Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Japan/Korea Seminar: "Mingei" and the Emergence of Japanese Folk-Modernism, 1925-1955

Fri, October 1, 2010 | Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Japan/Korea Seminar:

Professor Kim Brandt, Associate Professor of Columbia University, to speak at a CEAS joint Japan/Korea Seminar on the emergence of Japanese Folk-Modernism.


Kim Brandt joined the Columbia faculty in 2007. She specializes in twentieth-century Japanese cultural and social history, and her research interests include consumerism, imperialism, and transnational forms of cultural production. Publications include Kingdom of Beauty: Mingei and the Politics of Folk Art in Imperial Japan (Duke University Press, 2007). Brandt’s current research, a book project, deals with the cultural dimensions of Japan’s international rehabilitation after World War II.  She received her Ph.D. from Columbia (1996).

Sponsored by: Center for East Asian Studies

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