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THE 14TH ANNUAL JAPANESE SPEECH PRESENTATION AT BOSTON COLLEGE
ボストンカレッジ・アジア研究プログラム主催: 第14回ボストン近郊日本語スピーチ発表会

Saturday, November 14th, 2015
2015年11月14日(土曜日) 午後2時開演、4時半閉演 ボストンカレッジ・ヒギンズホール300号室

2 p.m. at Higgins Hall 300 Auditorium

The Asian Studies Program at Boston College is honored to host the 14th Annual Japanese Speech Presentation for Boston area colleges. Students from nine local universities spoke on topics from traditional customs to contemporary pop culture. It was an opportunity for intercultural exploration and friendship.

Poster of the 14th Japanese speech presentation event
Picture of the 14th Japanese speech event

A Group Photo of the 14th Annual Japanese Speech Presentation

Picture of the reception after the speech presentation

The reception after the event

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confucian and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confusion and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confusion and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

The Values of Spontaneity
Picture of Professor Ivanhoe giving his speech

Professor Ivanhoe is delivering his speech

Picture of the audience listening to his speech

Entering Asia: The Cartographic Imagination of the Early Modern World through Japanese Eyes

Wednesday, September 16at 4:30pm
Robsham Theater

The idea of Asia as a “continent” was introduced to the Chinese-reading world by the Jesuits. But how did Asians see themselves in the world? This visually stunning lecture surveys how Japanese and other mapmakers responded with their own imaginative syntheses of Buddhist cosmology and Matteo Ricci’s geographical categories in popular prints from the 17th to the early 19th centuries.

Entering Asia Poster
A full house for the inaugural lecture of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Asian Studies.

A full house for the inaugural lecture of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Asian Studies. 

Prof. Wigen is delivering her talk

Prof. Wigen is delivering her talk.