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SJCC After-Work: The Emergence of Meiji Japan as an International Power

Original model of the Yamashiro-Maru, built 1884 in Newcastle (UK) on commission from Japan

Courtesy Johann Jacobs Museum

Date
Monday, March 12th 2018, 17:30 - 19:30
Location
Johann Jacobs Museum
Seefeldquai 17
8008 Zurich
Switzerland
Speaker
David Möller, Chair for Global History, University of Zurich
Organisation
SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Fee

SJCC Members: 30 CHF,
Non-members: 50 CHF

- Fee per person, to be paid at the event
- Full no-show charge unless registration is canceled until 8 March 2018

Registration

Special Guided tour for SJCC Members & Friends through the exhibition «A Painting for the Emperor» from an economic perspective.

Presentation in English by David Möller, Chair for Global History, University of Zurich

From February 8 to May 31, 2018,  the Johann Jacobs Museum presents an exhibition about Japanese sugar plantation workers in Hawai'i and, on the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, considers a key moment in the history of the modern world: the emergence of Japan as a global power.

Our interest here lies not in the Western view of Japan but in entanglements in the Pacific world. Among other things, the exhibits tell the story of the working conditions in Japanese coalmines during the Meiji period. Embodying history from below, the Yamamoto paintings contextualise both the entangled histories of sugar and coal (without which steamships could not sail) and the history of an awakening great power.

This Exhibition is the result of a cooperation with the Chair for Global History, University of Zurich and the Chair for East Asian Art History, University of Zurich.

 

17:30 Doors open & Registration

18:00 Welcome by SJCC President Mr. Martin Herb

18:05 Guided tour through the exhibition "A Painting for the Emperor" from an economic perspective by David Möller, Chair for Global History, University of Zurich

19:00 Apéro