Date & Time: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Physical Sciences H wing, Room 150 & Online
Please join the Center for Asian Research and the School of International Letters and Cultures for an interactive discussion of the global reception and history of two of Japan's most famous cultural exports: manga and anime. As a part of Humanities Week, we are hosting an in-person and a live-stream session on Oct. 21, 2021.
About this event
This panel is an interactive discussion of the global reception and history of two of Japan’s most famous cultural exports: manga and anime. For the past half-century, manga and anime have played a central role in the representation of Japan on an international stage, and served as a crucial lens for rethinking issues of popular culture, gender, literary genre and Japanese identity. This panel invites four experts from the Japanese program in the School of International Letters and Cultures to examine the history and significance of manga and anime from a variety of angles: from the presentation of the figure of the warrior and warrior culture in contemporary Japan to the reception of manga and anime in the postwar era to the complex ways in which gender and power are interwoven in presentations of everyday life.
Bradley Wilson, Senior Lecturer of Japanese, "'The God of Manga' or 'Japan’s Walt Disney'?: The Legacy of Osamu Tezuka"
Robert Tuck, Associate Professor of Japanese, "Warrior Cultures in Manga and Anime"
Judit Kroo, Assistant Professor of Japanese, "Beyond Kawaii: Gender and Japanese Pop Culture"
William C. Hedberg, Associate Professor of Japanese, Discussant