Seminar : Elites of Modern Japan: Translators, Doctors, Engineers, and Architects

Élites du Japon moderne : traducteurs, médecins, ingénieurs et architectes
Journée d’étude internationale organisée par

Nicolas Fiévé (CRCAO/EPHE) et Aleksandra Kobiljski (CRJ/EHESS)

Jeudi 4 juin 2015 de 9h15 à 18h30
EHESS, Salle 640, 6e étage
190 avenue de France, 75013 Paris

9.15 Welcome and introduction
Aleksandra Kobiljski & Nicolas Fiévé

9.30-10.30 Concepts and frameworks

Guillaume Carré (EHESS, CRJ), Social Margins and the Notion of Elite in Early Modern Japan
Shimizu Yuiichirō (Keiō University), Reformatting Elite in Modern Japan

10.30-12.00 Translators

Chair: Fabien Simon (Université Paris Diderot, ICT)
Annick Horiuchi (Université Paris Diderot, CRCAO), Translators of Dutch Books in the Early Nineteenth-century Japan: the Emergence of an Elite
Ruselle Meade (University of Tōkyō), Translators as Elites in Meiji Japan: The Case of Yamagata Teisaburō
Discussant: Fabienne Jagou (EFEO, IAO)

12.00-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-14.30 Doctors and midwifes

Chair: Philippe Bourmaud (Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3, LARHRA)
Bernard Thomann (INALCO, CEJ), Occupational health experts in Shōwa Japan
Homei Aya (University of Manchester), Between Doctors and Women: Midwives in the 1950s Japan
Discussant: Annick Guénel (CNRS, CASE)

14.30 -15.30 Engineers and architects I

Chair: Francesca Bray (University of Edinburgh)
Erich Pauer (University of Marburg, Germany), Studying at the Imperial College of Engineering circa 1880
Benoît Jacquet (EFEO, CRCAO), The Scope of a Profession: Itō Chūta’s Definition of Architecture

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Engineers and architects II

Yola Gloaguen (EPHE, CRCAO), Building an Architectural Practice in Interwar Japan: Antonin Raymond’s Tokyo Office
Aleksandra Kobiljski (EHESS, CRJ), Global Before Local: Japanese Engineers and the World Engineering Congress (1929)
Discussant: Adelheid Voskuhl (University of Pennsylvania)

17.30-18.30 Concluding remarks

Francesca Bray (University of Edinburgh), Nicolas Fiévé (CRCAO), Aleksandra Kobiljski (CRJ), Adelheid Voskuhl (University of Pennsylvania)

Workshop organized with the support of Join Research Unite CCJ (UMR 8173), Joint Research Unite CRCAO (UMR 8155) and Cluster of Excellence (Labex) Dynamiques asiatiques (DYNASIA)

Location : Room 640, EHESS, 190 Avenue de France, 75013
Workshop venue and amenities are wheelchair-accessible
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