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From Meiji to Now: The Making of Modern Japan Discussion at Asia Society


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From Meiji to Now: The Making of Modern Japan
Wednesday, January 17, 6:30-8pm
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue, NYC

In associated with Asia Society’s recent exhibition, Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan, which reevaluated a seminal era of turmoil, creativity, and transformation in Japan spanning the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries, this in-person discussion will focus on the significance of the Meiji Restoration and the transformations in politics, society, and culture Japan experienced during this time and their relevance to the contemporary era. The talk will further examine the parallels and continuity between the two periods of transformation and explore their implications for the region as well as the wider world.

Opening remarks will be be made by Dr. Yasufumi Nakamori, Director of Asia Society Museum and Vice President of Arts and Culture.

Speakers will include Dr. Chelsea Foxwell, Associate Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, and Director, Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago; Dr. Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor Emerita of History at Columbia University; Dr. Takako Hikotani, senior fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute in Tokyo; and Dr. Paul Sheard, economist and author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Power of Money.

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