VERANSTALTUNG: Symposium „Heidi from Japan“ (29.-30. August)


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Gerne möchte ich auf folgendes Symposium aufmerksam machen:

Symposium «Heidi from Japan: Narratives, Anime, and Swiss Receptions»
Universität Zürich und Landesmuseum Zürich
29. – 30. August 2019

Das Symposium findet im Rahmen der Ausstellung des Schweizerischen Nationalmuseums statt:

Ausstellung Landesmuseum Zürich
«Heidi in Japan»
17. Juli bis 13. Oktober 2019

Das Projekt ist eine Kooperation der Universität Zürich, Kunsthistorisches Institut – Kunstgeschichte Ostasiens zusammen mit dem ISEK – Institut für Sozialantropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft gemeinsam mit den Schweizerischen Nationalmuseum.

Im Anhang finden Sie das Programm des Symposiums, den Artikel aus dem Magazin des Schweizerischen Nationalmuseums sowie das Cover des Magazins.

Weitere Informationen zum Symposium:

Weitere Informationen zur Ausstellung:

Das Symposium beinhaltet Beiträge in englischer und deutscher Sprache.
Eine Anmeldung ist nicht nötig.

Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.

Bei Fragen und für weitere Informationen:
A Japanese anime seriesアルプスの少女ハイジ Arupusu no shōjo Haiji. (English: Heidi, Girl of the Alps) was created in 1974 by Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki and others and became an international hit during the following decades. Not only was the anime phenomenally popular in Japan, but it has since been shown in dozens of other countries and dubbed into many different languages.
The images and ideas of the Japanese anime were based not only on Johanna Spyri’s original Heidi books but also on actual images of Switzerland, gathered through travels in Switzerland in 1973 by a four-man Japanese production team: the first time that this experiment was attempted.
The anime became so popular across the world that it has successfully become a symbol of Switzerland and its inhabitants and has brought forth strong yet differentiated reactions, depending on background and nationality of audiences. It has become the lens through which many people across the world see Swiss culture.

The symposium and its accompanying museum exhibition will deal with a number of key issues, including the problems of inter-cultural transfer and cultural appropriation, the roles of an imagined and idealized Switzerland, the receptions of Switzerland across the globe, the use of Heidi as an advertising tool, and the power of the visual medium. The anime Heidi a case study of how popular literature can impact, not only individual and collective memories, but also the imaginations of world-wide audiences.

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