Center for East Asian Studies presents
Japan and the Humanities Crisis
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Pyle Center, Room 313
(702 Langdon Street, Madison)
A one-day symposium on the future of the humanities in Japan, Japan studies, and reaction to the recent Japanese Ministry of Education proposal to “give serious consideration to eliminating or transforming” schools of Education, Humanities, and Social Science
The symposium will begin with bagels and coffee at 9 a.m. Center for East Asian Studies Director Steve Ridgely will offer opening remarks at 9:30 a.m.
Panel 1, 10 a.m.—Noon
"The MEXT Directive: What we know, what this means"
Charo D’Etcheverry, UW-Madison
David Leheny, Princeton University
Yoshi Ono, Tohoku University
Steve Ridgely, UW-Madison
Sarah Thal, UW-Madison
Panel 2, 1:30—3:30 p.m.
"The Humanities Crisis, Area Studies, and Japan"
Heather Bowen-Struyk, University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey DuBois, St. Benedict & St. John’s University
Christopher Hill, University of Michigan
Christine Marran, University of Minnesota
Louise Young, UW-Madison
Panel 3, 4:00—6:00 p.m.
"Japan Studies and the Stakes of the Science-Humanities Relation"
Joan Fujimura, UW-Madison
Hiromi Mizuno, University of Minnesota
Viren Murthy, UW-Madison
Elisheva Perelman, St. Benedict & St. John’s Univ.
Satsuki Takahashi, George Mason University