The China Question

On Friday, February 7, 2014, Dr. David Arase, Professor of International Politics at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies at Nanjing University, lectured on Sino-Japanese Relations Viewed in a Global Context.  What are the global implications of China as a major world power?  Dr. Arase laid out the interrelationships among the regional players, as well as their individual motivations, agendas, and possible future moves.  The Tokioka Room crowd was rapt with attention and kept the speaker at the podium answering questions well after his hour was up.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies.


Dr. David Arase

“Liberated or Leftover?: Single Women in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo” by Dr. Lynne Nakano

Please join us Friday, February 21 at 3:00pm in Moore Hall 319 for another installment of our CJS seminar series featuring Dr. Lynne Nakano, Professor and Department Chair of Japanese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Dr. Nakano will speak about the marked increase in and resulting alarm over the number of single women in East Asia and will address the social and economic factors that shape the lives of these women.  Click HERE to access the flyer.

Thank you to our co-sponsors: the Department of Anthropology and Center for Chinese Studies.


“Joint Seabed Resource Extraction Feasibility in East Asia,” by Yoichiro Sato

On Wednesday, February 19 at 1:30 pm in Saunders 442, Dr. Mary McDonald will welcome guest lecturer Dr. Yoichiro Sato into her seminar on Contemporary Japan to speak about the feasibility of joint seabed resource extraction in East Asia.  Click HERE to access flyer.

This talk is open to the public.  Refreshments will NOT be served.


Dr. Genshitsu Sen on the Spirit of Tea and Peacefulness

The Center for Japanese Studies is much honored to bring you a talk by Dr. Genshitsu Sen, 15th-generation Grand Tea Master.  Dr. Sen will speak on the spirit of tea and peacefulness in Moore Hall 319 on Wednesday, February 12 at 2:00pm.  Click HERE for flyer.  All are welcome to attend.