A Day in the Life of a Teenage Samurai
Watch Party and Q&A
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 · Noon - 1 PM
Constantine Vaporis, Professor of History and Affiliate Professor of Asian Studies, partnered with TED-Ed Animations to produce A Day In The Life of A Teenage Samurai. This original video draws from over thirty years of scholarship Vaporis has completed on Japanese history and culture.
The video is set in Kôchi, Japan in 1800. It is a brief window into the fictional life of 16-year-old Mori Banshirô, a samurai in training who aspires to be an artist. Banshirô’s journey takes place during the Edo period (1603 – 1868), which is the focus of Vaporis’s research.
A q&a with Dr. Vaporis will immediately follow the viewing.
Sponsored by the Department of History, the Asian Studies Program, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, the Department of Visual Arts, and the History Student Council.