Schedule of Events, Fall 2008

  1. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Poster Exhibition
    August 25-December 1
    Mansfield Library
    Main Lobby
  2. Keynote Event
    UC North Ballroom
    Testimonial by Ms. Shigeko Sasamori
    (Hiroshima survivor)
    Speech by Mr. Steven Leeper
    (Chairperson, Hiroshima Peace Cultural Foundation)
    preceded by
    Catered reception for visitors
    Mansfield Library Theta Rho Room (4th Level)
    Talk by Ms. Sasamori and Mr. Leeper
  3. Faculty Roundtable
    "Contested Narratives: Hiroshima and World War II"
    Oct 22
    Dell Brown Room
    Moderator: Charles Exley
    A-bomb literature in Japan
    (Dr. Charles Exley, Japanese Section, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures)
    The Educational Legacy of the Atomic Bomb in Japan
    (Dr. Noriko Seguchi, Department of Anthropology)
    Two Responses to the Holocaust: Austria and Germany
    (Dr. Gerald Fetz, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences)
    The Legacy of Soviet and Nazi Camp Atrocities
    (Dr. Ona Renner-Fahey, Russian Section, MCLL)
    Narratives of the Asia Pacific War
    (Dr. Philip West, Professor of Modern Asian Affairs, Mansfield Center)
  4. Film series on campus
    Wed. nights 7-9pm in UC Theater
    Each film will be preceded by an introduction by Dr. Charles Exley.
    All shows are free and open to the public.

    September 10
    Barefoot Gen (Shinzaki Mamoru, 1984)
    The animated classic about a young Hiroshima boy who experiences the atomic bomb.
    October 1
    Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima (Ron Junkerman, 1987) An engaging documentary about artists Iri and Toshi Maruki whose murals explore the atomic age and the tragedy of man's inhumanity to man.
    October 15
    Black Rain (Imamura Shohei, 1989)
    Based on the novel by Ibuse Masuji, this black and white masterpiece examines the continuing impact of the bomb on one family's life.
    October 29
    Yasukuni (John Nelson, 1998)
    A short documentary that examines the history of and controversies surrounding Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
    November 12
    Kamikaze Taxi (Harada Masato, 1995)
    A blockbuster feature starring Yakusho Koji (of Shall We Dance? fame) as a Peruvian cab driver who gets mixed up with gangsters.
  5. East Asia NOW
    An exploration of Common Ground and Controversy in Japan, China, and Korea today (student discussion moderated by Charles Exley)
    November 5
    Dell Brown Room

We acknowledge the generous support from:

  • The City of Hiroshima
  • The Mike and Maureen Mansfield Library
  • The Mansfield Center
  • The Office of the President
  • The Office of the Provost
  • International Programs
  • The College of Arts & Science
  • The Department of Sociology
  • The Department of Anthropology
  • The Department of Social Work
  • The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center