Michael Thornton (Northeastern University), "Sapporo, the Ainu, and the Nature of Japanese Settler-Colonial Urbanism"


Monday, October 3, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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Michael Thornton 
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University

Moderator: Andrew Gordon 
Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the Department of History, Harvard University.

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Additional Resources

  1. Michael Thornton, "A Capitol Orchard: Botanical Networks and the Creation of a Japanese 'Neo-Europe'," American Historical Review, Sep. 19, 2022.

  2. Kanako Uzawa, "What does Ainu cultural revitalization mean to Ainu and Wajin youth in the 21st century? Case study of Urespa as a place to learn Ainu culture in the city of Sapporo, Japan," AlterNative, 2019. Available online through Sage Journals.

  3. Mark K. Watson, "Tokyo Ainu and the Urban Indigenous Experience," Ch. 4 (p. 69-85) in Beyond Ainu Studies, University of Hawaii Press, 2014. Available online through Project Muse.