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Summer Course: Global Approach to Modern Chinese History

Summer 2015 course taught by EAP Visiting Scholar Professor Jia Sheng of Xiamen University.

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

At a Nov. 8 panel discussion, “China’s 19th Party Congress: It’s Xi’s World Now,” three Cornell China experts offered their analysis to a standing-room-only crowd in White Hall: Allen Carlson, associate professor of government and chair of the China and Asia Pacific Studies (CAPS) Program, Andrew Mertha, professor of government and Eli Friedman, associate professor in the ILR School.

2017 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prizes awarded to Nina Cornyetz and to Erin L. Brightwell

The Asian Studies Department of Cornell University is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize competition, concluded on November 1.
The prize for a published translator has been awarded to Nina Cornyetz, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Gallatin School of New York University, for her translation of Izumi Kyōka’s “Tale of the Enchanted Sword” (妖剣記聞, Yōken Kibun, 1920).
The prize for an unpublished translator has been awarded to Erin L. Brightwell, Assistant Professor of Premodern Japanese Literature at the University of Michigan, for her translation of “The Torrent” (奔流, Hon’ryū, 1943) by the Taiwanese writer Wang Changxiong (王昶雄, also known by his Japanese name, Ō Chōyū).

CCCI lecturer and Cornell Anthropology alumnus weighs in on academic censorship

Kevin Carrico writes "In the face of such obstinate and self-serving cowardice, we as academics and readers need to recapture our shock. If the Cambridge University Press censorship row seemed like an assault on the best academic practices and basic academic freedoms, the Springer censorship revelations are an even more direct assault on these practices and freedoms." (China Policy Institute: Analysis November 8, 2017, "A Tale of Two Publishers: Is censorship the new normal?")

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 for discussion and interrogation of issues related to China’s rapidly growing engagement with Africa. The series will begin with a broad overview of the topic, provided by Ambassador David Shinn. Subsequent presentations will include a historical perspective on China’s engagement with Africa, the importance of rhetoric in intercultural engage-ment, the impact of Chinese migration in Africa, the effects of China’s ocean policy on African maritime security, and other topics.

2016-17 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture Video

The Cornell East Asia Program was honored to host Francesca Bray from the University of Edinburgh as the third annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecturer. Professor Bray gave this year's Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture on April 20th, 2017, arguing as to the importance of embedding the history of technology into Chinese historiography in her speech, "Hail the Maintainers: Rethinking Technology in Chinese History.

Her full lecture video:


Updates on the U.S. immigration order: news and resources

Many of the faculty, students, and staff at Cornell have questions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and its implications for their activities and our international programs. As Interim President Rawlings said in his statement, we stand by all Cornellians with assistance and unwavering support. To read more, click on the linked title above.

Korean Studies Initiative 2016-2017

EAP is devoted to enhancing and developing the inter-disciplinary Korean studies at Cornell. This fall we have hosted film scholar Miseong Woo, held two international workshops, sponsored a line up of films from the Korean peninsula at Cornell Cinema. In spring 2017 we are sponsoring visiting assistant professor Hyun-ho Joo, who will teach ASIAN 2218, Introduction to Korea, and the concert of experimental komungo composer and musician Jin Hi Kim in February.

Final Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium of the semester, Friday

The final CCCC session of the semester will feature Professor Son Suyoung's (Cornell) text reading: “How to Read Editorial Principles: Yu Chu xinzhi 虞初新志 and Installment Publication.” All are welcome. No preparation necessary. 374 Rockefeller Hall (the Asian Studies Lounge), 3:30 PM.

EAP 2016-17 Distinguished Visiting Professor

For the Fall 2016 semester we are joined by Yonsei University Professor of English Language and Literature Woo Miseong. Professor Woo will be teaching a course "Korean Modernity and Popular Culture."