This seminar looks at how Japan is portrayed in neighbouring Asian countries, both in school curricula / textbooks, and in other media likely to influence young people – including film, television, manga, museums and online media. Countries discussed include China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. During these seminars, we discuss the factors that have shaped portrayals of Japan in these different societies and various times since 1945. We also consider how the ways that Japan has been ‘imagined’ have been related to the construction of national or local identities in these societies.
Lecturer: Dr. Edward Vickers, Dept of Education