Spring Events 2018


Marty Gross
Documentary film director and producer
Creating The Mingei Film Archive
Thursday 8 February, 6pm, 403 Kent, Columbia University

A Two-Day Workshop

Japanese Theater, Publishing Culture, and Authorship: An International Workshop at Columbia University
Co-sponsored with Waseda University and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Friday–Saturday 2–3 March, 403 Kent, Columbia University
Limited seating due to large number of participants
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Bryan Lowe
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious
Studies,Vanderbilt University
Brambles on the Roadside: Religion, Roads, and State in Ancient Japanese Buddhism
Thursday 8 March, 6pm, 403 Kent, Columbia University

〜Awards Ceremony〜

The 2017-2018 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

David Boyd for SLOW BOAT
Hiroaki Sato for THE SILVER SPOON: MEMOIR OF A BOYHOOD IN JAPAN

Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prize

Jeffrey Angles for THE BOOK OF THE DEAD
Howard Hibbett for lifetime achievement as a translator of Edo period and modern Japanese literature
Friday 16 March, 5:30pm, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
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〜A reception to follow〜


Tadashi Uchino
Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Gakushuin Women’s College
Japanese lives in the age of post-Fukushima: Reflections on performing arts and society in Japan at the end of the second decade of C21
Thursday 29 March, 6pm, 403 Kent, Columbia University

Martin Dusinberre
Chair for Global History, Historisches Seminar, University of Zürich

Science, Technology and Environment Lecture Series

Modern Japan, a steamship, and the 'how-to' questions of global history
Thursday 5 April, 6pm, 403 Kent, Columbia University

Toshiko Akiyoshi
Jazz composer and pianist

The 2017-2018 Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture

The Life and Music of TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI
Friday 4 May, 6pm, Miller Theatre, Columbia University
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