Title: Texte und Illustrationen zu Grimm’schen Märchen in der Meiji- und Taishō-Zeit (Texts and illustrations of Grimm’s Fairy tales from the Meiji and Taishō periods)
Format: Public lecture (Zoom)
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Hiroko Nishiguchi (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
Time: Friday, 1 October 2021; 14:15–15:15 (Zürich / UTC+2)
Hosted by: University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
In Japan, Grimm fairy tales are very popular. However, the history of their reception began very late compared to the European countries, not until the Meiji period. In the early translations, not only in the texts, but also in the illustrations, there were many modifications made compared to the original text. Because of the approximately 200-year isolation policy, there was a lack of knowledge of foreign countries. This made the encounters with Western cultures after the opening of the country extremely exciting; aside from that, the desire for Western knowledge was great. As a result, many translations were needed in both the technical and cultural fields.
The lecture will focus on the early illustrations from the Meiji and Taishō periods (1912–1926), because the most interesting pictorial representations were created during this period.
Meeting ID: 640 6248 2389
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