Petite annonce de conférence: Who Cooked for Consul-General Townsend Harris? Chinese and the Introduction of Western Cooking to Japan

Comme je trouve qu’elle offre un bel exemple d’hybridité culturelle, je recopie cette information que j’ai lue sur le Facebook de l’EFEO:

Friday, November 24th, 18:00h
Timothy Y. Tsu
Who Cooked for Consul-General Townsend Harris?
Chinese and the Introduction of Western Cooking to Japan

This talk will start by asking what would appear at ¬first sight to be a trivial question, i.e., who cooked for America’s ¬first diplomat in Japan, Townsend Harris? In attempting to answer to this question as well as reconstructing the broader foodscape of Bakumatsu and early-Meiji treaty ports such as Yokohama and Kobe, the role that Chinese cooks played in the early phase of the introduction of Western cuisine to Japan will come to light. As a catalyst in a chemical reaction, they helped to bring Western cuisine to late-19th century Japan, although they left no appreciable traces in the country’s Western cuisine today, and that their contribution is almost entirely unacknowledged by modern historians. To remedy this historical oversight, the talk will propose that we see Chinese cooks and other skilled Chinese workers in Japan’s treaty ports as “secondary agents of modernity” in recognition of their role in bringing into the country mundane but essential skills of Western-style living. Furthermore, it will be pointed out that Chinese artisans in Japan were part of a larger migration trend in which Chinese people skilled in Western trades spread across the world in the wake of Western imperial and colonial expansion.

Timothy Yun Hui Tsu is a professor at the School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University. Educated in Japanese and American universities, he has worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia before returning to teach in Japan. His academic interests include the Chinese in Japan, the Japanese in colonial Southeast Asia, Chinese food in Japan, Japan environmental and consumer culture, and world heritage in East Asia. His most recent publications are Japanese and Chinese Films on the Second World War (co-editor, Routledge, 2014) and World Heritage in China, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong (co-editor, Chung Hwa, 2014, in Chinese). He is co-organizer with Hong Kong Shue Yan University of an upcoming international conference on “Heritage and Hybridity in Contemporary East Asian Foodways”.

Please note that this lecture will be held at the Kyoto centre of the École Française d’Extrême-Orient

Rencontres des chercheurs francophones du Kansai 2017

Poster des Rencontres des chercheurs francophones du Kansai, 10 juin 2017, Université des Études Étrangères de Kyoto

Site officiel de l’événement: https://sites.google.com/site/rcfk2017/home

Voici les diapos Power Point de la petite présentation (« Les acrobates japonais en France et leurs imitateurs », 20 minutes) que j’ai eu le plaisir de faire aux RCFK 2017, une journée de conférences très plaisante et instructive puisqu’elle mêlait sciences dures et humanités ou sciences humaines et sociales. Ce n’était pas toujours facile à suivre, mais cela fait du bien de sortir de sa spécialité.

Un tout grand merci aux organisateurs et aux autres participants pour leurs questions et nos débats.

Je me permets de signaler pour les lecteurs de ce carnet la présentation d’Orsola Battaggia (Université de St Agnes), Une introduction aux « kosode moyo hinagatabon » : les magazines de mode des époques Edo et Meiji. C’est un détail parmi tout ce qu’elle a dit, mais elle a montré que ces magazines de mode de l’époque Meiji étaient imprimés en partie pour répondre à la demande des voyageurs (touristes ?) étrangers, ce qui, comme je le proposais sur une des diapos de ma présentation, semble prouver que le japonisme est à comprendre comme un échange réciproque entre le Japon et les autres pays, pas comme une influence à sens unique du Japon vers les autres cultures.

Sans rapport avec ce carnet, j’ai aussi, personnellement, été particulièrement intéressé par les présentations de

  • Oussouby Sacko (Kyoto Seika University), Les récits du projet de rénovation “Escola” et l’impact des transformations communautaires sur le tissu urbain  – Le cas des machiya et nagaya de Kyoto – (sur le nombre incroyable de maisons abandonnées à Kyoto, les efforts pour les faire revivre et éviter leur destruction, et sur les relations de voisinage dans la ville)
  • Marie-Nöelle Beauvieux (Université Ritsumeikan), De la rhétorique classique dans le fragment moderne : Akutagawa Ryunosuke et la Rochefoucauld (une belle présentation de littérature comparée et d’étude des relations culturelles entre France et Japon)
  • Tristan Hascoet (Université de Kobe), Applications du deep learning à la croisée du langage et de la vision (pour son usage de Wikipedia comme source de données et outil de travail)
  • Emilie Even (Université Municipale d’Osaka), Origine et Transport de l’arsenic dans les rivières de la région d’Hokusetsu au Nord de la Préfecture d’Osaka (pour la clarté de ses explications, pour avoir parlé d’une partie d’Osaka qui m’est chère et m’avoir rassuré)
  • Eric Faure (INALCO), De l’origine de quelques légendes à propos de Sugawara no Michizane (parce que je me suis demandé si les exemples qu’il a donnés de critique historique, de rationalisme voire de positivisme par des Japonais vis-a-vis de mythes de fondations japonais ne pourraient pas être ajoutés au livre de Souyri, Moderne sans être occidental. Aux origines du Japon d’aujourd’hui (Paris, 2016).

Pardon à ceux que je n’ai pas mentionnés ici; allez voir le livret de la journée pour les découvrir.

Colloque et exposition à Kyoto: les relations italo-japonaises (c. 1850-1940)

Exposition à Kyoto: La Missione Iwakura alla scoperta dell'Italia

Exposition à Kyoto: La Missione Iwakura alla scoperta dell’Italia

Je recopie l’information suivante depuis le site internet H-Japan:

Dear Colleagues,

A symposium and exhibition on Japanese–Italian relations from the mid 19th century to the beginning of WWII will soon be held at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. The symposium will be in Japanese, with one paper in English.

Please refer to the following links in Japanese. I am pasting a blurb in Italian and Japanese below. If you need further information, please contact the Italian School of East Asian Studies (ISEAS) at iseas@iseas-kyoto.org or 075-751-8132.

Best,

Roberta Strippoli

(Binghamton University SUNY)

 

Symposium (October 1, 11–17:30) and Exhibition (October 1–30) on the 1873 Iwakura Mission to Italy

http://www.kufs.ac.jp/news/detail.html?id=TK6bBsvY

http://www.kufs.ac.jp/cms_image/file/editor-umc/file_1474514192.pdf

http://www.kufs.ac.jp/news/detail.html?id=OvsyT6vd

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Italian School of East Asian Studies, ISEAS

1/10/2016
11:00-17:30
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Bldg. 1, stanza 171

Con la collaborazione di
Tokyo Club
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Osaka

Patrocinio
Ambasciata d’Italia in Giappone
Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Programma

Conferenza inaugurale
HIRAKAWA Sukehiro (Professore emerito, The University of Tokyo): “Il fascino dell’Italia: cento anni di percezioni e immagini”

SUZUKI Eiju (Kyoto Pharmaceutical University): “Il turismo italiano dei politici giapponesi alla fine degli anni ’80 dell’800”

HIRAISHI Noriko (University of Tsukuba): “La letteratura italiana nel Giappone Meiji: i modi di diffusione e i suoi lettori”

SUENAGA Kō (Critico d’arte): “I viaggi in Italia degli intellettuali giapponesi nella prima metà del 900”

WADA Hirofumi (Toyo University): “La poetessa giapponese Fukao Sumako (1888-1974): uno sguardo sull’Italia alla vigilia della seconda guerra mondiale”

Reto HOFMANN (Monash University, Australia) : “Shimoi Harukichi and the Cultural Politics of Fascism”

Tavola rotonda

Partecipazione libera fino a esaurimento posti
Lingue: giapponese (e inglese limitatamente a una comunicazione)

Per maggiori dettagli: http://www.kufs.ac.jp/news/detail.html?id=OvsyT6vd
Mappa: http://www.kufs.ac.jp/access/index.html

Petite annonce: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures: Tokyo 2016

Je recopie l’information suivante depuis le site internet H-Japan (il me semble que les questions de recherche et les propositions de discussion annoncées pourraient très bien s’appliquer aux acrobates et autres artistes de cirque et de music-hall japonais étudiés ici):

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

Type: Conference
Date: March 18, 2016 to March 20, 2016
Location: Japan
Subject Fields:
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

After the initial period of explosive expansion and innovation in the arts of Japanese anime, manga, and gaming in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a new era has arrived in which the effects of that massive emergence and expansion have begun to appear in, on, and around the surface of those arts, in the form of conflicts, ambiguities, controversies, disappointments, as well as stunning opportunities and innovation. These cracks on the smooth surface of this global phenomenon may in fact be the ‘stretch marks’ of its rapid global growth.

These marks include: the complex ethics of licensing and global corporate structures; the legal inequities explicit in the huge and clever online subterranean distribution systems of fandoms; the art and ethics of the sub-genre of doujinshi; the revelations of emerging subjectivities flowering in all of these art forms; the descent of anime in particular — but found in all forms of these arts — in their recent predilection for narratives more concerned with ‘fan service’ than to the ‘work of art;’ the infuriating stability of the patriarchy, yet also the slippery, evasive presence of feminist codes and conventions; but also the compelling, remarkably innovative, and creative new objects and practices that have become part of these now global art forms.

This conference will attempt to engage these, our problems and accomplishments, in discourse with an international conference of scholars, creators, professionals, and industry in an attempt to understand, through collaboration, how to address these many issues that have emerged in these art forms. Occurring in the inception of sakura in Tokyo, the origin for anime, manga, and gaming cultures, this will be a provocative time and space to contemplate these issues and accomplishments.

Submission for individual presentations, and panels of 3-4 individual presentations will be accepted until March 1, 2016. Send an abstracts of no more than 150 words for individual presentations, and for panels, a description and panel title with abstracts for each panel member to: mechademia@mcad.edu

Regisration now open at: mechademiatokyo.com

Contact Info: mechademia@mcad.edu

mechademiatokyo.com

Symposium international : Genèse des études japonaises en Europe – autour du fonds Léon de Rosny –

Vu sur les Carnets du Centre Japon:

colloque

Symposium international organisé par le CECILLE (Centre d’Etudes en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Etrangères) qui se tiendra les 23 et 24 novembre 2015 à l’Université Lille, Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Maison de la recherche.

Léon de Rosny (1837-1914), premier titulaire d’une chaire en langue et civilisation japonaises en France, est  au cœur du processus de la modernité intellectuelle du XIXème siècle, comme l’un des grands fondateurs des études japonaises en Europe.  Ce grand spécialiste des civilisations orientales et pré-colombiennes, a légué toute sa collection d’ouvrages en japonais et en chinois à la ville de Lille, sa ville natale. Or, d’après son testament, ces ouvrages ne peuvent être ni prêtés, ni sortis de la bibliothèque. Il incombe donc à la section des études japonaises de l’université de Lille de promouvoir cette précieuse collection d’ouvrages, pour certains très rares au Japon comme en France. Ce symposium marquera la première étape d’une recherche que nous espérons pérenne. Il sera l’occasion de présenter les résultats des travaux effectués dans le cadre des Partenariats Hubert Curien, le programme franco-belge Tournesol, qui a débuté en 2014.

Programme

Franco-Asian Connections and Intersections through Popular Culture

A toutes fins utiles, je recopie un extrait de la lettre électronique H-Japan:

Type:
Call for Papers
Date:
September 30, 2015
Location:
United States
Subject Fields:
Cultural History / Studies, Asian History / Studies

Asian pop music, comics, drama, film, graphic novels; these cultural products are increasingly present transnationally signaling new currents of popular culture and underscoring the interconnected nature of our globalizing world. Within the pan-Asian context, the concepts of “familiar difference” and of a collective Asian identity have catalyzed the fame of East/Southeast Asian singers and TV series (Iwabuchi, Recentering 15). In Western societies, the “culturally odorless” quality of mass-produced Japanese comics and animation film has facilitated their dissemination and reception (Iwabuchi, Recentering 27). Transnational media has therefore notably impacted both Asian and Western consumers. Yet modern technologies have siphoned Asian popular culture off to publics beyond the original targeted populations. Social and digital media in particular have facilitated access to these cultural products by minimizing potential economic and geographic divides. At the postcolonial Franco-Asian crossroads, where “Franco” encompasses the Hexagon yet also communities that self-identify as French-speaking, fans from non-Asian non-Western societies have been posting about and liking K-pop and Korean drama celebrities.

A(n) (re)examination of the origins and impact of popular culture will therefore unveil the unprecedented implications of soft (cultural) power. What forms of cross-cultural exoticism or familiarity have been attracting new viewership? How might these findings pertaining to media globalization push us to reassess the notion of cultural imperialism? And how could this new knowledge encourage (de)constructive dialogue and a self-(re)examination that calls for an inclusive de-centralized outlook on the implicated societies? This panel seeks to explore these significant yet minimally addressed questions in order to better understand the impetus behind and influence of the changing tides of cultural flows that are pervading the Franco-Asian world.

This panel welcomes papers that examine Franco-Asian connections and intersections through popular culture (e.g, pop music, TV series, film, comics, graphic novels). “Franco” can encompass the Hexagon and also comprise communities that self-identify as French-speaking. Possible themes can include but are not limited to: media globalization, cultural flows/imperialism, and soft (cultural) power.

Please submit abstracts via the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15639

Contact Info:

Assistant Professor of French

Saint Anselm College

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