History Department Brown Bag Colloquium: Joshua Schlachet

Nourished Body, National Body: Dietary Restoration or Hygenic Revolution in Meiji Japan?

This talk traces the late-nineteenth century emergence of national nutrition in Japan and its continuities with early modern conceptions of dietary health. It aims to reevaluate the claim that Japan’s transformation to a modern hygienic regime entailed a revolutionary realignment of social and epistemological norms to accord with scientific inquiry inspired by the West.


12:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2020


César E. Chávez, room 406A