Gender: The Transnational Redress Movement –
Join us, as Lin Li discusses the politics of historical memory around Comfort Women in East Asia. Learn how their efforts have always crossed national boundaries, flummoxing ideas like national tragedy and memory.
Gender: The Largest Category of Human Experience –
Join us, as professor Ayako Kano discusses gender, family, labor, and the current Abe administration’s policies in Japan. Learn how activism and policy-making related to gender strike at the heart of a society’s culture and politics.
Political Violence: Right to Violence & the Japanese Left –
Alex Macartney discusses political violence practiced by Japanese and West German “Red Armies” in the 1960s and ’70s, calling attention to global developments, transnational connections, and gendered violence.
Political Violence: A Strategy of Resistance –
Join us, as professor William Marotti defines “political violence” for us and explains why political groups – such as the Japanese New Left in the late 1960s – chose to use violence as a tactic of political protest and activism.
Introductions: The Promise and Limitations of Transnational Intellectual History –
Professor Viren Murthy discusses intellectual history, capitalism, and both the possibilities and limitations of transnational history.