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History and Repetition Today

History and Repetition Today

A keynote lecture featuring Kojin Karatani as part of a three day Nikkei Bruin conference on "Rethinking the Space and Place of Japan." Organized by Torquil Duthie, Seiji Lippit, and William Marotti, UCLA.

Thursday, April 05, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Lenart Auditorium

How do contemporary events in Japan and the world, including the disasters of March 11 and global protest movements, relate to a structure of historical repetition?

Kojin Karatani is Japan's most prominent philosopher and cultural critic.  He is the author of numerous influential works, including, in English, Origins of Modern Japanese Literature, Architecture as Metaphor, Transcritique, as well as the recently published History and Repetition.  In this talk, Karatani will address the current crisis in Japan following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster against the global backdrop of historical repetition.

Lecture from 6PM - 7PM.

Reception to follow from 7PM - 8PM.

For more information on Kojin Karatani please visit:

This event is free and open to the public.  Reservations are recommended, but not required.




Directions to the Fowler and parking information can be found on the Fowler Museum website.

Download File: History-and-Repetition-Today-flyer-l1-wrc.pdf

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures

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