Team Research2023

The Power of Culture in the Japanese Empire and Cold War Asia: Intersecting Ideologies and Symbolism in Ch’oe Sŭng-hŭi’s Dance

Developing Research into Popular Culture
Project Leader Visiting Professor PARK Sang Mi
Professor MATSUDA Toshihiko

The present research project sets out to explore the structure of cultural power in aspects of ntegration and exclusion latent within both colonial artistic culture in imperial Japan and the cultural shifts in cold war Asia. Our case study is the female Korean dancer Ch’oe Sŭng-hŭi (1911–69?), who was active across the globe. We take as our temporal axis historical processes from the prewar, through wartime to postwar, and for our spatial axis we focus on the cultural connections between Japan and various countries throughout the world. We analyze the ideology that intersects with dance as represented along those axes. “Ch’oe Sŭng-hŭi” is our common key word, but she is not the only object of our academic interest. Our endeavor is characterized by a multi-disciplinary network of scholars from Japan, Korea, and North and South America. The aim of this project is to approach Ch’oe Sŭng-hŭi — our pivot — from a multiplicity of disciplines, and our perspective seeks to reappraise her and her achievements in a multifaceted manner involving different periods, regions, ideas and fields. We hope thereby to locate her anew more broadly within the history of East Asia.

センター研究者等 朴 祥美 国際日本文化研究センター・客員教授、横浜国立大学大学院都市イノベーション研究院・教授
松田 利彦 国際日本文化研究センター・教授
共同研究員 金 スンオグ 中央大学法学部・非常勤講師、早稲田大学商学部・非常勤講師、慶應義塾大学経済学部・非常勤講師、立教大学・非常勤講師
國吉 和子 多摩美術大学美術学部演劇舞踊デザイン学科・客員教授
星野 幸代 名古屋大学人文学研究科・教授
真鍋 祐子 東京大学東洋文化研究所・教授
四方田 犬彦 京都芸術大学大学院・客員研究員
海外共同研究員 Alfredo Romero メキシコ国立自治大学政治社会科学部・教授
Emily Wilcox ウィリアム・アンド・メアリー大学近代言語文学科・准教授
Judy Van Zile ハワイ大学演劇舞踊学科・名誉教授
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