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Office (3D)

September 22nd, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:59PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > China/Hong Kong > Directed by Johnnie To With Sylvia Chang, Yun-Fat Chow, Eason Chan Prolific director Johnnie To tells the intertwining stories of the employees of Jones & Sunn as the company approaches its IPO. Board Chairman Mr. Ho and CEO Ms. Chang must navigate their under-wraps affair while a couple of interns begin a new romance in this surprising and...


CCCI: The Rise of Neo-Familism in Contemporary China

September 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufman Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Yunxiang Yan, Professor of Social Anthropology, UCLA "The Rise of Neo-Familism in Contemporary China" Based on evidence drawn from longitudinal fieldwork over three decades and secondary literature, the...


"No more Nagasakis: Interfaith action toward a world without nuclear weapons"

September 28th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 120

Speakers: Toyokazu Ihara, Nagasaki bombing survivor and peace activist Yuki Miyamoto, associate professor of religious studies, DePaul University, Chicago Toyokazu Ihara was a child when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on his home city of Nagasaki in August 1945. His mother, sister, and two brothers died of radiation exposure after participating in rescue work. Ihara went o...


CCCC - Jeffrey Tharsen

September 29th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59 - Cho Room

The Second Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2017-18 year, Dr. Jeffrey Tharsen from the University of Chicago will be giving a guided reading entitled "The Bells of Liang Qi 梁其鐘 : a Musical Reading of a 9th-century BCE Chinese Bronze Inscription" on September 29, 2017. At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chine...


CCCI: Urbanization as Environmental Change: Planning and Dispossession in Contemporary China

October 2nd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufman Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Jia-Ching Chen, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara "Urbanization as Environmental Change: Planning and Dispossession in Contemporary China" China's unprecedented urban grow...


Solo, Solitude w/filmmakers

October 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen, producer Yulia Evina Bhara, & actress Marissa Anita via Skype! 2016 > Indonesia > Directed by Yosep Anggi Noen With Gunawan Maryanto, Marissa Anita, Eduward Manalu Riots break out in Indonesia in July 1996, and Wiji is suspected of dissident activities. He flees Solo for Borneo, thousands of miles away, and has to decide between the fear o...


Elective Affinities

October 17th, 2017 - 7:15PM-8:26PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! Japan/USA > Directed by Daïchï Saïto & Tomonari Nishikawa Natives of Japan, Daïchï Saïto and TomonariNishikawa have developed their respective filmmaking practices outside of their home country. Since the early 2000s, the two filmmakers Saïto in Montreal and Nishikawa in the US have continued to produce celluloid-based work in 8mm, 16mm a...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 19th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Dilemmas of a Japanese Historian of Southeast Asia: Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001) and the Ghost of Pan-Asianism" Takamichi Serizawa, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001), known as a pioneering scholar of Vietnam and Southeast Asian history in Japan, once in the mid-1970’s, made a speech in front of young...


"Islam and Muslims between Central Asia and China: An Historical Perspective" by Ron Sela, CMSP Seminar

October 19th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Relations between China and Central Asia have been attracting considerable attention of late. Along with China’s economic expansion efforts, the hunt for new sources of energy, and so-called “new Great Game” or “new Silk Road” strategies and rivalries, scholars and pundits have tended to emphasize unfolding political alliances in challenging or containing Islam. In...


CCCC - Steven Miles

October 20th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59 - Cho Room

The Third Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2017-18 year will be Associate Professor Steven Miles from the Washington University in Saint Louis giving a talk on October 20, 2017 entitled "Cantonese Migrant Networks: Two Stone Inscriptions from the West River Basin (粵東會館甲申年創造垻頭碑記 (1765) and 重建粵東會館碑記 (1788))" At each...


Ugetsu

October 22nd, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:36PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1953 > Japan > Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi With Machiko Kyo __Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers,_ said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss_with its exquisite blending of the otherworl...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 26th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Crown and the Capitalists: The ethnic Chinese, extraterritoriality, and the founding of the Thai nation" Wasana Wongsurawat, Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Director of Thai Studies, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University Wasana Wongsurawat's The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese, Extraterritoriality, and the Founding of the Thai Nation is a study...


EAP Japan Studies conference: Order and Disorder: Critical Reflections on Japan Studies

October 27th, 2017 - 9:30AM-6:00PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

A Conference Honoring J. Victor Koschmann with his former students and colleagues presenting work on the writing and uses of Japanese history.  What are the implications, for Japanese Studies, of the successive breakdowns of the Cold War and neoliberal globalization as “world orders”? How do we re-assess the narratives, tropes, and chronotopes that have situated Japan in the mo...


EAP Japan Studies conference: Order and Disorder: Critical Reflections on Japan Studies

October 28th, 2017 - 9:30AM-6:00PM

Location: Physcial Sciences Building

Room: 401

A Conference Honoring J. Victor Koschmann with his former students and colleagues presenting work on the writing and uses of Japanese history.  What are the implications, for Japanese Studies, of the successive breakdowns of the Cold War and neoliberal globalization as “world orders”? How do we re-assess the narratives, tropes, and chronotopes that have situated Japan in the mo...


Haunted: Temporalities of History and (Moving) Image in ‘Asia’

November 3rd, 2017 - 1:00PM-7:00PM

Room: AD White House

The inaugural 4Asia conference in Fall 2017 takes as the notion of haunting as its theme. Across practices, historical events, and media, haunting emerges as a primary and prescient trope of thinking about agency and approaching epistemology in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Scholars from the disciplines of history, cinema and media studies, art history, and cultural studies will explo...


In This Corner of the World

November 3rd, 2017 - 9:15PM-11:23PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > Japan > Directed by Sunao Katabuchi With Non, Yoshimasa Hosoya In a heartbreakingly beautiful animated tale of the everyday realities of the Second World War, an 18-year-old housewife in Hiroshima struggles to support her family despite food rationing, air raids, and wartime accusations.  Subtitled. More at inthiscornermovie.com 2 hrs 8 min Trailer: youtu.be/sDPRMcZs5...


The Island Funeral w/screenwriter

November 4th, 2017 - 4:00PM-5:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premierew/ screenwriter Kong Rithdee in person! 2015 > Thailand > Directed by Pimpaka Towira With Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk, Yossawat Sittiwong Laila, with her brother and his friend, head from Bangkok on a thousand-kilometer road trip to Pattani. Along the way they meet Surin, a soldier from the Northeast. Together they journey through increased military presence into...


Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture Series - P. Steven Sangren

November 9th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 165

The Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture is an annual lecture given by an influential scholar of East Asian history for the Cornell campus. The lecture is also video archived for the community beyond.  The 2017-18 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture will be given by Cornell University's own Professor P. Steven Sangren on April 20, 2017. Professor Sangren is a soci...

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