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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Professor Yukiko Koga

Josh Schlachet

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



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

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: Thomas Looser, New York University