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07/13/2017.International Research Forum Wenzao Department of Japanese Keynote speech by Dr. Shozo Fujii of The University of Tokyo

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Faculty of Dept. of Japanese at Wenzao with panelists at an international research forum hosted by Dept. of Japanese.
Picture provided by Dept. of Japanese

   

 

July 13, 2017

 

 
【News release: Department of Japanese】
  On the day of the forum, Mr. Kinzo Nakagun, Director General of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association – Kaohsiung Office, attended the opening ceremony. In Mr. Nakagun's opening remarks, he mentioned that his office changed the name from Interchange Association, Japan to “Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association” this year, which signifies an improved relationship between Japan and Taiwan; he thereby encourages more young Japanese to study in Taiwanese universities such as Wenzao. Mr. Nakagun applauded Wenzao for their effort to host this international research forum in order to promote academic exchanges between Japan and Taiwan. Dr. Chen Li-yen, Vice President of Wenzao also mentioned that the Department of Japanese at Wenzao has put in a lot of effort to organize international academic conferences, and he hopes that the forum will bring fruitful exchanges between scholars and participants.
  Dr. Shozo Fujii from the University of Tokyo was invited to deliver the keynote speech for this forum. Dr. Fujii emphasized exchanges on East Asian literatures. First, he talked about how Lu Xun and contemporary Japanese writers such as Natsume Soseki, Dazai Osamu, and Matsumoto Seicho influence each other. For instance, Dr. Fujii analyzed how Lu Xun’s “The True Story of Ah Q” was impacted by Natsume Soseki’s “Botchan.” Dr. Fujii’s keynote speech offered a macroscopic view of the history regarding how East Asian literature has been disseminated and accepted, and his detailed analysis also served as an excellent opening for the forum.
  The keynote speech was followed by the panel discussion titled “East Asian Literature: Knowledge and Experience”, with the panelists including: Dr. Shozo Fujii, Dr. Lin Shui-fu from Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST), Dr. Chu Chiou-er from National Taiwan University (NTU), and Dr. Lin Shu-dan, the chairperson of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages Department of Japanese. Dr. Fujii talked about the cross-boundary experience of East Asian writers such as Sato Haruo, Liu Na'ou, and Wen You-rou. Dr. Lin focused on the translation technique of Japanese literature, and talked about the origin of the word “ama-ashi” from “the Dancing Girl of Izu” by Kawabata Yasunari, and how it could be traced back to Chinese poetry. Dr. Chu introduced the female poet Hara Saihin from the late Edo period and analyzed how her poem written during her journey revealed her strong belief that women are not inferior to men. Lastly, Dr. Lin talked about the writer Mori Ogai and how his travel experience in Germany and China shaped his literary style, Dr. Lin also analyzed the image of Mori Ogai using the Taiwanese movie “1895.” Many engaging questions were addressed to the panelists, including questions from Dr. Chiu Ruoh-shan from Providence University, former chairman of the Association of Japanese Language Education in Taiwan.
  Individual presentations took place in the afternoon where 18 scholars from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, etc., presented their academic papers. 11 renowned scholars in the field of the Japanese language were invited to serve as commentators, and the forum ended on a high note.
 

 

Pictures provided by the Dept. of Japanese

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Mr. Kinzo Nakagun, Director General of  Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association – Kaohsiung Office, delivering opening remarks.

 Dr. Li-yen Chen, Vice President of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, delivering opening remarks to welcome participants.

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   Dr. Shozo Fujii from the University of Tokyo,

delivering the keynote speech 

 (Left to Right) Dr. Chu Chiou-er (NTU), Dr. Lin Shui-fu (STUST), Dr. Shozo Fujii (the University of Tokyo), and Dr. Lin Shu-dan (Wenzao), participating in the panel discussion.

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International Research Forum Opening Ceremony   

International research forum hosted by the Dept. of Japanese

with engaging participants.

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Dr. Yuji Kotaka (Dept. of Japanese, Wenzao Ursuline University

 of Languages),  presenting his paper  

Dr. Chen Mei-ling from Soochow University, presenting her paper