A Comparative Approach to the Formation of East Asian Family Names and Genealogies: Looking at Korean and Japanese Foreign Family Names


Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 12:15pm to 2:00pm


S153, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

China Lunchtime Seminar: Visiting Scholar Presentation

People Involved:
Guanglin Jin, Niigata Sangyo University, Japan

Dr. Guanglin Jin is a professor of humanities at Niigata Sangyo University in Japan. He received his PhD in interdisciplinary cultural studies from the University of Tokyo in 1997. He has published two books (co-author) and many articles on East Asian history, culture, and language. As a visiting scholar at the Fairbank Center, he is conducting a comparative study on the formation of East Asian family names and genealogies. His own background as a Korean-Chinese educated in Japan informs this research. Prior to coming to Harvard, he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.