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Calendar of Events

The East Asia Center sponsors a series of speakers throughout the academic year. This semester's events are listed below, whereas past semesters' events are available only in poster form.

Spring 2015 EVENTS

East Asia Center Lecture Series (PDF poster file)

Co-Sponsored by Department of Religious Studies

Tuesday, January 27th, 2:00 pm, Nau 342

Heather Blair, Indiana University

"Ladylike Religion: Ritual Agency in the Life of a Japanese Noblewoman"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file).

 

Friday, January 30th, 3:15 pm, Monroe 130

Xiaobing Tang, University of Michigan

"Visual Culture in Contemporary China: Paradigms and Shifts"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file). In addition, Prof. Tang has generously shared one of his book chapters, How (Not to) Watch a Chinese Blockbuster (pdf file)  with the East Asia Center.

 

Co-Sponsored by Department of Religious Studies

Thursday, February 5th, 2:00pm, Nau 342

Eric Greene, University of Bristol

"Visionary Meditation Practices in Fifth-Century Chinese Buddhism""

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file)


Friday, February 6th, 3:15pm, Monroe 130
David Shambaugh, George Washington University
"China Goes Global: The Partial Power"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file).

 

Friday, February 13th, 3:15pm, Monroe 130
Sabine Fruhstruck, University of California Santa Barbara

"The Uses of Children's Bodies for the Cultural History of Modern Japan"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file)

 

Co-Sponsored by Department of Religious Studies

Friday, February 27th, 2:00pm, Maury 104

Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University

"The Mountain as a Text - On the Use of Temple Gazeteers for the Study of Chinese Buddhist History"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file)


Friday, February 27th, 3:30 pm, Maury 104

Paul Groner, ex-UVa

"Medieval Japanese Buddhism and the Doctrina Justifications of Violence: The Slippery Slope of Compassion"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file)

 

Friday, March 20th, 3:30 pm, Monroe 130

Susan Jakes, Editor of ChinaFile.com

Issac Stone Fish, Asia Editor at Foreign Policy

"Covering Xi Jinping's China"

Please see details of this talk here (.pdf file)

 

Co-Sponsored by the Asian Studies and English Department

Friday, April 3rd, 3:15pm, Monroe 130

Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis, University of Maryland

"The 'Raced' Ghost: Asian American Literature and Politics of the Ghostly"

Please see details of this talk here (.pdf file)

 

Friday, April 10th, 3:15pm, Monroe 130

John Israel, UVa Emeritius

"Found in Translation"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file) Prof. Israel has generously shared an essay entitled Thirty-Five Years at UVa that briefly documents his journey at UVa with the East Asia Center.

 

Co-Sponsored by the UVa Tibet Center and the UVa Contemplative Science Center

Thursday, April 16th, 3:30pm, Wilson 301

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro

"Tibetan Cultural and Environmental Preservation"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file)

 

Friday, April 17th, 3:15pm, Monroe 130

Michael Wert, Marquette University

"Swordsmanship and Society on the Eve of the Meiji Revolution"

Please see details of the talk here (.pdf file)

 

 

Other East Asia-Related Events:

 

Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia

 

Thursday, March 19, Time and Location TBD

Transwar Design in Japan: Kamekura Yasaku from Nippon Kobo in the Tokyo Opympics

Gennifer Weisenfeld, Duke University

 

Thursday, April 16, Time and Location TBD

Lecture on Himalayan Art

Deborah Klimburg-Salter, University of Vienna

 


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