EASC New Book Series: Modern Japan

Friday, November 5 at 4:00pm

More dates through April 1, 2022

Virtual Event

The USC East Asian Studies Center is excited to present the EASC New Book Series for the 2021-2022 academic year. This series is organized by Benjamin Uchiyama, USC Assistant Professor of History, focusing on Modern Japan.

This monthly series on Zoom will introduce recent publications by first-time authors in modern Japanese studies to the USC community and the wider public. Please see the following schedule below and register for each event you would like to attend.

SEE BELOW FOR THE SCHEDULE

FALL 2021


September 3, 2021, 5:00 PM Pacific/8:00 PM Eastern | REGISTER FOR ZOOM

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 | REGISTER FOR ZOOM

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 | REGISTER FOR ZOOM

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)

 

SPRING 2022


February 4, 2022, 4:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Eastern | REGISTER FOR ZOOM

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 | REGISTER FOR ZOOM

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: Alicia Volk (Associate Professor of Japanese Art, University of Maryland, College Park)

 


April 1, 2022, 4:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Eastern | REGISTER FOR ZOOM

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)

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop

Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff

Campus

University Park Campus

Tags

faculty, Modern Japan, USC EASC, LI-Humanities, easc book series, USC Dornsife

Department
East Asian Studies Center (EASC)
Hashtag

#usceasc

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