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PANEL DISCUSSION: “IN & OUT OF HARAJUKU: FASHIONING CULTURE AND IDENTITY”

Sunday, March 13, 2016 2:00-4:00 pm Room 101, Art Building This event is free and open to the public. Free campus parking on Sunday.

PANEL DESCRIPTION Since the 1990s, Tokyo’s Harajuku district has garnered international attention as the mecca of street fashion and eccentric style. Over twenty years later, fashion-forward youths interested in the latest trends and […]

CJS Seminar: “Asia for the Asians 2.0,” by Dr. Paula Harrell

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

As a follow-on to our recent panel on tensions in Northeast Asia, Paula Harrell, adjunct Professor of History at Georgetown University, will discuss signs of a continued warming trend in China-Japan relations as new regional arrangements make partnership an increasingly rational choice. Is the weight […]

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 […]