AUTHORS ON ASIA Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture & Community in Interwar Japan
Harry Harootunian, Director of the Program in East Asian Studies and Professor of History, New York University
In the decades between the two world wars, Japan made a dramatic entry into the modern age, expanding its capital industries and urbanizing so quickly as to rival many longstanding Western industrial societies. Harry Harootunian, Director of the Program in East Asian Studies and Professor of History at New York University, is a leading scholar of modern Japan. Drawing from his recent book, Overcome by Modernity, he provides a fascinating analysis of the problems of modernity and examines how the Japanese made sense of the sudden transformation and the subsequent rise of mass culture.
Tickets: $10, Japan Society members $8, students $5.
- Wednesday, March 14, 2001
- 6:30 pm