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August 11, 2018

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June 2018

Sixth Annual JAG Works-In-Progress Retreat

June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Lake Arrowhead, CA United States + Google Map

Qualifications: Faculty and Graduate student applicants will be considered from JAG member institutions; participation requests from JAG alumni will also be considered. Prospective JAG institutions are also welcome to apply, though they will have to self-fund (contact William Marotti for details). To be considered, please submit a one-paragraph summary, and a current draft of the paper or chapter to be considered; send them to marotti@history.ucla.edu with “JAG retreat” in the subject line. Please send in your requests by April 30,…

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March 2018

Engaged Critic, Radical Art

March 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Engaged Critic, Radical Art: Yoshida Yoshie in Art and Performance. UCLA symposium in honor of the opening of the Yoshida Yoshie Collection In commemoration of the donation of the Yoshida Yoshie Collection to UCLA, this symposium will discuss the life and work of critic, organizer, artist, and poet Yoshida Yoshie (1929-2016). The daylong symposium will introduce the manifold activities of Yoshida while locating his activities within the broader art and performance world in which he worked. Over some six decades…

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February 2018

Exposed Bodies: Feminism and Art in Japan

February 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Three generations of feminist artists in Japan, presented by both artists and scholars. Featuring Professor Namiko Kunimoto (The Ohio State University), artist and researcher Dr. Yoshiko Shimada, and from the anonymous collective, Tomorrow Girls Troop, “Midori Ozaki.” Sponsored by the Japanese Arts and Globalizations research group (jag.ucla.edu), the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, and the UCLA Library.

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May 2017

Fifth Annual JAG Works-In-Progress Retreat

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Lake Arrowhead CA United States + Google Map

Qualifications: Faculty and Graduate student applicants will be considered from JAG member institutions; participation requests from JAG alumni will also be considered.  Prospective JAG institutions are also welcome to apply, though they will have to self-fund (contact William Marotti for details).  To be considered, please submit a one-paragraph summary, and a current draft of the paper or chapter to be considered; send them to marotti@history.ucla.edu with “JAG retreat” in the subject line.  Please send in your requests by April 5,…

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June 2016

Fourth Annual Works In Progress Weekend

June 12, 2016 - June 14, 2016
Lake Arrowhead CA United States + Google Map

We will be hosting our fourth annual Works In Progress weekend at UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead conference facility on June 12-14. The CFP was sent to JAG members last month.  Please contact Bill Marotti if you need a copy.  Applications are due by April 5, though early notifications of interest via email is appreciated to facilitate better planning. This event has proven to be extremely successful as an exercise in intensive engagement and scholarly exchange, and has had substantial benefits for…

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April 2016

Seminar on the Experimental Critical Theory Program

April 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States + Google Map

Join JAG in sponsoring the visit to UCLA of Kristin Ross and Harry Harootunian. Ross will be giving an open seminar on April 28 in the Experimental Critical Theory program (see http://ect.humnet.ucla.edu/ for further details and registration). Harootunian will be giving a public lecture the same week. Details TBA.

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November 2015

UW-JSPS Joint Symposium, “Socially Engaged Art in Japan.”

November 12, 2015 - November 14, 2015
University of Washington Seattle, WA United States + Google Map

The Lighthouses - 3.11 Project ©Tsubasa Kato (all rights reserved). Lighthouse raising at Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, 2011 Photo: Kei Miyajima Socially Engaged Art in Japan A UW-JSPS Joint Symposium November 12-14, 2015 University of Washington, Seattle The past two decades have seen a surge in practices that cross the boundaries between art and social activism. Nowhere has the social turn been more deeply felt than in Japan, where the art world has seen a massive shift towards socially engaged art…

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May 2015

JAG May 2015 Work in Progress Event

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Lake Arrowhead CA United States

May 22-24, 2015 Lake Arrowhead  

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May 2014

JAG’s Works In Progress Event

May 23, 2014 @ 8:00 am - May 25, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

May 23-25, 2014 Lake Arrowhead       |   

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April 2014

“These Things Here and Now: Japanese Poetry in the Wake of the 2011 Disasters”

April 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
California State University, Long Beach CA United States

Jeffrey Angles, WMU April 30, 2014 CSULB Carl Anatol Center

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March 2014

“Out of Doubt: Japanese Art Post 3/11”

March 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
California State University, Long Beach CA United States

Gabriel Ritter, Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art March 13, 2014 CSULB Academic Services Bldg. Rm. 384

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January 2014

Commensurable Distinctions: Intercultural Negotiations of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture

January 31, 2014 @ 8:00 am - February 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
UCI – Humanities Gateway, Room 1010, 1030

A Conference of the Japanese Arts and Globalizations (JAG) Group Organizers: Bert Winther-Tamaki & William Marotti Dates: January 31-February 1, 2014 Location: University of California, Irvine; All events Humanities Gateway, room 1010 except Second Keynote Lecture in Humanities Gateway, room 1030 While modern Japanese art has often been assessed in terms of the uniqueness of its transformations or revisions of modern Euramerican art, the closeness of its products to transnational ideas and forms has typically been overlooked or regretted. This…

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March 2013

Adachi Gen, “A Japanese Manga Artist in Occupied Indonesia; Ono Saseo and Modern Painting in East Asia”

March 1, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bunche Hall, Room 6275

Presented by Gen Adachi, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow Co-hosted by the Interdisciplinary Japan Studies Group In discussions of World War II propaganda in Japan and occupied Indonesia, the cartoon artist, Ono Saseo (1905-1954) is one of the most frequently referenced figures in relation to the increase of racial stereotypes in manga, or cartoon-style drawing. He was in Indonesia from 1942 to 1946 as a propaganda painter. This study challenges this general understanding of Ono and re-examines…

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February 2013

JAG affiliate event: Media Histories/ Media Theories and East Asia UC Berkeley, February 7-8

February 7, 2013 @ 8:00 am - February 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
UC Berkeley

The Media Histories / Media Theories & East Asia conference will bring together prominent and emerging scholars to discuss Japanese and East Asian cross-cultural developments in media theory and culture from the early twentieth century to the present. The symposium will read East Asian film and visual arts as part of a changing media landscape in relation to commercial cinema, television, and intermedia arts as well as political, economic and cultural transformations. The conference topics include: the relation between urban…

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April 2012

“Japanese Arts and Globalizations,” April 7, 2012, Royce Hall 314, UCLA Part of the “Rethinking the Space and Place of Japan” Conference*

April 7, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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9-10 Coffee and Check-in 9:50 Welcoming Remarks – William Marotti, UCLA 10-12 Panel One: Authenticity is Elsewhere Bert Winther-Tamaki, UCI, “Remediation: The Dependence of Modern Asian Ink Painting on New Media” Christine Spiker, UCI, "Exploring the Real Hokkaido: A.H. Savage Landor's Travel Illustrations, 1893" Michael Raine, UCB, “The filmmaker who is most like an artist: Ozu Yasujiro & the Double Bind of Situated Modernity” Timothy Unverzagt Goddard, " Teito Tokyo and the Cosmopolitan Imagination" 12-1:00 LUNCH, Royce 314 1:00-3:00 Panel…

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November 2011

JAG November 2011 Affiliated Event

November 21, 2011 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UC Irvine Campus

May 2011

JAG May 2011 Event

May 1, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Between Experiment, Form, and Culturalism May 20-21, 2011 UCLA Campus

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December 2010

JAG December 2010 Weekend Symposium

December 3, 2010 @ 8:00 am - December 5, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

Performing Politics in Japan and Modern East Asia December 3-5, 2010 UCLA Campus

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May 2010

JAG May Weekend Symposium 2010

May 1, 2010 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Theories of Violence May 14-16, 2010 UC Riverside ____________________________  

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May 2009

JAG May Weekend Symposium 2009

May 15, 2009 @ 8:00 am - May 17, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

Collapsing Spaces: The Arts in the Premodern World May 15-17, 2009 UC Berkeley

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November 2008

International Symposium 2008

November 22, 2008 @ 8:00 am - November 23, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

International Symposium 2008 "Count 10 Before You Say Asia" November 22-23, 2008 Japan Foundation Tokyo, Japan *JAG sponsored travel awarded to Namiko Kunimoto (UC Berkeley) and Ken Yoshida (UC Irvine)  

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October 2008

Fall Retreat 2008

October 24, 2008 @ 8:00 am - October 26, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

JAG Works In Progress October 24-26, 2008 UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead

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