Nissan Seminar: Re-examining Japan in Global Context (グローバルな文脈での日本)-

Convener(s): The Suntory Foundation

Speaker(s): Professor Karube Tadashi, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo and Professor Sho Konishi, Faculty of History, University of Oxford

Discussants: Dr. Angus Lockyer, Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies, SOAS, University of London and Professor Yasushi Watanabe, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

This 14th Forum of the Suntory Foundation, ‘Re-examining Japan in Global Context’ (グローバルな文脈での日本), will re-examine the Meiji Ishin (‘Meiji Restoration’) and Kaikoku, the ‘opening’ of Japan as an epochal experience in Japan’s global past, conceived as the advent of its modern era.  This year is the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Ishin.  In this half-day conference co-sponsored by the Suntory Foundation, we will have new historical dialogues, and attempt to identify fresh significance, meanings and value of the rich experience of the Meiji Ishin from new angles, converging research from history and the social sciences.

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