CEAS Colloquium Series

Posted : August 30, 2013

In his recent monograph from Harvard University Press, Writing War, Moore analyzed over two hundred diaries by Japanese, Chinese, and American servicemen from the Asia-Pacific Theater of the Second World War. Reading closely texts in manuscript, self-published, and commercially published form, Moore explains what diaries can tell us about subjectivity in America, China, and Japan, and the experience of ‘total war.’ Addressing thorny issues such as privacy, reliability, and the boundaries between language and experience, Moore will conclude the talk by discussing his new project on the wartime...

Posted : August 9, 2013

Japan experienced a lot of wars in the 20th century. From the Russo-Japanese war through the Manchurian Incident, the Sino-Japanese War, and the Pacific War, what was the typical correspondence between different religions in Japan, including Buddhism, Christianity, and Shinto, to the war? Did they support and justify the war or did they oppose it? What did the Japanese Army and Government think about religion? Was religion used to protect the freedom of Japanese citizens or as a means of control and war mobilization? This lecture will explore these actual conditions, structures, and doctrines...


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