Making Sense of It All: Understandings of War in Japanese Film, 1945-1974
Presented by By Erik Ropers University of Melbourne on Monday, July 2, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at UCLA Bunche Hall 11377.
Monday, July 02, 2012
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Erik Ropers completed his PhD in history from the University of Melbourne and was recently appointed assistant professor of modern Japanese history at Towson University. His doctoral research examined the ways in which Japanese scholars have understood and represented the enforced labor and the enforced military prostitution of colonial Koreans during the height of the Asia-Pacific War. His research on Korean testimonies in postwar historiography as well the historical representations of laborers and so-called “comfort women” in manga have appeared in journals including Japanese Studies and Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific.