Past Events

  • 2018 Mar 27

    Asia's Growing Generation Gap: Causes and Consequences

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    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

    ModeratorElizabeth 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

  • 2018 Mar 27

    East Asia’s Maritime Disputes and U.S.-China Rivalry

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.

    ADMIRAL DENNIS BLAIR
    Chairman of the Board and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; U.S. Director of National Intelligence (2009-10); Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command (1999-2002)

    TAYLOR FRAVEL
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Moderator:
    Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation

  • 2018 Mar 09

    Japan Forum Workshop: Tokyo Urban History

    4:00pm to 5:45pm

    Location: 

    Kang Seminar Room S050, Concourse Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    Edo/Tokyo and Meiji Revolution
    MEGUMI MATSUYAMA

    Associate Professor of Modern History, Meiji University and Reischauer Institute Visiting Scholar

    Approaches to the History of the Modern Japanese City
    JORDAN SAND

    Professor of Japanese History and Culture, Georgetown University

    Moderator: David L. Howell, Professor of Japanese History, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation 

  • 2018 Mar 06

    Who Judges? Designing Jury Systems in Japan, East Asia, and Europe

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.

    RIEKO KAGE
    Visiting Senior Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Tokyo


    Discussant:
    Yasunori Sone, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

    Moderator:
    Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation

  • 2018 Mar 05

    A Cultural History of Opiates in Japan, 1700s-1930s

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

    JUDITH FROELICH
    Lecturer, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Thyssen Fellow, WIGH

    Commentators:
    ANDREW GORDON
    Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
    JESUS SOLIS
    PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

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    Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar Co-sponsored by Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

  • 2018 Feb 27

    The Idea of Class in Modern Japan

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    LOUISE YOUNG
    Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Moderator:
    Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University


    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation co-sponsored by Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
  • 2018 Feb 23

    Thinking with Scriptures and Their Uses: Great Notes (Maka shō), Raishin’s Notes (Raishin shō), and the Dissemination of Ritual Scripture (Shōgyō) in Early Medieval Japan

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    BRIAN RUPPERT
    Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of Japanese Studies, Bates College

    Moderator: Ryuichi Abe, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions, Harvard University

     
    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation

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