Symposium on Tourism in northern Kyushu (in Japanese)

A symposium will be held on May 11, details below:

シンポジウムのお知らせです。

「国境ゲートウェイ・アジア 北部九州のツーリズムから考える」

日時: 2016年5月11日(水)14時10分~16時50分
会場: 公益財団法人 アクロス福岡 会議室 607室
福岡市中央区天神1丁目1番1号

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内容:
14:10~ 開会の挨拶・趣旨説明
岩下 明裕(北海道大学/九州大学)
14:30~15:00 基調報告
榎本 通也(国土交通省九州運輸局観光部長)
15:10~16:50 パネルディスカッション
司会 岩下 明裕
パネリスト
藤本 道雄(福岡観光コンベンションビューロー専務理事)
内山 歩(対馬市総合政策部政策企画課長)
久保 実(五島市市長公室長)
島田 龍(九州経済調査協会)
(13時半に開場、17時閉場となります)

主催: 九州大学アジア太平洋未来研究センター(CAFS)
共催: 北海道大学スラブ・ユーラシア研究センター境界研究ユニット(UBRJ)
協力: 境界地域研究ネットワークJAPAN(JIBSN)
(公財)九州経済調査協会
NPO法人 国境地域研究センター
(公財)福岡アジア都市研究所

参加には事前申し込みが必要です(定員60名)。
E-mail: cafs[at]jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp ([at]を@に変換してください)

KUBS’s Professor PARK to talk about Western intellectual influence on East Asians, April 22

Western Intellectual Influence on East Asians: Beneficial, Harmful or Neutral ? – Cases of Colors of the Rainbow and Method of Placing “Unit Commas” (Dr. Jong-Seok Park, Kyushu University)

Speaker: Dr. Jong Seok PARK (Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University)
 
Date: Friday, April 22, 17:30-19:00
 
VenueEducation Department Meeting Room (教育学系会議室)− 2/F, Education Department, Arts and Humanities Campus, Kyushu University
 

Seminar Abstract

Three types of the effect of Western intellectual influence on East Asians can be assumed: 1)Beneficial, 2)Harmful, 3)Neutral.

A large portion of Western of Western intellectual influence on East Asians can be evaluated to be beneficial. But not all.

I will investigate two cases here. One is the perception of the number of colors of the rainbow. This is the example of being neutral, neither beneficial nor harmful. The other is the method of placing “unit commas” writing numbers. This is the example of being harmful. Blind Westernization might cause big trouble to East Asians. “Selective Westernization” is desirable.

Dr. Jong Seok PARK is Associate Professor at the Center for Asia-Pacific Future hakozaki-map-e1Studies of Kyushu University. He was previously a research scholar at the University of Hawaii (Manoa), and an Assistant Professor at Hokkaido University, where he completed his PhD (in Law and Political Science) in 2010.

16 April 2016 – Akihiro Iwashita at the ABS Annual Meeting

Akihiro Iwashita (KUBS Module Leader and Professor, Slavi-Eurasia Research Center, Hokkaido University / Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University) will give a paper at the Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Meeting, being held April 13 – 16 in Reno, Nevada.

His paper, “Featuring a Functional Tool as a Compass for Comparative Border Studies: From the Experiences of Asian and Eurasian Cases”, is part of Panel 28: Reflections on Experiences of Political Boundaries. Akihiro also moderates the panel, with the papers to be discussed by Paul Richardson of the University of Manchester. The Panel runs from 8:00 – 9:30am.

15 April 2016 – Serghei Golunov at ABS Annual Meeting

Serghei Golunov (KUBS Research Associate and Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University) will give a paper at the Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Meeting, being held April 13 – 16 in Reno, Nevada.

His paper, “Networks of Practice vs. Border Barriers: The Case of Russian Tourism to the Asia-Pacific”, is part of Panel 21: Legal and Illegal Border Experiences. Serghei also moderates the panel, with the papers to be discussed by Jennifer Bryson Clark of South Texas College. The Panel runs from 1:00 – 2:30pm.

14 April 2016 – Edward Boyle at ABS Annual Meeting

Edward Boyle (KUBS Research Associate and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University) will give a paper at the Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Meeting, being held April 13 – 16 in Reno, Nevada.

His paper, “Examining Japan’s Borders under Globalization”, is part of Panel 2: International Borders in Globalization, moderated by Victor Konrad of Carleton University and with Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly of the University of Victoria as the discussant. The Panel runs from 8:00 – 9:30am.

1 April 2016 – Golunov and Boyle on Asian Borders Globalized panel at AAS Annual Meeting

Serghei Golunov (KUBS Research Associate and Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University) will be presenting and Edward Boyle (KUBS Research Associate and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University) chairing a session at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting on 31 March – 3 April in Seattle, Washington.

http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS

The session is entitled “Asian Borders Globalized: Towards the Institutionalization of an Emerging Field” and will take place from 12:45 to 2:45pm in Room 212 on the 2nd Floor of the Washington State Convention Center.

31 March 2016 – Edward Boyle at the AAG Annual Conference

Edward Boyle (KUBS Research Associate and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University) to give a paper at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference.

http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting

His paper is part of Borders and Sovereignty Session II, held from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Franciscan A, Hilton Hotel, Ballroom Level. For details of the rest of the session, please see below:

http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/SessionDetail.cfm?SessionID=25091