The Center for East Asian Studies will be sponsoring two conferences at Western Washington University in 2014.
ASPAC Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brook
“Sailing from China”
Tim Brook is the incoming Vice-President of the Asian for Asian Studies. A historian of China, he teaches Chinese and world history at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Republic of China Chair. In addition to scholarly monographs, his recent books include Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global Age (2008) and Mr. Selden’s Map of China (2013).
Hear his talk at the Banquet.
AJLS Keynote Speaker: Miyasaka Satoru
"Religion and Spirituality in Modern Japanese Literature”
A former President of Ferris University (Ferisu jogakuin daigaku) and currently Emeritus Professor at the same institution, Professor Miyasaka is one of the foremost authorities on Akutagawa. He is the founder and President of the International Society for Akutagawa Ryūnosuke Studies. He is also the President of the Nihon kirisutokyō bungakkai.
His publications include Sakuhinron Akutagawa Ryūnosuke (Sōbunsha, 1990); Akutagawa Ryūnosuke zenshū sōsakuin (Iwanami Shoten, 1993); Akutagawa Ryūnosuke: hito to sakuhin (Kanrin Shobō, 1998); Akutagawa Ryūnosuke sakuhinron shūsei (Kanrin Shobō, 1999); Akutagawa Ryūnosuke to kirishitan mono (Kanrin Shobō, 2014); and contributions to the 24 volume collection Akutagawa Ryūnosuke zenshū (Iwanami Shoten, 1996).