Modern East Asia: Japan

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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.

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Janis Mimura
Associate Professor, SUNY/Stony Brook, History

Yukiko Koga 

Joshua Evan Schlachet



02/27/2014 918 International Affairs Building
6:00 PM
“Japan’s Hybrid Empire: The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.”
Jeremy Yellen, Harvard University

04/03/2014 918 International Affairs Building
6:00 PM
Lori Watt, "The Japanese Empire Unmade: Defeat and Decolonization in East Asia, 1945"
Lori Watt,

05/01/2014 918 International Affairs Building
6:00 PM
Tom Looser, Title TBA
Tom Looser,