International Congress on Asian Studies 9 @Adelaide, Australia "People's Movement, Identity and Contested Citizenship in the Age of Globalization: Comparative Studies from a Trans-disciplinary Approach"
The UBRJ team consisting of Dr. Naomi Chi, Dr. Hisae Komatsu (Otemon Gakuin Univ.), Dr. Maya Suzuki (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) and Dr. Jieun Lee (Seoul National Univ.) presented at a panel organized by Dr. Chi titled, "People's Movement, Identity and Contested Citizenship in the Age of Globalization: Comparative Studies from a Trans-disciplinary Approach" at the International Congress on Asian Studies 9 at Adelaide, Australia.
This panel consisting of scholars from a variety of disciplines (history, literature, sociology, and political science), will showcased four papers that discuss the significant subjects on global transformation both at empirical and theoretical levels. Apart from the mobility of labor forces, the global flow of people can result in bringing a set of their own historical roots including native language, life-style and worship to destination countries abroad. This flow inevitably impacts and shapes the history not only of their community but of the host society.
To present insights into the broad discussion of people's movement and global transformation, this panel brought together four speakers who presented the following works:
(1) first paper probed the historical records about the collective experiences of the different ethnic groups during the Japanese occupation, which would provide important clues to analyze the die-hard ethnic tensions existing in contemporary Malaysian society;
(2) second paper examined the British Asian writers in the UK and the transformation of their identity;
(3) third paper examined the current socio-political dynamics of caste and development of anti-caste movements beyond India;
(4) and the last paper examined the issue of migration and contested citizenship in Japan and Korea.
This panel sought to tackle such pertinent issues concerning the global economy and migration in the contemporary global context.
(written by Naomi CHI)