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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Friday, December 5, 2014~Sunday, December 7, 2014
International Workshop on Migration and the Remaking of Ethnic/ Micro-Regional Connectedness

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  • Date: Friday, December 5 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology, December 5-6, 2014
    Tonan-tei, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University, December 7, 2014
  • Supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 24310181 and Kyoto University CIAS Joint Research Project "Migration and Religious Practices: Comparative Study on the Dynamism of Local Society"
  • Sponsored by National Museum of Ethnology Director-General's Leadership Program
 

Program

December 5 (Friday): National Museum of Ethnology
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Introduction by the Organizers: Takako YAMADA, Toko FUJIMOTO, Takahiro KOJIMA
Session 1: Historicity and the Remaking of Connectedness

Chair: Liulan KANDA-WANG

10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Setsuko SONODA (The University of Hyogo), History for Raising Self-awareness and Historiography for Strengthening Connectedness: The Vancouver Chinese in Multicultural Canada
11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Toko FUJIMOTO (National Museum of Ethnology), Migration to the "Historical Homeland": Remaking Connectedness in Kazakh Society beyond National Borders
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Discussions
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
Session 2: Symbol and Identity in the Remaking of Connectedness

Chair: Toko FUJIMOTO

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Altangul BOLAT (National University of Mongolia), Kazakh Minority in Mongolia: The Falconry as a Symbol of Kazakh Identity
2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Suchart SETTHAMALINEE (Payap University), Chinese Muslim in Northern Thailand: The Making of Middle Class through Multiple Identities
2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Discussions
3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Coffee Break
Session 3: Everyday Practices and the Remaking of Connectedness

Chair: Takahiro KOJIMA

3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Liulan KANDA-WANG (Kyoto University), Coexistence from the Bottom: Halal Food and Practical Islam in Northern Thailand
4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Tsering CHOEDON (Independent Tibetan Interpreter and Translator), Tibetan Women in the Remaking and Keeping of Communal Solidarity in Toronto
4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discussions
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Reception
December 6 (Saturday): National Museum of Ethnology
Session 4: Religious Dynamics in the Remaking of Connectedness

Chair: Takako YAMADA

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Takahiro KOJIMA (Kyoto University), How the Palaung Buddhists Migrated and Created Their Own Religious Practices in Northern Myanmar
10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Olle SUNDSTRÖM (Umeå University), Reconstructing Religious Identity among the Sami of Scandinavia
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Elena GLAVATSKAYA (Ural Federal University), Catholics in the Religious Landscape of the Russian and Soviet Urals
12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. Discussions
12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
Session5: The Power of Communal Knowledge in the Remaking of Connectedness

Chair: Ippei SHIMAMURA

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Rikdzin TENSUNG (Sichuan University for Nationalities), Common Knowledge of Buddhist Teachings among Kham Tibetans
2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Tsutomu KANESHIGE (Shiga University of Medical Science), The Diffusion of Knowledge with the Movement of Experts in Settled Village Communities: A Case Study of the Dong People in Southwest China
2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Discussions
3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Coffee Break
Session 6: Religious Leadership in the Remaking of Connectedness

Chair: Setsuko SONODA

3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ippei SHIMAMURA (The University of Shiga Prefecture), Migratory Shamans: Shamanic "Propagation" from Minging Town to Minging Town in Mongolia
4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Takako YAMADA (Kyoto University), Leadership and Empathy in the Remaking of Communal Connectedness among Tibetans in Toronto
4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discussions
December 7 (Sunday): Tonan-tei, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing Discussions on Migration and the Remaking of Ethnic/ Micro-Regional Connectedness