“Discovering Transcultural Conceptualizations of Amae through Dialogue”

“Discovering Transcultural Conceptualizations of Amae through Dialogue”


October 23 (Wednesday) International Workshop with Young Researchers “Discovering Transcultural Conceptualizations of Amae through Dialogue”

Time Title Speaker
8:50 – 9:00 Welcoming address Prof. Tadashi Nishihira (Kyoto University)
9:00 – 9:30 Introduction: ‘Japanese mentality’ and amae reconsidered – transcultural perspectives Prof. Ruprecht Mattig (TU Dortmund University)
9:30 – 10:00 ‘Freedom in security’? The transcultural cloak over Takeo Doi’s concept of amae from the perspective of German education studies. Miriam Mathias (TU Dortmund University)
10:00 – 10:30 Approaching Japan: Why should German pedagogues know about amae? Gamze Sener (TU Dortmund University)
Break (15 minites)
10:45 – 11:15 Manifestations of amae-related Cultural Concepts in Communication: A pragmatic analysis of Sajiao/Fadia Jueyun Su (Kyoto University)
11:15 – 11:45 Social Behavior from an Interdisciplinary and Interspecies Perspective: An Investigation of amae in the Context of Human and Nonhuman Animals. Marvin Giehl (TU Dortmund University)
Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:30 The Dialectics of amae in Banana Yoshimoto’s Novel ‘Kitchen’ as an Opportunity to Shift, Create and Re-Create the Meaning of amae through Translation. Dr. Hiromi Kora (TU Dortmund University)
13:30 – 14:00 Towards Mutual Transcultural Understanding: Theory, Practice, and Future Directions Prof. David Dalsky (Kyoto University)
14:00 – 14:30 Final Discussion and Closing Remarks

October 25 (Friday) Symposium – Transcultural Session –

Time Title Speaker
15:30 – 17:30 Sustainable Development and Transculturality Prof. Ruprecht Mattig (TU Dortmund University)
Approaching Transculturality: Critical Reflections and its Significance in Social Science and Education. Axel Wegner (TU Dortmund University)
Mutual Transcultural Understanding: Puzzling about amae through Intercultural Exchanges Prof. David Dalsky (Kyoto University)
Thinking Across Language and Time. Some Transcultural Considerations on the ‘Japaneseness’ of amae and the Alleged Absence of amae in Other Cultures. Klaus Zehbe (TU Dortmund University)