|Annual Newsletter of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido
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|No.18, February 2011
|Remarks from the Director of the SRC
|Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research
Innovative Areas "Comparative Research
on Major Regional Powers in Eurasia" Got
an "A" in the Interim Evaluation
||2010 SRC Summer Symposium
||Symposium Speakers (July 7–9, 2010)
|Global COE Program “Reshaping
||Speakers of the Symposium (Dec. 3–4,
|Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
||Our Current Staff
||Ongoing Cooperative Research
||Visitors from Abroad
||Guest Lectures from Abroad
||Website Access Statistics
|Essays by Foreign Fellows
|A scene from the beer party after the first days session (July 7, 2010)|
The 2010 SRC summer symposium "Orient on Orient: Images of Asia in Eurasian Countries" was held from July 7 to 9 in the SRC conference room. This time, the symposium was organized and mainly sponsored by group 6 "Culture" of the comparative research project "Major Regional Powers in Eurasia" (main organizer: Mochizuki Tetsuo; secretaries: Koshino Go, Goto Masanori, Inoue Takehiko).
The main idea of the symposium was to study the cultural images of Asia in Eurasian countries and compare them with each other. For this purpose, seven sessions were designed and the participants enjoyed really exciting discussions centered around twenty-one papers by scholars from eight different countries (the number of panelists was thirty-six, and the total number of participants was a hundred and sixteen).
Among other things, we were impressed by the following observations:
It was also a big discovery that very deep study of Orientalism has been conducted in the field of musicology.
After the symposium, most of the guests from abroad traveled to Kyoto and participated in another satellite program "Another Eurasia" (July 14, Doshisha Univ.)
The results of the symposium will be published in the first half of 2011.
The program for the symposium can be found at this web page.