Lecture: The World of the Shoguns and its Demise: Japan from 1600-1900 10/21/12

Lecture: The World of the Shoguns and its Demise: Japan from 1600-1900
Sunday, October 21, 1pm
Storer Auditorium, UM School of Business; Reception to follow at the Lowe Art Museum.
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

A reception and gallery tour follows at the Lowe Art Museum at 2pm. Lowe Members and UM Students: Free*; Non-Members: $10; RSVP: lowersvp@as.miami.edu ; *There is a fee to attend the reception for non-member UM students.

Dr. Stephen Halsey, Department of History, University of Miami, will provide an overview of Japan during the Edo and Meiji Periods, followed by a closing reception from 2-4pm at the Lowe Art Museum. Director and Chief Curator Brian A. Dursum will lead a final gallery tour of the exhibition, Introspection and Awakening.

Stephen Halsey is Assistant Professor of East Asian History at the University of Miami and specializes in modern China, with additional fields in economic history, comparative colonialism, and global history. He completed his doctoral work at the University of Chicago and has also studied at National Taiwan University and Beijing Normal University. Before coming to Miami, he held the Alice Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at Northwestern University and participated in an interdisciplinary teaching program called “The Great Society.” Halsey is currently completing a book manuscript entitled The Quest for Power: European Imperialism and the Evolution of Chinese Statecraft, 1850-1922.

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