*CANCELLED* Japanese Anglophiles and the Allure of Colonization
In the era of Western imperialism, Japan not only maintained its independence but, infamously, forged an empire of its own in East Asia. During the same period, however, Japan’s political elites—including diplomats, aristocrats, and even a crown prince—flocked to European cities, ostensibly to study the secrets of Western might. In this presentation, Newhouse Fellow Hiromu Nagahara highlights the experiences of Japanese visitors to London, many of whom clearly saw the British Empire as a model to emulate in Japan’s quest to join the ranks of “Great Powers.”
Hiromu Nagahara is an associate professor of history at MIT. He is in residence at the Newhouse Center as a 2019-2020 faculty fellow.
Apr 15, 4:30–6:30 PM, Apr 16, 12:45 PM*CANCELLED* Cinematic Offerings from AdeRisa Productions
Film screenings and discussions of the importance of representation in film and the opportunities independent films offer marginalized communities as they seek to tell their own stories.Event Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:30pmEvent Date:Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:45pm
Apr 9, 4:30–6 PM
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Apr 21, 4:30–6 PM