Title: Bare Life and Invented Subjects: Early History of the 'Naturalized Foreigners' of the Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands.
~Prof. David Chapmanfs Lecture (45 minutes) ~
Professor David Chapman is senior lecturer in Japanese at the University of South Australia where he coordinates the Japanese studies program. He is the author of Zainichi Korean Identity and Ethnicity (Routledge 2008). His research interests focus on the history of minority communities in Japan.
Introduction - explaining the early history of the Bonin/Ogasawar Islands and the process of naturalization
- Contextualise the Islands in the time of the Bakumatsu and early Meiji period.
- Introduce the role of the koseki and legislation connected to this community
- Introduce theoretical concepts of Georgio Agamben's Bare Life'
- Connect with the Island's early history
Date: July, 1st (Wed) 16F30`18F30
Venue: Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Sodai-Nishiwaseda Bldg 19 Room 711
Stephen Robert Nagy
PhD in International Studies
Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Chair of the Waseda University Doctoral Student Network
Tel: 3203-8175 Ext: 71-6731
Email: s.nagy * aoni.waseda.jp (please insert @ for *)
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