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Nation-State Formation in Japan with Science, Technology, and Medicine during Imperialism, War, Occupation, and Peace, 1932-1962

///Nation-State Formation in Japan with Science, Technology, and Medicine during Imperialism, War, Occupation, and Peace, 1932-1962

Nation-State Formation in Japan with Science, Technology, and Medicine during Imperialism, War, Occupation, and Peace, 1932-1962

Nation-State Formation in Japan with Science, Technology, and Medicine
during Imperialism, War, Occupation, and Peace, 1932-1962

10am-5pm 29 Friday-30 Saturday May 2009
UCLA School of Public Affairs Building, Room 2355
337 Charles E. Young Drive East, UCLA http://www.ucla.edu/map/

Workshop on Dis/continuities:
Nation-State Formation in Japan with Science, Technology, and Medicine
during Imperialism, War, Occupation, and Peace, 1932-1962

Our goal for this workshop is to explore historical debates about the
dis/continuities in Japanese nation-state formation from1932 to 1962.
Conventionally, a sharp distinction has been made between the
imperial/ colonial/ military period to 1945 and the post-war process
of reconstruction and development.  Similarly, wartime and peacetime
projects in science, technology, and medicine often are sharply
juxtaposed by historians.  In this workshop we will examine this set
of issues, using one to probe the other.

The period 1932 to 1962 ranges from the 1932 establishment of a
Japanese colony in Manchuria to the First Comprehensive National
Development Plan in 1962.  A focus on these three decades together
enables us to carefully examine the debates about dis/continuities.

The speakers will analyze the designs, practices, and discourses about
diverse Japanese government medical, technological and scientific
projects such as eugenics, public health, weapons, nuclear power,
social planning, etc, during this period.

Clearly, science, technology, and medicine have been crucial for
imperial and colonial expansion, wartime mobilization, occupation, and
postwar reconstruction and development in several countries.  We raise
these questions about that process in Japan:

* How are science, technology, and medicine invoked in nativist,
essentialist, religious, nationalist, and modernist debates about
nation-state projects?
* How have science, technology, and medicine been used by the
nation-state to rationalize and construct these projects?
*  How are class, gender, ethnicity, and race implicated in these
scientific, technological, and medical projects?
* How has Japan been engaged with other countries on these projects?
* How are these practices and discourses situated similarly and
differently in Japan from related practices in other countries?

Funding for the speakers’ travel is generously provided by:

UCLA Paul and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, San Francisco Office
http://www.jspsusa-sf.org/index.php
Southern California Colloquium for the History of Science, Technology,
and Medicine.
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/events/coll-conf/sciencecoll/index.html

Friday Morning, 29 May 2009 *** PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

10am Keynote Address: Situating the Dis/continuities Debate
Shigeru Nakayama, UCLA Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations.
and Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo
http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=98312
http://www.ifz.tugraz.at/index_en.php/article/articleview/527/1/69
http://homepage3.nifty.com/shigeru-histsci/

10:30
Science & Technology for Nation-State Formation in Japan & its Empire
Hiromi Mizuno (Scientific Nationalism)UMn
http://www.hist.umn.edu/people/profile.php?UID=mizuno

Daqing Yang, GWU (Communications engineers during interwar and wartime
periods)
http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/faculty/yang.cfm

Nishiyama, Takashi, State University of New York

[SUNY] at Brockport, US
(wartime engineers turned Shinkansen engineers)
http://www.brockport.edu/history/faculty/nishiyama.htm
Discussant not yet confirmed

12: 30 Lunch [no host]LuValle’s /Jimmy’s Coffee House or North Campus Student Center
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=luvalle
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=nl
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=ncsc
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/hours.asp

2pm Friday Afternoon, 29 May 2009   *** PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Science & Technology for Nation-State Formation in Japan & its Empire
Tsukahara Togo, Kobe (Colonial Science in Universities)
http://homepage2.nifty.com/tsukaken/

Min Suh Son, JHU (postwar Korean S&T education with Japanese facilitators)
http://host.jhu.edu/profiles/son.html

Aaron Moore (engineers in Manchuria and China 1931-1945) UCLA & ASU
http://www.ohio.edu/history/facultystaff/Moore.cfm
http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=98008

Another speaker is not yet confirmed.

Discussant not yet confirmed

5pm Speakers, discussants, organizers, and audience go to
Northern Lights to relax together [no host].  Open until 7pm
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=nl
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=ncsc
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=luvalle

10am Saturday morning, 30 May 2009 *** PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Body Politic, Public Health, and Nation-State Formation

Kei-ichi Tsuneishi (Unit 731) http://www.scn-net.ne.jp/~tsunesan/
http://www.geocities.co.jp/Technopolis/9073/
http://www.scn-net.ne.jp/~tsunesan/page%202.html

Sumiko Otsubo (eugenics) http://archive.metrostate.edu/cas/history/

Michiko Takeuchi, UCLA & CSULB [state managed postwar prostitution]

Discussant Mariko Tamanoi, Anthropology, UCLA
http://www.anthro.ucla.edu/people/faculty?lid=739

12:30 Lunch [no host]LuValle’s /Jimmy’s Coffee House or North Campus Student Center
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=luvalle
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=nl
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/list_north.asp?ref=ncsc
http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/hours.asp

2pm Saturday afternoon, 30 May 2009  *** PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Documenting War and Empire

Kaoru Narisada, Hiroshima (A-bomb literature collection)
http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/nkaoru/
http://souran.bur.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/Profiles/0101/0001693/prof_e.html

Three additional speakers not yet confirmed

Discussant not yet confirmed

4:30 Epilogue:  Situating sciences historically during the 1960s and 1970s.

Sharon Traweek, History and Women’s Studies, UCLA
http://www.womensstudies.ucla.edu/faculty_traweek.html
http://www.history.ucla.edu/traweek/

? 7pm dinner at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant [no host]1109 Glendon Ave [at Kinross], Westwood http://www.acapulcorestaurants.com/

Organizing Committee:
Sharon Traweek, History and Women’s Studies, UCLA
http://www.womensstudies.ucla.edu/faculty_traweek.html
http://www.history.ucla.edu/traweek

Shigeru Nakayama, UCLA Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations, 2008-09
Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo
http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=98312
http://www.ifz.tugraz.at/index_en.php/article/articleview/527/1/69
http://homepage3.nifty.com/shigeru-histsci/

Aaron S. Moore, UCLA Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009
http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=98008
Assistant Professor, History Department, Arizona State University

Michiko Takeuchi, UCLA PhD in History expected June 2009;
Assistant Professor, History Department, California State University
at Long Beach, as of September 2009.
http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/history/

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