Long-term impact of the protest cycle of the '60s-'70s on Japanese society t
October 28, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom
This webinar is part of the CJS Fall 2020 Seminar Series, and will be held via Zoom. Register in advance to receive details for joining the webinar.
Title: "Why it matters: The long-term impact of the protest cycle of the late 1960s-early 1970s on Japanese society today"
Presenter: Patricia Steinhoff, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, UH Manoa.
Abstract: In this talk Patricia Steinhoff will discuss the major effects of this period of extreme protest activity and how it still reverberates in contemporary Japan, based on her decades-long study of the Red Army groups that were among its most extreme participants. After a quick overview of the dynamics and major events of the protest cycle, she will assess its impacts on subsequent social movements and student activism in Japan, as well as on the Japanese criminal justice system. She is currently finishing a book in English on this subject, which updates and extends her 1991 Japanese publication Nihon Sekigunha: sono shakaigakuteki monogatari (Kawada Sh?b? Shinsha, 1991, 1993), later republished as Shi eno Ideology: Nihon Sekigunha (Iwanami Modern Classics Series), 2003.
Please register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information to join the webinar on 10/28.
Center for Japanese Studies, co-sponsored with Sociology, Mānoa Campus