Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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JOHN ZHANG, ESP Teacher




College: Northwestern University

Major: Not available.

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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X50: Anime, Manga, and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future in Splash 2010 (Apr. 03, 2010)
Animated series and movies (anime) and graphic novels (manga) from Japan have taken the world by storm and beyond, and in this class, we will explore their roots and inspirations. The class will take a look at the breakdown between genres, analyzing differences and similarities between series with different target audiences, such as shonen (boy) and shojo (girl), and the roles gender, race, and caste play in different series. We will then watch a few select sample animes to whet your appetite! The class will end with a quick look at conventions and independent series, and feature demonstration of Touhou Project as an example. Come to both learn about anime and have fun at the same time!