• Coffeehouse Culture in Japan

A Rosenberg Institute Lecture by Dr. Merry White

Friday, March 29, 2013
12:00-1:00pm
Poetry Center, 3rd floor Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St, Boston

Dr. Merry White is professor of anthropology at Boston University. She received her A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. White frequently travels to Japan to research contemporary social and cultural topics, and has published books about Japanese education, internationalization, adolescence and popular culture, and family and social policy.

Her latest book, Coffee Life in Japan, is part ethnography and part memoir. In it, White traces Japan’s café society over the past one hundred and thirty years. She also examines the impact that the coffee culture has had on Japanese society and their ideas of public space and modernism.

Presented by the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies. Free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Dr. Ronald Suleski at rsuleski@suffolk.edu.

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