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Victor Seow – Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia
April 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Speaker: Victor Seow, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
Commentator: Paul Sabin, Yale University
Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia is a study of the deep links between energy extraction and technocratic politics through the history of what was once East Asia’s largest coal mine. In delving into the origins of fossil-fueled development in China and Japan, this book unearths both the dominant role of the state in energy transitions toward coal and oil and the enduring reliance on human labor power in the carbon age.
The Center for History and Economics invites you to mark the publication of Victor Seow’s new book by attending this discussion with the author.