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2021-2022 "New Books on Japan" Series


September 3, 2021, 5:00 PM Pacific/8:00 PM Eastern

The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War (Cornell University Press, 2019)

AUTHOR: Jeremy A. Yellen (Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong)

DISCUSSANT: Frederick R. Dickinson (Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania)


October 1, 2021, 4:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Eastern

Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left (Duke University Press, 2021)

AUTHOR: Chelsea Szendi Schieder (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University)

DISCUSSANT: Ayako Kano (Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania)


November 5, 2021, 4:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Eastern

Enduring Postwar: Yasuoka Shōtarō and Literary Memory in Japan (Vanderbilt University Press, 2019)

AUTHOR: Kendall Heitzman (Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, University of Iowa)

DISCUSSANT: Van C. Gessel (Professor of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Brigham Young University)


February 18, 2022, 4:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Eastern

A Medicated Empire: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Modern Japan (Cornell University Press, 2021)

AUTHOR: Timothy M. Yang (Assistant Professor of History, University of Georgia)

DISCUSSANT: Susan L. Burns (Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)


March 4, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific/8:00 PM Eastern

Yumeji Modern: Designing the Everyday in Twentieth-Century Japan (University of Washington Press, 2021)

AUTHOR: Nozomi Naoi (Assistant Professor of Art History, Yale-NUS College)

DISCUSSANT: Alice Tseng (Professor of Japanese Art and Architecture, Boston University)


April 1, 2022, 4:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Eastern

Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868-1945 (Columbia University Press, 2018)

AUTHOR: Kerim Yasar (Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California)

DISCUSSANT: Hiromu Nagahara (Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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