Professor Smith is developing a book-length exploration of the social and cultural histories of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. That event, which devastated most of present-day Tokyo and many of the surrounding communities, stands out as a key but largely unexamined rupture in the history of modern Japan.

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Kerry Smith did his undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard, and joined the Brown History Department in 1997. He is the author of A Time of Crisis: Japan, the Great Depression, and Rural Revitalization (Harvard University Press), a number of shorter works on the social history of interwar Japan, and a prize-winning article on Japan's first "official" museum of the war years. Professor Smith teaches the introductory survey on Japanese civilization, as well as courses on World War Two in the Pacific, modern Japan's social history, and the West's encounter with Japan. Prof. Smith is a Faculty Teaching Fellow at the Sheridan Center.

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