MJHA Roundtables

MJHA Roundtables are an occasional series exploring various topics relating to Japan studies, modern Japan, and Japanese history.

2023-2024 Events

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | 7:00PM-8:30 PM ET | REGISTER FOR ZOOM

MJHA Roundtable: The State of Our Field


Featured Panelists:

Sabine Frühstück, Koichi Takashima Professor in Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor Emerita of History, Columbia University
Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
Laura Hein, Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Professor of History, Northwestern University



Panelists will discuss what they view as promising new directions in the study of modern Japan and Japanese history, classic works of scholarship that have stood the test of time, and areas that still remain under-studied as well as questions that still remain to be addressed.


A full-text version of this roundtable can be found HERE (pdf).

A video of the roundtable can be found HERE.










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