Social Sciences and Media Studies Building, Santa Barbara, CA
Please join the RFG Reinventing Japan in welcoming Professor Timon Screech (SOAS, University College London) to campus on November 2, 2016. Professor Screech will be presenting his new work on "The Shogun's Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the First English Voyages to Japan, 1611-1623." The talk will be held in SSMS 2135 at 4pm on November 2, 2016. [...]
Join the History Associates for an engaging presentation from UCSB History Professor Luke Roberts on a specific case that influenced gender roles in 19th-century Japan. Zoom link: ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149 Mori Nao, a young samurai wife in Japan, desired a divorce from her abusive husband in 1824. Legally a man could divorce his wife but a wife could not divorce her husband. [...]
The East Asia Center welcomes UCSB History alumna Dr. Lily Anne Welty Tamai (Asian American Studies, UCLA) for a talk on "Mixed-Race Black Identities in Postwar Japan and Okinawa." Mixed-race people born at the end of World War II made history quietly with their families and their communities. Wars and the military occupations that followed, coupled with increased migration across [...]
University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Mika Thornburg will share her in-progress dissertation chapter: "Selling Self-Discovery: Constructing a Desire for Female Travel in Postwar Japan, 1960-1985." Please read the paper in advance and be prepared to share your observations and insights with the group.