Hot on the heels of last week’s succulent offering, our 13th Border Bite is a substantial morsel from Ed Pulford, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University, who provides us with a tasty treat in his analysis of the remote Hokkaido town of Nemuro’s position at the centre of Japan’s leading edge, its Northern Territories dispute with Russia. Touching on the malleability of political space, importance of vision and cognition, and paradoxical position of Nemuro within this dispute, where it both decries and depends upon its place at the border, there is plenty for everyone to get their teeth into. We hope you enjoy.
All the Bites are available HERE
Koji Furukawa’s examination of the shift in how Japan understands its borders is detailed in our 12th Border Bite, “A New Departure? Japan’s Border Politics in the 21st Century”.
It is available HERE
Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman’s critical examination of “Mizoram as ‘cultural connector’ in India’s Look East/Act East Policy” analyzes the ruination and latent potential of connectivity in the Northeast Indian state, as seen from the India-Myanmar border crossing of Rih.
This Border Bite is available HERE
With the other ten courses online HERE
Watch out for our next succulent snack by Koji Furukawa, being served shortly!
Ed Pulford, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Hokkaido University, interviews authors on their work for the New Books Network, including a recent edited volume by Juan Zhang and Martin Saxer that examines The Art of Neighbouring: Making Relations Across China’s Borders (Amsterdam University Press, 2018).
Listen to Ed’s careful questioning of the editors understandings of China’s borders and borderlands HERE.
A series of reports on events KUBS has been involved in are now up in the Event Reports section, go check them out HERE
Follow Jonathan Bull on a fascinating tour of border tourism in East Asia, in the 10th of our Border Bites series, HERE.
Catch the rest of the Bites HERE.
Our 9th Border Bite, by Ulises Granados of ITAM, Mexico, examining the Chiapas border with Guatemala in Mexico’s deep south, is now plated and ready.
Have a nibble HERE.
Information about the Border Studies Summer School at Hokkaido University, to be held this coming July, is now available, please see http://cafs.kyushu-u.ac.jp/borders/events/1380.html.
The 8th in our series of Border Bites comes from Mark Turin of the University of British Columbia, who reflects “On Linguistic Borders: Official Language Policy in Settler-Colonial Nations”
All eight of our scrumptious border snacks are available from HERE.
This Saturday, January 27, will see the final conference hosted at Kyushu University by the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, which will sadly be closing its doors at the end of March.
The Conference will run from 1230 to 1830 at Kyushu University’s Nishijin Plaza. More information can be found under ‘Events’, or by viewing the poster HERE.