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Lecture: Japanese Colonial Shinto Shrines in Taiwan

October 2018 @ 16:00 - 18:00

Jung-jen, Norman Tsai (National United University, Taiwan):
Japanese Colonial Shinto Shrines in Taiwan

24. Okt., 16:0018:00, KWZ 1.601

A lecture illustrated with the speaker’s latest field study on Japanese colonial Shinto shrines in Taiwan—the more than 400 Shinto Shrines built by the Japanese colonizers over the 50 years of colonization between 1895-1945—The lecture interprets the political, social and cultural meaning of these Shinto Shrines and their relics in the past and present.

Short bio:
Norman Tsai is assistant professor at the Architecture Department at the National United University in Taiwan. His research covers a wide range of modern ideas and their relation to architecture. These ideas include nationalism, modernity, museum politics, power and gender studies. Prof. Tsai has been educated and teaching in Taiwan, England and Scotland with an extensive exposure to architectural theory, architectural design practice, critical theory and cultural studies.

The lecture is open to the public.



Image: GD Taber,JAPAN: Shinto Shrine,CC BY-SA 2.0., https://flic.kr/p/eipTZn


October 2018
16:00 - 18:00
Event Category:


Forum für interdisziplinäre Religionsforschung (FiReF)


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