Center for Japanese Studies

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2009 Events

December 1, 2009

Tracing Japanese Buddhism: An International Conference
September 25–27, 2009
Center for Japanese Studies, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai/Numata Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Shinnyo-en Foundation

International Conference on Japanese Buddhism featuring leading scholars from the U.S. and Japan. Featured speakers include: Sueki Fumihiko (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, author of Studies in the Formation of Kamakura Buddhism), Shimazono Susumu (Univ. of Tokyo, former President of the Japanese...

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2010 Events

December 1, 2010

Japanese Politics One Year After the Deluge
Ethan Scheiner, UC Davis; Robert Weiner, Naval Postgraduate School; T.J. Pempel, UC Berkeley
Moderator: Steve Vogel, UC Berkeley
September 8, 2010
Center for Japanese Studies

Ethan Scheiner (UC Davis) and Robert Weiner (Naval Postgraduate School) will analyze how Japanese politics has changed since the dramatic August 2009 Lower House elections that brought Japan a change in power, as the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) trounced the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which had...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2011 Events

June 1, 2011

The Politics of Privacy in Japan: Global Policy Convergence and the Personal Information Protection Act
Eiji Kawabata, Visiting Scholar, Center for Japanese Studies
January 25, 2011
Center for Japanese Studies

The protection of privacy is integral to democracy but the development of digital network technology heightens the risk of exposing citizens' private lives to the public. To deal with this problem, governments in advanced industrial democracies have been implementing privacy protection policies since the early 1970s. In...

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2012 Events

December 1, 2012

Locations: Wurster Hall, Various
Dates: August 5–10, 2012
Sponsors: Center for Japanese Studies, Department of Architecture

New conversations between practicing architects, engineers, construction firms, educators and researchers will explore design and simulation, regulation and policy, sustainable certification and utility and government programs as strategies for achieving a wiser use of energy resources without compromise of comfort or aesthetics.


Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2014 Events

December 1, 2014

Power: Architectural Evidence of Things Unseen
Speaker: Dana Buntrock, Architecture, UC Berkeley
Moderator: John Lie, Sociology, UC Berkeley
Date: August 28, 2014 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Location: 180 Doe Library

Buildings express influences otherwise unseen. They are, for example, shaped by laws, subsidies or incentives, and forgotten historical events. Professor Dana Buntrock of the Department of Architecture will...

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2015 Events

December 1, 2015

The South China Sea, US Pivot, and Regional Security in Northeast Asia
Speaker: David Kang, International Relations and Business, Director of USC Korean Studies Institute and Director of USC East Asian Studies Center, University of Southern California
Moderator: Laura Nelson, Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Chair, Center for Korean Studies
Date: September 11, 2015 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: 180 Doe Library

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2016 Events

June 1, 2016

Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra Workshop
Date: January 7-8, 2016 | 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Location: Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, Geballe Room

This workshop brings together scholars from Asia, Europe and the U.S. to explore the formation and impact of the Nirvana Sutra in the evolution of Buddhist thought, belief and practice in India, China, Korea, and Japan, the source of the teachings of buddha-nature, vegetarianism, icchantika, and filled with stunning parables and analogies, this meeting will explore both how its...