Anthropology of Japan in Japan Fall Conference

Dec 06, 2012 (Thu.)

The Kansai Gaidai University Asian Studies Program was well represented at the Anthropology of Japan in Japan Fall Conference at Doshisha University on December 1-2, 2012.

Dr. Steven Fedorowicz organized a panel entitled "Sights of Community: Exploring Belonging in Visual Practice". Dr. Jeffry Hester presented a paper titled "Fujoshi Between Pleasure and Danger: Yaoi/BL Fandom and the Management of Spoiled Identities in Japan". In addition to serving as Organizer and Chair of the panel, Fedorowicz presented a paper titled "How to Play Deaf in Japan". Dr. John Schultz presented a paper titled " Exploring Devotees of a Sexy Cyber Green-Haired Guru". Ms. Eva Miskelova, one of our current students from Masaryk University, presented her paper "Belonging in the Work of Japanese Contemporary Artist Fuyuko Matsui". Other Gaidai faculty and students, both former and current, were also present to support the session. There were many positive comments about the panel and individual papers.

For more information, please visit the website of Dr. Fedorowicz’s Visual Anthropology of Japan.