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Osaka University & Osaka Gas: Academic Cooking, Vol. 38 -- "The Changing Language of Bali -- Multilingual Society Indonesia"

2013-11-20 (Wed) 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Kaitokudo for the 21st Century and Osaka Gas have jointly held lectures of a new type, Academic Cooking series lectures, consisting of a lecture that is followed by the cooking and eating of special foods.

The 40th "volume" of lectures will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. HARA Mayuko, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture, will give a lecture on changes taking place in the multilingual society of Indonesia. Following that, participants will cook and enjoy common Indonesian dishes fragrant with the smell of peanuts: nasi goreng (fried rice), sate (grilled meat on skewers), and gado-gado (salad of cooked vegetables with peanut sauce).

How many languages are spoken in Indonesia? In Japan, while there are differences in regional dialects, the situation of almost everyone speaking Japanese seems to be a given. However, Indonesia is a multilingual society in which several hundred languages are spoken. As a large Southeast Asian country that covers an immense territory with many islands, Indonesia is coalescing as a country in which various ethnic groups, languages, cultures and societies coexist.

In this lecture, we'll take a special look at Bali, a popular tourist destination, particularly at the languages spoken there and how the diversity of Indonesia is smoothing this situation. In a society in which Hindu culture is having a hard time holding its own, how do citizens of Bali who speak both Bali and Indonesian handle these two languges? Moreover, in what way does their linguistic lifestyle relate to changes taking place in Bali society?

Intended for: persons 15 years old and older

Capacity: 24

If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, successful applicants will be chosen by lottery.

Participants will cook Indonesian dishes fragrant with the smell of peanuts: nasi goreng (fried rice), sate (grilled meat on skewers), and gado-gado (salad of cooked vegetables with peanut sauce).

Participation fee: 2,000 yen (price includes consumption tax)

Lecturer: HARA Mayuko, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture

Application period: Tuesday, October 1 ~ Sunday, October 20

Online applications will be accepted from: Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 p.m.

To apply online, click here.

Applications by phone will be accepted from 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8. If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity, the successful applicants will be determined by lottery on Wednesday, October 23 and informed of such by postal mail or email.

Apply to: Osaka Gas Cooking School Senri

Tel: 06-6871-8561

Applications are also accepted in person or by phone at the cooking school from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (excluding Mondays, national holidays, and other specified days).

Date: 2013-11-20 (Wed) 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Osaka Gas
Venue: Osaka Gas Cooking School Senri (1F, Senchu PAL, 1-3-141 Shinsenri Higashi-machi, Toyonaka)
Registration: Online registration is required. Go to the URL noted above to register.
URL: http://21c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp/academicooking/info
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University
info@2c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp

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