Yearly Archives: 2013

Taiwanese War Criminals in International War Crime Trials

Date: 20 December 2013.

International Conference on “Taiwanese War Criminals in International War Crime Trials,” National Chung Cheng University, Jiayi, Taiwan.

Conference Outline.pdf

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Perceiving Politics: art, protest, and everyday life in early 1960s Japan

Date: December 2, 2013

This lecture by Dr. William Marotti addresses the politics of culture and everyday life in Japan in the early 1960s, explored through a focus upon transformations in avant-garde artistic production and performance. The book examines the advent of this art-based activism in Japan in the late 1950s and early 1960s in its complex relation with an internationalized art world, mass culture, domestic protest movements, and evolving forms of state practice, law, and surveillance. It reflects upon the significance of this history for understanding the 1960s as a global moment, and the particular role of art and performance in these transformations.

Lecture Overview: Perceiving Politics.pdf

People out of place between Japan and China: interethnic intimacies from the prewar to the postwar

Date: November 11, 2013

In the 1920s and 1930s, the Japanese media erupted with sensational tales of the “abduction” and “enslavement” of Japanese women who moved with their Chinese husbands from Japan to the coastal hinterland of Fujian, in South China. Today, right-wing Japanese websites are showering their fury on the descendants of those women who are seeking to obtain Japanese nationality and gain residence in Japan. In this talk, Professor David Ambaras will explore the history of the interethnic intimacies and regional migrations at the core of these developments, and consider the geopolitical contexts that have informed these evolving ideologies of a Chinese menace in Japan.

Lecture Overview: People Out of Place.pdf