[japan@ihj] Japan’s Long “Postwar”: Japanese Studies in the U.S. and Japan-U.S. Relations

  • Date: Thursday, October 28, 7:00 pm
  • Speaker: Harry Harootunian / Professor Emeritus of History and East Asian
  • Studies, New York University
  • Moderator: Ochi Toshio / Professor, Niigata University of International and
  • Information Studies
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Admission: Free
  • Language: English (no Japanese translation provided)

Harry Harootunian

Harry HarootunianHaving taught at the University of Chicago for 25 years, Professor Harootunian is a noted scholar in the history of Japanese thought. His major publications include Things Seen and Unseen: Discourse and Ideology in Tokugawa Nativism (University of Chicago Press, 1988), History Disquiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice and the Question of Everyday Life (Columbia University Press, 2000), and Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture and Community in Interwar Japan (Princeton University Press, 2000). With a focus on the development of Japanese Studies in the United States under the Cold War, in this lecture he will talk about how and why the “postwar” has been used as a cultural trope from the moment war ended, and explore the past, present, and future of Japan-U.S. relations.