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Center as Periphery: Learned Coloniality in Chosŏn Korean Filmmaking

January 28th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: 374 Rockefeller Hall

Korean Studies Assistant Professor search candidate, Keung Yoon (Becky) Bae's job talk. Keung Yoon ‘Becky’ Bae is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Her current research interests include colonial cinema during the Japanese empire, film and cultural policy in Korea throughout the twentieth century, and new fo...


The Vietnam War—What Happened and Why it Still Matters: Fashionable Myths and Unacknowledged Lessons

January 30th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Keith W. Taylor, Professor of Sino-Vietnamese Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University Americans continue to remember the Vietnam War according to Hanoi wartime propaganda recycled via the anti-war movement into textbooks, documentaries, and talking heads. This has contributed to long-term controversial effects of the war on domesti...


Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium 古文品讀 with Dan Boucher

January 31st, 2020 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: RFK 374

The first CCCC is with Dan Boucher, Cornell University presenting a text reading titled, 'Sengyou on Translating Scripture: China’s First Attempt to Conceptualize a Literary Other.' CCCC is a reading group for students and scholars with interest in premodern Sinographic text. All are welcome, at any level of experience with classical Chinese. At each session, one participant...


Tong Yang-Tze: Immortal at the River

February 1st, 2020 - 10:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

Room: Bartels Gallery, Floor 1L

Immortal at the River references the title of the poem by Yang Shen (1488–1559) that forms the preface to the standard edition of the Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (San guo yan yi). The poem is the subject of a 54-meter-long cursive-script calligraphy of the same name (2003, ink on paper) by Tong Yang-Tze (Grace Tong, born 1942), one of Taiwan’s forem...


Continuing Orality and the Environment in Contemporary Korean Poetry and P’ansori Performance

February 3rd, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

Korean Studies Assistant Professor search candidate, Ivanna Sang Een Yi's job talk. According to legend, master p’ansori (Korean epic dramatic storytelling) singers of the past would sing in front of waterfalls until their vocal cords bled and they could hear their voices over the sound of the water. The acquisition process of the p’ansori voice today involves fewer waterfa...


The Platformization of Culture: Webtoon Platforms and Media Ecology in Korea and Beyond

February 6th, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

Korean Studies Assistant Professor search candidate, Heekyoung Cho's job talk.  Professor Cho received her BA and MA in Russian Literature from Yonsei University and PhD in Korean literature from the University of Chicago. Her academic interests include modern Korean literature and culture; the literary and cultural relationship among Korea, Russia, and Japan; translation; postcolonial...


CCCI: Transforming More-than-human Economies in Southwest China

February 10th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 64 Kaufman Auditorium

'Shrooms take Southwest China! This semester's first Cornell Contemporary China Initiative lecture examines the booming matsutake mushroom trade in this talk titled, Transforming More-than-human Economies in Southwest China: The role of the Matsutake Mushroom. Michael Hathaway of Simon Frasier University, British Columbia is our guest speaker.  Abstract: S...


Chats in the Stacks: Lourdes Casanova on The Era of Chinese Multinationals: Competing for Global Dominance

February 12th, 2020 - 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Samuel Curtis Johnson Management Library

In the last decade, Chinese multinational corporations have been giving formerly dominant western companies a run for their money—a trend that has affected investment flows, business models, and the process of global innovation. How can businesses compete and even collaborate with powerful Chinese firms? In this Chats in the Stacks talk, Lourdes Casanova, a senior lecturer and the academi...

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