I Want to Learn How to Think Beyond Academic Disciplines
Vol.1 2011.10.12 ISHII Yumi
Thinking about Memories and Record from Oral History
In this lecture, I would like to explore with you memories shared in a society. Specifically, I will take up the memories about the war of resistance to Japan based on my fieldwork in Shanxi Province, China, and inquire into the process by which Chinese youth who were born after the war come to share these past events as their own without having experienced them firsthand. I will introduce my own process of conducting research and how to perceive memories from fieldwork, and you, the students, are invited to think about what it means to share memories of others.
- ISHII Yumi
- Areas of Specialty: Chinese Area Studies, Oral History After leaving the Doctorate Program at Tokyo University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (ABD) in 2007, she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the EALAI at Tokyo University until March 2010. From April 2010, she has been an Adjunct Lecturer at Tokyo University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. in June 2010 with dissertation on "Sino-Japanese War as a Memory." In 2009 she received .the sixth Ota Katsuhiro Award for Academic Research on China. She has begun her research in Beijing while continuing with the fieldwork in Shanxi Province.
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