Lonny Carlile Lecture, Sept. 30 2014

LCarlile- Center for Okinawan Studies Lecture Series Final

Lecture Series

“RESIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY IN PRACTICE:  Japanese Law and Government  in the US-Administered Okinawa, 1952-1972”

The term “residual sovereignty” has been used to describe Japan’s claim on what is now Okinawa Prefecture from the time that the San Francisco Peace Settlement went into effect in April 1952 to Okinawa’s “reversion” to Japan in May 1972. Conventional wisdom assumes that residual sovereignty was accompanied by a complete suspension of the Japanese legal and administrative authority in the US-administered Ryukyu Islands. Through an overview and analysis of the institutions that mediated Japan’s relations with Okinawa during the period of US administration, the presentation will make the case that the conventional wisdom is incorrect and that in practice Japanese law and government administration was effectively exercised there in a number of non-trivial ways during the period. It is also contended that it is important for students of Okinawa to adopt a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of residual sovereignty as the conventional wisdom significantly distorts our understanding of social and political processes in Okinawa during this critical historical period.

Speaker: Dr. Lonny E. Carlile, Asian Studies & Center for Japanese Studies

Date: September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Location: Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room)

Co-sponsored with Center for Japanese Studies

Event is free and open to the public.

For more information or disability access, please contact:

Center for Okinawan Studies, tel. 956-0902 / 956-5754

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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Anna Stirr and Colleagues Receive CCKF Collaborative Grant

DSCN1728Anna Stirr, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, along with colleagues Hsin-Chun Tasaw Lu (Academia Sinica), Tsan-Huang Tsai (Australian National University), and Nomi Dave (University of Virginia), has been awarded a Collaborative Research Grant from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation. The three-year grant will support
the research project “Music, Dance, and Cultural Revolution Beyond China’s Borders,” which will examine the influence of Cultural Revolution-era Chinese performing arts troupes on revolutionary and reactionary performance in Asia and Africa.

2014 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

We are pleased to announce the 25th Annual SPAS Graduate Student Conference.

Pushing Boundaries, Shifting Perspectives: Remapping Asia and the Pacific Through a Transnational Interdisciplinary Lens

When: April 2-4, 2014
Where: Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Lee Peluso (UC-Berkeley)

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) will host the 25th annual graduate student conference in Spring of 2014. The event hopes to feature and promote the graduate-level research of students hailing from a wide range of backgrounds including Hawai’i, the US Mainland, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. The conference will provide the UH Mānoa student community, faculty, and staff with exposure to a diversity of contemporary themes and research topics in Asian and Pacific Island Studies. In addition to research presentations, the conference will feature performances by various Asian and Pacific dance and music groups and will host a keynote speaker whose research addresses the conference’s interdisciplinary theme. The event will also provide the opportunity for students to network with peers from all over Asia and the Pacific.

As this year’s theme indicates, we invite scholars to submit abstracts for papers that:

  • Push the boundaries of existing knowledge of Asia and the Pacific
  • Challenge conventional perspectives on Asia and the Pacific
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary approaches
  • Contest approaches based on a national or regional focus
  • Engage new and emerging trends in Asian and/or Pacific Studies
  • Involve original research on Asia and/or the Pacific
  • Present Asian and/or Pacific performance practices

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2014. Please see below for the link to the Call for Papers for the 2014 SPAS Graduate Student Conference.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference planning committee at gradconf@hawaii.edu. Please like our Facebook page to receive updates and stay connected about the conference.