Saturday University Lecture Series
Delve into new themes every season with a different speaker each week. Challenging, thought-provoking, and sometimes surprising, this long-running and always popular lecture series incorporates audience discussion as experts from around the world join us to share their insights on Asia throughout time.
Expanded my world view tremendously.
Sites of Memory in Asia: Remembrance and Redemption
Monumental structures encapsulate poignant events and memorable moments in history. Their construction, demolition, or remodeling often illustrate larger sociopolitical movements. The four talks in this lecture series present cases in North India, Japan, West India, and China; each reveals a highly-charged story behind the iconic site, one that embodies significant political or religious changes.
Presented with the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company.
Image: The Chion'in Temple Gate, 1935, Yoshida Hiroshi (Japanese, 1876–1950), woodblock print, 10 3/4 x 16 in., Seattle Art Museum, Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection, 2004.11.