Tuesday, January 20, 2015



Manga and the Manga-esque: New Perspectives to a Global Culture 15th Annual International Conference on Japanese Studies and the 6th Women’s Manga Conference 22-23 January 2015 Ateneo de Manila University

PROGRAMME Day 1 Venue: Leong Auditorium
8:30 Registration and Coffee Break

9:30 Welcome Remarks Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr., Ph.D. Dean, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University
Opening Remarks Shūji Takatori, Director, The Japan Foundation

10:00-12:00 Plenary Session 1: Manga and the Manga-esque
Considering the ‘Mangaesque’ as a Cultural Condition: Where Japanese Studies and Manga Studies May Meet Jaqueline Berndt, Kyoto Seika University
The Role of National Mediators in the Construction of the Global Meaning of Manga Zoltan Kacsuk, Kyoto Seika University
Manga-esque in a Single Frame: An Exploration of the Bounds of Japanese Irasuto and Cartoons Ronald Stewart, Prefectural University of Hiroshima

12:00 – 12:30 Artist Session 1: Philippine Moderated by Elbert Or Elbert Or, Robert Magnuson, Ace Vitangcol

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:00 Artist Session 2: Women’s Manga in Singapore Moderated by Fusami Ogi and Jaqueline Berndt FSc

2:00 – 3:30 Paper Session 1: Manga-esque in Southeast Asia

The Domestication of Japanese Manga Representation in Malaysia : The Universality of Visual Language and Cultural Characteristics Suraya Md Nasir, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Manga in the Philippines: from niche market to an (invisible) market Ma. Victoria Cayton, University of Asia and the Pacific
“OTAKU NO RIKO”: Gratifications Derived from Filipino Anime Engagements Thea Pamela Pauline A. Javier, M.C., San Sebastian College Recolectos - Manila

3:30 – 4:00 Artist Session 3: Vietnam Moderated by Fusami Ogi and Jaqueline Berndt Nguyen Thanh Phong

4:00-4:15 Coffee Break

4:15-4:45 Artist Session 4: Women Comics in the Philippines Moderated by: Kristine Michelle Santos Tin Tin Pantoja, Black Ink Comics

4:45 – 5:30 Paper Session 2: Frameworks in Popular Culture Studies
Performing 2.5 dimensional characters: Cosplay as a Practice in Hybrid Reality Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Yokohama National University
Glocalizing Appearance: Filipino Cosplayers and the Mukokuseki Aesthetic Tiffany Lim, University of Tokyo
Quantitative research in manga/anime studies: Methodological considerations and three Europe-based surveys Marco Pellitteri, Kobe University

Day 2 Venue: Leong Hall
9:00 Registration

9:30-11:00 Plenary Session 2: Women’s Manga in Japan
Manga-esque Hybridity Coming out of Women’s Manga Fusami Ogi, Chikushi Jogakuen University
On Sexual Issues of Aging Women: Shungiku Uchida and Challenges in Women’s Manga Kotaro Nakagaki. Daito Bunka University
“What Female Manga Artists are doing with Shakespeare” Yukari Yoshihara, University of Tsukuba

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-11:45 Artist Session 4: Women’s Manga in Indonesia
Moderated by Febriani Shihombing Jhosephine Tanuwidjaya and Stephani Soejono

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:15 Artist’s Session 5: Malaysia Moderated by Gan Sheuo Hui Shieko

1:15-2:15 Plenary Session 4: Manga and the Manga-esque in Southeast Asia
Analysis of the Terminology “Komik Indonesia” in Indonesian Comics: A Discussion Case Study of Three Indonesia Comics Exhibition after 2000 Febriani Sihombing, Tohoku University
Locally Made! – The Gag Comics in Malaysia Gan Sheuo Hui, National University of Singapore

2:15 – 3:15 Paper Session 3:Women and Manga Beyond Japan
Girls' Dōjinshi in the Philippines: Challenges and Transformations in Local Girls’ Culture Kristine Michelle Santos, Wollongong University
Kartoon-y: Boys' Love Manga Flourishes in Conservative Thailand Poowin Bunyavejchewin and Ormwajee Pibool, Thammasat University

3:15 – 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30 Paper Session 4: Women and Japanese Manga
Defining Yuri Fandom in Japan: Women and Men Reading and Writing About Girl–Girl Romance Media James Welker, Kanagawa University
On the role of characterization and engagement in shōjo-manga as a genre Giancarla Unser-Schutz, Rissho University

4:30 - 5:00 Artist Session 5: China’s Artist Panel
Moderated by Jaqueline Berndt Luo Rongrong

5:00 - 6:00 Paper Session 5: Gender and Japanese Manga
Winry, Hinata, Mikasa: Feminine Imagery in Shōnen Manga and Japan’s Masculinist Cultural Nationalism Hansley A. Juliano, Ateneo de Manila University
Sex Tourism, Filipina Brides, and Japanese Comics Ryan Holmberg, The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

6:00 - 6:10 Ending Remarks Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua, Director, Japaese Studies Program

6:10 – 7:30 Special Screening of “Illustrated By: Filipino Invasion of US Comics”

Illustration in Conference poster by Kiko Dans Conference poster layout by Elbert Or


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