BAJS Workshop 2017 ‘Meiji Japan in Global History’

8th Sep 2017

Date: 8 September 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings 
Room: 116
All BAJS members are invited to join the 2017 BAJS Workshop ‘Meiji Japan in Global History’. This workshop will feature intensive critical discussion of six pre-circulated essays on Meiji Japan during which the authors and audience members will explore in greater depth the topics presented by the collected essays. The end goal is to prepare these essays for inclusion in a Special Issue ‘Meiji Japan in Global History’ to be considered for publication by Japan Forum, the journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies.

The workshop will begin with the idea that ‘Meiji’ signifies a moment of global connectivity and asks how this twenty-first century starting point stimulates new questions and offers ways to re-conceptualize Japanese engagement with the late nineteenth century/early twentieth century world. Moreover, it asks what obstacles remain—including the nation-state itself and the imperialism in which its formation was embedded—and how they might help us distinguish our views from those our sources provide.

This unique group of junior and senior scholars offer insight into a diverse range of topics detailed below. Contributors include scholars from Europe, the United States, and East Asia who are engaged in thinking about Meiji in global perspective.

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