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【For Students and Academics】CISMOR seminar series (no. 2/ 2022)

Updated May 9, 2022
We will hold an online seminar.

CISMOR seminar series (no.2/2022)

Topics:

“The Happiest Land of them All” Uchimura Kanzō and how Denmark became a role model for Japan


Lecturer:

Dr. Esben Petersen

Lecturer, Ritsumeikan University

The purpose of this talk is to conduct a trans-cultural study that transcends the framework of common acknowledged ideas. Central here will be Uchimura Kanzō 内村鑑三(1861-1930) and his book “The Story of the Land of Denmark” (Denmaruku-koku no hanashi デンマルク国の話, 1911). The story of Denmark as “the happiest country in the world,” has been told again and again both in national but also international medias. But, where does this story of “the happy country Denmark” come from? And to what extent does this narrative correspond with reality? Furthermore, to what extend did scholars complicit in the creation of this narrative and how and why have scholars perpetuated this narrative ever since? These questions and many more will be explored in this talk.


This seminar is conducted in English. No interpretation.
We will hold an online seminar.

CISMOR seminar series (no.2/2022)

Topics:

“The Happiest Land of them All” Uchimura Kanzō and how Denmark became a role model for Japan


Lecturer:

Dr. Esben Petersen

Lecturer, Ritsumeikan University

The purpose of this talk is to conduct a trans-cultural study that transcends the framework of common acknowledged ideas. Central here will be Uchimura Kanzō 内村鑑三(1861-1930) and his book “The Story of the Land of Denmark” (Denmaruku-koku no hanashi デンマルク国の話, 1911). The story of Denmark as “the happiest country in the world,” has been told again and again both in national but also international medias. But, where does this story of “the happy country Denmark” come from? And to what extent does this narrative correspond with reality? Furthermore, to what extend did scholars complicit in the creation of this narrative and how and why have scholars perpetuated this narrative ever since? These questions and many more will be explored in this talk.


This seminar is conducted in English. No interpretation.
Date
Jul. 2, 2022 (Sat.)
13:30 - 15:00
Venue
Online
Please install “Zoom” app. on your PC or smartphone and check whether it works
correctly in advance.
Speaker
Dr. Esben Petersen
Lecturer, Ritsumeikan University
Admission
  • Free
Open to
  • Current Students
  • Alumni
Application
  • Necessary
Please register from application form on the bottom of this page. Registration closes on June 26, 2022.
Contact
Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions (CISMOR)
Telephone : +81-75-251-3972
Fax : +81-75-251-3092
E-mail:rc-issin@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
Note
If you have any questions or have any trouble in registration, please feel free to contact CISMOR Office.