Since 1986, the Donald Keene Center has provided free programs dedicated to introducing Japanese culture, in all its depth and diversity, to new audiences. Combining public outreach with interdisciplinary scholarship, the Center seeks not only to inform but also to inspire. As we celebrate our thirtieth anniversary, we look forward to your continued patronage and generous support in helping future generations to experience the richness of cultural discovery. Read more »
Upcoming EventsWe have many exciting events scheduled for the Spring.
Columbia University Libraries presentsTakahiro Sasaki (Professor, Shidō Bunko, Keio University)
Japanese Book History: Workshop
Friday 21st April, 2:00pm-6:00pm, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, and C.V. Starr East Asian Library
Presentation in Japanese with English Translation
Registration required: (Click here) http://library.columbia.edu/events
Koji Toba (Waseda University, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University)
Colonial Afterlives: From Abe Kōbō to Sukiyaki
Tuesday 25th April, 6:30pm-8:00pm, 918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (click here for the map)
Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Donald Keene Center of Japanese
No registration required.
2016-2017 Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese CultureMinae Mizumura (Award-winning novelist and author of The Fall of Language in the Age of English, A True Novel, and Inheritance from Mother)
Miracles of Language and Literature in Modern Japan