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Grad Chat - May 10: Art Conservation and Sociology

Grad Chat - May 10: Art Conservation and Sociology

This week on Grad Chat:
Art Conservation Students: Emily Cloutier, Vincent Dion, Anne-Marie Guerin.
In part 2 of our Art Conservation feature.,Emily, Vincent and Anne-Marie join us again to discuss their projects like conserving a pastel painting!

Midori Ogasawara: PhD student in Sociology under the supervision of Professor David Lyon

Research Topic: Identification (ID) system

Overview : I research on the colonial origin of ID techniques in the Japanese context. Japan occupied Manchuria in Northeast China from the 1930s, and issued the fingerprinted ID cards to the local Chinese. Such techniques had never been practiced in mainland Japan. The purposes of the Manchurian ID system were: to sort out the population into the “desirable” and “undesirable”, use the “desirable” as cheap labour, and watch over the “undesirable” resistance. Thus, identification requires personal data, and classifies the people into different categories, based on the data. These techniques have widespread un