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November 26, 2012

Academic Exchange Opportunities – Nov 20, 2012

For UO affiliates – Invitation to explore academic exchange possibilities and research partnerships

Are you interested in connecting with researchers in your discipline in China? The Confucius Institute for Global China Studies at the University of Oregon aims to facilitate research connections with East China Normal University, our partner university in Shanghai.

If you would like to learn more about ECNU or would like to be introduced to colleagues at ECNU you are cordially invited to join us at the upcoming drop-in meeting!

Doug Blandy, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will share impressions of his recent visit and the staff of the UO Confucius Institute will provide information.

Tuesday, November 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Refreshments will be provided

For more info, please call 346-5056.
November 14, 2012

The Revolutionary – Nov 17, 2012

More Information: CLICK HERE

October 8, 2012

KFLC Call for Papers – Nov 15, 2012

66th Annual
KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference
April 18-20, 2013 – University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky

East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Studies

Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 15, 2012

The KFLC (formerly the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference) is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the area of East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Studies.  Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this field, including, but not limited to:

·         Class, gender, ethnicity/race
·         Colonialism and Diaspora
Memory, violence, and nation
Popular culture in global markets
Performance, agency, and identity
·         Ethics of literary-cultural studies
·         Classical literature; new readings
·         Media studies, music studies, film studies
·         Social movements – justice, citizenship, and resistance
·         The avant-garde – arts in contexts
·         Body, space, and the public sphere
·         The politics of writing – writing within/against culture

Sessions are 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute question & answer session. In addition to individual abstracts for paper presentations, proposals for panels of 3-5 papers will be considered.

The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations.
 This year’s conference will have sessions in Arabic Studies, East Asian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (Spanish Peninsular and Spanish American), Neo-Latin Studies, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies, Language Technology, Second Language Acquisition, and Translation and Cultural Studies.

Individually submitted abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should include author’s name, affiliation and contact information.

Panel proposals of 3-5 presentations should be submitted as follows: The panel organizer should e-mail a panel proposal to the track director of his or her division.  The panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer’s name and contact information, and the names, contact information and affiliations of the panel participants.  Each participant MUST submit an individual abstract using our online system in addition to the panel proposal.  Please indicate that your presentation is part of a pre-organized panel and list the title and organizer of the panel in the abstract.

Papers should be read in English to facilitate cross-cultural dialogue and conversation.  Acceptance of a paper or complete panel implies a commitment on the part of all participants to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by February 15, 2013 to be included in the program.

To submit abstracts and panel proposals BY NOVEMBER 15, 2012, please use the KFLC link: For more information on conference logistics, please visit

October 4, 2012

Visiting position in Chinese Religion – Aug 2013

Two-Year Visiting Position in Chinese Religion

Reed College seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in Chinese Religion for the 2013-15 academic years, to commence August 2013.  Appointments are normally made at the assistant professor level.  We seek outstanding, critically self-reflective candidates, and we look for experience in teaching as well as the ability to advise student research projects on a wide range of topics in religious studies.

Reed College is a selective liberal arts institution with a commitment to high standards of scholarship and teaching excellence in a seminar setting. The appointee will be expected to teach the equivalent of five one-semester courses over the academic year, and this will include teaching in the team-taught yearlong Chinese humanities program devoted to the Han and Song dynasties. The position also involves supervising yearlong senior thesis projects.

While a PhD is preferred, candidates who are ABD in Religion will also be considered for appointment.  The Religion Department is using Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically.  Through Interfolio, please submit a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation.  Because Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual diversity as essential to the excellence of our academic program, we also encourage candidates to convey in their cover letter or other application materials how their specific contributions to campus diversity might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by 1 December 2012 to guarantee full consideration.  For further information about this position, please contact K.E. Brashier (
For more info, or to apply, please visit
September 25, 2012

2011-2012 Events

2011-12 Events

Spring Term


April 18-22, 2012
Cinema Pacific
For a full list of programming please visit:




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






Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Confucius Institute Event
“China’s Visual Culture: Observations by Bertha Lum and Elizabeth Keith”
A lecture by Lisa Claypool, Associate Professor or Art History and Mactaggart Art Collection Curator, University of Alberta, Canada
Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
5:30 pm



Thursday, May 24, 2012
Myung Sub 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

Confucius Institute Event
Director Shu Haolun will introduce the film and host a discussion and question and answer session after the film.
Willamette 110
6:30 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


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Confucius Institute Event
“The Limits of Expression: Some Unexpected Consequences of Modern Chinese Language Reform”
Theodore Huters, Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California at Los Angeles
Knight Library Browsing Room
12:00 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 11, 2012

Confucius Institute Event
“Reflections on the Shanghai Communiqué and U.S.-China Relations”
Ambassador Nicholas Platt, American diplomat and participant in the
Nixon/Kissinger entourage.
Ford Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 4pm







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 



Saturday, October 1, 2011
Confucius Institute Event
An Evening of Classical Chinese Music
7:30 p.m. Beall Concert Hall
Tickets $10 (general), $5 (students & children)
Available through the EMU Ticket Office




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, October 21, 2011
Confucius Institute Event
“Book Culture and Intellectual Life on the Qing Frontier”
Cynthia Brokaw (Professor of History, Brown University)
3:30 pm – Knight Library Browsing Room





Thursday, October 27, 2011
Confucius Institute Event
“Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China”
Book discussion by author Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Research Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, Harvard University
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 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



Past Events, Listed by Academic Year



September 12, 2012

Masterworks of Ancient China – Sept 22, 2012


Saturday, September 22, 1 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium

Join us as leading American experts unravel the mysteries surrounding these spectacular exemplars of ancient Chinese art by exploring the archaeological and historical contexts in which they were created.

Strange Beasts from the Aristocratic Tombs of Chu
Cortney Chaffin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Money Trees of the Han Dynasty
Susan Erickson, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Panel Discussion
Kenneth Brashier, Ph.D., Moderator
Professor of Religion and Chinese Studies, Reed College, Portland

The conference is free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are recommended and available online or on site.

The Masterworks of Ancient Chinese Art conference is made possible in part by
The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and Delta Airlines.

Image caption: Zhenmushou (Two-headed tomb guardian), China, Chu culture, 4th–3rd century BCE, Wood, antlers, and lacquer, Portland Art Museum, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art.

April 11, 2012

Classical Music of North India – April 15, 2012

University of Oregon School of Music & Dance – World Music Series

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of Ali Akbar Khan

Aashish Khan, sarod
Pranesh Khan, tabla


Tickets:  $12 General Admission, $8 Students & Seniors.  Available from the UO Ticket Office (541-346-4363;, or at the door.

For more information, contact Mark Levy at 541-346-2852 or

Co-sponsor:  Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

Aashish and Pranesh Khan are the sons of the legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (April 14, 1922 – June 18, 2009). Aashish, a faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, is a master of the sarod, a plucked lute, which he learned from his illustrious grandfather (also the teacher of Ravi Shankar) Baba Allauddin Khan. Since the 1950s Aashish has performed throughout India and the world, and is considered to be one of the most distinguished musicians of the Seniya Beenkar and Seniya Rababiya Gharana music lineages. With Pandit Ravi Shankar, he has worked on many musical projects, including the films of Satyajit Ray, Sir Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi,” and David Lean’s “A Passage to India.” Aashish has also collaborated with musicians such as George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Eric Clapton. Aashish will be accompanied by his younger brother Pranesh Khan on the tabla. Pranesh was also initiated into music by his grandfather, and has had the honor of studying with acclaimed tabla masters Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Ustad Alla Rakha, Ustad Zakir Hussain, and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.

February 20, 2012

Addressing Violence in the Lives of South Asian Women

January 30, 2012

Lessons of Fukushima – Feb 24, 2012

The Center for Asian Studies and the Center for Sustainable Communities are pleased to inform you of an exciting event taking place at Willamette University next month: a two day symposium on the “Lessons of Fukushima” on February 24-25, 2012. It will take place Friday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and continue again on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. All events are in Paulus Lecture Hall, Rm. 201 at the Law School.

The keynote address will be delivered by Brett Walker at 3:15 pm on Friday Feb. 24th. He will be speaking on “The 3.11 Triple Disaster and Japan’s Environmental Past.”  Professor Walker is Regents Professor at Montana State University the author of several books including Toxic Archipelago: A History of Industrial Disease in Japan (2010), winner of the George Perkins Marsh Prize for Best Book in Environmental History.

A complete schedule of the symposium as well as abstracts of the papers to be presented may be found at:

Symposium panels will address:
-the health and environmental implications of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster;
-the management of communication and information during this crisis and related events;
-the social and cultural responses to the crisis in Japan and beyond — including the testimony of members of our campus community;
-the politics of nuclear regulation and anti-nuclear advocacy;
and the role of charitable organizations, volunteers, Mercy Corps, and citizen groups in assisting recovery efforts.

The symposium is designed to be accessible to a general audience and the format is intended to foster conversations. On Saturday Feb. 25 from 10 am-2 pm WU students will be presiding over a family-friendly activity room next to Paulus Lecture Hall that will feature informational displays, documentary footage, and lessons in folding origami peace cranes. Please mark this important event on your calendar and help us to spread the word to students and community members alike.

For more information, please feel free to contact Warren Binford (Law) <>, Ron Loftus (CLA) <>, or Cecily McCaffrey (CLA) <>.

January 24, 2012

CAPS Visiting Faculty/Courtesy Appointments Database



Xiaomei Cai, South China Normal University, China

Xiaohong Chen, Huaihua College, China

Yongrok Choi, Inha University, Korea

Min Hou, Foreign Language School At Taiyuan University, China

Suqing Hu, Hunan University, China

Heejung Jung, Chosun University, South Korea

Hyong-yol Kim, Dong-eui University, Korea

Young-Min Kim, Dongduk Women’s University, South Korea

Sanghyun Kim, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Jeongwong Lee, Kyonggi University, Korea

John Lehman, University of Aslaska Fairbanks, USA

Chunmei Li, South China Normal University, China

Haixia Li, Shanghai University, China

Misao Makino, American International Institute of Educational Research, Japan

Byungchae Rhee, Chungnam National University, South Korea

Song Nai Rhee, Northwest Christian University, Japan

Ji Hyun Song, Anyang University, Korea

Rui Guo, Xuzhou Kindergarten Teachers College, China


Byungchae Rhee, Chungnam National University, South Korea

Sang Hyuk Park, TV Producer, South Korea

Sangtaek Lim, Pusan National University, South Korea

Chunmei Li, South China Normal University, China

Hosuk Choi, Pukyong National University, South Korea

Mary Erbaugh, Independent Scholar, USA

Seokwoo Kim, University of Seoul, Korea

Soo Jin Kim, Dongyang Mirae University, Korea

Ann Wetherell, Portland State University, USA

Joon Youn Kim, Korean University, South Korea

Youngsoo Goh, Tezukayama University, Japan

Jeong-Young Seong, Chungbuk National University, South Korea

Kyu Yeol Park, University of Ulsan, South Korea

Tong Wen, Jinan University, China

Tsutomu Hattori, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan

Jong-Ho Lee, Korea University Business School, South Korea


Sangtaek Lim, Pusan National University, South Korea


Hua Wang, Jinan University, China

Jun Kyung Ryu, Sungshin Women’s University, South Korea

Jiho Jang, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Taik-young Hamm, University of North Korean Studies, South Korea

Feng Yueran, Minzu University, China

Debasish Chaudhuri, Vivekenand International Foundation, India

Lori Meeks, University of Southern California, USA

Yeon Kwan Park, Chungwoon University, South Korea

Seong Keun Yi, Sungshin Women’s University, South Korea


Yutong Yu, Peking University, China

Ann Wetherall, Portland State University, USA

Kyeong Kim, Hanyang Women’s College, South Korea

Rong Hu, Southwest China University, China

Lin Zhang, Dalian Maritime University, China

Eunhan Bae, Dankook University, South Korea


Yu Hong Yao, Tongli University, China

Song Nai Rhee, Northwest Christian College, USA

Teruo Sakurada, Hannan University, Japan

Feng Dan, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Ming Hong, Minzu University, China

Sue Jean Kang, The Dong-A Daily Newspaper, South Korea


Patricia Thorton, Portland State University, USA

Myung-hee Jim, Chungju National University, South Korea

Pat Lucas, University of China, China

Bruce Gilly, Portland State University, USA

Chaozhi Zhang, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Chuke Wu, Central University for Nationalities, China

Zhuoni Wang, Renmin University of China, China

Sang Duk Lee, Sunmoon University, South Korea

Jae-il Kwon, Seoul National University, South Korea


Woo Soo Park, Hankuk University, South Korea

Cong Cao, Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce, USA

Weihong Peng, Central University for Nationalities, China

Hua Hu, Chinese Women’s University, China

An Suk Son, Kanagawa University, Japan

Seong-Ryong Lee, National Election Commission, South Korea

Hyun Suk Cho, Seoul National University of Technology, South Korea

Tao Hu, State Environmental Protection Administration, China


Young Rai Kim, Chungbuk National University, South Korea

Hei Jin Ahn, Dankook University, South Korea

Min-Yeong Jeong, Seowon University, South Korea

Yonghi Kim, National Election Commission, South Korea

Jae-Jin Lee, Hanyang University, South Korea

Hongdong Kim, Cultural Heritage Administration, Korean Government, South Korea

Young Mok Chung, Seoul National University, South Korea


Mary Erbaugh, Univerity of Oregon, USA


Chang-Suk Chung, Dongduk Women’s University, South Korea

Inheun Choi, Inha University, South Korea

Kyeung-Sin Park, University of Ulsan, South Korea

Moon Hyun Nam, Seoul Economic Daily, South Korea


Bing Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Feng Yi, Institute of East Asian Studies, France

Kojiro Nakamura, Yokohama National University, Japan

Young-Mi Kim, Sangmyung University, South Korea

Byung-chul Jung, Chonnam National University, South Korea


Hou Zhen Ping, Xiamen University , China

Ichiji Ishii, House of Councillors, Japan

Dong-Ki MIN, National Assembly of Korea, South Korea

Ki-Sung Koo, National Assembly of Korea, South Korea

Joo Hong Kim, University of Ulsan, South Korea

Hong-Kyung Kim , Sungkyunkkwan University, South Korea

Choong-Sik KWON, Office for Government Policy Coordination, South Korea

Dong-Jin Son, Dongguk University, South Korea

Ravi Lonkani, Payap University, Thailand


Tao Hu, State Environmental Protection Administration, China

Sirilaksana Khoman, Thammasat  University, Thailand

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