POSTPONED - Japanese Culture Through Video Games

2020 Japan Lecture Series
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Rachael Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Delaware
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00
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232 Cathedral of Learning

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Japanese video games have had a significant impact on the medium worldwide. Dr. Rachael Hutchinson considers how ‘Japan’ has been packaged for domestic and overseas consumers through these games. Ultimately, she argues that Japanese artists have expressed similar ideas in the video game medium as in older narrative forms such as literature and film.
Rachael Hutchinson is Associate Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of Delaware. She received her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2000, and her research addresses representations of Japanese identity in a range of narrative texts – literature, film, manga and video games.

Space is limited, so please register! Registration is free.

UCIS Unit: 
Asian Studies Center
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Screenshot: Asia
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Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania
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