Japan Society’s Lecture Program examines vital issues and themes in modern Japanese art, culture and design. Programming is designed to inform and to provide a gateway through which Americans can appreciate the powerful global influence of Japan’s culture and its many trend-defining artisans. Our programs bring together experts and practitioners for provocative discussions on diverse topics including aesthetics, consumer culture and cuisine.
Farewell Evening with Donald Keene
June 13, 2011
For more than 50 years, Donald Keene, Professor Emeritus and Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature at Columbia University, has devoted his life and work to Japan. On the occasion of his last class in New York, before he moves permanently to Japan, Professor Keene will speak about his feelings for Japan, its literature and culture, his recollections of the past and his hopes for the future.
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Additional support is provided by Chris A. Wachenheim, and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.