東文研セミナー"All Refugees: Migration as Leaving and Coming Home"(Lecture and Discussion with Prof. Michael Lim Tan, DVM, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Diliman)のお知らせ



場所:東京大学 東洋文化研究所 三階大会議室



Migration has been a burning issue in the last few years, mainly by way of restricting people's movements. My presentation will look at migration as people in search of a home, and how we are all descended from refugees. The Chinese and Japanese words for refugees are the same 逃难, fleeing hardship and "hardship" or adversity has many definitions: economic, political, religious, and very personal ones. Migration spurred the expansion of Homo sapiens, and created many new possibilities for the development of humanity.

I will use examples from the Philippines, especially in relation to Japan, to show the great diversity in migration, with emphasis on liminality, the period of uncertainty because of adjustments, and legal restrictions. In today's turbulent world, the reasons for fleeing hardship have expanded many times over and it is important that societies become more compassionate, understanding that leaving one's home can be a very difficult decision to make, with the next generations of migrants sometimes choosing to return to their origins. Ultimately, migration is a matter of looking for, and making a home.

主催:東京大学東洋文化研究所(米野研究室)、国際交流基金アジアセンター、東京大学 日本・アジアに関する教育研究ネットワーク(ASNET)、東京大学大学院 情報学環・学際情報学府



登録者 :米野・田川・西村・藤岡
掲載期間:20170919 - 20170929
当日期間:20170929 - 20170929