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2020-2021 "New Books on Japan" Series


November 6, 2020

4:00 PM (PST)/7:00 PM (EST)

Lost Histories: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples (Harvard University Asia Center, 2019)

AUTHOR: Kirsten Ziomek (Associate Professor of History, Adelphi University)

DISCUSSANT: Kyu Hyun Kim (Associate Professor of History, UC Davis)


December 4, 2020
4:00 PM (PST)/7:00 PM (EST)

Japan’s Carnival War: Mass Culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945 (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

AUTHOR: Benjamin Uchiyama (Assistant Professor of History, USC)

DISCUSSANT: Sabine Frühstück (Koichi Takashima Chair in Japanese Studies, Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara)


January 15, 2021 
4:00 PM (PST)/7:00 PM (EST)

Japan at the Crossroads: Conflict and Compromise after Anpo (Harvard University Press, 2018)

AUTHOR: Nick Kapur (Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden)

DISCUSSANT: Laura Hein (Professor of History, Northwestern University)


February 5, 2021

4:00 PM (PST)/7:00 PM (EST)

Arbiters of Patriotism: Right-Wing Scholars in Imperial Japan (University of Hawaii Press, 2020)

AUTHOR: John Person (Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York)

DISCUSSANT: Katsuya Hirano (Associate Professor of History, UCLA)


March 5, 2021

4:00 PM (PST)/7:00 PM (EST)

Outcasts of Empire: Japan’s Rule on Taiwan’s “Savage Border,” 1874-1945 (University of California Press, 2018)

AUTHOR: Paul Barclay (Professor of History, Lafayette College)

DISCUSSANT: Kirsten Ziomek (Associate Professor of History, Adelphi University)


April 23, 2021

4:00 PM (PDT)/ 7:00 PM (EDT)

Parallel Modernism: Koga Harue and Avant-Garde Art in Modern Japan (University of California Press, 2019)

AUTHOR: Chinghsin Wu (Assistant Teaching Professor of Art History, Rutgers University-Camden)

DISCUSSANT: Gennifer Weisenfeld (Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University)

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