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Japanese Studies

05/25/2018 - 05/26/2018
Chicago (IL)

Japan’s Russia: Challenging the East-West Paradigm

Time & Location

May 25-26, 2018
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)


This interdisciplinary conference invited scholars of Russia and Japan to address the topic of Russo-Japanese cultural relations as a challenge to traditional binary views on the knowledge exchange between West and East as that between “colonizer” and “colonized,” seen exclusively through the prism of political and ideological hierarchies and power relations. This conference resulted in the publication of a book titled Japan’s Russia: Challenging the East-West Paradigm. Participant expenses were supported in part by the JFNY Grant for Japanese Studies.

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