Mediations of Police Power in Prewar Japan


Mediations of Police Power in Prewar Japan


This lecture was part of the Center for East Asian Studies Fall Semester lectures program. Max Ward, a Middlebury College historian, focuses on the historical specificity of wartime Japan. He spoke on his latest research project, exploring the conceptual, institutional, and representational transformations of police at important junctures in prewar Japanese history. UW-Madison History Professor Viren Murthy moderated the lecture.


Max Ward is an Associate Professor of History at Middlebury College. Dr. Ward teaches Japanese and East Asian history, with special emphasis on social, cultural and critical theory. He received his PhD from New York University in 2011 and his BA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999.