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Bradley This book is the culmination of research carried out at the Afrasian Research Centre at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Ryukoku University was established in as a Buddhist educational institution by the Nishihongwanji Temple, the head temple of Shin Buddhism, later becoming a university, and is known as one of the oldest tertiary educational institutions in Japan.
The Centre was established in in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan MEXT to facilitate a cooperative research body to explore theoretical and pragmatic inquir- ies into a wide variety of conflicts and confrontations in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Centre aims to provide analysis and suggestions for pos- sibilities of conflict resolutions. Research meetings and international symposia were held each year for the past three years to discuss and exchange information about ongoing conflicts caused by the radical changes and expeditious transformations in an increasingly globalizing world.
What became ever more clear through our meetings and sympo- sia was the speed of the changes and transitions in the world and the power of liberal discourses of globalization, which eventually resulted in the alteration to the focus of inquiry.
The Centre subsequently shifted its focus more to conflict reconciliation and critical engagement with specific attention to the current policies, discourses, issues, and lived experiences of multiculturalism. Any conflicts in the contemporary era of globalization, whether micro-level conflicts or macro-level confrontations, are intertwined with the concepts of difference viewed through the prisms of the over- arching concepts of culture and civilization.
These terms have been utilized in many fields in the past several decades. While we can only offer a brief overview of two of the fields with which the editors are most 1 K.
Bradley knowledgeable cultural anthropology and abu lughod writing against culture 1991 honda relationswe can claim without too much controversy that culture and civilization, joined as they are historically, have been threading their way into dis- cussions of difference, appearing at crucial junctures to create seemingly unbridgeable chasms between peoples.
This is increasingly evident both in media and in everyday use, as well as in social science analyses, like some unfinished business of the past returning to remind one, almost in a melancholy manner, of the excesses of past misdeeds Gilroy, However, the complexity of what to do about the grand scheme of difference remains.
While some have suggested that culture can still be retained as a reasonable mode of analysis, especially if care is taken to avoid overgeneralizing Brumann,the penchant for thinking against culture as a certifiable category for more than convenience is assumed by much contemporary anthropological research.
Civilization discourses, bound together with the pathology of 20th century modernity out of control genocide and racismhave also been similarly viewed with scepticism by many social scientists, including in detailed treatments in anthropology Patterson, and global history Mazlish, Nonetheless, despite such critiques, both culture and civilization have steadily found their way back into common parlance, even for some as synonyms of superior models of human development, particularly but not entirely through reactions to political events after September Any attempt Introduction 3 to analyze, evaluate, and summarize discussions of multiculturalism in theory and practice must first set out to deflate some of the aspects of the supposedly unifying discourse of cultural commonsense.
It is that conundrum that we attempt to address by using conflict reconcilia- tion in the title of this collection. When we discuss this problem in as large a region as the Asia-Pacific, there are bound to be numerous and unavoidable problems of particularism which threaten to negate any kind of generalizability.
This may be inevitable, but we hope in this volume that we can move beyond such reductionist thinking, which has typified much of the discussion that revolves around the categories of East and West, to name perhaps the most overused and salient simplifying dichotomy. We are additionally aware that, by including the term Asia-Pacific in the title, we may be eliding a discussion of topics that are mostly focused on Japan with areas far and wide.
On the other hand, we wish to draw attention to the multiple chapters that analyze phenomena related to migration, language, and politics in Japan in the Asia-Pacific as well as others that are not primarily focused on Japanese people or categories, even if they may be related to territorial aspects of Japan.
As a result, a particular way to read multiculturalism as theory and a set of policies and programs to transcend the normative state of affairs of a world in conflict has come to the fore in the academic world.
In the existing literature of migration studies and international rela- tions, culture has been often mistakenly treated as the one of the root causes of conflict. As is well known, this interpretation is claimed to be the indispensable foundation of contemporary world affairs on the basis of civilizational clash Huntington, This is apparently important not only theoretically, but also for its political implications.
In fact, many of the discourses of culture and international relations can be read not as academic inquiry per se but also as a form of political manifestation of US global hegemony Jones,p. In this sense, the old saying is true that culture is political Brown,p.
In order to illustrate this more clearly, we may refer here to the Arendtean following the work of Hannah Arendt understanding of the public.
To Arendt, the differences among individuals and the existence of the public sphere are intimately intertwined and mutually indispensable. Without the public sphere, a society easily falls into the hands of totalitarianism Arendt, What we are concerned with in this research project is similar to what Arendt tried to address.
This is the way in which we become able to eschew the coercion of politi- cally and culturally specific interpretations of truth and justice of one party onto the others, while at the same time establishing an interac- tive and communicative public space for reconciliation of conflicts and Introduction 5 confrontations in the Asia-Pacific region.
In this manner, it is one that does not stop at cautiously advo- cating the mere coexistence with those from different cultures, but encourages dialog and negotiation among them.
It is precisely at this moment in the second decade of the 21st century that we have a firm conviction that the public sphere is indispensable in constructing an environment for reconciliation.
Yet culture narrowly defined in the essentialized way, mainly formulated in the liberal dis- course of multiculturalism, does not automatically or, in any final sense, authentically provide a ground for dialog or reconciliation among the parties involved in conflict.
Here, the concept of interac- tive and communicative multiculturality comes to the fore as a form of the public sphere and appears in a way that holds some relevance for transcending the presupposed continuous collision of different cultures. However, even in the framing of multiculturalism, it is argued by some, the essentialized concept of culture still resides robustly in its mainstream discourses Baumann, ; Phillips, Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd.
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