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CJS Seminar: “Voice, Silence, and Self,” by Dr. Christopher Bondy

Tuesday, March 8 3:00pm – 4:30pm Moore 319 (Tokioka Room)

The Burakumin. Stigmatized in Japanese history as an outcaste group, their identity is still “risky,” their social presence mostly silent, and their experience marginalized in public discourse.

Based on his recent monograph, Christopher Bondy, Associate Professor of Sociology and Coordinator for Japan Studies, International Christian […]

SPAS Macaulay Distinguished Lecture

It was CJS’s turn this year to invite the annual Florence Liu Macaulay Distinguished Lecturer and the center had the pleasure of inviting Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor of Japanese History at Australian National University. In addition to her Feburary 10 Macaulay lecture presentation in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium entitled “Peace […]

Historical Memory and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia Panel

On Friday, February 12, before an audience of around 100 in the Art Auditorium, three distinguished guest historians and two Mānoa faculty members tackled the topical subject of historical memory issues that currently bedevil relations among Japan, China, and the two Koreas. Members of the panel were: Bruce Cumings, renowned Korea historian and Swift Distinguished […]

Inaugural Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Lecture

On Friday, February 5 in the Tokioka Room UHM Anthropology doctoral candidate Michelle Daigle inaugurated a new CJS seminar series that highlights the accomplishments of CJS’s Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship (CPAS) recipients. Michelle was a 2011-2013 CPAS recipient and during that time conducted extensive fieldwork in Minamata, Kyushu. Her talk, entitled Manifesting Disaster, or “My […]

In Memoriam: Emeritus Japanese History Professor H. Paul Varley

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a beloved colleague.

H. Paul Varley, a towering figure in the field of premodern Japanese history and Sen Sōshitsu XV Distinguished Chair of Traditional Japanese Culture and History at UH Mānoa from its inauguration in 1994 until his retirement in 2004, passed away […]