing Japan, Merry I. White

"Mi Kasa Su Kasa": Umbrellas and the Tokyo Station Lost and Found Office, Paul Noguchi

Confounding Kitty: Dual-Marketing of Japanese Cute Products, Christine R. Yano


Session 56. Remembering War in Peace: Appropriating Memories across Borders and Generations

Constructing an Acceptable Past: Postwar Narratives of the Japanese Agricultural Colonists, Greg P. Guelcher

The Admiral and the Tourist: On Okinawan Battlefield Tourism, Yoko Genka

Lost Memories, Veiled Ideologies: Yasukuni Shrine and State Shint˘, 1869–1945, Akiko Takenaka O’Brien

"Mother Said She Grew Up with the War": A Study of Transgenerational Japanese Memories of the Pacific War, Gregory S. Johnson


Session 74. Unexplored Origins: India in the Japanese Buddhist Imagination

A South Asian Component in the Buddhist Statuary of Classical Japan, Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan

Myoe’s Mount Lanka: Emptiness, Landscape, and Poetic Imagination, Ryuichi Abe

Imaginary Cartographies: Jambudvipa and the Japanese World Map, David (Max) Moerman

Late-Nineteenth-Century Japanese Buddhist Travel and the Construction of Modern Buddhism, Richard Jaffe


Session 75. Idioms of "Eros" in Postwar Japanese Cinema

Overcoming Misogynist Modernism in Contemporary Film, Christine Marran

Gazing Otherwise: Alternate Erotics in Woman in the Dunes, Nina Cornyetz

Sexuality as a Sign (kigo): Takahashi Tomoaki’s A New Love in Tokyo, Tamae Prindle


Session 76. Questioning Modernity and Popularity in Twentieth-Century Japanese Music

"Japanese Music" Can Be Popular, Hugh de Ferranti

Dis-communication: Noise Music in Post-80s Japan, Anne McKnight

Naniwa-bushi: Modernity or Tradition? Alison Tokita

Pop Goes the Bubble: Pizzicato Five and Universal Pop Music, Mark Driscoll


Session 77. Rethinking School Relations in the Tokugawa Period

Yamazaki Ansai and Confucian School Relations, 1640–1675, Samuel Hideo Yamashita

The Remodeling of the Reizei House: The Place of Court Poetry in the Mid-Tokugawa Literary Field, Steven D. Carter

Intellectual Polarities and the Development of the Kokugaku Field: Hirata Atsutane and the Nudenoya, 1823–1834, Mark McNally


Session 95. New Views of Noh through the Works of Komparu Zenchiku

"Twilight That Shatters the Self": The Landscapes of Komparu Zenchiku, Paul S. Atkins

Komparu Zenchiku, Meishukushű and the Invention of Tradition, Noel John Pinnington

Yuya and Shunkan: Author, Author! Arthur Thornhill


Session 96. Diversity and the Experience of Minorities and Foreigners in Japanese Schools: Towards a Multicultural Framework

Diversity and Inequality of Schooling Experience: Third-Generation Koreans in Japan, Kaori H. Okano

Cultural Deficits or Social Construction? Identifying the Educational Problems of Buraku Children in the Earliest Years of Schooling, Sarane S. Boocock

The Newcomers in the Japanese Elementary School Classroom: "Internal Internationalization" and Japanese Education, Ryoko Kato Tsuneyoshi


Session 97. Intertwining the Sacred and the Secular: The Social Dynamics of Religious Institutions in 19th–20th Century Japan

Death Rituals as a Field of Socio-Political Negotiation: The Public Authority and Funerary Buddhism in Late Tokugawa Japan, Nam-lin Hur

For Want of a Priest: Lay Custodianship of Vacant Temples in Late Tokugawa Japan, Alexander Vesey

Neither Peasant, Merchant, Artisan, nor Buddhist Priest: ďyama oshi in Early Modern Japan, Barbara Ambros

Political Activism and the Temple: The Case of Nakanishi Gogen—Meiji Activist/Priest, Stephen Covell


Session 98. Individual Papers: Transcending Genre, Transforming Conventions

Interrogating genbun itchi: Higuchi Ichiy˘’s First-Person Narratives, Timothy J. Van Compernolle

A Metamorphosis in Okinawan Fiction: The Works of Medoruma Shun, Davinder L. Bhowmik

Socializing Intellect: Dutch Scholar ďtsuki Gentaku’s Study Journey, Terrence Jackson

The Red Hair Barbarian in the Japanese World Order: The Transformation of the Dutch Shogunal Audience, Kayoko Fujita

The Making of Fűzokuga: The Paintings and the Art Historical Category, Susan Lee


Session 116. Other Worlds, Lost Worlds: Murakami Haruki’s Fictional Topographies

Orphic Obsessions: Descent into the Underworld in the Fiction of Murakami Haruki, Susan Fisher

Murakami Haruki’s Underground, Naomi Matsuoka

Wells, Hotel Rooms, and Other Black Holes: Liminal Spaces in the Fiction of Murakami Haruki Susan J. Napier

From Primal Landscape to the Paraspaces of Supermodernity: The Buried Furusato in Murakami’s Kokky˘ n˘ Minami, Taiy˘ no Nishi, Ila Goody


Session 117. He Said, She Said, They Said: How Questions of Identity Shape the Political Process in Japan

U.S. Bases in Okinawa and the Problem of Local Memories in the Age of Globalization, Masamichi S. Inoue

Ordinary Political Masculinity: How Ethics of Manhood Constrain the Political Participation of Japanese Men, Robin LeBlanc

Issue Voting in House of Representatives Elections, 1972–1996, Gill Steel


Session 118. Between Ideology and Practice: The Construction of Female Gender in Tokugawa Japan

The Medicalization of the Female Reproductive Body in Late-Seventeenth-Century Japan as Seen through Childbirth Manuals, Yuki Terazawa

The Politics of Prostitution in Early-19th-Century Kanazawa, Elizabeth A. Leicester

Sex and the Body in the Writings of Tadano Makuzu (1763–1825), Bettina Gramlich-Oka


Session 119. Individual Papers: Manhood, Motherhood and the Representation of Defeat in Japanese Society

The People Will Not Be Cheated: Mass Circulation Newspapers and Japan’s Siberian Expedition, Paul E. Dunscomb

"For Our Bright Future": Japanese Children and Representations of War and Defeat, January 1945–January 1946, Owen Griffiths

The Wages of Masculinity: Building a Militant Working-Class Family Man in Postwar Japan, Christopher Gerteis

Ex-Wives, Activist Mothers: A View of the Family System from the Single Mothers’ Movement in Tokyo, Linda E. White

Constructions of Single Motherhood in Contemporary Japan, Aya E. Ezawa


Session 138. What’s Wrong with Japanese Women: Positionality and the Language of Rescue

Mrs. Mogi’s Letter: How to Educate the Occupationnaire, Jan Bardsley

Do Japanese Women Spoil Men? Igniting Debate Online, Hiroko Hirakawa

Resisting and Rescuing the Other through Learning the Other’s Language: A Critical Reading of Onna Rashiku (Like a Woman), Ryuko Kubota


Session 139. Constructing History: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Institutionalization of War Memories in Japan and Its Consequences

Projecting East Asia: Japanese Wartime Newsreel Depictions of Daitoa, R. W. Purdy

The Early Postwar Institutionalization of War Memories in Japanese Educational Policies, Julian B. Dierkes

Selective Memories: Politics, Institutions, and War Memories in Postwar Japan, Steven Benfell

Politicization of History-Making and Interstate Reconciliation in Asia, Yinan He


Session 140. The Politics of Voice: Orality and the Invention of Tradition in Premodern Japanese Performing Arts

Improvisatory Vocal Realization of Written Texts in Early Medieval Japan: Kooshiki Lecture-Ritual Performance and Narration of the Tale of the Heike, Steven G. Nelson

Primers on Preaching: Inventing the Way of Shodo, Lorinda Robertson Kiyama

The Mythic Structure of Koowaka-mai: The Yuriwaka Legend and the Idea of a Japanese Nation, Todd Squires

Biwa Hoshi at the Crossroads: Founding Legends, Heike Biwa, and Guild Identity in Premodern Japan, Elizabeth Oyler


Session 141. Tanizaki and Empire

The Loss of Empire and Tanizaki’s Orient, Thomas LaMarre

Squaring the Colonial Circle: Tanizaki on Film and Literary Translations, Eric Cazdyn

Oriental Aesthetics and Cultural Suffering, Margherita Long


Session 158. Notes from the Underground: Japanese Countercultures in Global Space

The Digital Music Revolution: Sampling, MP3, and the Remix Ethos of Hip-Hop in Japan, Ian Condry

No Climax, No Point, No Meaning? Women’s YAOI Fiction on the Internet, Mark McLelland

Pagans, Poets and Raves: The Alternative Economy of Japan’s New Age, Karen Kelsky


Session 159. Worlds of Wonder: Setsuwa and the Configuration of Belief in Heian and Medieval Japan

Tales of the Miraculous Powers of Japanese Poetry, Keller Kimbrough

Riddled Writing and Text Transference: The Strange Story of Kibi no Makibi in China, Tom Howell

Buddhists and the Beasts: Desire and False Visions in Setsuwa, Michelle Li

Grateful Animals, Inferior Beasts: Buddhist Ongaeshi Tales and Changing Conceptions of the "Animal" in Early Japan, Hoyt Long


Session 160. Contemporary Japanese Nationalism

"Perverse Masochism" and Japan’s History Curriculum: The Movement to Promote Correct History and "Love of Nation" in Contemporary Japan, John K. Nelson

Rehabilitating Hideki Tojo, Charles W. Nuckkolls

The Showa Hall and Conservative Reactionism in Contemporary Japan, Franziska Seraphim

The Second Wave of Japanese Neo-Nationalism, Noriyuki Katagiri


Session 161. Travel Writing: Discovering the Landscape of Modern Japanese Literature

Here and There in Manchuria and Kumamoto: A Comparison of Natsume S˘seki’s Mankan tokoro dokoro and Kusamakura, Bill Burton

Shimazaki T˘son in France: The Tales of a Kindai Literary Traveler, Marvin Marcus

Travel Writing and the Creation of Culture: Yanagita Kunio’s Kainan sh˘ki, Melek Ortabasi

Wanderlust or Boredom? The Gypsy-Traveler in Postwar Literature and Film, Rachel DiNitto


Session 162. Individual Papers: State and Market in Contemporary Japan: Negotiating the Nexus

Designer Death: Posthumous Buddhist Names (kaimyo) as Status Symbols, Erica D. Swarts

Disembedding the State? The Transformation of the Intermediate Sector in Japan, Mary-Alice Pickert

Trade Rules and Political Persuasion: The Politics of Reforming Japanese Agricultural Policy, Christina Davis

Networking for Profit: Information Loops in Japanese Industries and Their Impact on Firm Profitability, Michael A. Witt

Alternatives to Hierarchy in Japan: Business Networks as Enabling Institutions, Kathryn C. Ibata-Arens


Session 179. Roundtable: You Can Observe a Lot Just by Watching: Doing Fieldwork in Japan


Session 180. Intersection of Socio-Political Constructs and Science and Technology Policy in Modern Japan

Silk as Civilization: Tomioka Filature and the Socio-Political Construction of Technological Choice, David Wittner

Globalizing Japanese Eugenics: Taiwan, Brazil, and the International Federation of Eugenics Organizations, Sumiko Otsubo

Organizing for War: Group Identity, Science Policy, and the Mobilization of Scientific Research in World War II Japan, Walter E. Grunden


Session 181. Kaimami—A New Look: Voyeurism and (In)visibility in Heian and Kamakura Court Culture

Transparent Barriers: Kaimami in Heian Architecture and Literature, Doris G. Bargen

Kaimami in the Twelfth Century Illustrated Scroll of the Tale of Genji, Masako Watanabe

Voyeurism and Invisibility: Kaimami in Late-Twelfth-Century Monogatari, Robert Omar Khan

On the Inside Looking Out: Kaimami and Self-Presentation in Asajigatsuyu, Matthew Fraleigh


Session 182. Bodies of Memory: On the Material and Immaterial in 1960s Japan

Should We Say "No" to Ecstasy? Watching Ichikawa Kon’s Tokyo Olympic (1965), Shu Kuge

Traumatic Sites of Memory: Oda Makoto’s Contemporary History, Bruce Suttmeier

Physical Memory and Mimetic Bodies in Postwar Japanese Theater, Miryam Sas


Session 198. Common Nonsense: Metanarrative, Power, and Silliness in Edo Popular Culture

Humor and Power in Two Classic Genroku Kabuki Plays, Katherine Saltzman-Li

Gesaku as Discourse of the Socially Purposeless, Adam L. Kern

Dramatic Nonsense in Kabuki, Laurence R. Kominz


Session 199. Access, Cases, Theory: Rethinking Japanese Organizations from an Anthropological Perspective

Hierarchies, Networks, Markets and Frames: Reconsidering Japanese Organizations, Brian Moeran

The Unwaged Organization: Citizens’ Movements, Extra-domestic Networking, and Social Identity Formation among Japanese Women, Okpyo Moon

The Japanese Organization and the Individual: Exploring "The Generation Gap," Gordon Mathews

How I Learned to Play: The Rules of the Game in Japanese Organizations, Michael Ashkenazi


Session 200. Winners and Losers? A Reevaluation of Japanese War Literature

The Possibility of Subversion in Japanese Wartime Writing, David C. Earhart

Truth and Fiction: Lu Xun as Seen in Dazai Osamu’s Regretful Parting, Guohe Zheng

Truth and Fiction in Ooka Shohei’s Fires on the Plains, David C. Stahl


Session 212. Punishment, Welfare, and Sex: Regulatory Strategies in the Japanese Colonial Empire, 1895–1945

Whipping the Empire into Shape: Japanese Views of Punishment, Race, and Civilization in East Asia, 1895–1912, Daniel V. Botsman

Empire of Welfare: Social Work and Japanese Colonialism, 1918–1945, David R. Ambaras

Sexual Management in Colonial Taiwan: Prostitutes, "Comfort Women" and the Mothers of the Japanese Race, Eika Tai


Session 213. Traditions and Innovations: Staging Noh at Different Historical Junctures

Performing Furyű Noh: The Theater of Muromachi Noh Performer Konparu Zenp˘, Beng Choo Lim

Variant Stage Directions (kogaki) in Noh of the Mid-Edo Period, Reiko Yamanaka

Tradition and the Individual Talent: The Case of Kanze Hisao, Shelley Fenno Quinn


Session 214. Incest Narratives in Contemporary Japanese Literature and Film

The Visuality of Desire and Troubled Gender, Shigemi Nakagawa

Incest and Identity in Kin Kakuei’s "A Stone Path," Melissa Wender

Telling the Story All Over Again: Brother-Sister Love in the Fiction of Nakagami Kenji, Eve Zimmerman