The Creation of a National Culture in Japan’s Modern Period: Architecture, Art, and Place
A workshop sponsored by Kyushu University’s World Premier International Researcher Invitation Program (“Progress 100”)
December 12–December 16, 2016
Kyushu University, Faculty of Humanities (locations are provided below)
Special Guest: Alice Tseng, Chair ad Interim, Associate Professor, Japanese Art & Architecture, Boston University
We are grateful for the participation of:
Kyushu University Tokutei Project visiting scholar, Dr. Yan Yang
Kyushu University JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (2016–2018), Dr. Lindsey DeWitt
International Master’s Program / International Doctorate in Japanese Humanities (IMAP/IDOC) in the Graduate School of Humanities at Kyushu University faculty organizers: Professors Cynthea J. Bogel and Ellen Van Goethem
IMAP Kenkyūshitsu /Seminar Room
Morning session: 9:30–11:30; afternoon session: 13:00–15:30.
Kyoto in Transition: An Imperial City Redefined in the Meiji and Taishō Periods
What is an imperial city in the context of modern Japan? What are the architectural and urbanistic attributes of a modern Japanese imperial city? Which Japanese city is the imperial city? Can there be more than one imperial city in a nation at a time? These are the main questions that frame my teaching-‐discussion sessions. The focus will be on Kyoto, and the main concern is with the urbanscape and surrounding scenic-‐scape of this historic city in a period of great political, technological, and cultural transitions. The transitions under investigation are manifold, although two main determinants of modern imperial Kyoto would be the non-‐resident emperor and the greater Japanese empire in the making.
Research Building 1, 2nd floor, Conference Room
9:30–10:45 Lindsey DeWitt Explaining Edict 98: Opening the Mountains to Women
11:00–12:00 Ellen Van Goethem Heian Jingū: Civic Shrine, Exhibition Pavilion, Imperial Shrine?
Humanities Building, 4th floor, Conference Room
9:30–10:45 Yan Yang The Formation of a ‘National’ Style: Discussions of Yamato-‐e between 1868 and 1933
13:45–16:00 Creating a National Culture in the Modern Period Roundtable discussion with faculty and students
Chair: Alice Tseng
8:00–18:00 Bus excursion to Kitakyushu, “Architecture, Meiji to the Present”
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