Explore Japanese Visual Tradition at Workshop

January 13, 2015

HONOLULU — Experts and scholars from the international community will participate in the Degrees of Narrativity in the Japanese Visual Tradition Workshop, scheduled Jan. 25-26, at Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Free and open to the public, the event will explore the natures and functions of pictorial themes and the relationships between visual art and literature, taking an interdisciplinary approach.

Topics to be covered include “Functions and Meanings of Visual Narratives,” “Chinese Literary Theme in the Japanese Pictorial Representations,” and “Visual Narratives to Construct Images of ‘the Other’.” Noted scholars from research institutions in the U.S., Canada, Israel and Japan are scheduled to participate.

The opening reception is at HPU’s Hawaii Loa Campus on Jan. 25, 4 to 6 p.m., featuring a keynote address by Professor Joshua Mostow, of the University of British Columbia. The symposium is at the Downtown Campus, Jan. 26, 9 to 4 p.m.

To confirm attendance, please send your name, affiliation, and contact information to Kazuko Kameda-Madar, Ph.D., workshop organizer, at kkamedamadar@hpu.edu, no later than Jan. 20. For more information, please email or call Kameda-Madar at (808) 688-7473.

See schedule at www.hpu.edu/HPUEvents/HPUArchives2015/01/japanese-visual.html.

The conference is sponsored by the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University; Japan Research Group, Department of Arts and Humanities, College of Humanities and Social Science, Hawai‘i Pacific University; and Japanese Art Association of Hawai‘i (Yūkōkai), in cooperation with the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa; Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu; Honolulu Foundation; Japan America Society of Hawai‘i; and Society of Asian Art of Hawai‘i.