PODCAST: Kanzo Uchiyama, Lu Xun, and Sino-Japanese Friendship
Joshua Fogel, Canada Research Chair at York University, Toronto, talks to the Harvard on China podcast about Lu Xun’s close friendship with Kanzo Uchiyama during an unstable period between China and Japan.
Sino-Japanese relations are often portrayed as a rivalry hindered by historical grievances. The Harvard on China podcast talks to Joshua Fogel about his recent research on Kanzo Uchiyama — the founder of Shanghai’s Uchiyama Bookstore and close friend of Chinese literary giant Lu Xun — about how this deep friendship fostered a personal connection between China and Japan and provides grounds for further research on Sino-Japanese relations.
Joshua Fogel, Canada Research Chair at York University, Toronto, explores a different side of China’s relationship with Japan. Fogel is the author of many books on Sino-Japanese relations, with his latest book, Japanese for Sinologists, forthcoming from University of California Press.
The “Harvard on China” podcast is hosted by James Evans at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Listen to more podcast interviews and public lectures from the Fairbank Center on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcast providers.