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Tianmen Square 'Tank Man'

Tiananmen Square 30 years later

From 'The New York Times': Thirty years later the 'Tank Man' remains a mystery. Dissent is suppressed. History rewritten.

Prof. Jessica Chen Weiss with Rep. Adam Schiff (D, California)

Weiss to Congress: Face China by strengthening Democracy

Professor Jessica Weiss testified to Congress on: Facing China through strengthening Democracy. Reported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Weiss demonstrated the implications of surveillance and...

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How Hawkish Is the Chinese Public? Another Look at “Rising Nationalism” and Chinese Foreign Policy by Jessica Weiss

In Jessica Chen Weiss's article, published March 7, 2019 in the Journal of Contemporary China she writes: Chinese leaders often invoke the feelings of the Chinese people in international disputes....

From The Guardian's article on Hi-tech war on Muslims

CCCI speaker Darren Byler featured in The Guardian on Hi-Tech war against Muslims in Xinjiang

Our recent CCCI guest speaker, Darren Byler's article on China's Hi-tech war against Muslims in Xinjiang appears in The Guardian. He writes, 'Smartphones and the internet gave the Uighurs a sense of...

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Call for submissions: 2019 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize

The 2019 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize in Japanese Literature, Thought, and Society. The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 2019 prize honoring the...

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Cornell East Asia Series (CEAS) offers exciting new reads

https://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/on-sale/ High quality academic works and translations in the fields of Chinese, Korean and Japanese studies, are currently discounted in one form or the other (and...

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Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow Andrew Campana's research on Japanese poetry across media

“I’m looking at how poets not only use or talk about technologies at moments of media transition, but also how they use their poetry to rethink what these technologies can be,” says Campana. As part...

Kyoko Selden

2018 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize in Japanese Literature, Thought, and Society

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University is pleased to announce the 2018 prize honoring the life and work of our colleague, Kyoko Selden. The prize pays homage to the finest achievements...

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Eli Friedman speaks on decision to suspend exchange program

"As institutions that hold academic freedom to be a sacred principle, at a certain point we need to act on that." Eli Friedman, director of international programs for Cornell’s School of Industrial...

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CCCI speaker discusses "post-post-Mao era" China

In a seminar for the East Asia Program's Cornell Contemporary China Initiative, Jeff Wasserstrom of UC Irvine noted a shift toward authoritarianism under President Xi Jinping. Cornell Daily Sun...

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Soundcloud recording of Magnus Fiskesjö radio interview on Xinjiang human rights situation

https://soundcloud.com/wrfihumanrightsshow/magnus-fiskesjo-and-john-weis.... Cornell faculty Magnus Fiskesjö and John Weiss appeared Friday, 5 Oct. 2018, on FM 88.1, WRFI.org to talk about the...

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John Whitman co-hosts 願文 liturgies in premodern East Asia conference at Columbia University

Sponsored in part by his Academy of Korean Studies five-year grant "Korean at the Nexus of the Northeast Asian Linguistic Area," this conference at Columbia University will gather scholars of...

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New titles from CEAS, Fall, 2018

The Cornell East Asia Series (CEAS) is excited to announce three forthcoming titles for the fall in 2018: "Red Ghost White Ghost" by Kita Moria Translated by Masako Inamoto, "Representing Lives in...

Yangyang Chen Lecture

CCCI Lecture series for spring 2018 now available

Our Cornell Contemporary China Initiative lecture series saw a diverse range of speakers bookended by topics touching on the religious lives of modern Chinese people. In between we featured a concert...

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Visting Scholar Marc Peter Keane Ceramic Exhibition Video

Artist Marc Peter Keane's work mixes natural materials such as leaves, meadow grasses, and gravel with clay to create works that feel at once very ancient and very modern — organic and natural but

Beijing worker moving possessions, ChinaFile 30 November 2017

EAP facuty Eli Friedman (ILR) writes on Beijing neighborhood evictions and demolitions

Eli Friedman writes in Jacobin magazine that the recent evictions of "low-end populations" and mass demolitions of migrant neighborhoods in Beijing are symptoms of what he calls "just-in-time...

Allen Carlson listens to Eli Friedman at the forum on Xi Jinping

EAP faculty discuss China’s 19th Party Congress and Xi Jinping's vision

Three Cornell China experts offered their analysis regarding, “China’s 19th Party Congress: It’s Xi’s World Now,”: Allen Carlson, associate professor of government and chair of the China and Asia...

Thomas Dubois Fall 2017 CCCI lecture

CCCI Fall 2017 Lectures available on Vimeo

All videos from the fall 2017 Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series are now available on the East Asia Program website The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative brings leading figures...

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Institute for African Development Fall 2017 Seminar - China and Africa: Political, Cultural, and Economic Engagement

The Institute for African Development hosts a weekly seminar series under the general theme “Issues in African Development.” Open to the public, the fall seminar series is expected to provide a forum...

Image from Thomas DuBois' lecture :"China's Dairy Century"

First two CCCI Lecture videos now available online

The first two videos from the fall 2017 Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series are now available on the East Asia Program website and through the EAP’s Vimeo channel. These are the...