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Joint Seminar with Shigemi Nakagawa and Barbara Sato

Joint Seminar by Shigemi Nakagawa, Japanese Modern Literature and Comparative Literature at Ritsumeikan University, and Barbara Sato, History, Seikei University

Monday, October 06, 2008
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Royce 243
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Professors Shigemi Nakagawa and Barbara Sato will conduct a joint seminar for graduate students and faculty members of UCLA and other scholars interested in modern Japanese literature and history. Professors Nakagawa and Sato will each speak about their research and current projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their research interests with them.

A formal session will take place from 3-5 followed by a discussion. 

Shigemi Nakagawa is Professor of Modern Japanese Literature and Comparative Literature at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He is the author of Katarikakeru kioku [Speakable Memories] (1999) and numerous other book chapters and articles. He is also the co-author of Showa bungakuron kô (1990) and Nijusseiki no Nihon bungaku (1995). His wide interests include gender theory, colonialism and imperialism, and memory and history.

Barbara Sato is a Professor of History in the Faculty of Humanities at Seikei University, Tokyo. She received her Ph.D. in History from Columbia University in 1994. Her major publications include The New Japanese Woman: Modernity, Media, and Women in Interwar Japan (2003), “The Moga Sensation: Perceptions of the Modan Gâru in Japanese Intellectual Circles During the 1920s” in Gender & History, and “Makiko's Diary: A Merchant Wife in 1910 Kyoto” in the Journal of Asian Studies

This event is free and open primarily to the students and faculty members of UCLA and other universities in the Los Angeles area.  Seating is limited.  Interested members of the community, please contact the center to see if space is available.

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