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.

2022 - 2023 Speakers

Robert Weller (Boston University)
Professor of Anthropology
Title: "Chairman Mao and the Ferocious General: Value Pluralism, Value Play, and Ritual Subjunctives in Chinese Religion"
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022, 5 pm (US Central Time)
Venue: Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122
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Darren Byler (Simon Fraser University)
Assistant Professor of International Studies
Title: "The Camp as Classroom: Discipline, Technology and Agency in Uyghur Internment in Northwest China"
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022, 3:30 pm (US Central Time)
Venue: Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122
Please note that the speaker did not authorize the recording of their lecture.
Also co-sponsored with the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights as part of its 25th-anniversary celebration, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

J. Keith Vincent (Boston University)
Associate Professor of Japanese & Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Convener of Japanese
Title: "Haiku and the 'Desire to Write': on Masaoka Shiki and Marcel Proust"
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 5 pm (US Central Time)
Venue: Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122
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Laura Moretti (University of Cambridge)
University Associate Professor in Pre-Modern Japanese Studies
Title: "When Reading Morphs into Play Early Modern Japan and Ludic Literature"
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 5 pm (US Central Time)
Venue: Zoom
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