Re: Critical Reaction to Zimm's Attack on Pearl Harbor?

Being a disciple of William of Occam I am prone to parsimony. We have puzzled over Japan's road to (self)destruction in the 1930s and 1940s and I cast my mind back to Political Science 101, learning about "status quo powers" and "non-status quo powers." The two main Axis partners were in the latter category and those in charge desired control of resources as well as the states and territories where those resources were located. Ergo, marches of conquest. The largest status quo powers, the USA and UK, were in the way -- tangentially, at least.

H-Diplo Roundtable XXI-45 on Kapur. Japan at the Crossroads: Conflict and Compromise after Anpo

H-Diplo Roundtable XXI-45

Nick Kapur.  Japan at the Crossroads:  Conflict and Compromise after Anpo.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018.  ISBN:  9780674984424 ($39.95/£31.95/€36.00).

8 June 2020 | https://hdiplo.org/to/RT21-45
Roundtable Editors: Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse | Production Editor: George Fujii

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Final Submissions: Virtual Roundtable, The "Rebirth" of Japanese Studies (6/14)

Dear all,

 Apologies for repeated postings. I write to inform you that the virtual Association for Asian Studies 2020 roundtable, The "Rebirth" of Japanese Studies, is now holding its final session of submissions, with responses due June 14, 12pm EST. (http://prcurtis.com/events/AAS2020/

CFP: Capture Japan - Book Under Contract with Bloomsbury

This is the final Call for Papers for the edited book ‘Capture Japan: Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present’. The book analyses, deconstructs and challenges representations of Japan in a variety of different visual media such as cinema, documentary film, photography, visual art and computer games. The book is now under contract with Bloomsbury and due to the recent withdrawal of a contributor, we are now looking for a replacement chapter.

Online-Lecture: Shamanic practices in contemporary Japan - Marianna Zanetta (Thursday 04.06.2020, 18:30 CET)

Dear List Members,
the dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, the Department of East Asian Studies – Japanese Studies at University of Vienna and the Austria-Japan Study Group for Humanities, Social Sciences and Art cordially invite you to the online lecture:
 
Marianna Zanetta
“Shamanic practices in contemporary Japan - Local habits and national fascination“

Date: Thursday 04.06.2020, 18:30~20:00 (CET)
The Zoom Meeting will be open from 18:15 (CET), max. 100 participants.

Free Online-Lecture: Tracing Atomic Utopia and Dystopia in Japan, Maika Nakao - Monday 18.05.2020 - 18:30-20:00

Dear H-Japan list members,

the dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, the Department of East Asian Studies – Japanese Studies at University of Vienna and the Austria-Japan Study Group for Humanities, Social Sciences and Art cordially invite you to the online lecture:

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