Conference Theme: "Brave New World"

March 23–25, 2011 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Conference Report

The Inaugural Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, was held this year with the first Asian Conference on Asian Studies, in Osaka, Japan. The event offered a diverse variety of papers that encouraged interdisciplinary reflection, and the forging of new relations across national borders. Although the programme was interrupted by an above average number of withdrawals due to to the earthquake of early March 2011, the conference was a success, and we have every confidence that the event will grow in 2012.

We would like to thank all the delegates who made the event so enjoyable, including conference chair and featured speaker, Professor Stuart Picken, conference coordinator Professor Steve Cornwell of Osaka Jogakuin University, and Michael Sakamoto of UCLA, who lead an introduction and demonstration of Butoh, the Japanese dance form.