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Re-thinking History: Singapore and Global History

Professor Kevin Blackburn invited me to give a presentation at a conference for secondary-school and junior-college teachers. Presenting in the panel on Japanese imperialism, I advocated the use of social history, personal stories, and oral histories in the classroom so that students can see the multiple power structures--gender, generations, locations, etc, alongside with imperialism. I wish we had had more time to interact with teachers, but I had fun listening to other presentations and sharing my thought.


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I usually do not want to share my own lecture videos. But I have been inquired so many times about my talk at Harvard, so there you go. Thank you, the Program for US-Japan Relations, for hosting me. I