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Book Talk

Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered edited by Jeff Kingston

Friday, February 26, 2016   18:00 - 20:00

  • Jeff Kingston
  • James Brown (Associate Professor, Political Science, Temple University Japan Campus)
  • Tina Burrett (Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University and ICAS Adjunct Fellow)
  • Sven Saaler
  • Lawrence Repeta (Professor, Faculty of Law, Meiji University)
  • Matt Linley (Professor in the International Education and Exchange Center (IEEC) at Nagoya University and ICAS Adjunct Fellow)

Please join us for a book launch discussion and Q&A session for the publication of Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered (Routledge 2016). Edited by Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies, Temple University Japan Campus. Nationalism appears to be a growing risk in a renascent 21st century Asia, stoking tensions, aspirations, and identity politics while amplifying grievances and raising questions about prospects in what is touted as the Asian century. This edited collection of 22 chapters provides a broad overview of nationalism in Asia, including country case studies and thematic analysis. Leading experts in their fields succinctly convey key insights and critical analysis useful to understanding the dynamics and variations of nationalism across the region.

We will have a conversation with several of the authors followed by a discussion with the audience. Robert Dujarric, ICAS Director, will moderate a discussion.

The book is available in Japan on Amazon.co.jp at http://www.amazon.co.jp/Asian-Nationalisms-Reconsidered-Jeff-Kingston/dp/1138826073

Book Editor
Jeff Kingston, Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus is most recently author of the forthcoming Asian Nationalism Since 1945 (Wiley) that focuses on Japan, South Korea, China, India and Indonesia and Contemporary Japan (2013), and edited Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered (2015), Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (2014), and Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan (2012). His new book project is on press freedom in Japan. Counterpoint is his weekly column for the Japan Times. https://www.tuj.ac.jp/ug/about/faculty/kingston-jeff.html

Date & Time:
Friday, February 26, 2016   18:00 - 20:00 (Doors open at 17:30)
2F, Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。


Jeff Kingston

James Brown

Associate Professor, Political Science, Temple University Japan Campus

James D.J. Brown is Associate Professor in Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus. In addition to an undergraduate degree from the University of York, he has Masters degrees from the universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, a postgraduate diploma in Russian from the University of Glasgow, and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen. His main areas of expertise are Russian-Japanese relations and international energy politics. His research has previously been published in the following academic journals: International Politics, Politics, Asia Policy, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, Europe-Asia Studies, and The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.

Tina Burrett

Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University and ICAS Adjunct Fellow

Sven Saaler

Lawrence Repeta

Professor, Faculty of Law, Meiji University

Lawrence Repeta is a professor on the law faculty of Meiji University in Tokyo. He has served as a lawyer, business executive, and law professor in Japan and the United States. He is best known in Japan as the plaintiff in a landmark suit decided by the Supreme Court of Japan in 1989 that opened Japan`s courts to note-taking by courtroom spectators. He serves on the board of directors of Information Clearinghouse Japan (情報公開クリアリングハウス) http://www.clearing-house.org/, an NGO devoted to promoting open government in Japan that is affiliated with other organizations that promote individual rights. He has been awarded an Abe Fellowship by the Center for Global Partnership to conduct research at the National Security Archive, a non-profit research institute located at George Washington University  http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv. Larry is a former director of the Temple University Law Program in Japan.

Matt Linley

Professor in the International Education and Exchange Center (IEEC) at Nagoya University and ICAS Adjunct Fellow