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Date(s) - 02/01/2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Garrison Hall 4.100

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“Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History invites you to:
“Colonialism, Prosperity, and Depression in Late 19th-century Asia”
A workshop by
Mark Metzler
IHS Fellow, and Professor of History and Asian Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Monday, Feb. 1
Noon | GAR 4.100
Mark Metzler is Professor of History and Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Metzler earned his BA in International Relations from Stanford University, his M.A. in Comparative Social History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. in East Asian History, at UC Berkeley (1998).  He has performed research at the Faculty of Economics, Osaka City University;  the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo;  and most recently at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.  His book Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan (Univ. of California Press, 2006) was the first book in English about the origins of the Great Depression of the 1930s in Japan, and the first study to place that history in a global-historical perspective.  His book Capital as Will and Imagination: Schumpeter’s Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle (Cornell Univ. Press, 2013) focuses on postwar Japan as a case study for exploring the nature of modern capitalism in general — specifically, the socially-imagined nature of financial capital and its relationship to the deployment of labor and material resources. In 2014-15, Dr. Metzler served as Program Coordinator at IHS, and co-convened the institute’s three-day conference on “Global Commodity Flows” in April. He is a Fellow at the IHS in 2015-16.
Prof. Metzler’s faculty profile:
Huaiyin Li
Professor of History and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney by 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29.”