Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
SARI KAWANA Associate Professor of Japanese, University of Massachusetts Boston
Moderator: Karen L. Thornber, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature; Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; and Chair, Harvard University Asia Center Council, Harvard University
Belfer Case Study Room S020, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
Panelists HAEJOANG CHO, Emerita, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University, Korea HIROSHI ISHIDA, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan TERESA KUAN, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong YIFEI SHEN, Department of Sociology, Fudan University, China
Moderator: Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute
This roundtable aims to exchange ideas about the sources and possible significance of generational differences in contemporary Asia. We hope to discuss the question of how recent trends in social media, popular culture, education, demography, labor markets, etc., have led to differences in identity and outlook between young people and their parents in various Asian countries, and what the future impact of such generational differences may be. Are the younger generations of different Asian countries being drawn closer together by shared technology and popular culture, or are they being pushed further apart by growing nationalism, for example?
Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Forum,co-sponsored with the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Korea Institute and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies