Centrul de Studii Japoneze al Universităţii din Bucureşti organizează marţi, 30 aprilie, de la ora 10:00, conferinţa „Do the Japanese Dislike Law? A Re-interpretation through the Lens of Popular Culture” susţinută de profesorul şi juristul Leon Wolff de la Universitatea Bond, Australia. Leon Wolff este director al Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL) şi  membru al Centre for Law, Governance and Public Policy.

Conferinţa profesorului Wolff constituie o premieră pentru studiile japoneze din România, fiind prima conferinţă în domeniul dreptului japonez care se organizează la noi. În acelaşi timp, cu ocazia acestei conferinţe, Centrul de Studii Japoneze al Universităţii din Bucureşti începe o colaborare importantă cu cercetǎtorii australieni din domeniul studiilor japoneze.

 

Profesorul Wolff a avut amabilitatea de a ne pune la dispoziţe rezumatul conferinţei, pe care îl reproducem mai jos.

Litigation rates in Japan are comparatively low. Does this suggest that the Japanese “dislike” law? Scholars have engaged a wide range of socio-legal methods – from cultural studies and institutional history to case studies and regression analysis – to address this question. This paper adopts a fresh methodological perspective on this longstanding debate: it explores changing attitudes towards law, lawyers and legal institutions in Japan through the lens of popular culture.

By analysing a corpus of popular single-series television programs since the 1980s, this paper argues that media messages about law are evolving. Although law has only occasionally featured in television shows prior to the 1990s, there has been an explosion in law-themed television dramas and comedies over the past decade. However, this paper rejects easy conclusions that Japan is “Americanising” in its more ready embrace of law, lawyers and legal institutions in its popular culture. Instead, it contends that media images are showing the power of law in building communities and relationships, but is held in contempt — or even ridicule — when it serves to settle rights following relationship breakdown.

This presentation will include some video clips to demonstrate how the Japanese themselves view the legal process.”

Conferinţa va avea loc la Facultatea de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine, Laboratorul 1,   (str. Pitar Mos 7-13, et. II). Conferinţa va fi suţinută în limba engleză.

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