Week 7 Seminar

Our week 7 seminar speaker is Janet Hunter, professor of economic history at the London School of Economics, who’ll be speaking about the economic impact of Japan’s Great Kanto earthquake of September 1923, which devastated Tokyo and Yokohama and killed some 140,000 people. (There’s a decent Wikipedia page about it, which also describes the widespread violence against Koreans in Japan that followed the earthquake—Korea was then a Japanese colony, and rumours spread that Koreans were preparing a rebellion, committing arson, or poisoning wells.)

Time and place are as usual; poster below.

Birmingham Centre for Modern and Contemporary History, spring term 2013 seminar series, week 7

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