CEAS Lecture Series

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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.

Speakers for the 2018-19 will be announced with details coming soon!

The 2017-18 speakers, with lecture titles and abstracts are below:

Theodore Jun Yoo (Yonsei University)

Associate Professor of Korean Language and Literature

Title: "You Only Live Twice: Dr. Muhammad Kkansu (a.k.a Jeong Su-Il) and the Question of the Diasporic 'Other' in the Two Koreas"

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 5:00 pm

Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122

Christine Mollier (French National Center for Scientific Research)

Director of Research

Title: "Talismans to pacify the tomb: archeological evidence from Central China and Dunhuang"

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:00 pm

Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122

David L. Howell (Harvard University)

Professor of Japanese History

Title:  “How Green Was My Night Soil: Thinking with Excrement about Nineteenth-Century Japan

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:00 pm

Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122

Carter Eckert (Harvard University) 

Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History

Title: "Military, Manchukuo, and Modernization: Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea"

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:00 pm

Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122

Richard Calichman (City College of New York, CUNY)

Professor of Japanese Studies

Title: "Remembering Kafka: Between Murakami Haruki and Komori Yōichi"

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:00 pm

Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122

 

ALL LECTURES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.