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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

02 June 2021
Professor Barak Kushner spoke as part of the The Hoover Institution Library & Archives and Hoover Institution Press Fanning the Flames Speaker Series in Celebration of the Publication Fanning the Flames: Propaganda in Modern Japan edited by Kay Ueda.

Japan’s Meiji Restoration brought swift changes through Japanese adoption of Western-style modernization and imperial expansion. Fanning the Flames brings together a range of scholarly essays and collected materials from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives detailing how Japanese propaganda played an active role in fostering national identity and mobilizing grassroots participation in the country’s transformation and wartime activities, from with the First Sino-Japanese War (1894–95) to the end of World War II.

The Fanning the Flames Speaker Series highlights conversations with leading scholars of modern East Asian history, art, and propaganda and is presented in conjunction with the book and upcoming online and physical exhibitions.

Anchors of History: The Long Shadow of Japanese Imperial Propaganda
Tuesday June 1, 12:00 pm PDT
Speaker: Barak Kushner, professor of East Asian History, University of Cambridge
Moderator: Michael R. Auslin, the Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution

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