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CJS’s Fall 2010 Noon Lecture Series (09/16-12/09/10)

September 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Events

The Center for Japanese Studies’ (CJS) Fall 2010 Noon Lecture Series will begin on Thursday, September 16th. This semester’s series features twelve talks, including three that are part of a mini-series in conjunction with the fall film series featuring new 35mm prints of Akira Kurosawa films.

CJS’s Noon Lecture Series takes place at 12:00PM in Room 1636 of the School of Social Work Building. The talks are free and open to the public. As this is a noontime event, CJS encourages all guests to bring their brown bag lunch. Coffee, tea, and an assortment of cookies will be available.




September 16 – Robert E. Cole; Emeritus Professor, Haas School of Business and Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Visiting Professor, Doshisha University; “Toyota’s Quality Problems: How Serious? What Can We Learn from Them?”

September 23 – Paul Anderer, Mack Professor of Humanities, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University; “Rashōmon’s Shadow”

September 30 – Dolores Martinez, Reader, Anthropology, SOAS, University of London; “Where the Heart Goes Astray: Guilt and Responsibility in Rashōmon and Ikiru”

October 7 – Masami Imai, Associate Professor, Economics, Wesleyan University; “Bank Integration and Transmission of Financial Shocks: Evidence from Japan”

October 14 – Robert Borgen, Professor Emeritus, East Asian Languages & Cultures/History, University of California at Davis; “Michizane and Tenjin: The Illustrated Version”

October 21 – William Bodiford, Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA; “Myth and Counter-Myth in Early Modern Japan”

October 28 – Patricia Steinhoff, Professor, Sociology, University of Hawaii; “Whither Japan’s Invisible Civil Society?”

November 4 – Hitomi Tonomura, Professor, History / Women’s Studies, The University of Michigan; “Reimagined, Captured, and Framed: History in Kurosawa’s ‘Period Pieces’”

November 11 – Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University; “Past and Present: A Grand Unified Theory of Japanese History”

November 18 – Sadashi Inuzuka, Professor, School of Art & Design, The University of Michigan; “Beyond Site/Sight: Art and Disability in Japan and Michigan”

December 2 – Laura Hein, Professor, History, Northwestern University; “Imagination without Borders: Feminist Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility”

December 9 – Ian Jared Miller, Assistant Professor, History, Harvard University; “‘Animal Martyrs’ and Wartime Japan’s Cult of Sacrifice”

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