Photographs and audio are now available from the October 14, 2014 event “East Asian Historical Thought in Comparative Perspective: What History Is, Knows, Does: Japan.” The event, co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Japan Study Student Association, featured Narita Ryuichi, Japan Women’s University, Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University, and Harry Harootunian, Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
Professors Gluck, Harootunian, and Ryuichi participated in a two-hour panel discussion on Japan. Their conversation, in English and Japanese, included a question and answer session with the standing room only audience and time for informal discussion over light refreshments.
This event was the first in a three-part series that explores the historical study of Japan, China, and the West in a comparative perspective. The second lecture, on China, is Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. The talk features Viren Murthy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
To listen to the panel discussion on Japan, please click here.