Presenter Information

Joseph SmithFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

enviromentalism, Japan, film, Hayao Miyazaki

Biography

Joseph Smith is from Coal Grove, Ohio. He is a senior in Marshall University’s College of Liberal Arts with a major in Japanese and a minor in English.

Major

Japanese

Advisor for this project

Dr. Zelideth Rivas

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:15 AM

End Date

19-4-2019 10:30 AM

Abstract

Recently, Japan has led political negotiations toward creating stronger and more impactful environmental policies. Nevertheless, it still faces many environmental issues. Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 animated film Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫Mononoke-hime) encapsulates the negative implications of destroying nature for the sake of economic gain. Here, the audience can derive many environmental issues. For example, acts such as deforestation can lead to an excessive demand for trade of timber, resulting in endangered species. This presentation will explore the impact of environmentalism in Princess Mononoke with greater detail, including the adverse effects people encounter through losing access to nature.

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Apr 19th, 9:15 AM Apr 19th, 10:30 AM

Japanese Environmentalism Reflected through Princess Mononoke

Recently, Japan has led political negotiations toward creating stronger and more impactful environmental policies. Nevertheless, it still faces many environmental issues. Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 animated film Princess Mononoke (もののけ姫Mononoke-hime) encapsulates the negative implications of destroying nature for the sake of economic gain. Here, the audience can derive many environmental issues. For example, acts such as deforestation can lead to an excessive demand for trade of timber, resulting in endangered species. This presentation will explore the impact of environmentalism in Princess Mononoke with greater detail, including the adverse effects people encounter through losing access to nature.