2018-2019 Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture: Yu Miri

Lecture Series

Thursday, October 25, 2018

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Assembly Hall

Join us for this year's Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture entitled Myself Within Japan, Myself Within Fukushima with Yu Miri. Yu Miri is an award-winning Japanese novelist, playwright, and essayist of Korean descent. Her works focus on the depiction of destructive family relationships involving individuals who are unable to communicate or connect with others. In her lecture, Yu Miri will discuss and question the concepts of home and nation-state, drawing on her family's story and her own experience with the city of Fukushima.

The Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture series was launched in 2007 by the Japan Studies Committee to honor the legacy of Tetsuo Najita, Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and his contribution to the University during his long career.

 Lecture will be given in Japanese with English translation. Reception to follow.


This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series and the Center for East Asian Studies.