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Japanese, Korean, Chinese Responses to Japanese Expansionism in the early 20th century

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. || April 29, 2016 || AGR Room, Buehler Alumni Center
When Apr 29, 2016
from 03:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where AGR Room, Buehler Alumni Center
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East Asian Studies Program Colloquium 2016

Public Lecture is Free, but registration is encouraged.
Please RSVP by April 27, 2016, to ensure your seat 

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Presented by:

Parks Coble, Professor of History, University of Nebraska

“Japanese Aggression in Republican China: The Rise and Limits of Popular Nationalism”

Parks Coble is the James L. Sellars Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. He has written four books and many articles on China during the Republican Period, with a particular focus on Sino-Japanese relations during the 1930s and 1940s. Recent publications have included a study of Chinese businessmen living in occupied China during World War II, and of the anti-Japanese movement in China in the 1930s. His most recent research examines the legacy of World War II as, even seventy years after its end, di­ering interpretations of the conflict continue to haunt international relations in East Asia.


Andre Haag, Assistant Professor of Japanese, University of New Mexico

“Terms of Imperial Engagement: Exploring Japanese Perspectives on Colonialism and Korean Resistance through Language and Narration”

Andre Haag is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Japanese literature and cultural history from Stanford University in 2013. Haag’s research explores the interplay between nationalism, colonialism, and violence in the language, literature and culture of the Japanese empire, focusing specifically on the circulation of narratives of colonized Korea and the “treasonous” resistance of Korean subjects. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Fear and Loathing in Imperial Japan: The Cultures of Korean Terror, which critically interrogates how the colonizers’ fear of Korean crime and “terrorism” inflected metropolitan vocabularies, images, and narratives in the decades following Japan’s annexation of Korea.


Kyu Hyun Kim, Associate Professor of Japanese and Korean History, UC Davis

“What was in the (Korean) Name?: War Mobilization and Reorganization of the Family and Household System in Late Colonial Korea”

Kyu Hyun Kim is Associate Professor of Japanese and Korean History at UC Davis. He has received a PhD in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard University specializing in modern Japanese history, and has since been an Edwin O. Reischauer Postdoctoral Fellow and a recipient of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science Grant. He is the author of The Age of Visions and Arguments: Parliamentarianism and the National Public Sphere in Early Meiji Japan (Harvard East Asia Center Publication, 2008). He is currently working on the second book project, tentatively entitled Treasonous Patriots: Colonial Modernity, War Mobilization and the Problem of Identity in Korea. Kim has written articles on Meiji-period Japanese history, Korean colonial experience, Japanese popular culture and Korean cinema and is Academic Adviser and Contributing Editor to


Co-Sponsored by: Cultural Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Global Affairs, History, and Institute for Social Sciences

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