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Lecture: Professor Akira Nishimura, Kagoshima University- Pacification of the Dead Spirits, Inspiration for the Living: The Relation of the Violent Structure of Japanese Society to the Commemoration for the War Dead

In Japan, two kinds of the dead have been discussed separately in the past research trends on the commemoration for war dead: the fallen soldiers and the civilian casualties like the atomic bomb dead. In this talk, Professor Akira Nishimura will try to recapitulate such genealogies of the commemorations based on the violent structure of Japanese society and abstract two types of vectors as “pacification and inspiration” which represent the relation of the living and the dead.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UCLA Rolfe Hall, Room 1301

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Asian American Studies Center, Asian American Studies Department

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