[KS] How “Developmental” Was Japan’s Colonial Impact on Northeast and Southeast Asia? Did the “Stanford School” Get It Right? (Talk by Anne Booth: November 19, 2015)

Frank Joseph Shulman fshulman at umd.edu
Sat Nov 14 01:48:23 EST 2015

On Thursday, November 19, 2015
How “Developmental” Was Japan’s Colonial Impact on Northeast and Southeast Asia? Did the “Stanford School” Get It Right?<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/events/japanese-colonialism-comparative-perspective-revisiting-%E2%80%9Cstanford-school%E2%80%9D>
FSI | Shorenstein APARC - How “Developmental” Was Japan’s Colonial Impact on Northeast and Southeast Asia? Did the “Stanford School” Get It Right?
Co-sponsored by the Japan Program
Read more...<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/events/japanese-colonialism-comparative-perspective-revisiting-%E2%80%9Cstanford-school%E2%80%9D>

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/southeastasia/> and the Japan Program<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/japan>
Anne Booth<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/people/anne-booth>, 2015-16 NUS-Stanford Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Fellow on Southeast Asia, Stanford University

Prof. Booth will assess the socioeconomic consequences of Japanese colonialism in Taiwan, Korea, and Manchuria from 1910 to 1945. She will compare Japan’s policies with those implemented by other colonial powers in South and Southeast Asia. In particular she will address the writings of what has been termed the “Stanford School”—an influential group of scholars who published widely on Japanese colonial policies over the last fifty years. Their work has been used to support the argument that Japanese rule was more developmental than that of other colonial powers, and that it laid the foundations for the stellar economic performance of Taiwan and the Republic of Korea in the decades after 1950. She will challenge these conclusions by comparing economic and social indicators for Korea, Taiwan, and Manchuria with those from other Asian colonies and also from Thailand. While Japan’s colonies, especially Taiwan, do score well on someindicators, they do less well on others. The notion that Japanese rule was exceptionally “developmental” does not merit support.

12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m. – RSVP required<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/events/japanese-colonialism-comparative-perspective-revisiting-%E2%80%9Cstanford-school%E2%80%9D> by November 18
Philippines Conference Room
Encina Hall, 3rd floor, Centra
Stanford University
For more information contact Ms. Lisa Lee<http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/people/Lisa_Lee>

Ms. Debbie Warren
Center Event Coordinator
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
650-723-8387 (t)
650-723-6530 (f)
dawarren at stanford.edu<http://dawarren@stanford.edu>

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