Justice & Asia Distinguished Lecture

The Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture invites top scholars who examine the theme of justice in relation to Asia and with awareness of Asian cultures and traditions. The series is part of the Liu Institute’s organizing theme of “Justice and Asia” that examines and supports thematic work from a range of perspectives, projects, disciplines, and collaborations. 

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2023 Jay Garfield

Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Logic and Buddhist Studies, Smith College
“Buddhism and Nonviolence in the Contemporary World”



2022 Romila Thapar

Emerita Professor of Ancient History, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
"Writing History in Contemporary India"

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2021 Haiyan Lee

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature, Stanford University
"A Murder in Manchuria"

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