Harry Harootunian

In the 1910s, historian Harry Harootunian's parents Ohannes and Vehanush escaped the mass slaughter of the Armenian genocide, making their way to France, where they first met, before settling in suburban Detroit. Although his parents rarely spoke of their families and the horrors they survived, the genocide and their parents' silence about it was a permanent backdrop to the Harootunian children's upbringing. In The Unspoken as Heritage: The Armenian Genocide (Duke University Press)​​​​, Harootunian, for the first time in his distinguished career-turns to his personal life and family heritage to explore the genocide's multigenerational afterlives that remain at the heart of the Armenian diaspora. Today Dr. Hartootunian, known for his decades of scholarship in East Asian Studies, discusses this most personal book. 

Harry Harootunian is Max Palevsky Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Chicago; professor emeritus of East Asian studies at New York University; and the author of numerous books, most recently, Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan's Modern History.

Presented with promotional support provided by the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington. Special thanks to the Japan and East Asian Studies Department at the University of Washington.





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ISBN: 9781478006282
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Published: Duke University Press - November 29th, 2019

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