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May 2022

Takashima Talks: SPY! The Hunt for the “Enemy Within” During the Battle of Okinawa

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for "Takashima Talks in Japanese Cultural Studies: Spy!, The Hunt for the 'Enemy Within' During the Battle of Okinawa: Rethinking Wartime Atrocities During the Asia-Pacific War" with Kirsten Ziomek on May 18, 2022 from 4-5:30PM in HSSB 4080

THE HUNT FOR THE "ENEMY WITHIN" DURING THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA: RETHINKING WARTIME ATROCITIES DURING THE ASIA-PACIFIC WAR This talk will detail the execution of Okinawans as "spies" by the Japanese military during the Battle of Okinawa, which was the last land battle of the Asia-Pacific War, and the one that resulted in the largest number of civilian deaths in the Pacific theater. I will foreground the fear of "spies" throughout the war in general as well as discuss different…

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Taiwan Studies Workshop: Western-style Confectionary and Colonial Taiwan

May 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for "TSW - Western-style Confectionary and Colonial Taiwan: Conglomerates Settler Colonialism, and Tropical Agriculture" by Lillian Tsay on 5/19/22 from 4:30-5:30OM on Zoom

Please join us for “Western-style Confectionary and Colonial Taiwan: Conglomerates, Settler Colonialism, and Tropical Agriculture” with Lillian Tsay (Brown University). 4:30-5:30 p.m. PDT on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Zoom link:  https://tinyurl.com/2p863s22 Meeting ID: 816 8978 5230 Passcode: 500745 Please contact Kanda Polatis at kpolatis@ucsb.edu if you have any questions.

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Activism and Post-activism: Korean Documentary Cinema, 1981-2021

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyer for "Activism & Post-activism: Korean Documentary Cinema, 1981-2021" by Jihoon Kim on 5/25/22 from 5-6:30 on Zoom

Please save the date for a Zoom lecture by Dr. Jihoon Kim, titled “Activism & Post activism: Korean Documentary Cinema, 1981-2021” on Wednesday, May 25, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm (PDT). You will need to use this link (https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wM0z1rY-T9ij5vJovxf8Cw) to register for the webinar in advance. This presentation will provide an overview of documentary films from Korea addressing activism and protest from Dr. Kim’s latest monograph—the first academic book in English on South Korean non-fiction film and video practices. This event is sponsored…

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