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Professor Andrew Gordon Publishes 3.11 10th Anniversary Commemorative Article on Nikkei

Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, wrote an article「記録と記憶、世界の教訓に」commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake, which was published in the Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) Shimbun. The article can be read in Japanese and in English.

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HEAM author Kirsten Ziomek awarded 2021 AAS Hall Prize, Honorable Mention

Harvard East Asian Monograph Series (HEAM) publication, Lost Histories: Recovering the Lives of Japan’s Colonial Peoples, by Kirsten Ziomek awarded the 2021 John Whitney Hall Prize, Honorable Mention from the Association for Asian Studies.

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Professor Wesley Jacobsen Co-edited Volume on Japanese Linguistics

Wesley Jacobsen, Professor of the Practice of Japanese Language and Director of the Japanese Language Program, has recently co-edited The Handbook of Japanese Semantics and Pragmatics, a collection of studies on linguistic meaning in Japanese, representing a range of ideas and approaches that are influential in the fields of semantics and pragmatics.

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Ezra F. Vogel, 1930-2020

We note with great sadness the sudden passing of Professor Ezra Vogel on December 20, after unexpected complications from surgery. Ezra was a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend to all of us in the Japanese studies community at Harvard and to countless others in the U.S., Japan, China, and beyond. His accomplishments earned him enormous respect as a scholar and teacher of contemporary Japanese society and of politics in China and East Asia.

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Professor Andrew Gordon Quoted in New York Times

Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Professor of History, was recently featured in the New York Times article, “A Job for Life, or Not? A Class Divide Deepens in Japan.” Quoted as a specialist in the history of labor in Japan, he commented on the history and trends of the employment of regular versus nonregular workers in Japan.

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