Industrialization, Urbanization, and the Problem of Separation Between Work and Home in Tokyo’s Early 20th Century Textile Industry

Economic History Workshop
Mar 20, 2024, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
  • Princeton University faculty, staff, and students
  • Hybrid
  • Registration required



Event Description

This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format. Registration is required. 

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If there is a pre-circulated paper for this workshop, it will be available one-week prior to the workshop. Princeton University ID holders should access the paper via SharePoint. All others should email Jennifer Loessy at [email protected] for a copy of the paper.


Brian studies the history of Modern Japan with a focus on cities, urbanization, and the body. He began his course of study at the University of Kansas where he earned his B.A. and M.A. in History. His master’s research explored the cultural politics of Tokyo’s busiest train station, Shinjuku Station, at the confluence of three major forces: the restructuring of Japanese National Railways into a public corporation, the interest from competitive developers stimulated by Japan’s economic miracle, and the pressure of increasing commuter demand within the context of rapid postwar urbanization. His current work centers around the political and cultural history of “rush hour” and commuter railways in Tokyo.

  • Julis Romo Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance
  • Center for Collaborative History
  • Economic History Workshop