Lecture - China's Peaceful Rise
At the University of Southern California
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Leavey Auditorium, Leavey Library
Southern California China Colloquium presents Ezra Vogel
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, Harvard University
Ezra F. Vogel, after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan in 1950 and serving two years in the U.S. Army, he studied sociology in the Department of Social Relations at Harvard, receiving his Ph.D. in 1958. Prof. Vogel, a specialist in modern Japan and China, has written extensively and his book, Japan as Number One, published in 1979, ranks in Japan as the all-time non-fiction best seller by a Western author. He succeeded John Fairbank to become the second Director (1972-1977) of Harvard's East Asian Research Center and Chairman of the Council for East Asian Studies (1977-1980). He was Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at the Center for International Affairs (1980-1987) and, since 1987, Honorary Director. He was Chairman of the undergraduate concentration in East Asian Studies from its inception in 1972 until 1991. He was Director of the Fairbank Center (1995-1999) and the first Director of the Asia Center (1997-1999). Vogel was Chairman of the Harvard Committee to Welcome President Jiang Zemin (1998). He has also served as Co-director of the Asia Foundation Task Force on East Asian Policy Recommendations for the New Administration (2001).
The Leavey Library is located on the USC University Park campus at the corner of Hoover and McCarthy Parkway. The Leavey Auditorium is located on the lower level of the library. Parking is available at USC Gate# 3 at the corner of Figueroa St. and USC McCarthy Way (formerly known as 35th Street).