Re-Envisioning the Nation: Texts from Occupied China, 1932 to 1945

Collaborative Group

Professor Norman Smith




“Re-envisioning the Nation: Texts from Occupied China, 1932-1945” is an international, bilingual (C:E) workshop to be hosted by the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. Attendees will convene to examine and translate representative texts by Chinese intellectuals and politicians who sought to articulate new national visions while under Japanese occupation in mainland China, from the establishment of Manchukuo in 1932 until the Japanese surrender in 1945. Panels designed to shed new light on Chinese cultural and social life during the occupation focus on "Culture and Society," "Law and Politics," and "Science and Education."