On Monday, September 9, 2013, Professor Ezra F. Vogel, a Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard and an APU Academic Advisor* will deliver a special lecture under the title of “China’s Foreign Policy and Sino-Japanese Relations in the Post-Deng Xiaoping Era” to an audience of APU students.
Professor Vogel, who took Japan by storm with his book “Japan as Number One”, is also a long-time China scholar. With the current volatility of Sino-Japanese relations and Japan’s place in global society becoming less certain, Professor Vogel’s seminar is an opportunity to think about the future of the global community and our place in it.
Ustream footage available (tentative)
||Monday, September 9, 2013. 11:00-12:30
||Professor Ezra F. Vogel
||China’s Foreign Policy and Sino-Japanese Relations in the Post-Deng Xiaoping Era
Ezra Vogel Biography
Vogel became a professor at Harvard in 1967. At Harvard, he helped establish the U.S. Japan Program and served as its director. In 1972 he became John Fairbank’s successor as head of Harvard’s East Asia Research Center. He was director of Harvard’s Fairbank Center and the founding director of Harvard’s Asia Center. From 1972 he became founding director of the undergraduate concentration of East Asian Studies and remained in that position until 1990. He has received an Imperial decoration and awards from the Japan Foundation, the US-Japan Foundation, and a lifetime achievement award by the Boston Japan Society. He has received ten honorary degrees.
In 1993-1995 Vogel served during the Clinton administration as the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia on the National Intelligence Council. He is the only scholar from any country to have written a book on Japan that became a best seller in Japan (Japan As Number One) and a book on China that became a best seller in China (Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China).