u:japan lunch lecture: "Japanesia (Yaponesia), the Arc of Ryūkyū, and Shimao Toshio’s Cultural Resistance against the Colonial Politics of the Past - Shinnosuke Takahashi

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Dear H-Japan list member,
the Department of East Asian Studies – Japanese Studies at University of Vienna would like to draw your attention to the upcoming u:japan lunch lecture:

Shinnosuke Takahashi
“Japanesia (Yaponesia), the Arc of Ryūkyū, and Shimao Toshio’s Cultural Resistance against the Colonial Politics of the Past”

Date and time: Thursday, June 2, 2022, 12:30~14:00 (CEST, UTC/GMT +2h)
The Zoom Meeting will be open from 12:15 (CEST).

Shimao Toshio (1917-1986) is probably one of the most famous authors in the history of post-war Japanese literature, even though his works have also been seen as controversial, especially those related to his concept of Japanesia. In this virtual lecture Shinnosuke Takahashi (Victoria University of Wellington) probes Shimao’s cultural politics in light of his community activities and trans-oceanic journeys as well as the content of his texts, especially during his first decade living in Amami-Ōshima. Historical analysis of Japanesia will allow us to have a clearer understanding of the criticality and the limit of the concept, which, Takahashi argues, is still of some great value to reflect upon today.

For further information on the lecturer, the abstract of the lecture and future events of u:japan lectures, please follow the link below: https://japanologie.univie.ac.at/ujapanlectures/

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Join the lecture via Zoom Meeting:
Link: https://univienna.zoom.us/j/62248824496?pwd=S0VtWW9Rbk1DOHJoNHpZSEQ3Q2RUZz09
Meeting-ID: 622 4882 4496
PW: 843341

We are looking forward to host you!
With kind regards,
Bernhard Leitner, Florian Purkarthofer and Ralf Windhab

PS: If you missed a lecture or want to review, head to our recorded lectures section:
https://japanologie.univie.ac.at/ujapanlectures/records/

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University of Vienna
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