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April 2, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: Bernath Auditorium, Undergrad Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

This mini-conference brings together two scholars who are WSU alumni along with one other outside speaker and a member of the WSU History department to give lectures on "Modern Japan in a Global Context."

The speakers and paper topics are:

Harry Harootunian (Emeritus Professor NYU and U. of Chicago): "Specters of Untimeliness in Postwar Japan: Reflections on the Problem of a Second Imperial Restoration"

Elizabeth Lublin (Assoc. Prof., WSU): "Nationalism and the Cigarette Industry in late Meiji Japan"

Marlene Mayo (Assoc. Prof. Emerita, U. of Maryland): "Reconciliation and Re-Integration: Eleanor Roosevelt's Encounter with Japan, 1953"

William Marotti (Assoc. Prof., UCLA): "Sinjuku, Tokyo 1968: Media Panics, Nonconformists, and the Play of Politics"

For more information about this event, please contact Arthur Marotti at 313-577-2490 or