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  1. Mar
    5
    Thu
    2015

    1. Screening of HAFU, The Mixed Race Experience w/ Panel Discussion @ Multicultural Center Theater
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      hafu“Best Documentary” Award at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

      “It is a heartfelt and deeply human effort to encourage Japan to be an openly multicultural society.”
      - Rob Schwarz, Metropolis

      pdf (icon)  Download print flyer

  2. Mar
    9
    Mon
    2015

    1. CTS, Visiting Scholars Lecture Series: Professor Eric C.C. Chang, on “Political Corruption: Concepts, Definitions, and Measurements” @ South Hall 1430
      2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

      The Center for Taiwan Studies would like to invite you to attend the talks of
      Professor Eric Chang from the Visiting Scholars Lecture Series:

      Speaker:

      Eric C.C. Chang, Associate Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University

      Lecture Title:

      “Political Corruption: Concepts, Definitions, and Measurements”

      About the lecture

      Picsture of Eric C.C. Chang

      Click image to visit Professor Chang’s MSU profile page in a new window.

      Eric Chang will be presenting the first of his two lectures, “Political Corruption: Concepts, Definitions, and Measurements,” which aims to explore the concepts and the measurement of corruption, to discuss the different quantitative ways to tap into corruption, ranging from subjective or perception indices to objective measurements, and to briefly evaluate the causes and the consequences of corruption in the theoretical literature.  Dr. Chang received his Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. His research interests are political corruption, democratization, East Asian politics, political economy, political methodology. His publications were included in Inequality and Democracy (Seoul: Korea University Press, 2014), and Electoral Systems and the Balance of Consumer-Producer Power (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

  3. Mar
    11
    Wed
    2015

    1. CTS, Visiting Scholars Lecture Series: Professor Eric C.C. Chang, on “Political Corrupting in Taiwan” @ South Hall 1430
      2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

      The Center for Taiwan Studies would like to invite you to attend the talks of
      Professor Eric Chang from the Visiting Scholars Lecture Series:

      Speaker:

      Eric C.C. Chang, Associate Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University

      Lecture Title:

      “Political Corrupting in Taiwan”

      About the lecture

      Picsture of Eric C.C. Chang

      Click image to visit Professor Chang’s MSU profile page in a new window.

      Eric Chang will be presenting the second of his two lectures, “Political Corrupting in Taiwan,” which aims to discuss the historical practice of political corruption in Taiwan. The lecture will begin by reviewing how the nationalist party’s reliance on the patron-client alliance with the local factions and their huge endowment in party assets contributed to pervasive corruption before Taiwan democratized, then discuss how the Democratic Progressive Party won the 2000 Taiwanese presidential election with a clean imagine but quickly followed the footsteps of the KMT toward corrupt politics, and hope to find out whether democratization in Taiwan, buttressed by institutionalized political competition and increased freedom of press, helps reduce levels of corruption. Dr. Chang received his Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. His research interests are political corruption, democratization, East Asian politics, political economy, political methodology. His publications were included in Inequality and Democracy (Seoul: Korea University Press, 2014), and Electoral Systems and the Balance of Consumer-Producer Power (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

  4. Mar
    16
    Mon
    2015

    1. “From Revolutionary Ideology to Intangible Cultural Heritage:  The changing basis of legitimacy in China,” Lecture by Distinguished Professor Richard Madsen, UCSD Department of Sociology @ HSSB 4041
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      MadsenProfessor Madsen is the author or co-author of twelve books on Chinese culture, American culture, and international relations. His best known works on American culture are Habits of the Heart and The Good Society. These books explore and criticize the culture of individualism and the institutions that sustain it. Habits of the Heartwon the LA Times Book Award and was jury nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

      His books on China include Democracy’s Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in TaiwanChen Village under Mao and DengMorality and Power in a Chinese Village [winner of the C. Wright Mills Award], Unofficial ChinaChina and the American DreamChina’s Catholics: Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society, and Popular China: Unofficial Culture in a Globalizing Society.

      Books on social theory include: Meaning and Modernity, and The Many and the One: Religious and Secular Perspectives on Ethical Pluralism in the Modern World.

  5. Mar
    17
    Tue
    2015

    1. 6th International Symposium on Studies of Language Contact and the History of Chinese Syntax (all-day) @ Garden Room, The Upham Hotel
      Mar 17

      About the Conference

      Chinese has been continuously in contact with a substantial number of languages belonging to other families in past periods as well as modern times. This symposium brings linguists from France, China and the U.S. who have been working on historical Chinese syntax and language contact and change in the Chinese language. Particular focus will be given to the diachronic study of the language of Chinese Buddhist sutras translated in the Mediaeval Period (the 3rd-6th century), the Yuan baihua under Mongolian occupation during the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), and synchronic research on Northwestern Chinese dialects and/or Sinitic languages in the modern period.

      Download Chinese Symposium Flyer (pdf)

      Language

      Symposium Papers will be presented in Chinese

      Conference Organized by

      Hsiao-jung Yu
      (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UCSB)

  6. Mar
    30
    Mon
    2015

    1. Chinese Language Placement Test – Spring 2015 @ HSSB 4080
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Visit the Chinese Language Program website for more information and to sign up for the test. Please fill out the sign-up sheet and send it to Chen-Chuan (Jennifer) Hsu, hsu@eastasian.ucsb.edu.

    2. Japanese Language Placement Test – Spring 2015 @ HSSB 4020
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Testing Date:

      Monday, March 30 @ 3:00PM  (HSSB 4020)

      Check out the Japanese Language Program Website for more information and to sign up for the test.

  7. Apr
    2
    Thu
    2015

    1. “The New (Old) Image Wars: Rethinking Image and Violence after Paris,” lecture by Anna Marazuela Kim, University of Virginia @ HSSB 4041
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      ImageWarsPhoto

      Speaker

      Anna Marazuela Kim
      Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia

      About the Lecture

      Photo of Anna Marazuela KimThe tragic events at Charlie Hebdo are a reminder of the continuing force of images in contemporary culture. Far from an isolated incident, tensions surrounding portrayals of the Prophet Muhammad continue to resonate and escalate, threatening further polarization and violence. Media responses to the crisis have framed this as a clash between “Western” and “Islamic” values – freedom of speech versus religious extremism – with the assumption of an arcane view of pictorial representation at its basis. This lecture aims to shift the terms of the debate by giving a longer view of the relation of images to violence. Drawing upon historic examples, ontologies and anthropologies of the image, I engage the image wars of the past as a means to leverage a more nuanced understanding of their operation in the present, articulating confluences between East and West to open a space for dialogue.

      Download Anna Kim Lecture Flyer (pdf)

       


      Organized by the ISF Endowed Chair in Shinto Studies, and co-sponsored by the Department of Art History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, and Department of Film and Media Studies.

  8. Apr
    4
    Sat
    2015

    1. Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language – TOCFL @ Multiple rooms (check description)
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      2015 TOCFL

      TEST SITES:

      HSSB 2206 (Level 1&2), UCSB

      HSSB 2252 (Level 3&4), UCSB

      HSSB 2251 (Level 5&6), UCSB

      Registration Deadline: March 4, 2015

      2015 Registration Form (PDF)

      Mock test can be found at http://www.tw.org/tocfl

      For further questions, please contact Chen-chuan Hsu

  9. Apr
    13
    Mon
    2015

    1. Film screening “Us & Them” on Korean Indie rock music @ McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      With directors and musicians Stephen Epstein (Victoria University, New Zealand) and Tim Tangherlini (UCLA), David Novak (Music, UCSB) and others.