Landscapes for Authoritarianism: Japan, China, India, and Beyond

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

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Asia-Pacific Conversation Series


How do ideas of forestry, rural life, nature, and environment contribute to the rise of fascism and authoritarian rule? In this timely conversation, a group of historians and visual scholars will draw on specific cases from early twentieth-century Japan to contemporary China and India to examine the relationship between aesthetics, politics, and temporality.


Yi Gu
Associate Professor, Department of Art, Culture & Media, University of Toronto

Kajri Jain
Associate Professor, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto

Richard Reitan
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Franklin & Marshall College

Tong Lam
Associate Professor, Department of History and Acting Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the Asian Institute, University of Toronto

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Asian Institute


Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

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