Schedule of Events, Fall 2008
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Poster Exhibition
August 25-December 1Mansfield Library
September15UC North Ballroom
Testimonial by Ms. Shigeko Sasamori(Hiroshima survivor)
Speech by Mr. Steven Leeper(Chairperson, Hiroshima Peace Cultural Foundation)
Catered reception for visitorsMansfield Library Theta Rho Room (4th Level)
Talk by Ms. Sasamori and Mr. Leeper
Faculty Roundtable"Contested Narratives: Hiroshima and World War II"
Oct 22Dell 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)
Film series on campusWed. 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 10Barefoot Gen (Shinzaki Mamoru, 1984)
The animated classic about a young Hiroshima boy who experiences the atomic bomb.
October 1Hellfire: 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 15Black 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 29Yasukuni (John Nelson, 1998)
A short documentary that examines the history of and controversies surrounding Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
November 12Kamikaze 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.
East Asia NOWAn exploration of Common Ground and Controversy in Japan, China, and Korea today (student discussion moderated by Charles Exley)
November 5Dell 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