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.

2020 - 2021 Speakers

Ian Johnson
Writer/Independent Scholar
Title: "Writing a New History of China: How Chinese Intellectuals Are Trying to Fill in Blank Spaces in Contemporary Chinese History "
This lecture has been RESCHEDULED from Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00 pm (US Central Time) to
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:00 pm (US Central Time)
Click here to view the lecture on YouTube.

Ian J. Miller (Harvard University)
Professor of History
Title: "Against Transition: Meiji Tokyo and the Revolution of the Anthropocene"
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:00 pm (US Central Time)
Virtual Lecture

Adam Clulow (The University of Texas at Austin)
Associate Professor
Title: "The Great Asian Deerskin Boom: Trade, War and the Early Modern Japanese Consumer"
Thursday, January 21, 2020, 5:00 pm (US Central Time)
Virtual Lecture

Don J. Wyatt (Middlebury College)
John M. McCardell, Jr. Distinguished Professor
Title: "Perspectives on Premodern Chinese Ideas of Ethnoracial Blackness"
Date: TBD
*This lecture has been postponed until in-person events resume.


Unless unauthorized by the guest speaker, all CEAS Lecture Series talks are video-recorded and can be found HERE.