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2016-17 Events

Spring Term


Sinophonic Detours
E. K. Tan, State University of New York
Yu-ting Huang, Amherst College
Brian Bernards, University of Southern California
Alison Groppe, University of Oregon
Friday, May 19, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm
Alumni Lounge, Gerlinger Hall




South Korean Democracy and What It Needs Next Week: A Digital Rights Activist’s Point of View
Kyung-Sin Park
Professor at Korea University Law School and Executive Director at Open Net Korea
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Crater Lake North Room, EMU
4:00 p.m.



Buddhist Experience in Modern Japanese Religion and Philosophy
Keynote Speakers:
Bret Davis, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University in Maryland.
Melissa Anne-Marie Curley, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Studies
Friday, April 21,2017  4:00 pm
129 McKenzie Hall
Saturday, April 22, 2017  9:30am – 3:30pm
375 McKenzie Hall


Making Mao: History, Memory, and the Meaning of a World Figure
Timothy Cheek
Professor and Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research Institute of Asian Research and Department of History , University of British Columbia
Thursday, April 20,2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
12:00 p.m.




The Origins of Japanese American Literature are Queer and Mixed
Andrew Leong
Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern University
Monday, April 17, 2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
3:30 p.m.




Winter Term



Design and Demonstration: Edo-Period Culture and Society through the Lens of Senshafuda
Masaya Takiguchi
Faculty of Arts and Literature, Seiko University
Friday, March 10, 2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 p.m.




The Building Blocks of Masculine Desirability: Semiotic Partials, Dialect, and Affect
Cindi SturtzSreetharan
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University
Thursday, March 2, 2017
175 McKenzie Hall
3:00 p.m.




Writing the Fukushima Disaster
Furukawa Hideo, award-winning Japanese author
Doug Slaymaker, Professor of Japanese, University of Kentucky
Monday, February 20, 2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
6:00 p.m.



Glossolalia and Cacophony in South Korea
Nicholas Harkness, John L. Loeb
Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 p.m.





Comparing Early Empires: Rome and China
Michael Nylan, Professor of History
University of California at Berkeley
Friday, February 10, 2017
Crater Lake North Room, Erb Memorial Union
4:00 p.m.





Found in Translation
Ken Tadashi Oshima,
Department of Architecture, University of Washington
Friday, February 10, 2017
125 McKenzie Hall
11:30 a.m.




Godzilla; Cool Japan, and the Making of a Global Icon
William Tsutsui, President and Professor of History, Hendrix College
Friday, February 3, 2017
125 McKenzie Hall
1:30 a.m.





Why I Have Failed: Reflections on Translating the Zuozhuan
Stephen Durrant, Professor Emeritus, Chinese Literature Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 pm



Fall Term


CAPS reception card 2015


CAPS Reception
Friday, November 4th, 2016
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Papé Reception Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art




mcclain-shibasaki-october-13-2016The Literature of Location
Bilingual Reading in English and Japanese by
Shibasaki Tomoka with introduction by
Kendall Heitzman, University of Iowa
October 13, 2016
Crater Lake North, EMU
2:00 pm



Film Screening: A Day on the Planet

(Japanese with English subtitles)
October 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
132 Global Scholars Hall
Companion to The Literature of Location event (see above)




China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
featuring Henry Kissinger via webcast
Live speaker: Dr. Kristen McDonald
October 18, 2016
110 Knight Law Center
4:00 pm



china-now-film-screenings-october-20-2016China Now: Independent Visions
Films introduced by Shelly Kracier,
China film curator
October 20 and 21, 2016
Ford Lecture Hall, JSMA
Films starting at 2:30 on Thursday
and 2:00 on Friday
See link for full schedule