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The Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures

The first Japanese-born and Japanese-speaking U.S. Ambassador to Japan (1961–1966), Edwin O. Reischauer started his career teaching at Harvard University and eventually became the director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. Established in 1986, the annual Reischauer Lectures are sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies (previously the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research) at Harvard.