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  • JL Badgley
    If anyone is in Oregon, check this out. Looks like a great opportunity, and it is open to the public. If anyone goes, I d love to hear a report. -Ii ... Dear
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      If anyone is in Oregon, check this out. Looks like a great
      opportunity, and it is open to the public. If anyone goes, I'd love
      to hear a report.


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      Dear all,
      Below please find information about an upcoming symposium on
      8th-century Japan.  The event is open to the public and no
      registration is necessary.  We would love to see you if you are in the
      Akiko Walley
      Department of Art History
      University of Oregon

      International Symposium
      Nara, City of East Asia: Cosmopolitanism and Localism in 8th-Century Japan
      Pape Reception Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of
      Oregon, Eugene
      April 30-May 1, 2010

      This event is free and open to the public; no registration is
      required.  For more info, please call (541) 346-1521, or see the
      website http://caps.uoregon.edu/nara.php

      Program, April 30
      9:00-11:30 am: Panel 1 – Urbanisms
      Michael Como, Columbia University, “Urbanization and Purification in
      Ancient Japan”
      Ellen Van Goethem, Hosei University, “Where is the Tiger?: Capital
      Site Selection in Classical Japan”
      Inoue Kazuto, Independent Administration Institution, National
      Institutes for Cultural Heritage, Nara National Research Institute for
      Cultural Properties, “The Path to Heijo: International Relations in
      7th- and 8th-Century East Asia and the Construction of a Capital” (in

      Discussant: Jeffrey Hanes, University of Oregon

      1:00-3:30 pm: Panel 2 – Figurations
      Akiko Walley, University of Oregon, “Lost or Just Misplaced?:
      Possibilities for Reconstructing the Original Location of the Horyuji
      Five-story Pagoda Clay Figurines”
      Yui Suzuki, University of Maryland, “The Resplendent Hall of Healing:
      Shomu and Komyo’s Shin Yakushiji”
      Cynthea Bogel, University of Washington, “The Long Eighth Century:
      When Eighth-Century Chinese Icons Become Ninth-Century Japanese Icons”
      Discussant: Junghee Lee, Portland State University

      3:45-4:30 pm: Conclusions for Day 1/Open Discussion
      Discussant: William Wayne Farris, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

      5:00-6:30 pm: Public Lecture
      “Why So Blue?: Mandala Transmission and the Transformation of
      Eighth-Century Representational Modes”
      Cynthea Bogel, University of Washington
      Discussant: Mark Unno, University of Oregon

      6:30-7:30 pm: Public Reception - Lobby, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
      Greetings from Consul-General of Japan in Portland, Okabe Takamichi,
      and UO President Richard Lariviere

      Program, May 1
      9:00-11:30 am: Panel 3 – Regionalisms
      Mori Kimiyuki, Toyo University, “Diplomatic Missions to Tang and the
      Introduction of Tang Culture” (in Japanese)
      Tanaka Fumio, Kanto Gakuin University, “Center and Periphery in the
      International Affairs of Ancient Japan: The Ritsuryo State’s
      Cosmopolitanism, Marginality, and Plurality” (in Japanese)
      Joan Piggott, University of Southern California, “Tracing the Wa-Kan
      Dialectic at Nara”
      Discussant: Andrew Goble, University of Oregon

      12:30-3:00 pm: Panel 4 – Articulations
      Wesley Jacobsen, Harvard University, “What the Nara Period Documents
      Tell Us about the Prehistory and History of Japanese: The View from
      the Linguistic Sciences”
      Jason Webb, University of Oregon, “Odes to an Exile: Heijo
      Remembrances of Miwa no Takechimaro”
      Mack Horton, University of California, Berkeley, “Princess Nukata and
      the Birth of Man’yo Poetry”
      Discussant: Glynne Walley, University of Oregon

      3:15-4:00 pm: Concluding Remarks/Open Discussion
      Discussants: Akiko Walley and Jason Webb

      This event is cosponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies,
      the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Oregon Humanities Center, and
      the Departments of Art History and East Asian Languages and
      Literatures.   It is also made possible by generous contributions from
      the Maude I. Kerns Endowment and the Yoko McClain Fund, and a grant
      from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and the Northeast
      Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.

      Conference Organizers: Akiko Walley and Jason Webb

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