Asian Studies

Chinese Government Scholarships (Apply by Fri, noon, Feb 15)

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2019 Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia (Apply by March 1)

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Mountain Water: Poems of Tradition and the Environment in Southwestern China

photo by Thai Nguyen '08

❖ Mountain Water:  Poems of Tradition and the Environment in Southwestern China
featuring poet Aku Wuwu
4:00-5:00 pm, Thursday, March 7th, 2019 @ Hollander Hall 241

❖ Poetry reading with Aku Wuwu
6:30-7:30 pm, Friday, March 8th, 2019 @ Williams Bookstore (81 Spring Street)

Aku Wuwu (Prof. LUO Qingchun) is a poet and academic of the Nuosu (Yi) ethnic minority group of Southwest China. Growing up in the Greater Cool Mountains of Sichuan province, Aku’s powerful poems are regarded as “text books” of traditional lore and cautionary tales about human interaction with the environment. He will perform a number of poems in Nuosu and Chinese, accompanied by English translations.

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A Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

Haiyan Feng

Performed by Haiyan Feng, certified tea master, guzheng performer, and healer

Saturday, February 2nd., 2:00 – 3:30 pm | CenterStage, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance

Attendees are invited to sample teas and gourmet snacks after the presentation.

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An Evening of Chinese Song

Slater Rhea

Slater Rhea, a singer, songwriter and TV personality in China with a following of millions, will mark the Chinese New Year with an evening of Chinese folk songs.

Sat, February 9th, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Paresky Center, Auditorium

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Chinese Program Study Abroad Information Session (November 6)

Tuesday, November 6, 7 – 8 pm, Hollander Hall 040 Are you interested in studying Chinese abroad? If so, attend the Chinese program’s study abroad information session to learn about your study abroad opportunities, funding resources, and hear from students about their experiences of attending some of these programs.

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The Feminist Awakening in China

Betraying Big Brother

A talk by journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher

Leta Hong Fincher is a journalist and scholar who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC, CNN and others. Her latest book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso) was named one of Vanity Fair’s top eight political books of fall 2018.

November 15, 7:30PM | Griffin 3

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China and the Global Neoliberal Turn: What does Labor have to do with it

Rebecca Kar

This talk will discuss why and how “neo-liberalism” — often understood to be about the retreat of the state from markets and the economic — is a suitable term for China’s 1990s and beyond. It will enter the problem through the issue of labor to argue that it is from the premise of labor control that all neo-liberalisms operate, no matter what their particular cultural or historical manifestations might be. By starting from labor/labor control, we can begin to sketch not only China’s economic formation but the global formation to which it contributes and in which it is embedded.

❖ Monday, October 15th, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
❖ Hollander Hall, Room 241

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The Chinese Exclusion Act: A Documentary Film

Chinese Exclusion Act

The Chinese Exclusion Act explores in riveting detail this little known, yet deeply resonant and revealing episode in American history—one that sheds enormous light on key aspects of the history of American civil liberties, immigration and culture during one of the most formative periods of U.S. history.
Discussion following with Professor Scott Wong and Director Li-Shin Yu

❖ Free
Sunday, October 28th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm | Images Cinema

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Be Natural: Linguistic Practices of Japanese Transgender Speakers

Hideko Abe

Hideko Abe, Professor of East Asian Studies at Colby College, is a leading researcher on Japanese lesbian and gay speech. Her research has provided comprehensive characteristics of the linguistic strategies employed by Japanese sexual minorities. She will present her latest research on Japanese transgender speakers. She is author of Queer Japanese: Gender and Sexual Identities through Linguistic Practices and is co-author of forthcoming Learning Japanese through Real Conversation.

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm | SCHAPIRO HALL, 129

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