Please join us in Washington Hall 301 from 5:00-6:20 PM on Thursday, October 3 for a discussion of post-World War II cinema with Dr. Satoru Hashimoto.
Following the Second World War, films sought to express and contextualize what people had experienced. Two films in particular, Fei Mu’s Spring in a Small Town (1948) and Ozu Yasujirō’s Late Spring (1949), stand out as important works. University of Maryland, College Park’s Dr. Satoru Hashimoto will be speaking on Thursday, October 3 in Washington Hall 301 from 5:00-6:20 PM on these two films, where he will explore the possibilities of postwar East Asian cinema as a critical medium, especially in its historicization of wartime experience.
About the speaker:
Satoru Hashimoto is an Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently completing a book manuscript which examines how modern literature in China, Japan and Korea in the late 19th to the early 20th centuries was produced within the contexts of these countries’ interrelated cultural traditions.
This event is free and open to the public.