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Critical Theory, Area, and the Traces of Japanese Studies

Friday, June 2, 2023 at 2:00pm

Klarman Hall, KG70
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853

A symposium honoring the work and legacies of Brett de Bary and Naoki Sakai.

14:00-14:45 Opening roundtable: “Reframing From” – Brett de Bary, Naoki Sakai, Pedro Erber
14:45-17:00 Panel 1: “Under Studies” – Dexter Thomas, Seok-Won Lee, Koji Toba, Takeshi Kimoto, Paul McQuade, Setsu Shigematsu

This 1.5 day symposium gathers colleagues from around the globe to continue the critical work of Brett de Bary and Naoki Sakai tracing new trajectories for Japanese studies, area studies, and humanistic inquiry in general.

This in-person gathering follows on the four virtual panels Spring 2023 of the Working in the Traces of Area Studies series hosted by Brett de Bary and Naoki Sakai.

Generous co-sponsorship provided by the Cornell East Asia Program, the Cornell Department of Asian Studies, and the Rose Goldsen Lecture Series at Cornell.

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