Japanese Studies Seminar Series - Bridging the gap: post-war Japanese overseas migration and Japan’s national history

This week's presenter will be Pedro Iacobelli, PhD candidate, School of Culture, History and Language. 

In this talk Pedro will analyse Japanese transnational migration from the point of view of the state.  His point of departure will be the post-war Japanese migration to Bolivia. In doing so, this paper joins the recent scholarship that challenges the disciplinary separation in the post-war history of Japan: between the Japanese overseas migration and Japan’s national history. Pedro will advance some key elements of the concept “political migration history” in order to argue that the Japanese national history could benefit from a political history reading of this migratory process. 

The Japanese Studies Seminar Series is a fortnightly seminar hosted by the ANU Japan Centre during Friday lunchtimes.  Each fortnight an ANU Japan-related scholar shares their research with the group for discussion.  All are welcome to attend the series and engage with our Japan scholars on their research.

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