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China day
China’s Reform and Social Transformation

July 15, 2014, 09:30-18:10
Venue: Navios Yokohama, 2nd Floor Phone Number / 045-633-6000
(6 min. walk from Pacifico Yokohama, 3 min. walk from exit 4 of Bashamichi St., 7 min. walk from Sakuragi-cho St.)

Schedule of Sessions

Opening Session
09:30-09:50 Welcome Address: Kazuhisa Nishihara (Professor, Seijo University)
Guangjin Chen (Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
09:50-10:10 Key Note Speech: Shujiro Yazawa (Professor, Seijo University)
Session 1: China’s Reform and Social Governance
10:10-10:25 Guangjin Chen (Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
10:25-10:40 Wenhong Zhang (Professor, Shanghai University)
10:40-10:55 Jieming Chen (Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University)
10:55-11:10 Haidong Zhang (Professor, Shanghai University)
11:10-11:30 Moderator: Zeng Lin (Professor, Wuhan University)
Session 2: Social Transformation and Structural Change
14:00-14:15 Yi Zhang (Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
14:15-14:30 Feizhou Zhou (Professor, Peking University)
14:30-14:45 Yuxiao Wu (Professor, Nanjing University)
14:45-15:00 Yanjie Bian (Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University)
15:00-15:20 Moderator: Tianfu Wang (Professor, Tsinghua University)
Session 3: Social Transformation and Social Mobility
16:00-16:15 Chunling Li (Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
16:15-16:30 Zeng Lin (Professor, Wuhan University)
16:30-16:45 Yu Li (Professor, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)
16:45-17:00 Yucheng Liang (Professor, Sun Yat-sen University)
17:00-17:20 Moderator: Yanjie Bian (Professor, Xi’an Jaotong University)
17:50-18:10 Toshikazu Shuto (Professor, Nagasaki University)
Yi Zhang (Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Korean Sociology Forum
In Pursuit of the Social from South Korea

July 16, 2014, 09:30-18:10

Venue: Navios Yokohama, 2nd Floor Phone Number / 045-633-6000
(6 min. walk from Pacifico Yokohama, 3 min. walk from exit 4 of Bashamichi St., 7 min. walk from Sakuragi-cho St.)

Schedule of Sessions

09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:20-12:00 [Plenary Session]
Modernization and Social Transformation
* Moderator: Hyun-Chin LIM (Seoul National University)
1) Max Weber’s ‘Protestant Ethic Thesis’ and the Case of Korea’s Modernization Process
- Song U CHON (Hanyang University)
2) Sociology between Global Modernity and Korean Reality
- Myoung-Kyu PARK (Seoul National University)
3) The Labor Market, Family Composition and Poverty in Korea and Japan
- Kwang-Yeong SHIN and Ju KONG (Chung-Ang University)
* Discussant: Shujiro YAZAWA (Seijyo University), Shin ARITA (The University of Tokyo)
12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:20-14:20 [Session 1] Social History of State Formation
* Moderator: Dong-No KIM (Yonsei University)
1) Passionate Mass, Postcolonial Urban Space and Pseudo-public Sphere: Origins of the Politics of the Square Space in Korea
- Baek Yung KIM (Kwangwoon University)
2) The Islands of Exception: State Representations of the Five Islands in the Yellow Sea in 1950s-1980s
- Won-Geun CHUN (Seoul National University)
* Discussant:Il Joon CHUNG (Korea University), Travis KONG (Hong Kong University)

14:20-14:30 Tea Break
14:30-16:00 [Session 3] Health and Social Survey
* Moderator: Kunio ISHIHARA (Seijyo University)
1) Unit Non-Responses of Traditional Household Surveys in Korea
- Sang-Wook KIM (Sungkyunkwan University)
2) Self-Rated Health and Global Network Position
- Yoosik YOUM (Yonsei University)
3) Peer Network, School Context and Adolescent Mental Health
- Harris H. KIM (Ewha Womans University)
* Discussant: Yoshimich SATO (Tohoku University), Taegu LEE (UC-Berkeley)
16:00-16:10 Tea Break
16:10-17:40 [Session 5] Politics and Social Movements
* Moderator: Magnus BENGTSSON (IGES)
1) Searching for Deliberative Democracy in Korea
- Young Hee LEE (The Catholic University of Korea)
2) Sustainability Transition: Drivers and Challenges in Seoul Governance
- So-Young LEE (IGES)
3) A Comparative Study of Social Movements in Korea and Taiwan
- Il Joon CHUNG (Korea University)
* Discussant: Dai NOMIYA (Sophia University),Magnus BENGTSSON (IGES)
17:40-18:10 Reception

13:20-14:20 [Session 2] Families and Generations
* Moderator: Moo-Kyung KIM (Sogang University)
1) Perception and Practice of Paternity Leave
- Na-Young LEE and Aya FURUHASHI (Chung-Ang University)
2) Family Background, Children's Non-Cognitive Skill Formation, and Its Implications for Intergenerational Social Mobility
- Sinn-Won HAN (Korea University)
* Discussant: Ju-hee LEE (Ewha Womans University)
14:20-14:30 Tea Break
14:30-16:00 [Session 4] Citizenship and Human Rights
* Moderator: Seung Kuk KIM (Pusan National University)
1) Bringing Individuals Back in: Rethinking Human Rights
- Jeong-Woo KOO (Sungkyunkwan University)
2) From Mono to Dual Nationality: Reshaping the Legal Boundaries of Citizenship in Korea and Japan
- Naeyun LEE (University of Chicago)
3) Social Contribution of Artist as Welfare Citizenry in the Welfare State and its Social Recognition: Focusing on Korean Artist Welfare Act
- Pil Joo JUNG (Seoul National University)
* Discussant: Bruce FRIESEN (The University of Tampa)
16:00-16:10 Tea Break
16:10-17:40 [Session 6] Culture in the Age of Mobility
* Moderator: Jeong-Ro YOON (KAIST)
1) Topography of Leisure Activities in Korean Society
- Su Jung KIM (Ewha Womans University)

2) Visitors to Jeju Olle: Motivations, Experiences, and Understandings of the Nature-Society Nexus
- Shin-Ock CHANG (Jeju National University)
3) Cultural and Psychological Effects of Study Abroad on Chinese Students in South Korea
- In-Jin YOON, Xina JIN and Hee Sang KIM (Korea University)
* Discussant: Constance LEVER-TRACY (University of South Australia)

Taiwanese Sociology Forum

July 18, 2014, 09:30-16:00

Venue: Navios Yokohama, 2nd Floor Phone Number / 045-633-6000
(6 min. walk from Pacifico Yokohama, 3 min. walk from exit 4 of Bashamichi St., 7 min. walk from Sakuragi-cho St.)

Schedule of Sessions

Session1 : The Development of Civil Society in Taiwan
09:30 Opening Chair: Dr. Hong-zen Wang (President, TSA and Professor, Department of Sociology at National Sun Yat-sen University)
09:45-10:15 Keynote Speech 1: “Civil Society and Democracy in Taiwan: History and Theory” by Dr. Hsiao, Hsin-Huang Michael (Director and Distinguished Research Fellow, the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
10:15-10:30 Discussant: Dr. Shigeto Sonoda (Professor, Sociology and Asian Studies at the University of Tokyo)
10:30-11:00 Keynote Speech 2: “Social Capitals and Political Efficacy: Taiwan, Korea, and Japan” by Dr. Hsung, Ray-May (Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology at National ChengChi University)
11:00-11:15 Discussant: “Social Capitals in Sunflower Movement” by Dr. Lin, Thunghong (Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica, Taiwan) and Ming-sho Ho (Professor, Department of Sociology at National Taiwan University)
11:15-11:45 Open Discussion
11:45-13:00 Break

Session2 : The Crisis and Challenge of Civil Society in Taiwan: Cross-Generational and Cross-National Perspectives
13:00-13:05 Opening Chair: Dr. Hong-zen Wang (President of TSA, Professor of Department of Sociology at National Sun Yat-sen University)
13:05-13:30 Presentation 1: “Contesting Citizenship Education in Taiwan’s New Democracy” by Dr. Maukuei CHANG (Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology at National Taiwan University)
13:30-13:35 Discussant: Dr. Wang Horng-luen (Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
13:35-14:00 Presentation 2: “Civil Revolts and Public Sociology: Taiwan in 2014” by Dr. Ming-Chang Tsai (Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology at National Taipei University)
14:00-14:05 Discussant: Dr. Chiho Ogaya (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Urban Innovation at Yokohama National University)
14:05-14:30 Presentation 3: “The Collapse of the University? Practices and Reflections from the Taiwan Higher Education Union” by Dr. Po-fen Tai (Professor, Department of Sociology at Fu Jen Catholic University)
14:30-14:35 Discussant: Dr. Taiji Ookouchi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences at Hitotsubashi University)
14:35-15:00 Presentation 4: “'Unorganized Women' in Sunflower Movement in Taiwan” by Dr. Chia-Ling Yang (Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Gender Education at National Kaohsiung Normal University)
15:00-15:05 Discussant: Dr. Kjell Nilsson (Lecturer, Department of Sociology at Lund University)
15:05-15:30 Presentation 5: “The Fundraising Mechanism of Sunflower Movement: Social Capital and Social Media” by Dr. Mayumi Tabata (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology at National Dong Hwa University)
15:30-15:35 Discussant: Dr. Nobuko Hosogaya (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics at Sophia University)
15:35-16:00 Open Discussion

17:00-20:00 Taiwan Night
Venue: Sakura Suisan(Japanese-style pub)
Yokohama Information Cultural Center B1, Nihon-odori 11, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0021

Live of the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama

Live of the essence of the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama: 13
- 19 July 2014.

      1. Opening Ceremony on July 13, 17:30 to 20:00
      2. Presidential Plenary I , Facing an Unequal World, on July 14, 8:30 to 10:20
      3. Presidential Plenary II , Alternatives to an Unequal World, on July 18, 14:00 to 15:20


Live streaming video by Ustream

Childcare Services

Please see details in ISA website.

Call for Papers: East Asian Junior Sociologists Forum

On behalf of East Asia Junior Sociologists Forum Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite fellow young researchers who are in East Asia and whose research is based on issues in such regions to submit abstracts for East Asian Junior Sociologists Forum (EAJSF) at Pacifico Yokohama, prior to XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology.

Inviting submissions on all sociological topics, the forum seeks to bring together young colleagues in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan and provide them with opportunities to present original scholarships so that the next generation of East Asian sociologists will be engaged in active discussion, obtain useful feedback, and construct a new and common framework for analyzing East Asian societies. The forum also aims to offer junior sociologist from four countries the chance for networking that will extend into future academic collaboration.


For detail information, please go to:

East Asian Junior Sociologists Forum (EAJSF)

or download PDF file.


Supporting Organizations

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Local Organizing Committee
Japan Sociological Society (JSS)

Sociological Consortium Sub Committee, Science Council of Japan
Sociological Forum Japan (SOF-J)


A Variety of Accommodations

Convenient links of a variety of accommodations. All information in
English. Some are available in Chinese. Please make a reservation by
yourself. For special discount rate for delegates for the Yokohama
Congress, see and reserve at

Accommodations in Yokohama area

Hostel and Ryokan (Japanese style Inn)

Lower Price Guest House, Shared toilet and bath  1 week 13,000 Yen; 1 night 2,000 Yen   from 1 night  2,250 Yen

List of Youth Hostels  from 1 night
4,500 Yen

Alternatives to Hotels, Guest Houses and Apartments for Groups and

If you plan to come to Japan with your family or friends and wish to find
cheaper alternatives than hotels, guest houses and holiday/vacation
apartments are available for you. Although only a few in Yokohama, you
could also rent such a place in Tokyo where is easily commutable to the
Congress venue. The convenient stays in Tokyo to get to the venue by train,
we recommend, are Shibuya (Train Line: Toyoko Line), Kamata (Keihin-Tohoku
Line and Keikyu Line), and Shinagawa (Keihin-Tohoku Line and Keikyu Line).

For more than 7 days stay  At least 7 days, 1 day 2,900
Yen  More than 7 days, 1 night 4,300
Yen (Sakuragicho) or 5,400 Yen (Isezakicho)

Tokyo Area, for short stay with several guests

Next Generation Sociologists Grant

 - For Starting Scholar’s Active Participations in Yokohama -

The Local Organizing Committee  (LOC) for the XVIII ISA WORLD CONGRESS OF SOCIOLOGY in Yokohama invites all the next generation sociologists in East Asia who are participating in the meeting in July 2014 to apply for the grant. ... (read more)

Poster and logo


Here is Yokohama's poster. You can download it and upload freely except any changing (If you upload on your site or publish in your article, please inform us your URL or send the article) . On the top left of this site, you can see our logo. If you want to use the logo, please contact us. Would you like to make a comment on the poster and logo ? Please feel freely to send the comment to (please change # into @).


The Yokohama video was released


JLOC released an English video for the World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, 2014, around 150 seconds. We are welcomed to link freely.

Please enjoy and make comments. Thank you.


Congress Information

Date: July 13(Sun)-19(Sat) , 2014
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama
ISA 2014 Site


Shujiro Yazawa: An Internationalist Par Excellence
Interviewed article on Shujiro Yazawa, President of the Japanese Sociological Society appeared in the cover story of the recent issue of Global Dialogue No.3. The article starts: Shujiro Yazawa, President of the Japanese Sociological Society has travelled to all corners of the globe, imbibing sociology wherever he goes — the embodiment of what he calls multi-versality. He has been teaching sociology in Japan for more than 45 years, and has published 15 books and over 70 papers. He served on the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association from 1994 to 2002. Long a proponent for holding an ISA World Congress on Japanese soil, his dream will come true in 2014. Michael Burawoy interviewed him in a Yokohama sushi bar on December 6, 2010.Global Dialogue No.3


Yazawa's Speech at the Gothenburg Congress
On the final day of the 2010 world congress of sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 17 Sat., Shujiro YAZAWA, the president of the Japan Sociological Society, made a speech on the 2014 Yokohama Congress.


Yokohama : Harbor of the future

Located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city and the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture. Yokohama is known for its international atmosphere, based on its unique history as Japan’s first “treaty port.” Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), during which Japan maintained a policy of self-isolation, Yokohama’s port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. Consequently, Yokohama quickly grew from a small fishing village into one of Japan’s major cities. International settle- ments soon developed around the port, and the neighborhoods in these areas still retain a vibrant international feeling today.

Pacifico Yokohama
The congress venue, Pacifico Yokohama

, is located in Minato Mirai 21, or “harbor of the future.” One of Yokohama’s newer attractions, Minato Mirai 21 is a seaside urban area in central Yokohama. A former shipyard remodeled into a new city center, Minato Mirai incorporates the best of “old and new Yokohama” while the waterfront buildings of the district form the distinctive skyline of new Yokohama. Among these creative buildings is the uniquely-shaped conference venue, Pacifico Yokohama, whose shape mirrors the fabulous seaside setting as it invokes nautical images: it could be a wave, a ship, or a sail. The wealth of attractions to be found in Minato Mirai include shopping centers, hotels, a convention center, an amusement park, hot spring baths, museums, and parks.
You will find that Yokohama is the ideal setting for observing and grasping the new reality of modernday Japan. Diversified cuisine, arts and culture, and a dynamic range of urban landscapes and changing communities can all be found in contemporary Yokohama. For your own sociological observations and experiences, Yokohama will make all the difference.

Yokohama Visitor's Guide

Portal Site of Yokohama City

History of Yokohama City

Weather in Yokohama

Living Guide for Foreign Residents