A look at "Literature, Art and Thought" in day two of three in the Nikkei Bruin conference on "Rethinking the Space and Place of Japan." Organized by Torquil Duthie, Seiji Lippit, and William Marotti, UCLA.
9:00 Opening remarks: Seiji Lippit, UCLA
9:10 David Lurie, Columbia University: “Japan and the History of Writing”
9:50 Saitō Mareshi, University of Tokyo: “Kangaku in Meiji 16: Education and Media” (in Japanese)
10:30 Coffee break
10:40 Torquil Duthie, UCLA: “Empire, Nation, and the Yamato State”
11:20 Shinada Yoshikazu, University of Tokyo: “The People who Interpreted the National Polity: The Plan to Nurture National Talent on the Eve of the Imperial Constitution System” (in Japanese)
13:00 Haruo Shirane, Columbia University: “Reconstituting Space and the Construction of Cosmology and Other Lands in Japanese Fiction from Medieval to Early Modern.”
14:00 Chair: Seiji Lippit, UCLA
16:00 Coffee break
16:10 Chair: Anne McKnight, UCLA
5:30 Closing comments: Seiji Lippit, UCLA
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