現代中央アジアの文化に関する講演会  2010年7月2日開催


このたび、共同利用・共同研究拠点 イスラーム地域研究東京大学拠点は、(財)東洋文庫とロシア史研究会との共催で、下記の講演会を開催することになりました。

講演者のジョン・ショーバーライン氏は、中央アジア地域を専門とする研究者で、今回は、ソ連崩壊後、中央アジア諸国がいかにして自らにとっての「正しい」文化を規定していったのか、という視点から、中央アジアにおけるソ連の文化的影響の問題に関するご講演をしていただく予定です。

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日時:
2010年7月2日(金)15:00-17:00
会場:
東京大学本郷キャンパス法文2号館2階第三会議室
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_01_02_j.html
講演者:
John Schoeberlein (Harvard University)
講演題目:
"Being Non-Post-Colonial in Central Asia: RecoveringNon-Soviet Culture and Preserving Soviet Legacies"
(通訳無し)
司会:
小松久男(東京大学)
Lecture:
"Being Non-Post-Colonial in Central Asia: Recovering Non-Soviet Culture and Preserving Soviet Legacies" (in English)

John Schoeberlein (Harvard University)

Islamic Area Studies, University of Tokyo
Date:
Friday, July 2, 2010
Time:
15:00-17:00
Location:
University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Faculty of Law and Letters, Building 2, Third Meeting Room on the Second Floor
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_01_02_j.html (Japanese)
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_01_02_e.html (English)
Moderator:
Komatsu Hisao (University of Tokyo)
For inquiries, contact:
Hamamoto at Islamic Area Studies
(c-asias@l.u-tokyo.ac.jp)

No registration is required.
Abstract:
For those who were sure two decades ago that the Soviet Union had to go, it seemed obvious that Central Asian culture would have to be remade. Central Asians would need to recover what was lost due to Soviet repressions, and to clear away the negative and contrived legacy of ideologically motivated cultural projects that had no other purpose than to bolster the defunct Soviet regime. But those with such certainty were mainly not in Central Asia, while Central Asians were often quite ambivalent about the non-Soviet culture which was meant to be "recovered", as it often seemed to them quaint, contrived, and anti-modern, and they felt much more affinity to precisely the familiar Soviet culture, with its Russian and modernist attributes, in which they had been nurtured. In this talk, I will explore the challenges which Central Asians have faced as they have sought to work out what culture is right for them following the demise of the processes which produced Soviet culture. In facing these challenges, Central Asian have had to position themselves in relation to the process of decolonization -- de-Russification, de-Sovietization, re-nationalization, re-Islamization -- and have often responded by affirming that they were never colonized. While states' and elites' struggles to gain some post-Soviet legitimacy have helped foster some real enthusiasm for various decolonization projects, even the approaches to cultural cleansing and recovery carry a strong imprint of Soviet sensibilities. Even Islam, for example, is being revived in its Soviet forms, among others.