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Thursday 19 May 2022

09.00-09.30 Registration (Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3)
09.30-10.00 Opening remarks (Porthania, Suomen Laki (PIV))
10.00-11.00 Keynote: Gina Barnes & David Hughes

Pen/Insular Relations in Prehistory: understanding the past for future use

(Porthania, Suomen Laki (PIV)) Chaired by Tiina Airaksinen

11.00-11.30 Coffee break


Theme Culture & Society History Linguistics
Chair/ Room Hyojin Lee

U3039, Main Building

Vladimir Tikhonov

U4075, Main Building

Riikka Länsisalmi

U4080, Main Building

11.30-12.00 Reconciliation through Sharing Tasks: Honouring Elderly Zainichi Korean Women and Crossing Unspoken Boundaries in Japan

Yoko Demelius, University of Turku

Boats Against the Post-Colonial Current: USAMGIK and SCAP Efforts to Return Fishing Boats and Infrastructure to the Korean Peninsula

Robert Winstanley-Chesters, University of Leeds

Interactional achievement of affectivity in Japanese conversational interactions

Halina Zawiszova, Palacký University Olomouc


12.00-12.30 Ability permeating one’s body: skills as embodied knowledge among self-employed food manufacturers in South Korea

Antti Leppänen, University of Turku

Dangers of Repatriation: How Typhoons, Piracy, and Terrorism Contributed to the Building of the Postwar Zainichi Korean Population

Mark E. Caprio, Rikkyo University

Identity development in NNS-NNS telecollaboration using Japanese as a lingua franca

Mariya Aida Niendorf, Dalarna University

12.30-13.00 Competency as an Embodied Social Practice: Clothing, Presentation of Self and Corporate Masculinity in South Korea

Joanna Elfving-Hwang, the University of Western Australia

Currency Problems in Allied Occupied Korea and Japan, 1945-1952

Simon James Bytheway, Nihon University

Demonstration of Korean grammar in Finnish

Jeong-Young Kim, University of Helsinki

13.00-13.30 The Agenda Changed by Neo-Feminism from the Equal System to the Sexuality embedded within the woman’s body

Hae Seong Jang, University of Helsinki

Unrest and Violence in Hwanghae Province, 1945-1951

Adam Cathcart, University of Leeds

Incomplete Predicates in Korean TV Captions: from a Contrastive Perspective

Sung Hee Youn, Kwansei Gakuin University


13.30-15.00 Lunch (Porthania UniCafe, Yliopistonkatu 3)


Theme Culture & Society Soviet Koreans: Identity, History, Culture Miscellaneous
Chair/ Room Sonja Häussler

U3039, Main Building

Saana Santalahti

U4075, Main Building

Ernils Larsson

U4080, Main Building

15.00-15.30 Reading Kim, Yujeong’s works in social and cultural context of the 21st century

Ji-Hyun Hwang, Folkuniversitet Stockholm

History of Korean Education in Sakhalin/Karafuto and the transformation of postwar Korean language textbooks

Paichadze Svetlana and Junyoung Lee, Hokkaido University

Japanese publishers in the Meiji period: Promoting woodblock prints as educational material at National Industrial Exhibitions

Freya Terryn, KU Leuven

15.30-16.00 Shidehara Diplomacy and the Manchurian Question: An Alternative View from the Local Press

Andrea Revelant, Ca’ Foscari University Venice

Cho Seung-bog (1922-2012), A Korean Linguist in Motion

Kyounghwa Lim, Chung-Ang University

Locating the ’Korea’ in Sino-Korean poetry: An Exploration of Geographical Iconography in Poetry of Enlightenment Era Publications

Owen Stampton, University of London SOAS

16.00-16.30 The  culture of positivity”: The ideology behind the “Hell Joseon” resurrection

Chafik Elidrissi Rachad


Chu Chonggǒn (1895-1936) – Life and Death of a Transborder Korean Socialist Intellectual

Vladimir Tikhonov, Oslo University

Old Tales, Original Retellings: The Japanese Legend of Resurrection and Revenge

Saida Khalmirzaeva, Okayama University

16.30-17.00 Coffee break
17.00-18.00 Plenary 1: Hannes B. Mosler

The Kwangju Democracy Movement and politics of memory in South Korea

(Porthania, Suomen Laki (PIV)) Chaired by Vladimir Tikhonov

18.00-18.10 Break
18.10-20.00 Reception (Unioninkatu 33)


Friday 20 May 2022


Theme Images of the other Politics Discourses on women
Chair/Room Rie Fuse

U3029, Main Building

Hannes Mosler

U3039, Main Building

Sachiko Sosa

U4080, Main Building

09.30-10.00 Guidebooks as diplomatic tools: the cultural and editorial impact of British guidebooks in Meiji Japan (1868-1912)

Sonia Favi, University of Turin


In the Beginning, Woman was the Sun: A New Look at Women in Prehistoric Japan

Natalie McKay, University of Melbourne

10.00-10.30 Northern Europe in 1928 through the Eyes of the Writer Tani Jōji

Gérald Peloux, Cergy-Pontoise University

South Korean Political History: Long Tradition of Authoritarianism from Gojoseon to Roh Tae-woo Era

Archie B. Resos, University of Santo Thomas

Feminine Fighters of Justice? Gendered Narratives of the Japan Self-Defense Forces and their Impact on Japanese Security “Normalisation”

Miklas Fahrenwaldt, The University of Edinburgh

10.30-11.00 Japan Stumbles on Reviving Ties with South Korea

Jeff Kingston, Temple University Japan

Listening to the history: meaning of autobiographies of Zainichi Korean women in Japanese language education program in Kyoto, Japan

Sara Park, University of Helsinki

11.00-11.30 Coffee break


Theme Literature Religion, ideology, and thought Society and medicine
Chair/Room Ji-Hyun Hwang

U3029, Main Building

Lasse Lehtonen

U3039, Main Building

Jeong-Young Kim

U4080, Main Building

11.30-12.00 Communicating Women’s Voices in Pre-modern Society: A Study of Hwajōnka, Songs dedicated to spring outings for enjoying flowers

Sonja Haeussler, Stockholm University

Examining the tradition of the Four Gods belief in Japan: with special focus on the development of ceremonial flags

Marianna Lázár, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church

12.00-12.30 The <own> and the <foreign> in poetry by Yun Dong-Ju

Maria Soldatova, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow

The state ideology in Chosōn Korea and the abolition of government-owned nobi

Sangwon Shin, University of London SOAS

A Benevolent Doctor? The Rivalry between Western and Eastern Doctors in Colonial Korea

Hyojin Lee, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

12.30-13.00 Poet and Poetry Writing in Korean Verse: notes on perception and representation

Anastasia Guryeva, Saint Petersburg University

Reimagined identity: Jinja Honchō and Shrine Shinto as a religion in postwar Japan

Ernils Larsson, Uppsala University / Kokugakuin University

Anti-vaccination Movement in Japan during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Yoko Demelius and Kamila Szczepanska, University of Turku

13.00-14.00 Lunch (Porthania UniCafe, Yliopistonkatu 3)


Theme The politics of locality: gastronomy, diversity, and beyond Miscellaneous
Chair/Room Mariya Aida Niendorf

U3029, Main Building

Bokyung Kim

U3039, Main Building

14.00-14.30 Kombu on a Cloud – Koikawa Harumachi’s Yorokonbu hiiki no Ezo oshi and the Edo Period Economic Interest in Ezo

Sarah Rebecca Schmid, University of Zürich

Justice in an age of lawlessness: adjudication of conflicts in sixteenth-century Japan

Polina Serebriakova, University of Cambridge

14.30-15.00 Unexpected Diversity: Experience and Influences of LGBTQ+ JET Teachers in Japanese Rural Areas

Kazuyoshi Kawasaka and Ami Kobayashi, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

The rage of kitchen haiku

Herbert Jonsson, Dalarna University


15.00-15.20 Break
15.20-16.20 Plenary 2: Olavi Fält

Views of the Western newspapers published in Japan on the opening up of Korea in 1876 (Porthania, Suomen Laki (PIV)) Chaired by Juha Janhunen

16.20-16.30 Break
16.30-16.50 NIAS: Japanese and Korean databases/e-resources on the AsiaPortal

(Porthania, Suomen Laki (PIV))

16.50-17.30 General meeting and Closing (Porthania, Suomen Laki (PIV))



Meeting in front of Unioninkatu 34 and Heading to Uunisaari

19.30-22.30 Dinner at Uunisaari