The Global Asia Research Center is pleased to announce that Prof. Jordan Sand (Georgetown University) will be delivering a series of special online lectures “Placing the Japanese Metropolis, 1870s-1970s”.
- Date : December 1,2, and 4, 2020
Time : 9:00 a.m.～10：30 a.m. (JST)
- Lecturer: Jordan Sand, Professor of Japanese History, Georgetown University
- Language: English (Japanese is also available at discussion time)
- Participants: Open to all students, faculty members, and the general public
- Registration: Please send your e-mail message to: globalasia-office[at]list.waseda.jp
- Admission: Free
Since the 1990s, two critical changes have reshaped the way that Japanese history since the Meiji Restoration is told: the collapse of the narrative of national progress, embodied particularly in the modernization thesis, and the reincorporation of the colonial empire into a central position in Japan’s modernity. How do these historical and historiographical shifts affect the way that we understand the modern Japanese city? This series of three talks will seek to answer this question by considering the metropolis as a spatial and material manifestation of the flows and counter-flows of Japanese social space and as a metropole, a site within the complex architecture of imperialism. Following the conceptual framing of space proposed by Henri Lefebvre, the lectures will treat the city first as the object of planning and construction, second as a lived space, and third as a spectacle and a site for the staging of spectacles.
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