6th AFMA Conference Programme

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, JAPAN


6th Asian Federation of Middle East Studies Associations Conference

"Middle East Perspectives from East Asia
Diversifying the Middle East and Islamic Studies"

May 13, 2006
(13:30-16:45)

Open Panel

The Evaluation of Asian Diplomatic Policies: The Middle East:
Experience in China, Korea, Mongolia and Japan

  • KATAKURA Kunio(ex-Ambassador of Japan to Iraq and to Egypt) "Japan and the Middle East: Moving toward a More Proactive Role"
  • YANG Guang(Director-General of Institute of West-Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) "An Overview of Sino-Arabe Relations for the Last 50 Years"
  • CHOI Chang-Mo(President of KAMES, Konkuk University) "Searching for the New Partnership between Korea and the Middle East'
  • SUKHRAGCHAA Nyamzagd(President of MAMES, Rector of Institute of Commerce and Business) "Mongolian diplomatic policies on the Middle East"
  • Commentators:
  • KIMIYA Tadashi(The University of Tokyo)
  • MIFUNE Emi(Komazawa University)
  • Zahra TAHERI(Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Chair: SADAMORI Daiji(Asahi Newspaper, Editorial Writer)

May 14, 2006

Session 1. Urban Non-Elites in Middle Eastern Societies: Three Case Studies from Istanbul and Cairo between the 17th and Early 20th Centuries

  • Chair: NAGASAWA Eiji(University of Tokyo)
  • Panelists:
  • AKIBA Jun(Chiba University) ""I Don't Read or Write": Life Histories of the Lower Employees at the Ottoman Şeyhűlislâm’s Office"
  • Hanan KHOLOUSSY(New York University) "Elite Portrayals versus Subaltern Practices of Marriage in Ottoman Egypt"
  • YI Eunjeoung(Seoul National University) "Making Their Voices Heard . Negotiating Power of the Seventeenth-Century Istanbul Guildsmen vis-à-vis the Government"

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Session 2. Middle Eastern Literature(s): From East Asian Perspectives

  • Chair: OKAMOTO Kumiko(Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
  • Panelists:
  • FUKUDA Yoshiaki(Lecturer at Osaka University of Foreign Studies) "Turban or Tarbush: That Is the Question"
  • KIM Jeong A(Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) "Kitab al-Bukhala' and Food-Satire on Miser through Food"
  • SONG Kyung Sook(Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) "A Crisis in Contemporary Palestinian Literature - case of Fadwā Ţūqān"
  • Discussant: OKAZAKI Hideki(International Buddhism University)

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Session 3 . Trade and Economy in the History of the Middle East

  • Chair: KATO Hiroshi(Hitotsubashi University)
  • SHIM Ui Sup(Myongji University), "Trans-Yellow Sea Global Trade during the Middle Ages as an Extension of Maritime Silk Road to Korea"
  • MATSUI Masako(Lecturer at Keio University), "Sad.k Rifat Paşa and his Economic Thought: in the Shadow of Free Trade Treaties in the Mid-Nineteenth Century"
  • GANTUMUR Munkhnasan(Institute of Commerce and Business), "The Issue of Current Relations between Mongolia and Middle East Countries"
  • WANG Lincong(Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) "Clashings and Communication: the Talas War between the Tang Dynasty and the Arab and the Spreading of Chinese Papermaking Technology to the West"

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Session 4. Comparative Studies on Social Values in the Middle East and East Asia

  • Chair: Michael PENN(The University of Kitakyushu)
  • KURODA Yasumasa(University of Hawaii at Manoa) / SUZUKI Tatsuzo(Institute of Statistical Mathematics), "The Major Dimension of Arab Culture in Cross-Language Perspective"
  • SAMDANDASH Oyunsuren(National University of Mongolia), "The History of Islam in Mongolia and Some Current Issues"
  • KIM Jong-Do(Myongji University), "Comparative Studies on Proverbs of Koreans and Arabs: Emphasizing on their views of lives"

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Session 5. The Middle East and East Asia in Global History

  • Chair: USUKI Akira(Japan Women’s University)
  • MARUYAMA Naoki(Meiji Gakuin University), "Three Asian Nations Support the Zionist Movement"
  • Michael PENN(The University of Kitakyushu), "Meiji Japan and Qajar Persia, 1880-1914"
  • HUANG Minxing(Northwest University), ""Pax Islamica" and "Order of China and Foreign Countries": The Relations between Abbasid Empire and China in the Tang Dynasty"
  • Discussant: CHOI Chang-Mo(Konkuk University; President of KAMES), "Jews in Korea from 1885 to 1945"

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Session 6. Islamic Movements, Civil Society and Democracy

  • Chair: MATSUMOTO Hiroshi(Daito Bunka University)
  • SAWAE Fumiko(Lecturer at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies), "Islamic Movements and Their Civil / Public Dimensions: Preliminary Analysis of the Turkish Cases"
  • JANG J i-Hyang(Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), "Islam and Liberal Democracy in the Globalization Era: The Political Implications of Islamic Capitalism in Turkish Muslim Democracy"
  • ZHANG Xiaodong(Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), "The Democratization in the Middle East after the 9.11 Attack"

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Session 7. Nationalism, Ethnicity and Islamic Networks in the Middle East

  • Chair: KURITA Yoshiko(Chiba University)
  • XIAO Xian(Yunnan University), "The Islamic Linkage between the Middle East and Southeast Asia"
  • OBA Ryuta(Kyoto University), "Between Kurdish Nationalism and Islam: Revaluating Said Nursī"

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Session 8. Gender in the Middle East

  • Chair: SAKURAI Keiko(Waseda University)
  • GOTO Emi(University of Tokyo), "Popular Preachers and the Hijab: Reasons Behind the "New Veils" in Contemporary Egypt"
  • CHO Hee Sun(Myongji University), "A Study on Women's Participation in New Media and its Influences on Social Changes in Gulf Region - focused on Satellite TV"
  • Discussant: Fariba ADELKHAH(Centre d’etudes et de Recherches Internationales), "Women, Pilgrimage and Formation of Public Sphere"

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TIMETABLE

Room 103 Room 102
Morning
Session 1
9:30-11:10
Session 1. Urban Non-Elites in Middle Eastern Societies Session 2. Middle Eastern Literature(s)
Morning
Session 2
11:20-12:50
Session 3. Trade and Economy in the History of the Middle East Session 6. Islamic Movements, Civil Society and Democracy
Afternoon
Session 1
14:00-15:30
Session 4. Comparative Studies on Social Values in the Middle East and East Asia Session 7. Nationalism, Ethnicity and Islamic Networks in the Middle East
Afternoon
Session 2
15:45-17:40
Session 5. The Middle East and East Asia in Global History Session 8. Gender in the Middle East

Each presentation should be 20-25 minutes.