Reading and Discussion of Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945 by James Brandon

Adrian Thieret, PhD Candidate, EALC,Stanford University


We request that you RSVP to Aragorn Quinn: no later than Saturday, January 15, and please indicate whether or not you would like the workshop to procure a book for you.

The format of the workshop will consist of a discussion of the book guided by Adrian Thieret. The workshop can provide copies of the book at the subsidized cost of $10.

Dinner will be provided.

We would like to invite you to join us for the twelfth meeting of the East Asian Studies workshop, sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC). This meeting will be a book reading in conjunction with James Brandon's on campus talk the following week on March 4th. This meeting will be a reading and discussion of his book titled:

Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945
by James Brandon, Emeritus Professor of Asian Theatre, University of Hawaii at Manoa

According to a myth constructed after Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945, kabuki was a pure, classical art form with no real place in modern Japanese society. In Kabuki's Forgotten War, senior theater scholar James R. Brandon calls this view into question and makes a compelling case that, up to the very end of the Pacific War, kabuki was a living theater and, as an institution, an active participant in contemporary events, rising and falling in consonance with Japan's imperial adventures.

Friday, February 25, 2011 | 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
Building 250 - Room 101, EALC Library

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures