14 November 2006

CONFERENCE - Japan Relates: Australia, Asia, The World (9-13 Dec 2006; Broome, WA)

Australia-Japan year of exchange conference

The Monash University Japanese Studies Centre celebrates the Australia-Japan year of exchange with a conference in Broome, Western Australia
9 - 13 December 2006 Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome


The conference will engage in a high level of discussion about the future of Japanese Studies in the context of Australia-Japan relations and the expanding role of those two nations in Asia. The conference will address the following themes:
  • Australia-Japan relations in the context of a globalizing Asia
  • Japanese Studies in the post-area studies era
  • Changing goals of Japanese language education
  • Japanese critical cultural studies
  • Japanese communities in Australia
  • Japanese cultural flows in Australia and Asia
  • Translating Japan and Japanese for Asia and Australia
  • Australia-Japan: From maritime connectivity to digital connectivity
Confirmed keynote speakers include Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Sadami Suzuki, Tasaku Tsunoda, Keiji Sawada, Mark Lincicombe, Robin Gerster, Leith Morton, Vera Mackie, Toshiko Ellis, Takeshi Terada

For further information, contact Joanne.Witheridge@arts.monash.edu.au

The conference is sponsored by The Japan Foundation.