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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Mladen Milicevic
Loyola Marymount University, USA

Malden Milicevic received a B.A. (1982) and an M.A. (1986) in music composition and multimedia arts studying with Josip Magdic at The Music Academy of Sarajevo, in his native Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1986 Mr. Milicevic came to the United States to study with Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, from which he received his masters degree in experimental music composition (1988). From the University of Miami in Florida, Mr. Milicevic received his doctorate degree in computer music composition in 1991, studying with Dennis Kam. For several summers, he studied with Michael Czajkowski at the Aspen Music School. He was awarded several music prizes for his compositions in the former Yugoslavia as well as in Europe. Working in Yugoslavia as a freelance composer for ten years, he composed for theater, films, radio and television, also receiving several prizes for this body of work. Since he moved to the United States in 1986, Mr. Milicevic has performed live electronic music, composed for modern dances, made several experimental animated films and videos, set up installations and video sculptures, had exhibitions of his paintings, and scored for films. His interests are interdisciplinary and he has made numerous presentations at various international conferences on a wide range of topics such as music, film, aesthetics, semiology, neuroscience, sociology, education, artificial intelligence, religion, and cultural studies. On the rather intriguing side, he is also known for composing music for The Room a film which has become a world-wide phenomenon to the point that Hollywood is releasing in December of 2017, a film Disaster Artist which is about the making of The Room. Dr. Milicevic is Professor and Chair of Recording Arts Department at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

Speech Title: Altered States of Consciousness and Film Sound
Abstract: The focus of my presentation is making connection between an area of film studies (related to film sound) and recent findings in neuroscience. Since 1929 and Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail, subjective film sound that depicts altered states of consciousness of the film characters, has been introduced and later, significantly “tweaked” and redefined. The Hollywood filmmakers “intuitively” arrived at some sort of the “formula” for depicting altered states of consciousness and creating a dream-like oneiric sound experience. With recent neuroscientific research, there is clear evidence that supports this intuitively created “formula”. Several film clips which illustrate the above concepts, will be presented.

Prof. Norihito Mizuno
Akita International University, Japan

Mizuno Norihito is a Professor of the Global Studies Program (East Asian Studies) at Akita International University (AIU) in Akita, Japan. He graduated from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan and earned a Ph.D. In history at the Ohio State University. Prior to joining AIU in 2007, he taught at the Ohio State University and Tiffin University in the United States.He has worked on early modern and modern Japanese-East Asian relations and published some articles on Sino-Japanese and Japanese-Taiwanese relations. His current research interests include Japanese communities in China before 1945, especially educational institutions for Japanese children in Chinese cities, and history controversies between Japan and its neighbors. His most recent publications include “The Search for Educational Betterment in a Foreign Land: A Study of the North China Japanese Elementary School Principals’ Conference,” “An Attempt of Reconciliation over History: The Case of the 1871 Ryukyu Shipwreck Incident,”and “The Dispute over Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen) and Its Implications in Japan.”

Speech Title: The Japanese in Hong Kong during the Interwar Period
Abstract: This study (presentation) attempts to examine Japanese views of their own experiences in Hong Kong during the so-called interwar period through the analysis of Japanese diplomatic archives. During the time period, the Japanese community in the British colony experienced consistent demographic expansion along with the enhancement of Japanese economic presence in Asia. However, for Japanese residents, the interwar period was simultaneously the times of hardship striking them intermittently. Hong Kong was not put outside the rise of Chinese nationalism. As diplomatic and military frictions occurred between China and Japan, the life and business interests of Japanese residents in China easily fell to a prey to local hostility expressed through boycotts, strikes, vandalism and violence. Alienated from Chinese sovereignty since the 1840s, Hong Kong was by no means a safe haven for the Japanese. In sympathy with their ethnic compatriots in the north of the continent, in similar or even same ways, Hong Kongers also expressed their anti-Japanese sentiment, and what the Japanese residents could do to protect themselves to depend on the protective measures taken by the British colonial government. The violence induced by the Mukden Incident in September 1931 became a decisive blow to the Japanese community, which followed a course of decline.

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