Modern East Asia: Japan

  • Founded
    1960
  • Seminar Number
    445

The Modern Japan Seminar is concerned with the history, politics, society, and culture of Japan from the late nineteenth century to the present. It emphasizes interdisciplinary dialogue among historians, anthropologists, sociologists, literary critics and other scholars from the New York area institutions. The seminar meets regularly to discuss a paper from a work in progress by a member or invited speaker. Pre-circulation of papers and discussant comments encourage in-depth discussion and debate.

Seminar Website


Chair
Professor Yukiko Koga
ykoga@hunter.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Josh Schlachet
jes2276@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/19/2017 918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
6:30 PM
Condoned savagery: The untold stories of the first Taiwanese Aborigine Volunteer Army in the Philippines, 1942
Kirsten L. Ziomek, Adelphi University
Abstract

Discussant: Brandon M. Schechter, New York University



11/16/2017 918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
6:30 PM
Iphigenia in the China Sea: The memory of sacrifice in contemporary Japan
Christopher T. Nelson, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Discussant: TBA,