The Modern Japan History Association presents a "New Books on Japan" conversation between Seiji Shirane (City College of New York), author of Imperial Gateway: Colonial Taiwan and Japan's Expansion in South China and Southeast Asia, 1895-1945 (Cornell University Press, 2022) and Andrew Gordon (Harvard University). The event is free and open to the public and will be held over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
Date and Time: December 14, 7pm EST / 4pm PST
Register for Zoom here: https://mjha.org/Imperial-Gateway
Professor Benjamin Uchiyama (University of Southern California) invites the wider community to a Modern Japan History Association event with Seiji Shirane (Assistant Professor of Japanese History at City College of New York). Professor Shirane will be speaking about his new book, Imperial Gateway: Colonial Taiwan and Japan's Expansion in China and Southeast Asia, 1895-1945 (Cornell University Press, 2022). In Imperial Gateway, Professor Shirane explores the political, social, and economic significance of colonial Taiwan in the southern expansion of Japan's empire from 1895 to the end of World War II. Drawing on multilingual archives from six countries, Imperial Gateway shows how Japanese officials and Taiwanese subjects transformed Taiwan into a regional gateway for expansion in an ever-shifting international order. Andrew Gordon (Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University) will serve as discussant.