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PRINCETON, N.J.– In 1862, the Japanese government, seeing the writing on the wall of international relations and recognizing that it would be impossible to continue keeping itself from much greater foreign contacts, launched its first foreign mission. In the lecture, “Maiden Voyage: The Senzaimaru and the Creation of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations,”Joshua Fogel, Canada Research Chair and Professor at York University and former Mellon Visiting Professor (2001–03) in the School of Historical Studies, will discuss how this mission revolutionized Sino-Japanese relations. The lecture will take place Monday, March 31, at 6:00 p.m. in West Building Lecture Hall on the Institute campus.
This lecture is supported by the Dr. S.T. Lee Fund for Historical Studies.