Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 23rd 4:30 PM
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Why are they important, even for people who don’t like sports?
William W. Kelly - Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies, Yale University
Auditorium, Henry R. Luce Hall
Lecture, Special Event
Saturday, Jan. 25th 7:00 PM
White Snake
Introduction by Dihao Zhou - PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University
Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center
Film
Thursday, Jan. 30th 12:00 PM
The road from books to culture
Haizheng Yang - Professor of Chinese Literature, Peking University
Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library
Lecture, Special Event
Thursday, Feb. 6th 4:30 PM
Modern Buddhist Suffering: Pathos, History, and Moral Responses at a Contemporary Japanese Leprosarium
Jessica Starling - Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Lewis and Clark College
451 College Street, Room B04
Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 12th 4:30 PM
Japan’s Foreign Policy and International Law
H.E. Shinsuke J. Sugiyama - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America
GM Room, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Lecture, Special Event
Thursday, Feb. 13th 12:00 PM
Hong Kong on the Brink: Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Jeffrey Wasserstrom - Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall
Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 13th 5:00 PM
Rethinking Panic: Toilet Paper and the Uncertainties of Early 1970s Japan
Eiko Maruko Siniawer - Professor of History, Williams College
Room 241, Rosenkranz Hall
Lecture
Monday, Feb. 17th 5:00 PM
Japanophone Literature in the Age of Three Worlds
Nayoung Aimee Kwon - Associate Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies, Duke University
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall
Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 20th 1:30 PM
From Atheist to Agnostic to Secular Buddhist: A Personal Journey
Stephen Batchelor - Bodhi College
Room 102, Linsley-Chittenden Hall
Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 20th 4:30 PM
The Great Buddha+ Film Screening
Auditorium, Henry R. Luce Hall
Film
Tuesday, Feb. 25th 5:00 PM
Japan’s Undeclared War: International Society and Japan’s 1930s China Policy
Fumi Yoshii - Associate Professor of Japanese History, National Museum of Japanese History
Room 241, Rosenkranz Hall
Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 26th 4:00 PM
From Chernobyl’s Past to Fukushima’s Remembered Future
Rachel DiNitto - Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Oregon
Location TBD
Lecture, Special Event
Thursday, Feb. 27th 4:30 PM
Buddhist Apocalyptic Saviors and Imperial Authority during the Reign of Empress Wu Zetian (690-705CE)
April D. Hughes - Assistant Professor of Religion, Boston University
451 College Street, Room B04
Lecture
Monday, Mar. 23rd 4:00 PM
Form and Insight in Medieval Chinese Poetry
Nicholas Morrow Williams - Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Hong Kong
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall
Lecture
Tuesday, Mar. 24th 12:00 PM
The Sacred, the Public Sphere and the Discriminated: Kiyomizu in the History of Japanese Religions
Junichi Isomae - Professor of Religious Studies, International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken)
Room 241, Rosenkranz Hall
Lecture
Tuesday, Mar. 24th 4:00 PM
Diaspora and Diplomacy: China, Indonesia, and the Cold War
Taomo Zhou - Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese and Southeast Asian History, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Room 241, Rosenkranz Hall
Lecture
Wednesday, Mar. 25th 12:00 PM
The Eastern Han gaze on popular practices, and the European gaze on Chinese Religions
Mark Csikszentmihalyi - Marjorie Meyer Eliaser Chair of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall
Lecture
Wednesday, Mar. 25th 4:00 PM
Between the Ephemeral and the Eternal: The Balancing Act of Xie Lingyun’s Poetry
Ping Wang - Associate Professor of Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington
Location TBD
Lecture
Thursday, Mar. 26th 12:00 PM
Japanese “World Map” Folding Screens: Repositioning Japan and Europe in the global Baroque landscape
Angelo Cattaneo - Research Fellow, National Research Council (CNR)
Location TBD
Lecture
Tuesday, Mar. 31st 4:00 PM
Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People's Republic of China
Arunabh Ghosh - Associate Professor of History, Harvard University
Room 241, Rosenkranz Hall
Lecture

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