Landscapes for Authoritarianism: Japan, China, India, and Beyond
Asia-Pacific Conversation Series
How do ideas of forestry, rural life, nature, and environment contribute to the rise of fascism and authoritarian rule? In this timely conversation, a group of historians and visual scholars will draw on specific cases from early twentieth-century Japan to contemporary China and India to examine the relationship between aesthetics, politics, and temporality.
Yi Gu, Associate Professor, Department of Art, Culture & Media, University of Toronto
Kajri Jain, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto
Richard Reitan, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Franklin & Marshall College
Tong Lam, Associate Professor, Department of History; Interim Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the Asian Institute