Japan’s modern monarchy: How it works
Professor of Japanese history Frederick Dickinson explains the significance of the Japanese monarchy as a new emperor takes the throne—and President Trump becomes the first world leader to meet him.
Rare Chinese scroll unfurled at Penn Museum
Students in a history of art course taught by Professor Nancy Steinhardt had the chance to closely examine a rare 200-year-old painted Chinese scroll at the Penn Museum.
Five events to watch for in February
Happening around campus and beyond this February: the annual Lunar New Year celebration at International House, a thought-provoking new speaker series on the future of religion, and an innovative story slam by nurses.
Students take gold in Japanese language contest
In a Japanese-language speaking competition hosted at George Washington University, two Penn students won among university-level competitors from across the country.
Philadelphia and Meiji Japan symposium marks 150 years of deep ties
Scholars from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, and the Meiji Jingu Intercultural Research Institute celebrate the 150th anniversary of Japan’s Meiji Restoration, and the surprising links between Philadelphia and Japan during a political period that set the island nation on a fast track to modernization.
Kroiz exhibit illuminates the abstract in modern Japanese architecture
“Critical Abstractions: Modern Architecture in Japan, 1868-2018,” on display through Sept. 24, challenges prevailing ideas on the reasons behind the international appeal of modern architecture made in Japan.
English professor explores poetic expressions of Japanese-American internment
Josephine Park, professor of English and interim director of the Asian American Studies Program, on the poetry that originated in Japanese-American internment camps, and poetry by incarcerated populations.
Korea expert discusses looming U.S.-North Korea summit
Eugene Park, director of the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies, examines the forthcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.