Louise Young - Rethinking Empire in the Twentieth Century: Lessons from Imperian and Post-Imperial Japan
Focus on the Humanities
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
What are the lessons that imperial Japan can teach us about the global moment of the twenties and thirties, when the rise of anti-colonial nationalism brought new pressures on longstanding imperial structures? After the cataclysm of World War Two shattered the foundations of colonial empires and divided the globe up into the first, second, and third worlds, what did this moment of rupture and the end of empire mean for Japan and Asia?