Speaker to discuss "Experience of the Atomic Bomb in Japanese Popular Memory"

As part of the Teaching International 2009-2010 theme of East Asia and the environment, Catherine Bae will deliver a presentation titled, Hell on Earth: The Experience of the Atomic Bomb in Japanese Popular Memory, on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 12-1:30 p.m. in Frable 117.

Bae is an assistant professor of East Asian history at Penn State Behrend.  She was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the United States with her family when she was six years old.  She received her doctorate in history from Stanford University and is currently writing a book on Japanese magazines for girls and women in the early 20th century.

Her latest publication is entitled "Girl Meets Boy Meets Girl:  Heterosocial Relations, Wholesome Youth, and Democracy in Postwar Japan," in the September 2008 issue of the Asian Studies Review.