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2019年6月8日(土)~6月10日(月)

伊藤国際学術研究センター会議/Ito International Research Centre Symposium『Crossing Boundaries: Migration, Mediation, Morality』

  • international symposium
  • 国際シンポジウム

2019年6月8日(土)から10日(月)までの三日間、東京大学伊藤国際ホール(1日目午前)と東洋文化研究所(1日目午後以降)にて、人の移動に関する国際シンポジウムを開催します。移民や難民の問題から、さまざまな事情で国境や境界を越えた人々、あるいは、移動に伴う環境への適合など、幅広い視点から、人の移動について考えていきます。

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伊藤国際学術研究センター会議
Ito International Research Centre Symposium
Crossing Boundaries: Migration, Mediation, Morality

趣旨/Aim of the Symposium: 

The International symposium ‘Crossing Boundaries’ will bring together scholars from many disciplines (history, literature, social and natural anthropology, sociology, political sciences, religious studies, geography, environmental studies, and engineering) to discuss multifaceted aspects of migration.

Contemporary world is faced with an acute crisis of migration. The fact that millions of people are forced to leave their homes in the Middle East and Africa illustrate the failures of the nation state system that characterized the universal mode of human political organization since WWI. With the dissolution of colonial empires, both political leaders and intellectuals hoped sovereign nation states will give rights to every individual and protect their dignity and equality. Yet, international community’s inability to confront and solve ethical, political, and material consequences of the migrants’ movement reveals the deeper political and intellectual defects of the global order of the post-WWII period. Migration as a political, cultural and social phenomenon challenges common ideas of citizenship and morality as many of the nation states fail to give migrants rights, while those societies trying to accommodate waves of migration are witnessing high levels of popular racist backlash among their citizens.

Although scholars, journalist and general public recognize the insufficiency of the nation state system’s ideal response to the migration crisis, we have yet to understand all aspects of this crisis, and imagine a solution or an alternative political culture that can overcome these defects. More importantly, communities of social scientists and humanities scholars must cooperate to reflect on the historical roots and multifaceted aspects of this contemporary crisis to guide political leaders towards a more idealistic solution.

The symposium will re-examine the movement of people in the context of history, environment, culture and evolution, and critically engage with the current discourse on immigration. We will also connect on-going research projects with regional focus and beyond to encourage dialogue beyond disciplinary and regional boundaries.

会場/Venue:
東京大学本郷キャンパス
Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo, Japan

伊藤国際学術研究センター・ホール(6月8日午前)
Ito Hall, Ito International Research Centre (Morning session on June 8th)
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/adm/iirc/en/index.html

東洋文化研究所3階大会議室(6月8日午後~9日および10日)
Main Conference Room, Institute for Advance Studies on Asia (Afternoon session of June 8th , all day 9th and 10th)
http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/access/index.html

1日目/DAY 1

8th June, 2019

会場/Venue Morning: Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center
Session 1: Main Conference Room, Institute for Advance Studies on Asia
プログラム/ Program 9:30-10:00 Welcome Drink

 

 (Chair: Prof. Kazuo Morimoto)
10:00-10:10 Opening Remarks
Prof. Tomoko Masuya (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia [IASA], Director)
 
10:10-10:20 Rationale of the Symposium
Dr. Aya Ikegame (Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies & IASA, The University of Tokyo)
 
10:20-12:00 Keynote Speech
Prof. Takeshi Hamashita (Sun Yat-sen University, China / The University of Tokyo)
“Cyclic and Counter-Cyclic Relations between Human Resources and Natural Resources: 16th-21st Centuries”
 
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

 

13:30-16:00 Session 1: Questioning ‘Unfree’ Labour (Chair: Prof. Crispin Bates)
In this session, historical developments of many forms of ‘slavery’ across the regions will be examined. We commonly consider ‘slavery’ as unfree, exploitative and immoral. The session presents complex and nuanced image of slaves across cultures and regions, and questions the genealogy of anti-slavery discourse.
 
Dr. Lucio de Souza (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
“Japanese Slavery and Japanese Diaspora in the Early Modern Period”
 
Prof. Behnaz Mirzai (Brock University, Canada)
“Iranian People of African Descent: Local Boundary and National Unity”
 
(Coffee Break)
 
Prof. Andrea Major (The University of Leeds, UK)
“After Slavery: Debating Global Labour Migration, 1838-42”
 
Dr. Aya Ikegame (The University of Tokyo)
“Devotion and Slavery: Submissive Agency and Development in Modern India”

 

16:15-18:15 Screening of a Documentary Film ‘Playing with Nan’ (2012) Conversation with the Director Dr Dipesh Kharel

18:30-20:30 Reception

2日目/DAY 2

9th June 2019 

会場/Venue Main Conference Room, Institute for Advance Studies on Asia
プログラム/ Program 9:30-10:00 Welcome Drink
 
10:00-12:30 Session 2: Imagining of Home and Beyond (Chair: Prof. Behnaz Mirzai)
In our increasingly ‘multicultural’ world, people are imagining and reconstituting what they think is the culture of the ‘home’. For migrants, this social construction of ‘culture’ engages both positively and negatively with the host culture. Their imagination of ‘home’ can also indicate a possible future of home that is otherwise unimaginable in their places of origin.

 

Prof. Seema Alavi (University of Delhi, India)
“Indian Muslims in the Age of Empire”
 
Dr. Robert Fletcher (The University of Warwick, UK)
“Remittance, Remorse and Filial Duty: Home in the Correspondence of Charles Lenox Richardson (1833-62), Shanghai Merchant”
 
(Coffee Break)
 
Dr. Emi Goto (ASNET/ IASA, The University of Tokyo)
“Fighting Over Homes: The Story of a ‘Heretic’ in Twentieth-Century Egypt”
 
Prof. Mari Oka (Kyoto University)
“What is Homeland?: Images of a Homeland Embraced by ‘Semi-Refugees’ ”
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
 
13:30-16:15 Session 3: Connected and Affected (Chair: Dr. Robert Fletcher)
Migration has often been understood as combination of the movements of individuals ‘pulled’ by wages offered and ‘pushed’ by social and economic conditions in the place of origin. In this movement, the individual choses ‘rationally’ where she/he would go. In this session, we take collectivity more seriously by arguing that people move because of networks, affective relations and hopes for change that were not necessarily ‘rational’.
 
Prof. Kazuo Morimoto (IASA, The University of Tokyo)
“Why Are the Descendants of the Prophet Muhammad So Widely Distributed?”
 
Prof. Crispin Bates (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
“North Indian Overseas Labour Migrants in the Colonial Era: Networks, Intermediaries and Trust”
 
(Coffee Break)
 
Prof. Hidemitsu Kuroki (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
“Unwittingly Globalized: Connectivity of Lebanese and Syrian Migrants during the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”
 
Prof. Shigeto Sonoda (IASA, The University of Tokyo)
“Sandwiched by China and Japan: Analyzing Perception toward the ‘Rise of China’ by Second Generation of Chinese Migrants in Japan”

 

Dr. Tina Shrestha (Waseda University)

“Aspirational Infrastructure: Everyday brokerage and the Foreign-Employment Recruitment Agencies in Nepal”

 

16:15-18:30 Student Workshop (Chair: Dr. Emi Goto)
We invite students to present short speeches (10-15 min) on the theme.
 
Miki Kinoshita (Ph.D. Student, Osaka University)
“Literary Translation in the Qajar Dynasty”
Kaori Mizukami (Ph.D. Student, The University of Tokyo)
“Indian Immigrants to North America and Their Ports of Call in the Early Twentieth Century”
Jiwon Kim (Ph.D. Student, The University of Tokyo)
“Repatriation of Keijo Imperial University Alumni and Reintegration into Elite Japanese Society: With a Focus on Bureaucrats and Academics”
Xiaochen Su (Ph.D. Student, The University of Tokyo)
“A Battle of Resources: Social Integration of and the Perception of Control over Chinese Residents in the Russian Far East”
Yuki Nagae (Ph.D. Student,The University of Tokyo)
“Parental Beliefs on Preschool-aged Children among Immigrant Families in Japan”

3日目/DAY3 10th June 2019
会場/Venue Main Conference Room, Institute for Advance Studies on Asia
プログラム/Program 10:30-11:00 Welcome Drink

 

11:00-13:30 Session 4: Environmental Adaptation (Chair: Prof. Crispin Bates)
The movement of people has brought about dramatic environmental change through the introduction of commercial and food crops. These have turned many tropical regions of the world into plantation colonies. Changes in the natural environment have also encouraged and forced people to move out of their homes. The session brings together historians, social and natural anthropologists, and geographers to engage critically with the relationship between migrant humans and the environment.
 
Prof. Harro Maat (Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
“Migrant Foodscapes in the Anglo-Dutch Caribbean: Slavery, Migrant Labour and Peasant Farming 1800-1950”
 
Dr. Takuro Furusawa (Kyoto University)
“History of Human Evolution and Adaptation from Africa to Asia”
 
(Coffee Break)
 
Prof. Kazuhiro Nakayama (School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
“Local Adaptation and Susceptibility to Lifestyle-related Diseases in East Asia”
 
Prof. Hiroki Ota (School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
“Adaptation to Cultural Environments Found in Human Genome Diversity”
 
13:30-14:30 Lunch Break
 
14:30-15:30 Session 5: Relational Approaches to Migration (Chair: Dr. Aya Ikegame)
 
Prof. Eiji Nagasawa (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies & Islam-Gender Studies, Project Leader)
“Beyond the Boundaries: Our Challenge with Islam-Gender Studies”
 
Prof. Shigeto Sonoda (IASA, The University of Tokyo)
“Survey on Second Generation Chinese Migrants in Australia and Japan”
 
Prof. Crispin Bates (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
“Becoming ‘Coolies’: Re-thinking the origin of Indian Ocean Labour Migration in the
Colonial Era”
 
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
 
16:00-17:00 Round Table: Searching for a New Ethics
Chairs and/or some of the presenters of the previous sessions will join.
 
17:00-17:15 General Comments & Closing Remarks
Prof. Takafumi Ishida (School of Science & ASNET, The University of Tokyo)

◆問い合わせ先/Contact:
crossingboundaries2019[at]gmail.com

◆主催/Organizers:

東京大学(東洋文化研究所、日本・アジアに関する教育研究ネットワーク)
The University of Tokyo (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA) , Network for Education and Study on Asia (ASNET))

◆共催/Co-organizers:

南アジア地域研究東大拠点(TINDAS)
The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Tokyo (TINDAS) Integrated Area Studies on South Asia

科研費 新学術領域研究 グローバル秩序の溶解と新しい危機を超えて ―関係性中心の融合型人文社会科学の確立 計画研究B01「規範とアイデンティティ:社会的紐帯とナショナリズムの間」(代表:千葉大学・酒井啓子)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas: Relational Studies on Global Crises, Establishing a New Paradigm of Social/ Human Sciences based on Relational Studies (Project Leader, Keiko Sakai, Chiba University) Group B01: Norms & Identity

科研費 基盤研究(A) イスラーム・ジェンダー学の構築のための基礎的総合的研究(代表:東京外国語大学・長沢栄治)
Grants-in-aid for Research/Basic Research A: Towards the construction of ‘Islam & Gender Studies’: Building foundations for comprehensive discussion on gender justice and Islam (Project Leader, Eiji Nagasawa, the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)