Spring Events 2018


Yukiko Okimoto
Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Performing Arts, Aoyama Gakuin University
Women and Performance in Medieval Japan
Thursday 25 January, 3pm, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
Presentation in Japanese
No registration required.

Marty Gross
Documentary film director and producer
Creating The Mingei Film Archive
Thursday 8 February, 6pm, 403 Kent, Columbia University
No registration required.

Hoyt Long
Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Chicago
A History of Distant Reading in Japan
Co-sponsored with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Thursday 15 February, 6pm, 403 Kent, Columbia University
No registration required.

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. Currently accepting Wait-lists.
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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
No registration required.

Colloquium on Literacies across East Asia

Matthew Fraleigh
Associate Professor of East Asian Literature and Culture, Brandeis University
Daitō shika chimeikō and the Tōsō kaii: two manuals for toponym use in 18th century Sinitic Poetry in Japan
Friday, 9 March, 4:30pm-6:30pm, 403 Kent, Columbia University
No registration required.

〜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
Theatre of the Tourist in the Age of Mobility: Yudai Kamisato and Choy Ka Fai
Thursday 29 March, 6pm, 403 Kent, Columbia University
No registration required.

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
No registration required.

Toshiko Akiyoshi
Jazz composer and pianist

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

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