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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Event date: 
Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 17:30 to 19:00


Children, Calamities, and Crane Conservation in Modern Japan

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Janet Borland is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on fundamental relationships between people and the natural and built environment. Her first book, Earthquake Children: Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo (Harvard University Asia Center, 2020), won the 2020 Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities First Book Prize, the 2020 Grace Abbott Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the General History Prize in the 2021 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards. Janet’s second book, Endangered Icon: Japan’s Quest to Save the Red-crowned Crane, is a social, cultural and environmental history covering the twentieth century.