In no country were hunger and malnutrition politicized more than they were in twentieth-century China. Mao Zedong triumphantly declared the founding of a new socialist regime on the 1st of October 1949. At the moment, however, China was facing an existential crisis: food shortages. The Communists had to face the same dilemma that had long haunted their political archenemy. Malnourished population, once a strategic target for political mobilization against their political opponent, could turn into a potential political threat to…Find out more »
A sensory archive reveals the urban development history and the lived experience of the demolition and displacement of the Tokyo Olympics. Mapping Tokyo Olympics 3.0 uses hybrid spatial and sensory ethnography and intermedial approaches to collaboratively map the imperial (1940), high-growth (1964) and post-growth (2020) Tokyo Olympics to uncover their layers of time, history, materiality and the digital city-image. Sharon Hayashi is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University,…Find out more »
The case of Carlos Ghosn - former world traveler and head of Nissan Motors, Renault and Mitshibishi until arrested in Japan and held in confinement for 130 days while being vigorously and continually questioned by Japanese prosecutors presents an interesting interrelationship between Japanese Criminal Law and Japanese mores, especially those surrounding the relationship between Japanese companies and their employees. To save a failing Nisan Ghosn (Mr. Cost Cutter) employed tactics well known in the West, such as layoffs of employees,…Find out more »
This talk reflects on the Out of the Desert project (http://outofthedesert.yale.edu). Out of the Desert interprets World War II Japanese American internment history for a broad public audience (http://outofthedesert.yale.edu). Supported by a US National Park Service Japanese American Confinements Sites grant, the Out of the Desert digital project is an outgrowth of a multi-year, collaborative effort to present this history to a public audience. What are the stakes and challenges to interpreting histories of incarceration via digital methods? What are some of the ethical and methodological…Find out more »
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