International Symposium on “Biocultural Diversity in the Asia-Pacific”

Date: 12 August, 2013
Venue: Lecture Hall, RIHN (→ Access)
Language: English
Participation: Contact the address shown in the bottom of this page
Organizers: RIHN FS “Biocultural Diversity in the Asia-Pacific : Linking Community-based Participatory Research and the Transmission of Ecological Knowledge to Future Generations” (Masayuki Onishi)


9:30-9:40 Word of welcome/ Introduction of today’s program Prof. Masayuki Onishi
9:40-10:40 Session 1: Okinawa(Chair: Masayuki Onishi)  
9:40-10:10 Biocultural diversity in Okinawa Prof. Takakazu Yumoto
10:10-10:40 Language diversity and endangerment in the Ryukyus Prof. Masahide Ishihara
10:40-10:50 Coffee break  
10:50-12:20 Session 2: Papua New Guinea(Chair: Syuntaro Tida)  
10:50-11:20 Linguistic diversity in Papua New Guinea Prof. Nicholas Evans
11:20-11:50 Papua New Guinea defines diversity Prof. Prem P. Rai
11:50-12:20 Fish diversity and food security in Papua New Guinea Dr. Satoshi Ishikawa
12:20-13:40 Lunch break  
13:40-14:40 Session 3: South Asia(Chair: Nathan Badenoch)  
13:40-14:10 Linguistic diversity in South Asia Prof. Toshiki Osada
14:10-14:40 Ecological information encoded in the Solega language of southern India Dr. Aung Si
14:40-14:50 Coffee break  
14:50-16:20 Session 4: Southeast Asia(Chair: Toshiki Osada)  
14:50-15:20 Genetic diversity of rice in Southeast Asia Prof. Ryuji Ishikawa
15:20-15:50 Prehistoric language dispersions and Austroasiatic zoological terms Prof. Gérard Diffloth
15:50-16:20 Economic integration, landuse change and the restructuring of human diversity: Dynamics of biocultural diversity in Northern Laos Dr. Nathan Badenoch
16:20-16:30 Coffee break  
16:30-17:00 General Discussion  

AUNG SI Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne
BADENOCH, Nathan Associate Professor, The Hakubi Project, Kyoto University
DIFFLOTH, Gérard Visiting Fellow, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
EVANS, Nicholas Head and Professor, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University
ISHIHARA, Masahide Professor, Dept. of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Law and Letters, University of the Ryukyus
ISHIKAWA, Ryuji Dept. of Applied Biosciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science, Hirosaki University
ISHIKAWA, Satoshi Associate Professor, RIHN
ONISHI, Masayuki Visiting Professor, RIHN
OSADA, Toshiki Visiting Professor Emeritus, RIHN
RAI, Prem P. Professor, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea
YUMOTO, Takakazu Professor, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

ONISHI Masayuki (Visiting Professor, RIHN)
Tel: +81-75-707-2152
Fax: +81-75-707-2106