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postgraduate thesis: War and déjà vu : Mamoru Oshii's Patlabor 2 and The sky crawlers

TitleWar and déjà vu : Mamoru Oshii's Patlabor 2 and The sky crawlers
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Zhang, Z.. (2014). War and déjà vu : Mamoru Oshii's Patlabor 2 and The sky crawlers. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5325490
AbstractMamoru Oshii’s war centered oeuvre offers a unique, prophetic and radical way of thinking about the relationship between war and peace. This dissertation focuses on his two animation films Patlabor 2(1993) and The Sky Crawlers(2008), as their similarity and contrast can offer a critical entry for understanding his dynamic speculation of war. His works address the issues around electronics technology-aid warfare, media representation of war, video war game culture, religious ideology and so forth, which are of political urgencies in contemporary Japanese society and beyond. Central to the two films is the subject of war as a concurrent and fundamental reality as well as structure under the myth of peace or stability. These two films also serve as a critical reflection upon the theoretical issues arising from Michel Foucault’s genealogical writings on war and Jean Baudrillard’s account of simulation, symbolic exchange and death.
DegreeMaster of Arts
Dept/ProgramLiterary and Cultural Studies
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/207132

 

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Ziyan-
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-09T23:17:06Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-09T23:17:06Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationZhang, Z.. (2014). War and déjà vu : Mamoru Oshii's Patlabor 2 and The sky crawlers. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5325490-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/207132-
dc.description.abstractMamoru Oshii’s war centered oeuvre offers a unique, prophetic and radical way of thinking about the relationship between war and peace. This dissertation focuses on his two animation films Patlabor 2(1993) and The Sky Crawlers(2008), as their similarity and contrast can offer a critical entry for understanding his dynamic speculation of war. His works address the issues around electronics technology-aid warfare, media representation of war, video war game culture, religious ideology and so forth, which are of political urgencies in contemporary Japanese society and beyond. Central to the two films is the subject of war as a concurrent and fundamental reality as well as structure under the myth of peace or stability. These two films also serve as a critical reflection upon the theoretical issues arising from Michel Foucault’s genealogical writings on war and Jean Baudrillard’s account of simulation, symbolic exchange and death.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleWar and déjà vu : Mamoru Oshii's Patlabor 2 and The sky crawlers-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5325490-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Arts-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineLiterary and Cultural Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5325490-

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