PhD Student, University of Chicago
“Local Discourses of Identity and ‘Ruralness’ in the Yuri Region of Akita, Japan”
Thursday, November 2nd, 4:00-6:00 PM
John Hope Franklin Room [SSR 224]
Discussant: Dan Knorr, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
Please join the East Asia: Transregional Histories Workshop as we welcome Robert Burgos, who will be presenting a work in progress titled “Local Discourses of Identity and ‘Ruralness’ in the Yuri Region of Akita, Japan.” This piece considers the development in the 1930s of a local historical discourse by amateur Yuri historians and its implications on the understanding of ‘rural’ community and identity formation in Japan through the 20th century.
Robert’s Paper can be found in the post below.
As always, first-time attendees are welcome. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. If you have any questions or require assistance to attend, please contact Robert Burgos at firstname.lastname@example.org or Spencer Stewart at email@example.com.