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Michaelmas Term 2015

The ERC Project "The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia"

Guest Lectures - Michaelmas Term, 2015

Programme of Lectures

Except as otherwise noted below, all talks start at 4pm in Room 8,
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue 

Friday, 16th October, 2015
Japan-Korea: History as a Tool for Reconciliation?
Dr Lionel BABICZ, The University of Sydney, Australia

Thursday, 29th October, 2015

Driving the Wedge or Approaching Both? Yoshida and Kishi Factions’ Rival Policies towards the Sino-Soviet Alliance
Dr KANDA Yutaka, Niigata University, Japan

Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 at 5 pm in Room 9
From Japanese Subjects to Chinese Nationals: Overseas Taiwanese and Their Repatriation from South China and Southeast Asia
Dr Seiji SHIRANE, City University of New York

Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 at 5 pm in Room G21, Faculty of Classics
Purity and Order: Toward Social-Cultural Understanding of the Cold War World
Dr MASUDA Hajimu, National University of Singapore

Friday, 27th November, 2015
第一次世界大戦と日本 (The First World War and Japan)
(Please note that this talk will be delivered in Japanese)
Dr NARAOKA Sochi, Kyoto University, Japan

Wednesday, 9th December, 2015
After Empire Comes Home: Economic Experiences of the South Manchurian Railway Employees in Postwar Japan, 1945-1965
Ms NISHIZAKI Sumiyo, PhD Candidate, London School of Economics


For further information, contact:

Dr Barak Kushner
Reader in Japanese History
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
E-mail: