Toxic Archipelago: Understanding Industrial Disease in Japan

Date: 24 November 2011 from 5.30pm
Venue: STB8, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London

A seminar entitled ‘Toxic Archipelgao: Understanding Industrial Disease in Japan’, will be given by Prof Brett L. Walker, University of Montana, who will speak at the Comparative Histories of Asia Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Professor Brett L. Walker is Regents’ Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University, Bozeman. He is a foremost authority on the history of ecology and the environment in Japan. He is the author of Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan (2010), JAPANimals: History and Culture in Japan’s Animal Life (editor, 2005), The Lost Wolves of Japan (2005) which was nominated for the George Perkins Marsh Prize, John King Fairbank Prize and John Whitney Hall Prize, and The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800 (2001) nominated for the John Whitney Hall Prize.

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