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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


December  12

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

Alice  Tseng

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.


December  14

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?


December  15

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


December  16

8:00–18:00   Bus  excursion  to  Kitakyushu,  “Architecture,  Meiji  to  the  Present”

For  any  further  information,  please  contact  cjbogel@lit.kyushu-­‐u.ac.jp

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