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"From Shore to Shore: Maritime Transport and Commerce in Japan’s Late Medieval Period"

Michelle Damian

Sep 26, 2019 - at - | Stiteler Hall, Room B26

The Seto Inland Sea region was the center for much of the late medieval (14 th – 16 th c) period’s commercial activity. With growing local economic development came the rise of smaller markets throughout the…



“Toward a Global History of International Relations: A Perspective from Asia”

Tomoko Akami

Sep 27, 2019 - at - | College Hall Room 209

ICEA Series 

Scholars have increasingly noted the Eurocentric bent of the field of international relations, including the so-called Westphalian Model. But university teaching on international relations…



"Japan's Monarchy and the New Emperor in Historical Perspective"

Ken Ruoff

Oct 3, 2019 - at - | Stiteler Hall, Room B26

The constitutional position of Japan’s monarchy was fundamentally redefined after the war, and initially conservatives rejected that the emperor should be “no more than a symbol.” But by the 1970s, the political…