We would like to invite you to a lecture on Monsters in Japan by associate professor Marie Højlund Roesgaard.
MARIE HØJLUND ROESGAARD (ph.d.) is associate professor in Japanese Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS) at the University of Copenhagen. She is also head of the steering group for the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the University of Copenhagen.
She has worked for many years with the modern Japanese society and also specialized in the Japanese educational system and educational policies. She has published about educational reform, cram schools (juku) and values education. Marie Roesgaard is also well versed in Japanese popular culture, the labour market, family structures, gender roles the political system and so on.
In her lecture on monsters, she will introduce us to the ghostly world of Japanese monsters and talk about why we have particular monsters and what social phenomena they may be a reflection of.
Date: 15 June 2015
Venue: Asia House, Indiakaj 16, 2100 København Ø.
Lecture by Prof. Marie Højlund Roesgaard
The event is free of charge. A cup of coffee or tea will be served. As there is a limited number of seats available, the event is on a first come, first served basis.
Please register your attendance by replying to the Japanese Embassy in Denmark.
You will receive an email with confirmation of your attendance. If for some reason you are unable to attend after registering, please let us know, so your seat can be given to someone else.
If you want to know more about Japanese monsters, please take a look at the YouTube video from Radio Okinawa below:
Japan has some of the weirdest myths in the world, from phantoms who lick your bathroom clean to raccoons with magical scrotum, from haunted umbrellas, to poems that kill anyone who recites them out loud. This video represents some of the more unusual legends and highlights why, in our opinion (Radio Okinawa), Japan leads the world in horror.
Postet by Per Sorensen