Past Events

  • 2018 Feb 16

    Scales of History: Japan in the 500 years of Global History

    Location: 

    <NEW> Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    SHUNYA YOSHIMI
    Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University and Professor of Sociology, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Tokyo

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

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation co-sponsored by Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

  • 2018 Feb 13

    Recovering Agency: The Politics of Reconstruction in Post-Tsunami Tohoku

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    12:30am to 2:00pm

    ANDREW LITTLEJOHN
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

    Discussant:

    Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director, Masters Program in Security and Resilience, Northeastern 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 co-sponsored by Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
  • 2018 Feb 09

    Myth for a New World: Language and Philology in 18th Century Japan

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    MATTHIEU FELT
    Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. in Premodern Japanese Literature, Columbia University, 2017)

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

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation

  • 2018 Feb 09

    Harvard East Asia Society Conference: (De)Constructing Boundaries

    Location: 

    CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
    (All day)

    Opening and Closing Remarks:
    XIAOFEI TIAN, Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University
    JAMES ROBSON, James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

    Keynote Speakers:
    KAREN THORNBER, Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
    JOHN PARK, Director of the Korea Working Group and an Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

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  • 2018 Feb 02

    Searching for a Social Order: The Sociology and Afterlives of Law in Japanese-Occupied China

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, Second Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    COLIN P.C. JONES
    Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. in Japanese History, Columbia University, 2017)

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


    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation co-sponsored by Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School; and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

  • 2018 Jan 23

    The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Employment: Implications for an Aging Japan

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    ATSUSHI SEIKE, Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Labor Economics, Keio University

    Discussant: Mary C. Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

    Moderator: Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

    Program on U.S.–Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center Seminar co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies

  • 2017 Dec 07

    Book Talk: "Media Theory in Japan" (Alexander Zahlten)

    Location: 

    The Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave.
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

     

    To mark the occasion of Professor Zahlten’s new publication Media Theory in Japan (Duke UP, 2017), co-edited with Marc Steinberg, HYL will hold a public discussion 対談 led by two distinguished scholars on Media Studies:

    ALEXANDER ZAHLTEN, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
    SHUNYA YOSHIMI, Edwin O. Reischauer Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University; Professor and Vice President, University of Tokyo

    Light Refreshment will be served

    Harvard Yenching Library Book Talk Series

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