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

A Cultural History of Ramen in Japan

Fri, November 22, 2013 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Dr. George Solt, New York University

George Solt, Assistant Professor of History, New York University 

Solt's work considers the connections between the political economic transformation and social reorganization of Japan in the modern era. His dissertation, “Taking Ramen Seriously: Food, Labor, and Everyday Life in Modern Japan,” analyzed changes in food production and consumption in relation to shifts in labor practices, nutritional science, media advertisements, foreign trade, and national identity. He is currently revising a manuscript based on the dissertation, and researching materials for a second project on the history of gambling in modern Japan.

Sponsored by: CEAS

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