Global Issues Series: Historical Trauma of the Japanese Invasion of China

April 15, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm | Flaherty Community Room, Basile Hall

Global Issues Series with Professor of English Jim GroveGlobal Issues Series with Dr. Jim Grove, Professor of English, Mount Mercy University.

Discover how various works of literature and film confront the trauma of the Japanese invasion and occupation of China during the late 1930's and World War II. This presentation uncovers how important contemporary Chinese, American and British writers and film makers represent this historical event. Artists discussed will include the famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou and acclaimed Chinese-American writer Ha Gin. Through his presentation, Dr. Grove will also explore the historical causes of this massacre and terrific challenges this trauma poses for artists determined to represent its horrors.

This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating available.

In keeping with its educational mission, Mount Mercy University welcomes guests who address diverse topics and represent varied perspectives.

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