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Louise Young - Rethinking Empire in the Twentieth Century: Lessons from Imperian and Post-Imperial Japan

Focus on the Humanities

Event Details

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
5:30 p.m.
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?