Fieldnet Lounge:≪Workshop≫ Tibetan Mobility: Transnationality, Locality and Agency


Organized by Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCCA),Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

Date 24th November 2014
Venue 306 MM Seminar Room, ILCCA, TUFS
[Access Guide ]
Language English
(J/E interpretation available during the Q & A and the Discussion Time)
Program Morning Session (9:30-12:05)
Greetings by Nobuaki Kondo (ILCAA) Opening Remarks (E)
Emily Yeh (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder)
“Translocal/ Transnational Collaborations and the Articulation of Tibetan Environmentalism.” (E)
Yusuke Bessho (Assistant Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Development Science,
Department of Peace and Coexistence, Hiroshima Univ.)
“Global Reincarnations: On the Tulkus’ Community Formation and Spiritual Lineage Dispersed from Eastern Tibet to South Asia.” (E)
Kensaku Okawa (Assistant Professor, Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity, the Univ. of Tokyo)
“From Citizen to Refugee: Changing Status of the Tibetans in Taiwan. ” (E)
Questions and Answers, Discussion (E/J)
Afternoon session (13:30-16:35)
Tatsuya Yamamoto (Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies; Research Fellow, NIHU Center for Area Studies, Center for the Study of Contemporary India, Kyoto Univ.)
“Touring Tibetan Pop Singers in Exile: Movements as Practices to Connect/ Cut Networks.” (E)
Junko Mitani (PhD candidate, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, the Univ. of Tokyo)
“ ‘Stateless’ Tibetan ‘Refugees’ Movement between India and Japan: Focusing on their Legal Status.” (E)
Pelky Yoshikawa (Head Nurse, Care Facility)
“My Life in Tibet, India and Japan.” in dialogue with Junko Mitani (E/J)
Shiho Ebihara (Research Associate, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies)
“Tibetan Mobility and Language Change: Focusing on the Formation of the Refugee Common Dialect in Tibetan.” (E)
Questions and Answers, Discussion (E/J)
Closing Remarks(E)


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