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UIUC - Osaka City University Exchange Symposium 2018

Event Type
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Levis Faculty Center, Room 422 (919 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL)
Mar 6, 2018   All Day
Free with registration
Registration (Light breakfast and lunch provided with registration)

LOCATION CHANGE: The symposium will be held at Room 422, Levis Faculty Center, NOT Lucy Ellis Lounge.

2018 Osaka City University-University of Illinois Exchange Symposium
Focus on Japanese Literature
March 6, 2018, Levis Faculty Center

Faculty Organizers

UIUC: Bob Tierney, Misumi Sadler, Gian Piero Persiani
OCU: Ashita Saga, Hisatsugu Kusabu, Mayuko Yamamoto


8:30 am | Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am | Welcome Remarks

9:15 am | First Session, Chair: Ashita Saga, Osaka City University

“Waka Poetry and Preface based on Sightseeing Excursions on the Oigawa River during the Heian Period: Concerning the Succession of Authority," Mayuko Yamamoto, Osaka City University

“Taiheiki, Volume 35, The Tale of the Kitano Wake and Emperor Go-Daigo’s Vengeful Ghost,” Ryosuke Otsubo, Osaka City University

10:30 am | Coffee Break

10:45 am | Second Session, Chair: Bob Tierney, University of Illinois

“Nationalizing Verse: Waka as The Nation's Poetry After 1868,” Gian Piero Persiani, University of Illinois

“Ryunosuke Akutagawa's Pastel Dragon: Classical China depicted through Imagism,” Ken Ryu, Osaka City University

12:00 pm | Lunch

1:30 pm | Third Session, Chair: Gian Piero Persiani, University of Illinois

“Pages of Madness,” Wesley Jordan Sampias, University of Illinois

“Gendered Body in Meiji Japan: Gender Performativity and Illness in The Cuckoo,” Wenqi Yang, University of Illinois

“Tanizaki Junichiro’s Futen Rojin Nikki: Medicalization of Aging Body in the early 1960s Japanese Family,” Yujie Pu, University of Illinois

3:15 pm | Closing Remarks

4:00-5:00 pm | Reception

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