Postwar Japan: A Pre-Postmortem
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:00pm
Postwar Japan: A Pre-Postmortem

329 Smith Memorial Student Union 

Center for Japanese Studies presents Carol Gluck and her lecture on Postwar Japan: A Pre-Postmortem:

Co-sponsored by PSU's Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Department of History and Institute for Asian Studies

This year Japan is commemorating “75 years of the postwar.” How is it that Japanese still believe that they are living in postwar Japan, three quarters of a century after the end of World War II?

What are the multiple meanings of “postwar,” how have they changed, and when will Japan’s “long postwar” finally, if ever, come to an end?

Professor Carol Gluck is widely considered one of the foremost historians in the world. She specializes in modern Japan, from the late nineteenth century to the present; international relations; World War II, and history-writing and public memory in Asia and the West. She received her B.A. from Wellesley (1962) and her Ph.D. from Columbia (1977).  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society; former President of the Association for Asian Studies; currently co-chair of the Trustees Emeriti of Asia Society and member of the Board of Directors of Japan Society. She is a founding member and now chair of Columbia’s Committee on Global Thought.

Free and Open to the Public