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Sushi Sushi! A Discussion of Japanese Food and Values

Sushi, Sushi 寿司寿司

With Harvard’s Theodore Bestor
Monday, October 25 at 5:30pm
McDermott Conference Room, Donahue Building
41 Temple Street

Cultural anthropologist Theodore Bestor, a specialist on contemporary Japanese culture, will talk about the confluence of food and cultural values among the Japanese today. The audience will sample freshly made sushi. Sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies along with Dr. Micky lee, Department of Communication and Journalism.

New Additions to Sawyer Library’s East Asian Collection

The Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies has helped enhance the East Asian collection at Suffolk’s Mildred F. Sawyer Library by accepting bookdonations from both the Japan Foundation and Wontak Hong, professor emeritus at Seoul National University in Korea.

“It’s going to strengthen our collection in the area of Japanese and Korean studies,” Acting Sawyer Library Director Rebecca Fulweiler told Suffolk University in a news story. “Our collection is heavily used by students and faculty, and I am sure these books will begin circulating soon after we place them on the shelves.”

The Japanese government established the Japan Foundation in 1972 as a means of introducing Japanese culture abroad.

The Japan Foundation donation to Suffolk consists of seven novels, all of which are modern, avante gard stories that display the best of contemporary Japanese fiction.

The English language editions of these novels include: Bedtime Eyes by Amy Yamada, The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa, The Apprenticeship of Big Toe by Reiko Matsuma, and Silence by Shusaku Endo, one of Japan’s foremost contemporary fiction writers.

Professor Hong’s contributions, Ancient Korea-Japan Relations and East Asian History, emphasize the links between early East Asian cultures, particularly the interactions between Korea and Japan.

Ronald Suleski, professor and director of the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, said in a Suffolk news story, “Suffolk University is continually increasing its course offerings dealing with Asia, so all of these books will be welcomed by our students who are always exploring a wide range of ideas.”

Japanese Health Insurance and the Cosmetic Surgery Room

A lecture by Mark Ramseyer, of Harvard Law School
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:00pm Poetry Center, Mildred F. Sawyer Library (3rd floor) 73 Tremont St

Mark Ramseyer is the Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at Harvard University. Over the past several years, his research has focused on the finance and governance of Japanese firms. He regularly teaches both American Corporate Law and courses related to Japanese law, and is co-editor of casebooks in both fields. Prior to his work at Harvard, Ramseyer taught at the University of Chicago (1992-1998) and at UCLA (1986-1992). Ramseyer was raised in Japan, where he attended Japanese schools until the 6th grade. He attended Goshen College (B.A., History, 1976), the University of Michigan (A.M., Japanese Studies, 1978), and the Harvard Law School (J.D. magna cum laude, 1982).

This event is a presentation sponsored by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies.  For more information about the Institute, please visit http://www.suffolk.edu/college/30058.html.  For more information regarding this event, please contact 617-573-6316 or casnews@suffolk.edu.