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The Allure of Empire

The Allure of Empire In-Person

Please join the DCII Asian Studies and Asian American Experiences Research Cluster and SMU Center for Presidential History for a lecture from Dr. Chris Suh. 

Dr. Suh will discuss his book, The Allure of Empire (Oxford UP, 2023). It traces how American ideas about race in the Pacific were made and remade on the imperial stage before World War II. Following the Russo-Japanese War, the United States cultimated an amicable relationship with Japan based on the belief that it was a "progressive" empire akin to its own. Even as the two nations competed for influence in Asia and clashed over immigration issues in the American West, the mutual respect for empire sustained their transpacific cooperation until Pearl Harbor, when both sides disavowed their history of collaboration and cast each other as incompatible enemies. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Moody Auditorium
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Frances Moody Hall

6404 Airline Rd, Dallas, TX 75205

When coming from 75 on University, turn left on Airline Rd and it is the big building on your left, next to the Catholic Center. Please note: some GPS systems will incorrectly put 6404 on the opposite side of Airline Rd. When driving south on Airline, the building is on the left. 

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Any person who requires a reasonable accommodation on the basis of a disability in order to participate in this program should contact the DCII at dcinterdisciplinaryinstitute@smu.edu at least one week prior to the event to arrange for the accommodation. 

Speakers express their own views and not necessarily the views of the DCII or SMU.

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