Heroes and Exemplary Lives in Modern Japan

A Workshop with Dr. Kweku Ampiah, WREAC Academic Fellow in Japanese Studies, Department of Asian Studies, University of Leeds

Time and date: 25 March, 9:15-16:00
Venue: Leifsgade 33, Room 607

Session 1: 9:15 - 10:15

Guest lecture Dr. Kweku Ampiha: Noguchi Hideyo and the Japanese State (provisional title)

Session 2: 10:30 - 12:00

Student presentations: Heroes, Exemplary and Symbolic Lives in Imperial Japan

Commentators: Dr Kweku Ampiah et al.

Session 3: 13:15 - 14:15

Student Presentations: Heroic Warriors and Their Afterlives

Commentators: Dr. Kweku Ampiah, Morten Oxenbøll, PhD. (Saxo Institute)

Session 4: 14:30 - 16:00

Broader and Comparative Perspectives: Presentations to include Mai Corlin Bagger-Petersen (NIAS): Unlikely Heroes, Anti-heroes and Hero Heroes in Modern Chinese Cinema

Concluding discussion

The four sessions will be self-contained and you are welcome to attend any one of them, if you cannot be there for the entire day.