AsiaBarometer Workshop 2010 Program


December 19 (Sunday), 2010
Venue: Seminar Room B110, College of Liberal Arts, Korea University

9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:10 Welcoming Remark by Prof. In-jin Yoon (Korea University)
10:10-10:20 Explanation of the AB Workshop by Prof. Shigeto Sonoda (GSII, UT)

10:20-12:00 Session 1 Class Issues in East Asia
Chair Prof. Tai-lok Lui(Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong)
Commentator Prof. Chunling Li(Institute of Sociology, CASS)
Qian Zhou (GSII, University of Tokyo)
"Reconsidering the East Asian Middle Class: Research Issues, Data Validation and Future Prospects"
Thung-Hong Lin (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica)
“How Class Matters in Four Chinese Societies: Social Inequality and Political Attitudes”
Mikito Terachi (GSAS, University of Tokyo)
"Upper Class People in East Asia: Is There the Possibility of Emergence of Gold-Collar Workers?"
Yan Zhu and Chuan Hong (Department of Sociology, Fudan University)
" Internal Political Efficacy of Middle Class in Transitional States: Comparing China and Vietnam"
Terence Chong (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) < Paper Contribution Only>
"A Matter of Trust: Southeast Asian Middle Class Perspectives of the State"

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:20 Session 2 State and Nation in Globalizing East Asia
Chair Prof. Mau-kuei Chang (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica)
Commentator Prof. Tai-lok Lui (Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong)
Ja-young Nam (GSII, University of Tokyo)
"Does the Internet Promote Nationalism in East Asia?: A Comparative Research on the Correlation of Media Use and National Identity"
Li-Hsuan Cheng (Graduate Institute of Sociology, National Sun Yat-Sen University)
"A Neo-liberal Turn? Examining the Attitudes toward Public Spending and Equality in Seven East Asian Societies"
Ji-yuan Zhang(Department of Sociology, University of Tokyo)
"Social Capital and the East Asian Welfare Society Model?Models?: Evidence from 2003-2008 Asia Barometer "


14:40-16:20 Session 3 East Asian Family Values in Comparative Perspective
Chair Prof. Shigeto Sonoda (GSII, University of Tokyo)
Commentator Prof. Ern-Ser Tan (Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore)
Ji-ae Kim and Tae Bum Yoo (Department of Sociology, Korea University)
“A Comparative Study on the Determinants of Male attitudes toward Gender Affirmative Action in Asian Countries: Using AsiaBarometer 2006 Data”
Zong-Rong Lee (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica)
"Examining Familism and Political Efficacy in Asia"
Chuan Hong and Yan Zhu (Department of Sociology, Fudan University)
“Family Structure, Family Function and Child-rearing Value in China and India "
Jae In Lee (Department of Sociology, Korea University)
“A Comparative Study of the Determinants of Strength of Kinship Tie among China, Japan, and Korea"


16:40-18:00 Session 4 Religion and Well-being in Cultural Diversity in East Asia
Chair Prof. Ern-Ser Tan (Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore)
Commentator Prof. In-jin Yoon (Department of Sociology, Korea University)
Gang-Hua Fan (Department of Social Psychology, Shih Hsin University)
"Does Religion Matter for East Asian's Psychological Well-Being?: Evidence from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan"
Mathew Mathews (Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore)
"Religious people in Asia: How are they different?”
Akiko Ishioka (GSAPS, Waseda University)
"Who is dissatisfied with the Social Welfare System in East Asia?: Data Analysis of AsiaBarometer 2006"