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“A Tale of Two Capitalisms: The Japanese Post Office at the Crossroads of Reform” – Patricia Maclachlan, UT Austin

The final speaker in the Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) Fall 2014 Speaker Series ...

“Hiroshima, America, and the Constitution” – Makoto Yokofujita, Hiroshima University, Japan

Makoto Yokofujita Professor of Law The Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan Date: Wednesday, November 12 Time: 12:30-1:30 ...

Curlew River: Britten’s Homage to the Japanese Noh Play

Nov 6 at 7:30 pm and Nov 7 at 8:00 pm at UNC's Memorial Hall The 20th ...

“The Invention of ‘Religion’ in Japan” – Jason Ananda Josephson

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University, Religious Studies Colloquium Serie...

Conference: “From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange”

The Institute of Critical Theory hosts an international conference to consider the historical, political, and ...

Reception Celebrating New Publications by Hwansoo Kim (Duke) and Pamela Winfield (Elon)

Please join us for a reception to celebrate the publication of monographs by our Hwansoo Kim and Pamela Winfield during the past year.  Hwansoo Kim, ...

TCJS Conference 2014: “Shifting Terrains of Struggle in Japan and Japanese Studies”

CLICK HERE FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PROGRAM Friday, April 11 1:00-4:00pm:  Workshop with ...

Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens: Tea for Cupid

Join the Duke Gardens for a moment of respite in the teahouse, where you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy ...

“The Shadow of Xuanzang: On the Question of Yogacara and Shingon Lineages in Late Heian Japanese Buddhism” – Ryuichi Abe, Harvard University

This talk reinterprets the Shingon hasso gyōjōzu (Deeds of the Shingon Eight Patriarchs) as a visual metaphor in which images of the deeds of the Shingon patriarchs are simultaneously mapped onto celebrated episodes from Xuanzang’s historic journey to India. An analysis of the installation of the Gyōjōzu paintings in the Shingondō further reveals that the Daijō-in supervised the ...