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Asia’s Growing Generation Gap: Causes and Consequences

March 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable

Note: This event will begin at 4:15 pm and conclude at 6:15 pm.


  • Cho Haejoang, Emerita, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Ishida Hiroshi, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Teresa Kuan, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Shen Yifei, Department of Sociology, Fudan University, China


  • Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute

This roundtable aims to exchange ideas about the sources and possible significance of generational differences in contemporary Asia. We hope to discuss the question of how recent trends in social media, popular culture, education, demography, labor markets, etc., have led to differences in identity and outlook between young people and their parents in various Asian countries, and what the future impact of such generational differences may be. Are the younger generations of different Asian countries being drawn closer together by shared technology and popular culture, or are they being pushed further apart by growing nationalism, for example?



March 27, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard-Yenching Institute

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