A lecture organized by Organization for Asian Studies & Waseda Center for North Pacific Rim Studies, Waseda University
By Dr. Kenneth J. Ruoff, Author of Imperial Japan at its Zenith
Professor, Portland State University; Director, Center for Japanese Studies, Portland State University (Oregon, USA)
Date: Friday, January 21, 2011 Time: 16:30 – 18:00 (Open from 16:00)
Place: Room B-101 at the 14th Building, Waseda University campus
Language: Japanese (Questions are available in English)
Dr. Ruoff is widely regarded as the foremost authority on the contemporary Japanese monarchy. Having earned a Ph.D. in Japanese history from Columbia University, he was a member of the Faculty of Law at Hokkaido University from 1994 to 1996, where he taught a seminar on Japan’s modern history. His major publications include The People’s Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995 (Harvard University Press, 2001) and, Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire’s 2,600th Anniversary (Cornell University Press, 2010). Dr. Ruoff will be signing copies of his new book, which is available at www.amazon.com It will not be available for purchase on site.