Philipp Franz von Siebold Stiftung
Deutsches Institut fuer Japanstudien
In its series of public lectures, the German Institute for Japanese
Studies will present on
Friday, November 10, 2000
Ezra F. Vogel
(Professor, Harvard University)
Japan and Asia in the New Century
There is no American scholar better able to discuss the relations
between Japan and Asia in the 21st century than Ezra Vogel. During his
long career as a sociologist, he observed first-hand enormous social
changes in both Japan and China, but also stimulated debate about the
role of Asian countries in the world economy and politics. In addition
to major publications such as ěCanton under Communismî (1969), ěOne Step
Ahead in China: Guangdong Under Reformî (1989) and ěJapan as Number One:
Lessons for Americaî (1979), he served in the Clinton administration as
the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia (1993-1995). Currently,
he is also the Director of the Asia Foundation Task Force to recommend
Asia policy for the next presidential administration.
On the basis of his long experience both as a scholar and a commentator
on Asian affairs, he will address the following three questions:
1) How can relations between Japan and Korea continue to improve?
2) What are the problems in the China-Japan relationship?
3) Why is Japan an economic superpower in Asia, but not a political
The lecture will be given in English. It will take place on Friday,
November 10, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. at the DIJ. Admission is free, but please
register by November 08 with Ms. Dinkel at the DIJ.
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