January 23, 2015/ 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

UCLA Haines Hall Room 352

Workshop: Critical Tōhoku Studies

Presentation by Ellen Schattschneider (Brandeis University), Satsuki Takahashi (George Mason University), and Bridget Love (University of Oklahoma)

The region of Tōhoku (lit. ‘east-north’) has been economically, culturally, and politically marginalized within Japan for centuries. In view of Akasaka Norio’s recent call for a ‘Tōhoku Studies’ and increased scholarly attention to the region since the 2011 earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disasters, this workshop asks:

What is Tōhoku?
What can we learn from a narrower focus on the local?
And can the idea of the region help us critique, or escape, the idea of the nation?

RSVP REQUIRED by January 15. Contact Edwin Everhart (edwin.everhart@gmail.com)

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Anthropology