Kenneth Ruoff (Portland State University), Japan’s Imperial Household and Abdication: The Contemporary Controversy in Historical Perspective


Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

Kenneth Ruoff
Professor of History and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, Portland State University

Discussant: Andrew Gordon
Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University; Victor and William Fung Acting Director, Harvard University Asia Center (2016-2017)

Moderator: Susan Pharr
Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

This seminar series is supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)

Special Series on the Future of East Asia

This seminar is part of the Worldwide Week at Harvard, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs