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Ran

November 3, 2017

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Springfield, IL 62703
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TIME: 7pm

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The film "Ran" (1985) by Akira Kurosawa offers an exploration into the human condition through a lens of feudal Japan.  In medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the newfound power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other…and him.

 

A facilitated discussion led by Dr. Shapinsky will follow the movie to explore accurate historical understanding and cultural appreciation along with other takeaways from Akira Kurosawa's classic film.


Peter Shapinsky is the Associate Professor of History at UIS. He is also the author of Lords of the Sea, a book on medieval Japan. Peter Shapinsky was the recipient of the 2016 University Scholar Award at UIS and is understood to be one of the foremost scholars on Medieval Japanese piracy and Japanese maritime history. Peter Shapinsky is also fluent in Japanese to aid in his studies of East Asian history. 


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