Nov 16 Unit 731

xfiles_2Review “return of the repressed” in Freud’s The Uncanny.

Readings: Dickinson, “Biohazard: Unit 731 in Postwar Japanese Politics of National “Forgetfulness

Harris, “Preface, Scientists and the Cover-Up, and The Military and the Cover-Up

Out just this week in NYRB: Marcia Angell, “Medical Research: The Dangers to the Human Subjects

Recommended, Harris, Conclusion, especially pp. 313-28 and 348-55.

IN CLASS: We will watch the X Files episode “731” but there is a prequel to it called “Nisei.” That earlier episode might be helpful but is not required.