A Friend in Deed: Lu Xun and Uchimura Kanzō in Shanghai, 1927-1936
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 8:00pm

"A Friend in Deed: Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzō in Shanghai, 1927-1936"

Dr. Joshua Fogel, Professor and Canada Research Chair, York University, Toronto, Canada


Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30 PM
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), Room 296-8
1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201
FREE and Open to the Public
This talk will discuss the research of the close friendship between China’s greatest writer in the 20th century, Lu Xun, and Kanzo Uchiyama,  founder of Shanghai’s Uchiyama Bookstore, during the period 1927-1936. Their friendship fostered a personal connection between China and Japan and provides grounds for further research on Sino-Japanese relations. Lu Xun spent the last nine years of life in Shanghai, where he befriended Uchiyama Kanzo who owned a bookstore that carried the largest collection of Japanese books in China. During the time of their friendship, their respective countries were heading into total war.


Listen to a Harvard Univeristy podcast interview with Josh Fogel on this topic.

 About the speaker: Joshua Fogel (PhD, Columbia 1980) is Canada Research Chair in Chinese history at York University in Toronoto, Canada; before that he taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Harvard.  He specializes in the cultural and political interactions between China and Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published widely in this area, is the editor of the online journal Sino-Japanese Studies, and is a strong advocate of translation.
View a video snapshot of Dr. Fogel discussing his research interests.
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