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

10/07/2016 Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
6:30 PM
Birdshit, Bonito, Torpedoes: Commodity and Sovereignty Production in the Spratly Islands, 1918–1939
Paul Kreitman, Columbia University
Abstract

Discussant: Kjell Ericson, Connecticut College



11/03/2016 Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
6:30 PM
Japan's Mobilization of Taiwanese Across the Straits in Occupied South China, 1938–1945
Seiji Shirane, City College of New York
Abstract

Discussant: Rebecca Karl, New York University



12/01/2016 Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
6:30 PM
The Making of Japan's Malinowski
Miriam Kingsberg, University of Colorado, Boulder

Discussant TBA,