Registration now open for February 11, 2013 symposium

November 20, 2012

An exciting joint international events will be on UHM campus.

Speaker profiles, paper abstracts, schedule, & related events, please see
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A public lecture “Discovering Historical Parades and Processions from China, Korea, and the Ryukyus during Edo Period.” February 10 (Sunday), 2013, Open to all, Free Parking. At the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium.

The Exhibit “Picturing the Ryukyus: Images of Okinawa in Japanese Artworks from the UH Sakamaki/Hawley Collection.” February 7-22, 2013. UHM Commons Gallery.

The symposium “Interpreting Parades and Processions of Edo Japan: History, Culture, and Foreign Relations,” will be held on February 11, 2013. Open to all, at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. Please register below.

The online symposium registration is now open. Please fill out before your winter vacation.


Dr. Hiroshi Kurushima, Professor, National Museum of Japanese History
“Interpreting Early Modern Japanese Society as ‘the Age of Parade’ Yields a New Image of Early Modern Society”

Dr. Gregory Smits, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University
“Making a Good Impression: Cultural Drama in the Ryukyu-China Relationship”

Dr. Manabu Yokoyama, Professor, Notre Dame Seishin University
“Two Kinds of Ryukyuan Embassy Procession Scrolls from the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection”

Mr. Travis Seifman, PhD student, University of California Santa Barbara
“Ryukyuan Embassy Processions: A 1710 Edo Nobori Scroll from the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection”

Dr. John Szostak, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept of Art and Art History
“Picturing the Ryukyus: Ideas Behind the Exhibition”

Dr. Mark McNally, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept of History & the Symposium Discussant
“Edo on the Move: Parades and Processions in Early Modern Japan


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