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Illinois College to host Japanese Lecture Series


The Japanese Studies Program at Illinois College is pleased to present a new lecture series for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The series is designed with a particular emphasis on those disciplines in which Illinois College has majors and minors so that students and faculty members will be able to find links to Japan within their academic interests.

“We anticipate that this lecture series will encourage students to consider double-majoring or minoring in Japanese Studies,” Reiko Itoh, associate professor of modern languages, says. “We hope that this lecture series will inspire and encourage faculty members to link their research interests with Japan. We also want to generate interest in Japan within the local community.”

The inaugural Japanese lecture series was made possible by the following: The Malcolm F. Stewart Faculty Award for Intercultural Education, Alice Margaret Engelbach Memorial Endowment for Asian Studies and the Japan Foundation, New York, Grant for Japanese Studies.

Mark your calendar to attend these exciting lectures which are free and open to the public:

  • "The Myth of McDonaldization: Globalization and Cultural Change in a Japanese Community" on Monday, September 26, 2011, in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 at 11 a.m.

  • "Human-Animal Relations in Japan and in the U.S." on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 at 7 p.m.

  • Shakuhachi (Traditional Japanese Flute) Recital on Friday, November 4, 2011, in Rammelkamp Chapel at 4 p.m.

  • “Japanese Ceramics” on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 at 7 p.m.


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