Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline [EN]

Lecture Description

In this talk, Prof. David Leheny will introduce his book Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline (Cornell University Press, 2018), focusing on case studies illustrating how a national narrative of “the long postwar” has shaped the ways in which emotion can be deployed in Japanese debates about politics, status, and international relations. The book challenges new analyses of emotion and politics more broadly by focusing on the role of narrative in structuring emotional claims that are usually distant from the actual feelings of actors themselves.

Date:
May 10, 2019
Target:
Visitors
Field:
Law / Political Science

Speaker

David Leheny

David Leheny

Waseda Universtiy
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies / Professor

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Kiichi Fujiwara

Kiichi Fujiwara

The University of Tokyo
Graduate Schools for Law and Politics ・Professor / Institute for Future Initiatives ・ Diector

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