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The Second Afrasian International Symposium

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2012/10/16

The Second Afrasian International Symposium

 

Multiculturalism in Asia

 

The Afrasian Research Centre will hold the Second Afrasian International Symposium (Phase 2),
entitled "Multiculturalism in Asia."

 

Date:  Day 1/ 17 November, 2012 (Sat.) 10:00 ~ 18:00
           Day 2/ 18 November, 2012 (Sun.) 10:00 ~ 17:15

Venue:  Ryukoku University Seminar House TOMOIKISO,
              2nd floor Seminar Room

Access: http://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/tomoikiso/access.html

Working Language: English

 

You can download the poster of the symposium by clicking here, Poster.pdf.

 

Day1: 17th November

KEYNOTE SPEECH
  Lee Gunderson (University of British Columbia)
    “Theorizing Multiculturalism: Modeling the Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in
      School−Based Multicultural Settings”

        Abstract.pdf   /   Handout.pdf

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS
  Dennis Elliott Murphy Odo (Georgia State University)
   “Unresolved Issues Surrounding the Role of Technology in Large and
     Small−Scale Literacy Assessment in  Multicultural/Multilingual Contexts”

        Abstract.pdf / Handout.pdf

 

 Reginald Arthur D’Silva (University of British Columbia)    
   “Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Multicultural Contexts: Vignettes from Studies
    with Asian EAL Learners in Elementary, Secondary and Post−Secondary Canadian Schools”

        Abstract.pdfHandout.doc


Panel I    WOMEN MOVING: MICRO−LEVEL CASE STUDIES
               OF MIGRANT WOMEN

   Nobue Suzuki (Chiba University)
     “Forever in Love?: Labor, Temporality, and Filipino Women in Japan”

         Abstract.pdf


   Viktoriya Kim (Osaka University)
      “Migration Policies vs. Entertainers: The Case of Female Labor Migrants
       from the Former USSR in Japan”

         Abstract.pdf


   Mine Eder (Boğaziçi University)
     “Living on the Edge Law, Economy and Gaze: Exclusion of Female Migrant Workers in Turkey”

         Abstract.pdf

 

Panel II    LANGUAGE EDUCATION POLICY IN JAPAN:
              
CRITICAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
   Mitsunori Takakuwa (Meiji Gakuin University)
     “Implementing Effective Foreign Language Education for the Diversified Japanese Society”

         Abstract.pdf


   Toshinobu Nagamine (Prefectural University of Kumamoto)
     “Preservice and Inservice EFL Teachers’Perceptions of the New Language Education Policy
      to ‘Conduct Classes in English'in Japanese Senior High Schools”

        Abstract.pdf

   Julian Chapple (Ryukoku University)
     “Multiculturalism or‘Ulterior-Culturalism’in Japan”

        Abstract.pdf


   Soo im Lee (Ryukoku University)
    “Japanese Learners' Underlying Beliefs Affecting Foreign Language Learners' Motivation:
       New Perspectives of Affective Factors Mechanism”
        Abstract.pdf

 

Day2: 18th November

KEYNOTE SPEECH
  Navnita Chadha Behera (University of Delhi)
    “Multiculturalism in Asia: Civilizational Ethos and Modern Practices”



PANEL III  QESTIONING BOUNDARIES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:
                  PERSPECTIVES FROM EAST ASIA

  Ching−Chang Chen (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
   “Taiwan, Sino−Japanese Relations, and the Origins of the Senkaku Islands Dispute”

        Abstract.pdf / Handout.pdf


   Young Chul Cho (O.P. Jindal Global University)
      “Pitfalls of Seeking a Universalist National School of IR: The Case of South Korea”

       Abstract.pdf


  Hiroaki Ataka (Ritsumeikan University)
    “Unthinking the Westphalian Narrative: Towards a Plural Future of World Politics”

    Abstract.pdf


Roundtable Discussion