Sept 24th, 2019 - Edward Vickers, “Politics and Heritage Diplomacy in Japanese Public Culture” (Si-mian Lectures on Humanities No. 474)


Title: Politics and Heritage Diplomacy in Japanese Public Culture

Lecturer: Edward Vickers (Professor at Kyushu University, Japan)

Chairperson:YANG Biao (Professor, Department of History, East China Normal University)

Date: 3 pm, September24th, 2019 (Tuesday)

Venue: Room 5303, Building of School of Humanities, Minhang Campus, ECNU

Sponsor: Si-mian Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, ECNU


Abstract of the Lecture:

This lecture discusses the history commemoration and politics in contemporary Japanese Public Culture, with particular reference to memories of the war history. It will analyze both what has been commemorated, and why issues of war remembrance have acquired political and diplomatic significance at particular times and in particular places across the region.


Brief Introduction of the Lecturer:

Edward Vickers is a Professor at Kyushu University, Japan. He was a Reader in Education at Institute of Education, University of London; and was a “Foreign expert” and textbook editor, People’s Education Publishing House.