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Robert Oppenheim, Director WCH 4.134, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 78712 • 512-471-5811

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

Fri, October 1, 2010 • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


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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