Events

    2016 Apr 29

    East Asia: Where Are Things Headed?

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Weatherhead Center Program on U.S-Japan Relations Symposium; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Akio Takahara, Professor, Faculty of Law and Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

    Victor Cha, D.S. Song-KF Endowed Chair in Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University, and Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

    Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

    Zheng Wang, Associate...

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    2016 Apr 18

    Forum Discussion on Korean Unification Preparation

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Kennedy Room, The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    ROK Presidential Committee on Unification Preparation (PCUP) Forum Discussion,co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School and Korea Institute

    The ROK Presidential Committee on Unification Preparation (PCUP) was founded by Park Geun-Hye, President, Republic of Korea, and Chair of PCUP. PCUP is a bipartisan body to engage experts from diverse sectors to foster a broad societal consensus on preparation for the unification of South and North Korea. Led by Ambassador Chung Chong-Wook, Vice Chair of PCUP, this is the...

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    2016 Apr 12

    Gangsters, Gambling, and the Korean Community in Japan: Questioning the Economic History of the Pachinko Industry

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard-Yenching Institute Talk; co-sponsored by the Korea Institute

    Jaehyang Han, Associate Professor, Hokkaido University; Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar

    Chair/Discussant: Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

    Abstract:
    In Japan, even though gambling is illegal, pachinko—a form of gambling—has become ubiquitous in daily life, with spending on pachinko even surpassing the automobile market at the peak of pachinko’s popularity....

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    2016 Mar 24

    Megacities Asia

    5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Auditorium, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

    In collaboration with the upcoming “Megacities Asia” exhibition on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from April 3 to July 17, 2016, this event will bring together artists and academics to examine contemporary Asian megacities including Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Discussions will focus on the built environment in these cities, how we think about concepts of modern versus vernacular, formal versus informal, and the impact  of rapid urbanization on inhabitants of cities from Mumbai to Shanghai....

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