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Reflecting/Reflected Modernity: POSTPONED

Friday 20 March 2020, 9.30AM

Regretfully this event has been postponed until the autumn 2020


The title of this forum aims to reflect this with the title “Reflecting/Reflected Modernity: Sites of Interface Between the Occidental and the Oriental” to open discussion on how modern ideas of modernity came into existence through a reflection of ‘Eastern’ influences in the ‘West’ and ‘Western’ influences in the ‘East’. As such, we aim to comment on the primacy given to the ‘West’ in the construction of modernity in the production of art and literature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The papers will focus on Eastern Asia, particularly Japan and Taiwan, and their respective relations to France and England to provide a much-needed perspective from oriental powers as equally engaged in this surge of modernisation. The roundtable at the end of the afternoon will function to open discussions around terminology, such as ‘West’, ‘East’, ‘modernity’, and others, as well as further research.


For more information and a full programme visit the Reflecting/Reflected Modernity conference webpage.

Location: Berrick Saul Building, University of York