"Atomic" Symposium

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Hiroshima/Nagasaki A-Bomb Photo Posters are concurrently exhibited at the East Asian Library on the 2nd floor of Charles E. Young Research Library.

The UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library holds the Gordon W. Prange microforms, and extensive archive collection of 1945-1949 periodicals censored and published in occupied Japan. Using this resource since 2016, the EAL has hosted zadankai as an open forum for scholars, students, and the community to engage in free discussion on topics related to post-war Japan. This year the East Asian Library invites fourth year zadankai speakers from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and departments of History, Media and Cultural Studies, and East Asian Studies to discuss post-war Japan in the Nuclear Age. 

Please RVSP to < http://bit.ly/zadankai2019 > by Nov. 1. Refreshments will be served.

10 am            Opening of the Main Conference Room for registration

11 am-1 pm    Discussion/Zadankai

  • Takuo TAKIGAWA, Director, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Conveying Memories of the A-bomb Experience
  • Michiko TAKEUCHI, Associate Professor, CSU Long Beach, Sexual Politics of Manga and the Security Treaty
  • Setsu SHIGEMATSU, Associate Professor, UC Riverside, Obama and Hiroshima: The Black Mirror and Necropolitical Poetics

                       Moderator: Katsuya HIRANO, Associate Professor, UCLA

                       Intermission: Screening of short videos

3-4 pm            Keynote Speech

  • Norma FIELD, Emeritus Professor, University of Chicago, From Hiroshima to Fukushima and Points Between: Where's the Enemy?

5 pm               Closing of the symposium