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Professor Kiri Paramore 20/10/2022

The Inescapable China in Japanese Democracy: Writing East Asia in the Cambridge History of Democracy

Japanese democracy has consistently been defined through contrast with China, the cultural histories of each country being employed to delineate diverging narratives of freedom and democracy. Democracy has thereby also become a lens through which the past and present are reimagined. This seminar will unpack this relationship between images of democracy and contrasting images of Japanese and Chinese identity. Professor Paramore will do this through discussing with you the chapter on Japan I am currently writing for the Cambridge History of Democracy Vol. II (1200-1800).

Speaker: Professor Kiri Paramore, Asian Studies in the National University of Ireland, University College Cork

Time: 6-7pm, Thursday 20 October 2022

          7.30pm Complimentary Chinese Buffet

Venue: 004 Theatre, UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland; Please register (opens in a new window)here if attending in person

            Hybrid event, click (opens in a new window)here for Zoom link