Talk: Japan and the West: The Birth of a Nation
Chester: Saturday 26 October, 15.40–16.40
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…
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.