History Weekends 2019: Christopher Harding

Christopher Harding will explore Japan’s attempts, since the birth of the modern nation in 1868, to carve out a special place for itself in a world dominated by Western power and culture at our 2019 History Weekend in Chester

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Talk: Japan and the West: The Birth of a Nation

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Chester: Saturday 26 October, 15.40–16.40



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Talk synopsis: Christopher Harding explores Japan’s attempts, since the birth of the modern nation in 1868, to carve out a special place for itself in a world dominated by Western power and culture. And with a new emperor’s reign just beginning, he looks at what the future might hold…

Christopher Harding. (© Mark Allan)
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Speaker bio: Christopher Harding is a cultural historian of modern Japan and India. He is Senior Lecturer in Asian History at the University of Edinburgh, and a regular contributor and presenter for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, and the World Service.