[Other event]Conference “Heritage from the margins? Shuri Castle and the Politics of Memory” (2021/03/05~2021/03/06)）
Conference : “Heritage from the margins? Shuri Castle and the Politics of Memory”
Date and Time: Friday, March 5th –Saturday, March 6th, 2021
Organizer: Kyushu University will host a workshop devoted to examining the ongoing memorial contestation over Shuri Castle in Okinawa, and its place within regional, national, and global narratives of meaning making. The castle is both a site of Japanese cultural heritage and of Ryukyuan remembrance and identity, and thus sits at the intersection of different heritage communities. Materially, it consists of the former palace of the Ryukyuan state reconstructed atop the ruins of the Japanese Imperial Army’s headquarters on the island. Prior to the rebuilding of the castle, the site housed the University of the Ryukyus – built by the US as a symbol of Okinawa’s revival. Shuri Castle is cut through by borders of memory.
Working language: English
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