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Rethinking the Space and Place of Japan: Literature, Art and Thought

Rethinking the Space and Place of Japan: Literature, Art and Thought

A look at "Literature, Art and Thought" in day two of three in the Nikkei Bruin conference on "Rethinking the Space and Place of Japan." Organized by Torquil Duthie, Seiji Lippit, and William Marotti, UCLA.

Friday, April 06, 2012
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Royce Hall Rm 306
UCLA Campus


9:00 Opening remarks: Seiji Lippit, UCLA

9:10 David Lurie, Columbia University: “Japan and the History of Writing”

9:50 Saitō Mareshi, University of Tokyo: “Kangaku in Meiji 16: Education and Media” (in Japanese)

10:30 Coffee break

10:40 Torquil Duthie, UCLA: “Empire, Nation, and the Yamato State”

11:20 Shinada Yoshikazu, University of Tokyo: “The People who Interpreted the National Polity: The Plan to Nurture National Talent on the Eve of the Imperial Constitution System” (in Japanese)

13:00 Haruo Shirane, Columbia University: “Reconstituting Space and the Construction of Cosmology and Other Lands in Japanese Fiction from Medieval to Early Modern.”

14:00 Chair:  Seiji Lippit, UCLA

  • Hoyt Long, University of Chicago, "Space, Place, and Distributed Difference: Finding Value in the Literary Region"
  • Ted Mack, University of Washington, "Questioning National Plenitude: Japanese-Language Literature in Brazil"
  • Serk Bae Suh, UC Irvine: "Ambiguous Translation: Kitahara Hakushuu's Preface to the 1929 Japanese-language Translation of Korean Folk Songs"

16:00 Coffee break

16:10 Chair:  Anne McKnight, UCLA

  • Franz Prichard, UCLA, "Revolt Against Landscape: Crisis and Critique in Nakahira Takuma's 1970s Urban Photography"
  • Tomiko Yoda, Harvard University: “Girl Space: The Ecology of Lifestyle in 1970s Japan.”

5:30  Closing comments: Seiji Lippit, UCLA

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

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