Friday, May 2, 2014

Lecture: Post-Fascist Political Culture: Japan after World War II (Laura E. Hein, Northwestern University)

Much excellent recent scholarship examines postwar Japan in its post-colonial and Cold War contexts but the context that most riveted Japanese themselves has faded from view: the aftermath of fascism, or what I call “post-fascism.” How do these new concepts change the way we think about postwar Japan? This talk focuses on progressive education experiments at the university level in postwar Japan.