Ralph Lewis Professor in Sociology Kazuo Yamaguchi Recognized as Person of Cultural Merit by Japanese Government
The Center for East Asian Studies congratulates Ralph Lewis Professor in Sociology, Kazuo Yamaguchi, for being awarded the Person of Cultural Merit Award. Each year, the government of Japan recognizes and honors those who have made great cultural and artistic contributions and developments that help promote creative activities in Japan. This distinction functions to honor those who have advanced and developed Japanese culture in a variety of fields, including the academia, arts, science, and sports. Professor Yamaguchi was 1 of 20 individuals chosen for this distinction.
CEAS was honored to welcome Professor Levi McLaughlin (Associate Professor in Philosophy and Religious studies, North Carolina State University) for the latest in the “East Asia by the Book!” CEAS Author Talks series!
An initiative that advances the Center’s mission in fostering dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, this annual public lecture series presents eminent scholars who concentrate on the study of East Asia in a variety of disciplines.
Professor Long has long been fascinated with the place where literature and history bump into one another. That is, where concepts and ideas intersect with the concrete particulars of time and space. Originally trained in the study of modern Japanese literature, his early research focused on ideas of place and region in early-twentieth-century fiction, paying specific attention to how the uneven geography of literary production impacted their presentation and circulation.