u:japan lecture: "Transition from Painted to Painter: The Female Body of Okinawa and its Women Artists" - Eriko Tomizawa-Kay (U East Anglia)

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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 lecture:

Eriko Tomizawa-Kay
“Transition from Painted to Painter: The Female Body of Okinawa and its Women Artists”

Date and time: Thursday 2022-01-27, 18:30~20:00 (CET, UTC/GMT +1h)
The Zoom Meeting will be open from 18:15 (CET).

In this virtual lecture, Eriko Tomizawa-Kay (University of East Anglia) will examine three issues: first, how the representations of the Okinawan female body were appropriated to express the relationship between subjugated Okinawa and mainland Japan, and justify discrimination against the Okinawan people. Secondly, during the post-war period, how Okinawan female artists establish their careers and identity under the periphery of the nation-states of Japan and the patriarchy in Okinawa. Finally, she will discuss contemporary Nihonga, which is also labelled as contemporary Ryukyu painting, painted by female artists in Okinawa. The presentation will also reconsider contemporary Okinawan painting by female painters in relation to both Japanese and East Asian art histories to cast a new view of Okinawan painting as the living Traditional Painting, and also Modern Okinawan Painting as a descendant of Ryukyu.

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Join the lecture via Zoom Meeting:

Link: https://univienna.zoom.us/j/99096686098?pwd=dy9MbUZJOVl3SkVWSkJ1NXdTbVdNUT09
Meeting-ID: 990 9668 6098
PW: 884788

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


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University of Vienna

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