2012-2015 Joint Research
PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY IN ASIA -Social Survey beyond the Dualism of “Exclusion” and “Inclusion”-
This project involves conducting field studies to focus on diversity, mobility, plurality, and inclusiveness in Asian societies. We seek to establish alternative social models and theories for/against the “exclusive society.”
This four year project has three branches: the South Asia/India Group, Chinese Borders/Yunnan Group, and Japan Group. The first group, led by Professor SEKINE Yasumasa, analyzes linguistic, religious, and caste diversity and conflict in South Asian societies overseas. The second group, led by Professor OGINO Masahiro, examines diversity and mobility in border areas between China and Southeast Asia. The third group, led by Professor YAMA Yoshiyuki, studies minorities and peripheral societies in Japan.
3. Originality and Expected Result
This project seeks to challenge the Western-oriented dualism of “exclusion” and “inclusion,” which few scholars have overcome. We plan to organize conferences and publish books in order to present the theoretical implications of survival strategies against the “exclusive society.”
South Asia/India Group
Chinese Borders/Yunnan Group