Seminar by Sheldon Garon, 2021-2022 Paris IAS Fellow, Princeton University, as part of the cycle "History of contemporary East Asia: sources, methods, objects" organized by SIRICE, CRCAO, with the support of the Paris Institute for Advanced Study.
Presentation of the cycle
This seminar aims to bring together specialists in modern East Asian history. Each session will be based on the presentation of a corpus of sources (public and private, handwritten and printed, literary, oral, iconographic and audiovisual, material and digitalized), followed by a discussion of methodological and historiographical problems raised by its use. The geographical scope of the seminar is East Asia, corresponding to present-day China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, with an emphasis on regional, transnational, and comparative approaches.
Organizers: Ken Daimaru (University of Paris), Sheldon Garon (Princeton University), Victor Louzon (Sorbonne University).
Presentation of the October 4th seminar
Transnational Sources for Measuring 'Civilian Morale' in Wartime Japan
As part of global thinking on “total war”, this seminar examines the development of transnational strategies to destroy home fronts by bombing, blockade, and “demoralizing” civilians. An excerpt of the historical records discussed by the speaker will be sent to participants one week in advance. The presentation will be given in English and will be followed by a discussion in English and French.
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