Interrogating Okinawa: Meanings, Memories and Images


International Workshop


When:
06.Mar.2009 11.30 - 20.00
Where:
The Showroom Cinema - Sheffield
March 6: (Open to public)

 

12.25-21.30 Welcome speech: Glenn D Hook, National Institute of Japanese Studies and University of Sheffield
12.30 -13.00

'Projecting the Nation: The Representation of Okinawa in  Japanese Film'

Speaker: Aaron Gerow, Yale University

Chair: Lucia Nagib, Director of the Centre for World Cinema, University of Leeds

13.00 - 13.15 Break
13.15-15.15 Screening of Untamagiru ((1989, 120 minutes, 35mm, colour with English subtitles)
15.15 -15.45

Message from the Director, Takamine Go (read by Ishiguro Junko)

Discussion

Chair: Shelley O'Brien, Sheffield Hallam University

15.45-16.00 Break
16.15- 17.45

Distinguished Lecture

Welcome: Dominic Shellard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs, University of Sheffield

IS JAPAN A POST-HEROIC NATION? - FROM OKINAWA TO IRAQ"

Speaker: Sabine Fruhstuck, University of California, Santa Barbara

Chair: Glenn Hook, Director, National Institute of Japanese Studies

Discussants:

Naoko Shimazu, Birkbeck College, University of London

Patrick Beillevaire, French National Centre for Scientific Research and the Japan Research Centre at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

17.55 –18:50

Okinawan music recital with Minato Chihiro’s photograph slide show

Welcome: Mark Williams, President, British Association for Japanese Studies and National Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Leeds

Introduction: Jonathan Stock,University of Sheffield and White Rose East Asia Centre

Introduction to Okinawa music: Kohama Tsukasa (Interpreter Ishiguro Junko)

Singer: Murayoshi Akane
Sanshin Player: Kohama Tsukasa

18.50

Closing Remarks: Mika Ko, National Institute of Japanese Studies and University of Sheffield

 



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