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"The Politics of History and the Transpacific Western: Clint Eastwood and Lee Sang-il" with Takashi Fujitani
"The Politics of History and the Transpacific Western: Clint Eastwood and Lee Sang-il" with Takashi Fujitani
WhenFriday, Feb 16, 2018, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus locationGowen Hall (GWN)
Campus roomEast Asia Library - 2M
Event typesAcademics
Event sponsorsSponsored by UW Japan Studies in partnership with the Seattle Art Museum Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas  and the UW East Asia Library.
Description

This presentation focuses on such issues as war, law, power, and violence as represented in the Western film genre. It focuses on a comparison of issues present and repressed in Clint Eastwood’s critically acclaimed Unforgiven (1992) and its remake (Yurusarezaru mono, 2013) by the ethnic Korean/Japanese director Lee Sang-il.

Takashi Fujitani is Professor of History at the University of Toronto where he also holds the Dr. David Chu Chair in Asia-Pacific Studies. Much of his past and current research has centered on the intersections of nationalism, colonialism, war, memory, racism, ethnicity, and gender. His major works include:  Splendid Monarchy (UC Press, 1996); Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during WWII (UC Press, 2011) and Perilous Memories: The Asia Pacific War(s) (co-edited, Duke U. Press, 2001). He is also editor of the series Asia Pacific Modern (UC Press). 

Professor Fujitani is giving a talk as part of the Saturday University series sponsored by the Seattle Art Museum on February 17. For details see Seattle Art Museum Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas.

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