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Building Osaka: Urban Dynamics Across Fifteen Centuries


June 26-28, 2018  Gerlinger Lounge and Knight Library
For full schedule and details, please follow this link.

Spring Term

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Vital Voices: Languages and Cultures from Around the World
Engage with linguists and community members about endangered languages
Frybread taco sale & silent auction benefit NILI Summer Institute scholarship fund
Many Nations Longhouse
6:30 pm



Thursday, May 3, 2018
Film Screening: “Comrade Kim Goes Flying”
2012 North Korean comedy
Discussion panel following screening
Part of “Behind the Headlines”
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Ford Hall
5:00 pm






Friday, May 4, 2018
Behind the Headlines: North Korea’s Politics, Society, and Culture
One-day workshop featuring keynote and several panels
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Ford Hall
8:45 am – 5:30 pm
See link for full schedule








Monday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tibetan Buddhism in the World
May 14th at 7:00 pm in Lillis 182
May 15th at 12:00 pm in PLC 159






Winter Term


Thursday, March 1, 2018
Vertical Living: A Catalyst for Women’s Liberation in Postwar Japan
Barbara Sato, Professor Emerita of History, Seikei University
Lillis 185, 12:00 pm





Friday, March 16, 2018 – RESCHEDULED for MAY 3, 2018
Engaging Adversaries: Peacemaking and Diplomacy in the Human Interest
Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University
Knight Library Browsing Room, 7:00 pm



Thursday, April 5, 2018
Law, Politics, and Impeachment in South Korea: President Park Geun-Hye’s Case in Comparative Perspective
The Honorable Tae Sup Keum
Congressman of the 20th National Assembly, Republic of Korea
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 pm




Friday, April 6, 2018
China and the West before the ‘Silk Routes’: Cultural Contacts, 2000-100 BCE

Lothar von Falkenhausen, Professor of Chinese Archaeology and Art History, University of California Los Angeles
Knight Library Browsing Room
4:00 pm




Fall Term



Putting China in the World:
From Universal Theory to Contextual Theorizing
John Agnew, Department of Geography
University of California Los Angeles
106 Condon Hall
September 28, 2017
4:00 pm




Repackaging Early-Modern Play for the Modern (Wartime) Day
Matthew Shores, Visiting Professor of Japanese
University of Colorado Boulder
145 Straub Hall
October 20, 2017
5:00 pm




The Politics of Concern: Global Maoism and Asian Studies in the Long Sixties
Fabio Lanza, Associate Professor of History
University of Arizona
166 Laurence Hall
November 9, 2017
3:30 pm




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