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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Yukiko Koga
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, The City University of New York

Clay Keller Eaton

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



10/15/2015 918 International Affairs Building
6:30 PM
Tokyo in the Age of Electricity: Energy and the Great Convergence
Ian J. Miller, Harvard University

Discussant: Donald Rodden, Rutgers University

02/25/2016 918 International Affairs Building
6:15 PM
On Post-State Sovereignty: "The Sewŏl Ferry Disaster as the Second Kwangju Massacre"
Hyun Ok Park, York University

04/28/2016 918 International Affairs Building
6:15 PM
Empire in Default: The Asian Drug Trade and the Origins of Japan's International Accountability, 1860-1948
Steffen Rimner, Weatherhead East Asian Institute