On Monday, November 3, Michael Szonyi and Peter Bol will hold a Master Class on the Chinese Genealogies, Past and Present, with Professor Mel Thatcher, a leading authority on Chinese genealogies, in the Common Room at 2 Divinity Avenue, 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Please sign up with your Harvard email address here. Texts will be posted closer to the date.
Kyōgen is the name for a dramatic style and repertoire of short comic plays that form one of the oldest theatrical traditions in Japan. Though developed in the 14th century, kyōgen is still performed today: both as an independent form (hon-kyōgen) and as an interlude during the more serious Noh theater (ai-… Read more about Kyōgen (狂言) Lecture and Performance
GSAS Workshop on Indo-European and Historical Linguistics
Speaker: Tyler Lau (Harvard University)
Title: "Microvariation in Ryukyuan Verbal Morphology"
The Ryukyuan languages show remarkable diversity in verbal morphology. One area in which differences are of note are in what are traditionally called by Classical Japanese grammarians the "irrealis" forms (comprising of the negative, passive, and causative verb forms). Lau explores differences, especially in the vowel-final verb classes in the Ryukyuan languages vis-à-vis Japanese and discuss implications for… Read more about Talk: Microvariation in Ryukyuan Verbal Morphology
Heaven's Story Filmmaker in Person Directed by Takahisa Zeze Japan 2010, 35mm, color, 278 min, Japanese with English subtitles
A running time of four and a half hours, a dozen main characters, a plot spanning nine years. This film from former "King of Pink" Zeze Takahisa tells the story of a revenge by proxy in truly epic scope. Eight-year-old Sato, whose… Read more about Filmmaker Takahisa Zeze in Person
On Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. in room #212 at 2 Divinity Avenue, the next screening in the EALC Screening Series will show The President's Last Bang (Im Sang-soo, 2005 with English subtitles), a dark comedy that tells the story of the assassination South Korean dictator Park Chung Hee.
On Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 in room #212 at 2 Divinity Avenue, the next screening in the EALC Screening Series will show Kanaria (Akihiko Shiota, 2005, Japanese language w. English subtitles), a harrowing film about a boy's escape from his upbringing in a religious cult in Japan.