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Lecture at #WillametteU in #SalemOR: “Sustainability in Japan”

displaymedia (1)The Historian’s Task in the Anthropocene: Sustainability in Japan

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM

Julia Adeney Thomas grew up in the coal country of southwest Virginia where almost half of the mountains have now suffered from mountain-top removal. Perhaps it is because of her love of these mountains that even as an intellectual historian she has retained a sharp interest in environmental questions. She has studied at Princeton, Oxford, and the University of Chicago, and her books deal with concepts of nature, political theory, historiography, and photography in Japan and comparatively.

WU Campus – Hatfield Library: Hatfield Room
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300

Contact Information:
Name: Ron Loftus
Phone: 6725
Email: rloftus@willamette.edu

Free and Open to Public

Event Sponsor(s):
Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE)

Julia’s books include:

  • Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology, recipient of the American Historical Association’s 2002 John K. Fairbank prize.
  • Japan at Nature’s Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power (with Ian J. Miller and Brett L. Walker)
  • Rethinking Historical Distance (with Mark Salber Phillips and Barbara Caine).

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