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SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia"

March 23rd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mark R. Thompson, Director, Southeast Asia Research Center, Professor of Politics, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia" There has been a fundamental tension in the electoralist polities of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, the Philippines, and, until 2014, Thailand) between the interests of key e...


CCCI: The Shenzhen Condition: An Anthropology of the Intercultural

March 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

Mary Ann O'Donnell, ethnographer based in Shenzhen, China The place name “Shenzhen” glosses ongoing efforts to intervene in world history. This turn, the dominant agent is the Chinese state, which has used Shenzhen to reform the country’s planned economy, opening it to global capital. Shenzhen’s emergence as an important landmark in the Pearl River Delta follows on M...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

March 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Naoto Kan

March 28th, 2017 - 5:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Statler Hall

Room: Alice Statler Auditorium

Naoto Kan, the Prime Minister of Japan from 2010-2011, will deliver a public lecture titled "The Truth about the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima and the Future of Renewable Energy" on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Statler Auditorium. On March 11, 2011, a massive undersea earthquake off Japan’s coast triggered devastating tsunami waves that in turn caused meltdowns at...


EAP Speaker Series: A New Look at Korea's 'Chinese Decade' of the 1880s

March 30th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Professor Wayne Patterson will present "Qing China's Informal Imperialism toward Late Choson: A New Look at Korea's 'Chinese Decade' of the 1880s." When discussing Korea's "Chinese Decade," roughly defined as the dozen or so years prior to the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, most of the attention is focused on the heavy-handed activities of Yuan Shikai...


CCCI: China's Encounter with Global Hollywood

April 10th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Wendy Su, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside "China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: Cultural Policy, Film Industry, and Soft Power, 1994-2016" In recent years, the fil...


CCCC - Richard VanNess Simmons

April 14th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

The Second Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the semester, Prof. Richard VanNess Simmons from Rutgers University will be giving a talk entitled, "The Charms of Mandarin in the Qīng and the Key to Northern and Southern Guānhuà” on April 14, 2017. At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical,...


CCCI: Shu-mei Shih - “Comparative Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Chinese Empire”

April 17th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Shu-mei Shih, Professor of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies, UCLA The emergence of Sinophone studies in the last decade is altering the landscape of postcolonial t...


CCCC - Francesca Bray

April 21st, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374, Asian Studies Lounge

The third Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the semester will be Prof. Francesca Bray from the University of Edinburgh. Prof. Bray is also Cornell's 2016-17 Distinguished Hu Shih Professor. Topic TBA. At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and all other aspects of the text,...


CCCC - Clarence Lee

May 5th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium's last speaker of the semester will be Cornell University's own Clarence Lee, giving a talk entitled, "Reading Sinitic Medical Texts in Mid Edo period Japan: Kagawa Shūtoku (1683-1755)” At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and al...


CMSP: “Trade, Religion, and Islam Along the South China Coast: Doing Historical Fieldwork”

May 8th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Robert Antony, Distinguished Professor, Guangzhou University; Visiting Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice In this presentation I will discuss my experiences doing historical fieldwork along the coast of South China over the past ten years, and the importance of doing fieldwork for historical studies. My talk will focus on the interface between trade and religion over the past sever...

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