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"Japan's Imagined Geographies of East Asia since the 1990s," with Dr. Satoshi Nakano


Part of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies' Visiting Scholar Roundatble Series

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Chung-wen Shih Conference Room: 1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20052


Sigur Center visiting scholar, Satoshi Nakano will discuss the perception of "East Asia" as a mega region subsuming both Northeast and Southeast Asia, which has gained currency in Japanese academia as well as public media since the 1990s but seems to have lost its momentum in the wake of recent diplomatic crises in the region. Analyzing the rivalries between "East Asia" and another mega-regional perception, the “Asia-Pacific,” his presentation will discuss how they have been imagined as opposing perceptions in Japan since the ending years of the Cold War.

Satoshi Nakano is a Professor of History at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Social Sciences and a current Fulbright visiting scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. He received a PhD from Hitotsubashi University. He taught at Kobe University and was a visiting scholar at University of the Philippines and Columbia University. He has published numerous books and monographs on Philippine-U.S.-Japan relations, World War II in Asia, and the issues of war memory and reconciliation.


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