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JAPMARXIST THEORY AND THE POLITICS OF HISTORY IN MODERN JAPAN

The Center for Social Theory and Comparative History will host its next event on: Marxist Theory and the Politics of History in Modern Japan

Thursday, June 2nd
4:00pm – 6:00 pm
6275 Bunche Hall
Basing himself on his new book, The Sublime Perversion of Capital (Duke University Press, 2016), Gavin Walker will examine the Japanese debate about capitalism from the 1920s to 1950s, using it as his point of departure to consider current discussions of uneven development and contemporary topics in Marxist theory and historiography. Walker locates the debate’s culmination in the work of Uno Kozo, whose investigations into the development of capitalism and the commodification of labour power are essential for rethinking Marxism today. Walker’s analysis of the Japanese debate shows how Marxist thought was globalized from the start.

Gavin Walker teaches in History and East Asian Studies at McGill University. He has written extensively on modern Japan, on Marxism, and on contemporary questions of political organization.

For more information, contact the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History at (310) 206-5675 or abenanav@ucla.edu.

 

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cstch-lecture-june-2nd-gavin-walker-on-japanese-marxism

 

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Crisis in Japan

THE CRISIS IN JAPAN

The Crisis in Japan: Is Nuclear Power a Viable Alternative?

Following a catastrophic Earthquake and Tsunami, a nuclear crisis on the scale of Chernobyl is taking place in Japan.  This human catastrophe poses many questions not least of all that of the viability of nuclear power.

Marxism 21 is hosting a delegation from the Japanese Revolutionary Communist League who will provide an eyewitness report and Marxist analysis of the current situation in Japan.

An Eyewitness Report by Japanese Marxists
Thursday 28th  April ,  7:00 – 9:00 PM

INCA – Italian General Confederation of Labour
Italian Advice Centre
124 Canonbury Road, Islington
London
N1 2UT
(Opposite Highbury and Islington London Overground/London Underground)

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Economic Crisis

JAPAN SOCIETY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY – 58th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Call for Papers 58th annual conference of the JAPAN SOCIETY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

The Transformation of the Social Economic System and the Challenges of Political Economy: Can Japan Change?

To be held on October 23 (Saturday) and 24 (Sunday), 2010, at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan (http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/index-e.htm ).

JSPE is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study, development, and application of political economy to social problems. JSPE with the present membership of 1000 academic political economists was founded in 1959 and since then has played a central role in the study of political economy in Japan. For more information see its homepage: http://www.jspe.gr.jp/en_front

JSPE invites proposals for the English sessions in the following two categories. (Although the main language of the conference is Japanese, we organise several English-language sessions on 23 and 24 October.)

English Sessions 1: Topics relating to the plenary session such as (1) structural change of the world economy and transformation of the Japanese social economic system, and (2) an alternative framework to replace the neo-liberal paradigm. For detail see: http://www.jspe.gr.jp/drupal6/en_cfp2010

English Sessions 2: All proposals reflecting the tradition and analytical perspective of JSPE which include environment, gender, regional economies, crisis, globalization, inequality, and Marxian economics, are welcomed. For detail see: http://www.jspe.gr.jp/drupal6/en_conference

Submission Procedures and the Deadline:

Proposals should be reached the JSPE Committee for International Communication and Exchange (Jspecice@jspe.gr.jp) by 13 June 2010 at the latest. When submitting your proposal, please include: (1) the title of proposed paper and the category of the session; (2) name(s) and affiliation; (3) E-mail and postal address; (4) an abstract (up to 200 words). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 27June.

Cost: Attendants will pay their conference fee (5000 yen per person including the conference buffet), as well as their own transportation, accommodation and other personal expenses.

Contact: Professor Nobuharu Yokokawa (Chairman of the JSPE Committee for International Communication and Exchange)  E-mail: yokokawa@cc.musashi.ac.jp  Postal address: Musashi University, Toyotama-kami 1-26-1, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-8534, Japan. Tel: +81-3-5984-3764; Fax: +81-3-3991-1198

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