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Shadows of Nagasaki: Trauma, Religion, and Memory After the Atomic Bombing

Chad R. Diehl

Book Details

  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publish Date: Dec 5th, 2023
  • Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781531504953
  • Categories: Asia - JapanAsian - JapaneseChristianity - Catholic

About the Author

Burke-Gaffney, Brian: - Brian Burke-Gaffney was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1950 and came to Japan in 1972, going on to train for nine years as an ordained monk of the Rinzai Zen Sect. He moved to Nagasaki in 1982. He is currently professor of cultural history at the Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science and honorary director of Glover Garden. He received the Nagasaki Prefecture Citizens Award in 1992 and the Nagasaki Shimbun Culture Award in 2016. He has published several books in Japanese and English, including Starcrossed: A Biography of Madame Butterfly (EastBridge, 2004) and Nagasaki: The British Experience 1854-1945 (Global Oriental UK, 2009).
Gasha, Anna: - Anna Gasha is a doctoral candidate in Historic Preservation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Her research interests include the relationships between disasters and preservation, and the history and politics of science and technology within preservation practice. Anna graduated with a B.A. in History of Art and Architecture and an Sc.B. in Materials Engineering from Brown University, and holds an M.S. in Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials from University of California, Berkeley. She is of Japanese and Okinawan descent.
Haynes, Anthony Richard: - Anthony Richard Haynes received his PhD in Christian ethics and practical theology from the University of Edinburgh in 2018. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the connection between art and mysticism in the life and thought of the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain. He has since worked as an adjunct professor and visiting lecturer in philosophy and religious studies for several universities, including Lakeland University (Japan Campus) and, most recently, the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines). His academic research centers on the practical expression of religious belief and experience, particularly in fiction, visual art, and ascetic ways of life.
Mason, Michele M.: - Michele M. Mason is Associate Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her interests include colonial and postcolonial studies, gender and feminist theory, masculinity studies, environmental humanities, and contents tourism. Mason is also dedicated to the study of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in literature and history, nuclear abolition, global hibakusha movements, and nuclear power. She is the author of Dominant Narratives of Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japan: Envisioning the Periphery and Nation-State (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and co-editor of Reading Colonial Japan: Text, Context, and Critique (Stanford University Press, 2012). Her volume Nuclear Futures in the Post-Fukushima Age, co-edited with Hester Baer, is forthcoming, and she is currently writing a monograph, titled, The Legacy of Neglected Nagasaki. Mason has also written articles on manga and masculinity. She co-produced, with Kathy Sloane, the short, award-winning documentary film, Witness to Hiroshima (witnesstohiroshima.com).
McClelland, Gwyn: - Gwyn McClelland is an oral historian who studies the impact of trauma in religious narratives. He is currently Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of New England, Anaiwan Country, Australia, and is the author of Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki: Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives (Routledge, 2020). His work has also recently been published in History Workshop Journal and Journal of Cultural Economy, and he is a recent Japan Foundation Fellow researching the experiences of Hidden Christians and Catholics in the Goto Archipelago.
Nakao, Maika: - Maika Nakao is an Associate Professor at Hiroshima University. She received her Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Tokyo and is an expert in the nuclear history of Japan. She also worked at Nagasaki University from 2018 to 2021. She has several publications in Japanese. She co-edited the book, The Seventy-five Years after the Atomic Bombing: Tracing the Memories and Records of Nagasaki (Shoshi tsukumo, 2021). She has also published two monographs: Scientists and the Sorcerer's Apprentice: The Border between Science and Non-Science (Seidosha, 2019), and Allure of Nuclear: Science Culture in Prewar Japan and the Emergence of "Atomic Utopia" (Keisō shobō, 2015).
Nagai, Tokusaburō: - Tokusaburō Nagai is the grandson of Takashi Nagai and the director of the Nagasaki City Nagai Takashi Memorial Museum.
Park, Haeseong: - Haeseong Park is an Instructor in the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has published several journal articles, including many on Christianity in Korea, such as, "Christian Feminist Helen Kim and Her Compromise for the Service to Syngman Rhee," Korea Journal 60:4 (2020).
Rausch, Franklin: - Franklin Rausch received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and is an Associate Professor in the History and Philosophy Department at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. His research focuses on Korean religious history, particularly Catholicism. He has published several articles, including, "The Late Chosŏn Korean Catholic Archives: Documenting this World and the Next," The Journal of Korean Studies 24:2 (October 2019). He has also contributed two articles on Korean Catholicism to The Palgrave Handbook of the Catholic Church in East Asia. His recent translation, carried out with Dr. Jieun Han, An Chunggŭn: His Life and Thought in His Own Words, was published by Brill in 2020.
Shirokawa, Nanase: - Nanase Shirokawa is a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying art and architectural history. Her research focuses on memory and visual culture in postwar Japan.
Takahashi, Shinji: - Shinji Takahashi is one of the foremost scholars of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and was formerly a professor at Nagasaki University. He has written and co-edited numerous books on Nagasaki and has been active in the anti-nuclear peace movement since the 1970s.
Yasuda, Anri: - Anri Yasuda is an Assistant Professor of modern Japanese literature at the University of Virginia. Her first monograph, All Too Literary: Modern Japanese Literature and Aesthetics, 1890-1930, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
Diehl, Chad R.: - Chad R. Diehl is an Instructional Designer at UVA and the author of Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives.