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Workshop “The Humanities and the Public Sphere”

September 28, 2009 10:30-18:20
Collaboration Room 1, 4F, Building 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo

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On February 16, 2009, young scholars at Yonsei University and UTCP co-organized an international workshop "Horizons of Political Thought." As its continuation, we shall examine what political spheres the humanities create, by considering the state of the humanities from different perspectives such as politics, styles, histories, and national systems.

10:30-10:40 Opening Remarks, Yasuo Kobayashi

10:40-12:10 Session 1 The Humanities and Politics

Park Jinwoo (Yonsei University), "Toward a Politics of Compassion"

Koji Otake (Nanzan University), "Secrets, Lies, the Lost of Reality: Hannah Arendt and Arcana of Politics"

13:10-14:40 Session 2 Styles of the Humanities

So Younghyun (Yonsei University), "Boundaries of Academic Écriture"

Kohei Kuwada (UTCP), "Roland Barthes and Écriture as a Question"

14:45-16:25 Session 3 The Humanities and Colonialism

Lee Byunghan (Yonsei University), "The Humanities in the Age of Public Intelligence: Whence and How Should We Do?"

Noritsugu Gomibuchi (Otsuma Women's University) "A Survival Strategy of 'Literature': The 10s of the Showa period in Japanese Literature"

16:40-18:10 Session 4 The Humanities and National Systems

Kim Hang (Korea University), "Nations and the Humanities, Endowment Returning Nothing: From the Case of HK (Humanities Korea)"

Yuji Nishiyama (UTCP), "Nations and the Humanities: Directions of 'New Liberal Arts'"

18:10- Closing Remarks, Baik Young Seo

Languages: Japanese and Korean (with Translations); Admission Free; No Registration Required

Organized by Institute of Korean Studies at Yonsei University and UTCP

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