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2011-2012 Events

2011-12 Events

Spring Term


April 18-22, 2012
Cinema Pacific
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Cinema Pacific Film Festival
“Overheard 2”
Regal Valley River Center
7:30 pm




Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cinema Pacific Film Festival
“The Heavenly Kings”
Bijou Art Cinemas
10:00 am



Saturday, April 21, 2012
Cinema Pacific Film Festival
“A Simple Life (Tao Jie)”
Bijou Art Cinemas
6:45 pm





Thursday May 3, 2012
Haru’s Journey
A film by Masahiro Kobayashi
Mills International Center at Erb Memorial Union





May 11-12, 2012
Asian Studies Program
Area Studies in Global Context, The ‘Place’ of Asia
Ford Lecture Hall





Thursday, May 24, 2012
Myung Sup Lim Lecture Series in Korean Studies
“Dragon King, War, and Esoteric Ritual: Rethinking the Twin Pagodas of Unified Silla (676-935)”
Youn-mi Kim, Assistant Professor of Art History, Ohio State University
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Ford Lecture Hall
4:00 pm


Thursday, May 31, 2012
Jeremiah Lecture
Joseph Needham (1900-1995) from science to Science and Civilization in China
A lecture by Dieter Kuhn, Professor Emeritus, Würzburg University, Germany
Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
3:00 pm



Thursday, May 31, 2012
“Fukushima Hula Girls”
Mills International Center at EMU





Thursday, May 31, 2012
“Hula Girl”
Feature Movie
Mills International Center at EMU




Friday, June 8, 2012
“The Power Geometry of Globalized Parenting”
Pei-Chia Lan, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University
Oregon Humanities Center Conference Room, 159 PLC
12:00 pm




Friday, June 8, 2012
“Furious (Inter)Nationalism: youth, right-wing politics, and very abrasive music in Japan”
Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Faculty Fellow, UCSB
Fenton Hall 117
4:00 pm



Winter Term

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
“What the U.S. Can Learn from China”
Ann Lee, Author, Senior Fellow – Demos
China’s economy is the second largest in the world and many predict it will surpass the United States’ by 2020.  Rather than viewing China’s power and influence as a threat, Ann Lee, author of the new book What the U.S. Can Learn from China and a senior fellow at Demos focusing on issues of global economics and finance, asks: What can America learn from its competition?
Following the talk, Ms. Lee will sign copies of her book.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Religious Studies Event
“Global Rebellion: Religion and Violence among South & Central Asian Muslims”
Mark Juergensmeyer, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies at UC-Santa Barbara
McKenzie Hall, Room 240A
7:30 pm


Saturday, February 18, 2012
CHOUEI SATO, Shamisen, with Chieko Shirokane and Simon Hutchinson
Beall Concert Hall
School of Music & Dance – World Music Series
Co-sponsors:  Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; and the UO Center for Asian & Pacific Studies
Tickets:  $12 General Admission, $8 Students & Seniors.  Available in advance from the UO Ticket Office (541-346-4363;, or at the door.


February 20, 2012

Jeremiah Lecture
“What We Talk About When We Talk About Eating Dog”
Robert Ji-Song Ku, Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies, Binghamton University
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 pm


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jeremiah Lecture
“Regional Policies of Development and Main Functional Zoning in China”
Weidong Liu, Professor in Economic Geography, Chinese Academy of Science
Condon 106
4:00 pm


Friday, March 2, 2012

Political Science Speaker Series
“Perpetuating Authoritatianism in the PRC”
Teresa Wright, Ph.D., Cal State Long Beach
Mackenzie 240C


Monday, March 5, 2012

Jeremiah Lectures
“Food for Good or Evil? Buddhist Precepts and Food as Depicted in Medieval Japanese Handscroll Paintings” Satomi Yamamoto and “An Examination of The Miraculous Origins of Kitano Tenjin Shrine (13th c.)” Akira Takagishi
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 pm



Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Jeremiah Lecture
“Stranger Intimacy and Transits Between Asia and the Americas”
Nayan Shah, Dept of History, University of California, San Diego
Knight Library Browsing Room
3:30 pm



March 15, 2012

Panel Discussion “40 years of US-China Business Relations”
Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Studio One
9.00 am-12:30 pm




Fall Term 



Thursday, October 6, 2011
Artists Talk: “Everyday Life in a Megacity: Pictures from Bangladesh”
Mills International Center –EMU
11:00 am
Reception to follow in the  EMU’s Adell McMillan Gallery




Thursday, October 13, 2011
Jeremiah Lecture
“Intercultural Communication and the Future of Korean Identity”
Min-Sun Kim, Professor of Communicology, University of Hawaii; Editor of Korean Studies
Mills International Center – EMU
2:30 pm



Monday, October 17, 2011
Jeremiah Lecture
“Marital Borders: Nation, Population, and Sovereignty across the Taiwan Strait”
Sara Friedman, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Indiana University
Knight Library Browsing Room
3:30 pm



Thursday, October 20, 2011
Jeremiah Lecture
Documentary Showing and Discussion
“Does Microfinance Work?”
A Conversation between Danish Filmmaker Tom Heinemann and UO anthropologist Lamia Karim
PLC, Room 180
7:00 pm


Friday, November 4, 2011

CAPS/Asian Studies Reception
Knight Library Browsing Room
3:30-5:00 pm



Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Jeremiah Lecture
“Charter 2008 – Past and Present Dissents in China”
Dr. Debasish Chaudhuri, Ph D in Chinese Studies,
Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi
Mills International Center
3:30 pm


Thursday, Nov 10, 2011

Brownbag Lunch
“Designing the New Cities of China”
Jie Hu, Director and Chief Designer, Department of Landscape Architecture Beijing Tsinhua Urban Planning and Design Institute
231 Lawerence Hall


Thursday, Nov 10, 2011
“Designing the New Cities of China”
Jie Hu, Director and Chief Designer, Department of Landscape Architecture Beijing Tsinhua Urban Planning and Design Institute
110 Fenton Hall
5:30 pm


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jeremiah Lecture
“Understanding Japan:  Expressed but Unspoken”
Jeanie Fuji, Adjunct Instructor of Japanese, University of Oregon
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Ford Lecture Hall
11:00 am



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