Critical Social Theory at McGill is proud to sponsor a symposium on Professor Gavin Walker's new book The Sublime Perversion of Capital: Marxist Theory and the Politics of History in Modern Japan (Duke University Press, 2016)
Harry Harootunian (Max Palevsky Professor of History and Civilizations, Emeritus, University of Chicago, and Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies, NYU)
Ken Kawashima (Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto)
Sandeep Banerjee (Assistant Professor of English, McGill)
Gavin Walker (Assistant Professor of History, McGill)
Professors Harootunian, Kawashima and Banerjee will address the theoretical and historical questions raised by the book and the author, Professor Walker, will respond.
The event is being organized by Critical Social Theory at McGill, with support from the Research Group on Constitutional Studies of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds.