6.00PM - 8.30PM
Speaker: Professor Darren Ashmore, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Japan Studies, iCLA, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan
Venue: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling
Our keynote lecture for Japan Week 2016 will be delivered by Professor Darren Ashmore, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Japan Studies, iCLA, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan.
Introducing the subject of manga and anime, Professor Ashmore will discuss both the history of narrative art in various ages in Japanese history and the way in which three potent individuals helped shape the industry we know today. Specifically it will argue for the idea that the attempt to separate elite and common culture into their own areas of appeal is a flawed idea, as all areas of society borrow from each other over time, and manga and anime is no different. Even if manga and anime have become something of a force which has gone beyond the control of its founders.
Following the lecture there will be a sushi-making demonstration with the chef of the Consul General of Japan in Edinburgh, sushi tasting and a drinks reception.
This event is part of the University of Stirling's Japan Week 2016 and is open to staff, students and the wider community. It is a free event, but places are limited and should be booked in advance via the online shop.