Panel Discussion - Takie Sugiyama Lebra (1930-2017): Reflections on a Legacy

February 5, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), 1890 East-West Rd.

Dr. Keith Brown, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburg; Dr. Fumiteru Nitta. Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Kibi International University; Dr. Christine Yano, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Panelists reflect on the many-sided legacy of Professor of Anthropology Takie Sugiyama Lebra (1930-2017), from the scholarly fields of anthropology and Japan studies to the personal ways in which she touched people’s lives.

Having been brought up in Japan, but spending the great majority of her adult life in the United States, Lebra lived the comparative perspective for which anthropology is widely known. Her many publications—from Japanese patterned behavior to women to nobility--helped form the field of Japan studies.

This panel reflects on that illustrious career as scholar, teacher, and friend.

Event Sponsor
Center for Japanese Studies and Dept. of Anthropology, Mānoa Campus

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