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 Apr 05

    Korea and a Japan Divided

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    ALEXIS DUDDEN
    Professor of History, University of Connecticut 

    Chair: Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

    Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs; Co-sponsored by Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies... Read more about Korea and a Japan Divided

  • 2018 Apr 06

    Neighborhoods of Refuge: Supportive Housing, Gentrification, and Ontological Security in Tokyo’s San’ya and Osaka’s Kamagasaki

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
    MATTHEW MARR
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida International University

    Moderator: Mary C. Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation co-sponsored by Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
  • 2018 Apr 20

    Literary Ambulation: Tourism, Author Worship, and Hunting for the Past in Contemporary Japan

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    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

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation 
  • 2018 Apr 24

    Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 2nd Level, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.
    STEVEN VOGEL
    Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkley

    Discussant:
    Peter Hall, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Department of Government, Harvard 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 Apr 27

    Old Robots, Second Lives, and More-than-Human Care for Aging Japanese

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Porte Seminar Room S250, 2nd Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

    SHAWN M. BENDER
    Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Dickinson College and Reischauer Institute Visiting Scholar

    Moderator: Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation
  • 2018 May 04

    Tekagami and the Poetics of Fragments

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    EDWARD KAMENS
    Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, Yale University

    Moderator: David Atherton, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

    Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation 

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