Spring Events 2014

Hiroyuki Takahashi (Japanese theatre critic, editor, and researcher on modern and contemporary Japanese theatre)
Japanese Interventionist Theatre: From the 1960s Ampo to the Tohoku Earthquake
Thursday 6 February, 6 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

KOMINE Kazuaki (Renmin), GAO Yang (Tsinghua), KIM Youngsoon (Rikkyo), Haruo SHIRANE (Columbia)
Workshop: Women and Other Worlds in Japan
Presentations in Japanese. Pre-register at donald-keene-center@columbia.edu
Friday 21 February, 1:00-5:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Peter Flueckiger (Associate Professor of Japanese, Pomona College)
Emotionalism and Social Harmony in Mid-Tokugawa Literary Thought
Friday 28 February, 12 Noon
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Julie Nelson Davis (Associate Professor of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania)
Reading The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared in Context
Thursday 6 March, 6:00 PM
612 Schermerhorn, Columbia University

Stephen D. Miller (Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Patrick Donnelly (Director, The Frost Place Poetry Seminar)
The Wind from Vulture Peak: The Buddhification of Japanese Waka in the Heian Period
Thursday 13 March, 6:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Dr. Lucia Dolce (Numata Reader in Japanese Buddhism; Chair, Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Of Monks and Embryos: Tantric Practices and the Ritualization of Buddhist Embryology in Mediaeval Japan
Tuesday 25 March, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Columbia University Faculty House

Peter Eckersall (CUNY), Barbara Geilhorn (Freie Universität, Berlin), Marilyn Ivy (Columbia), Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt (Nagoya), Thomas Looser (NYU)
Symposium: Catastrophe and Aesthetics: The Arts after Fukushima
Monday 31 March, 1:00 - 6:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
Click here for the symposium schedule

TOMITA Jun (master weaver)
Keeping Tradition and Making Tradition

RSVP to donald-keene-center@columbia.edu
Tuesday 15 April, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Diana Event Oval, Barnard College (click here for the map)

Daniel Botsman (Professor; Chair, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University)
From "Sacred Cow" to "Kobe Beef": Japan's Bovine Revolution
Thursday 17 April, 6:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Adrian Favell (Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po, and Alliance Visiting Professor of Sociology, Columbia University)
Islands for Life: Artistic Responses to Remote Social Polarization and Decline in 'Post-Growth' Japan
Wednesday 23 April, 12-1:30 pm [Brown Bag]
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Katsuya Hirano (Associate Professor, Dept. of History, UCLA)
A Critical Reflection on Liberal Humanism in Japan’s Modernization
Thursday 24 April, 6:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Dr. Paul Groner (Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia)
Monastic Discipline and Ordinations (Or Their Absence) in Medieval Japanese Tendai
Friday 25 April, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Columbia University Faculty House

Professor Donald Keene (University Professor Emeritus; Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature)
Takuboku The Rebel
Wednesday 30 April, 4:00 PM
The Faculty House, Columbia University (click here for the map and directions)
RSVP is required: donald-keene-center@columbia.edu
[Seating is limited. Due to the overwhelming demand, we cannot reserve or hold seats.]

Fall Events 2014

Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature
W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento for Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (Copper Canyon Press)
Friday 12 September, 5:30 PM
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University

Ian Condry (Head, Global Studies and Languages; Professor, Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The Future of Media through Japanese Popular Culture: Crowd-Sourcing, Exploitation, and the New Economies of Work
Thursday 9 October, 6 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Fabian Drixler (Assistant Professor, Yale University)
False Stillbirths and the State in Meiji Japan
Thursday 16 October, 6 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Timon Screech (Professor of the History of Art, SOAS, University of London)
Tokugawa Ieyasu's Silver Telescope: A Gift from James I and the Meaning of Artistic Exchange Between England and Japan, 1613-1623
Thursday 6 November, 6:30 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Torquil Duthie (Associate Professor, UCLA)
Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan: A Symposium
Friday 14 November, 3 PM - 6 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

TANAKA Tsunekiyo (President, Jinja Honcho [Association of Shinto Shrines])
Shinto and Its Impacts on Japanese View of Nature and Culture
Tuesday 18 November, 6 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
Presentation in Japanese with English translation
Reception to follow
RSVP requested by November 10th to sn2160@columbia.edu (CLICK HERE)

USAMI Mayumi (Professor, Institute of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Discourse Politeness Theory and Second Language Education
Thursday 20 November, 6 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Michael Bourdaghs (University of Chicago); Katherine Lee (University of California Davis); Eun-Young Jung (University of California San Diego); Christine Yano (University of Hawaii); Kevin Fellezs (Columbia University); Nicholas Harkness (Harvard University); Noriko Manabe (Princeton University)
Korea/Japan Music Symposium
Friday 21 November, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center and the Center for Korean Research

Atsuko Ueda (Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, Princeton University)
Cultural Resentment and Valorization in Postwar Japanese Literary Criticism: Nakamura Mitsuo's “Spirit of Literature”
Thursday 4 December, 6 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

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