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Forefront of Asian Studies

7-8 and 11-12 November, 2013
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile(Chile) and Universidade de São Paulo(Brazil)

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Chile: November 7 (Thu.) 14:00-17:45 and November 8 (Fri.) 9:00-12:00
Brazil: November 11 (Mon.) 14:30-18:00 and November 12 (Tue.) 13:30-15:30


Chile: Alejandro Silva Classroom, Faculty of Law, Campus Casa Central, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Brazil: Auditorium ET-3, Naval Engineering Building, Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo



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The aim of the workshop is to discuss the changes that are currently taking place in Asia from a historical and cultural background together with researcher on Asia (primarily researchers specializing on Japan, China and Korea) from Brazil and Chile.

Expected Outcome

It is hoped that the researchers in Brazil and Chile will be able to learn about the current situation in Asia, while at the same time see how advanced the research being carried out at the University of Tokyo in this field is.

Purpose of holding this as part of the UTokyo Forum

It is hoped that people will be able to see the leading role the University of Tokyo is taking in the field of research on Asia.


Chile (November 7 - 8)

November 7th

14:00-14:30 The Chinese SOEs Now - Marcos Jamarillo
14:30-15:00 The Chilean Economy - José Díaz
15:30-16:00 Chilean Trade with Asia - Johannes Rehner
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Chilean Strategies about Cultural Adjustment to Commercial Negotiations in China - Claudia Labarca
17:00-17:30 Current Political Trends in South America - Roberto Durán
17:30-17:45 Final remarks of the day

November 8th

9:00-9:30 How to Describe China as a Legal Society - Osamu Takamizawa
9:30-10:00 On the Status Quo of Sociocultural Anthropology in Japanese - Katsuo Nawa
10:00-10:30 Democracy in Happiness - Tadashi Hirai
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Economic Development and Conflicts in East Asia - Yukio Ikemoto
11:30-12:00 Final remarks of the activities

Brazil(November 11 and 12)

November 11th

14:30-16:00 Inequality in Japanese society - Yukio Ikemoto
Violence: Inequality and Poverty - Sergio Franca Adorno de Abreu
Development Sociology: inequality and Poverty (Public Politics) - Glauco Arbix
Poverty and Inequality in Brazil: some specificities ofrural areas - Ely José Mattos
16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Commentator: Prof. John Cowart Dawsey
Sociocultural Anthropology Written in Japanese Language: An Overview - Katsuo Nawa
Anthropological Research in Brazil by Japanese Researchers - Hideo Kimura
Anthropology with Emphasis to American Indians - Dominique Tilkin Gallois / Beatriz Perrone-Moisés
Racial Problem in Brazil - Lilia Katri Moritz Schwarcz
17:00-18:00 Current Status of Biodiversity Issues in Japan - Relation with Subsistence Culture - Shuhei Uda
Comments on Prof. Uda's Presentation - Jose Guilherme Cantor Magnani

November 12th

13:30-14:30 Democracy and Happiness - Tadashi Hirai
Comments on Dr. Hirai's Paper - Flavio Comin
Social Inclusion in Brazil - Eunice Aparecida de Jesus Prudente
14:30-15:30 Periodization of Modern Japanese History of Law: An Attempt of Comparative Modern Law History in East Asia - Osamu Takamizawa
Brazilian Codification Work in the 19th Century and Negotiation towards Celebration of Diplomatic Relation with Japan - Masato Ninomiya


Yukio Ikemoto Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, UTokyo
Osamu Takamizawa Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, UTokyo
Katsuo Nawa Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, UTokyo
Shuhei Uda Lecturer, Network for Education and Research on Asia (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia), UTokyo
Tadashi Hirai Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, UTokyo
Marcos Jaramillo  
José Díaz  
Johannes Rehner  
Claudia Labarca  
Roberto Durán  
Sergio Franca Adorno de AbreuDean & Professor - FFLCH, USP
John Cowart DawseyProfessor (FFLCH), USP
Dominique Tilkin GalloisProfessor (FFLCH), USP
Jose Guilherme Cantor MagnaniCoordinator - Urban Anthropology Center, USP
Masato NinomiyaProfessor (Law School), USP
Beatriz Perrone-MoisésProfessor (FFLCH), USP
Eunice Aparecida de Jesus PrudenteProfessor (Law School), USP
Lilia Katri Moritz SchwarczProfessor (FFLCH), USP
Glauco Antonio Truzzi ArbixFINEP
Ely Jose MattosPontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre
Flavio CominFederal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre