Past Events

Friday, Feb. 28th, 2020
Virus, Alliance and the Emperor: Japan’s Stability and Security in an Unpredictable and Dangerous World
Naoyuki Agawa - Distinguished Visiting Professor, Doshisha University
Lecture
Japan
Friday, Feb. 28th, 2020
4th Yale Symposium on Chinese Overseas Impacts: From Policies to Practices
Workshop
China
Thursday, Feb. 27th, 2020
Buddhist Apocalyptic Saviors and Imperial Authority during the Reign of Empress Wu Zetian (690-705CE)
April D. Hughes - Assistant Professor of Religion, Boston University
Lecture
China
Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 2020
From Chernobyl’s Past to Fukushima’s Remembered Future
Rachel DiNitto - Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Oregon
Lecture, Special Event
Japan
Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 2020
Japan’s Undeclared War: International Society and Japan’s 1930s China Policy
Fumi Yoshii - Associate Professor of Japanese History, National Museum of Japanese History
Lecture
Japan
Friday, Feb. 21st, 2020
Japanese American, Japanese Brazilian: The Art and Literature of Transnational Belonging
Workshop
Japan, Transregional
Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2020
The Great Buddha+ Film Screening
Film
China
Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2020
From Agnostic to Atheist to Secular Buddhist: A Personal Journey
Stephen Batchelor - Bodhi College
Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2020
An Introduction to the Korea Collection at Yale
Jude Yang - Librarian for Korean Studies, Yale University
Special Event
Korea
Monday, Feb. 17th, 2020
Japanophone Literature in the Age of Three Worlds
Nayoung Aimee Kwon - Associate Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies, Duke University
Lecture
Japan, Korea, Transregional
Friday, Feb. 14th, 2020
New Trends in the Study of Postwar Japan
An interdisciplinary workshop with Eiko Maruko Siniawer (Professor of History, Williams College) and William W. Kelly (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies, Yale University)
Workshop
Japan
Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2020
Rethinking Panic: Toilet Paper and the Uncertainties of Early 1970s Japan
Eiko Maruko Siniawer - Professor of History, Williams College
Lecture
Japan
Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2020
Hong Kong on the Brink: Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Jeffrey Wasserstrom - Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
Lecture
China
Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 2020
Japan’s Foreign Policy and International Law
H.E. Shinsuke J. Sugiyama - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America
Lecture, Special Event
Japan
Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 2020
The Emotional Topography of the Zainichi Memoryscape: Korean Ghettos in Postwar Japan Revisited
Sayaka Chatani - Assistant Professor and Presidential Young Professor at the Department of History, The National University of Singapore
Lecture
Japan, Korea
Monday, Feb. 10th, 2020
Uyghur Poetry in a Time of Crisis
Tahir Hamut Izgil - Poet
Lecture
China, Transregional
Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020
Modern Buddhist Suffering: Pathos, History, and Moral Responses at a Contemporary Japanese Leprosarium
Jessica Starling - Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Lewis and Clark College
Lecture
Japan
Monday, Feb. 3rd, 2020
Social Bonds and Service in Persianate Asia: Love, Friendship, and the Problem of Hierarchy
Mana Kia - Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University
Lecture
Transregional
Thursday, Jan. 30th, 2020
The road from books to culture
Haizheng Yang - Professor of Chinese Literature, Peking University
Lecture
China
Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2020
White Snake
Introduction by Dihao Zhou - PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University
Film
China
Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 2020
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
Lecture, Special Event
Japan
Friday, Jan. 17th, 2020
National Security Experiments in Japan: Nuclear Taboo, Power Transition, and Invisible Crises
Atsushi Tago - Professor of International Relations, Waseda University
Lecture
Japan
Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2020
Making Voices, Printing Sounds: Woodblock Print as Auditory Technology
Satoko Shimazaki - Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Theater, University of California Los Angeles
Lecture
Japan
Friday, Dec. 13th, 2019
Bōnenkai End-of-Year Celebration 2019
Special Event
Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2019
Back to the Future in a U.S. Satellite: Park Chung Hee and the May 16 (1961) Coup: A Genealogy
Carter Eckert - Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University
Lecture, Special Event
Korea
Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 2019
Haiku Workshop
Workshop
Japan
Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 2019
Haiku Workshop for JAPN 150+ Level Students
Workshop
Japan
Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2019
Ginza Bricktown and the Politics of Urban Space in Early Meiji Tokyo
Tristan R. Grunow -- Associate Research Scholar, Yale Council on East Asian Studies
Lecture
Japan
Sunday, Dec. 1st, 2019
Film Screening of Where Chimneys are Seen (1953)
Film
Japan
Thursday, Nov. 21st, 2019
History, Memory, and Progress: The Culture War in South Korea
Namhee Lee - Associate Professor of Modern Korean History, UCLA
Lecture
Korea

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