This year's Senior Thesis Colloquium was a great success. Undergraduate students presented their research and preliminary conclusions on a broad spectrum of topics. They used varied methods to approach research questions surrounding gender, politics, labor rights, international relations, and literature.The colloquium was well attended by students and faculty alike, and each presentation produced a spirited back and forth about the intricacies and implications of the theses.
This year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Awards Ceremony, an annual tradition co-hosted by Harvard’s Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, honored a record number of students for achievements in Japanese language and humanities. The ceremony brought together an audience of over fifty attendees last Friday to celebrate the five 2016-2017 prize winners, all of whom demonstrated exceptional skill in areas ranging from conversational Japanese to translation of medieval Japanese texts to a cultural reading of femininity in Japanese Read more about 2016-17 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes Awarded
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