Calendar

Click “AGENDA” to switch to calendar view.

Agenda

  1. Feb
    4
    Wed
    2015

    1. “Global Expansion of Taiwan Buddhism” lecture by C. Julia Huang (CTS Visiting Lecture Series) @ South Hall 1430
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
      C. Julia Huang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

      C. Julia Huang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

      C. Julia Huang will introduce the background of the transnational development of Buddhist groups originating in Taiwan, describe the forms of global Taiwan Buddhism, and address issues involved in the cultural politics of Taiwan Buddhism on a global stage. She will show how the global expansion of the three major groups—Tzu Chi (Compassion Relief), Foguanshan (Buddha’s Light Mountain), and Fagushan (Dharma Drum Mountain)—are similar: as exemplary of “Humanistic Buddhism,” in leadership and organization, and in timing, scale, and Taiwanese constituency. The lecture will discuss the cultural-political issues involved in the group’s charity practices in two multi-ethnic contexts: in Muslim-majority Malaysia and among the Aborigine minorities in Taiwan. Dr. Huang received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Boston University and is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University.

  2. Feb
    9
    Mon
    2015

    1. “Identity and Cross-Strait Relations” lecture by T.Y. Wang (CTS Visiting Scholars Lecture Series) @ South Hal 1430
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
      T.Y. Wang (Illinois State University)

      T.Y. Wang (Illinois State University)

      T.Y.  Wang will be presenting the first of his two lectures, “Identity and Cross-Strait Relations,” which aims to examine the recent trend of Taiwan citizens’ changing identity and its implications to cross-Strait relations. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D., in Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo and is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University. He is also the Co-Editor South-East Asia of Journal of Asian and African Studies.

  3. Feb
    11
    Wed
    2015

    1. “U.S. Policy Toward Taiwan” lecture by T.Y. Wang (CTS Visiting Scholars Lecture Series) @ South Hall 1430
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
      T.Y. Wang (Illinois State University)

      T.Y. Wang (Illinois State University)

      T.Y.  Wang will be presenting the second of his two lectures, “U.S. Policy toward Taiwan,” which aims to examine the United States’ policy on the Taiwan issue. The lecture will focus on the following research questions: Why is U.S. policy on the Taiwan issue characterized as “strategic ambiguity”?  What is the theoretical basis of “strategic ambiguity”?  What are the implications of recent developments in cross-Strait relations to this policy? Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Political Science from State University of New York at Buffalo and is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University. He is also the Co-Editor South-East Asia of Journal of Asian and African Studies.

  4. Feb
    18
    Wed
    2015

    1. “Mobility of the Memory: Colonial Memory and Taiwan Identity” lecture by Hiroko Matsuzaki (CTS Visiting Scholars Lecture Series) @ South Hall 1430
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

       

      Hiroko Matsuzaki (UC Santa Barbara)

      Hiroko Matsuzaki (UC Santa Barbara

      Hiroko Matsuzaki will be presenting a lecture, “Mobility of the Memory: Colonial Memory and Taiwan Identity”, which aims to discuss how the colonial experience has influenced post-war Taiwan and how the representation of the colonial memory has changed by examining several literary works and films from the different generations and ethnicities.  Dr. Matsuzaki received her Ph.D in Chinese Language and Literature from University of Tokyo, Japan and is currently a recipient of the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad and a Research Scholar at Center for Taiwan Studies, UCSB.

  5. Feb
    19
    Thu
    2015

    1. Film Screening: “Lessons in Dissent” @ Multicultural Center Theater
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Q&A with Producer/Director: Matthew Torne

      Lessons in Dissent film screening poster

      Sponsored by: The East Asia Center, EALCS, UCSB Multicultural Center, Dept of Film and Media Studies.

  6. Feb
    27
    Fri
    2015

    1. Conference – Child’s Play: Multisensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan and Beyond (all-day)
      Feb 27 – Feb 28
  7. Mar
    2
    Mon
    2015

    1. CTS, Visiting Scholars Lecture Series: Professor Yuan-kang Wang, on “Taiwan and the United States” @ 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 Yuan-kang Wang from the Visiting Scholars Lecture Series:

      Speaker:

      Yuan-kang Wang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Western Michigan University

      Lecture Title:

      “Taiwan and the United States”

      About the lecture

      Picture of Yuan-kang Wang

      Yuan-kang Wang will be presenting the first of his two lectures, “Taiwan and the United States,” which aims to examine Taiwan’s role in U.S. foreign policy since the onset of the Cold War. The lecture will also discuss U.S. policy toward Taiwan during the Korean War, Taiwan Strait Crises of 1954-55 and 1958, President Nixon’s rapprochement with China, Taiwan Relations Act, the policy of strategic ambiguity, Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1995-96, and U.S. arms sales.  Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University. He specializes in international relations, historical China, Taiwan security, and U.S.-China relations. His research examines the nexus between international relations theory and historical China. His book, Harmony and War: Confucian Culture and Chinese Power Politics, was published by Columbia University Press.

  8. Mar
    3
    Tue
    2015

    1. (Time changed) Burying “Nie Zheng’s Bones”: The Making of Martyrs in 1911 China, lecture by Ying Hu (UC Irvine) @ SSMS 2135
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Speaker

      Ying Hu (Associate Professor, UC Irvine)

      About the Talk

      Picture of Ying Hu

      Ying Hu

      This talk examines two cases of martyr-making, that of Qiu Jin (1875-1907), an anti-Qing revolutionary and beheaded for her involvement in armed uprising, and that of Liangbi (1877-1912), Manchu loyalist, commander of the Qing Palace Guard, whose assassination in January 1912 sealed the fate of the Empire. As canonization typically involves immediate associates, local elites and the state, the process, whether successful or not, gives us a privileged window for viewing different conceptions of virtue and community as well as divergent ways of writing history.

      Sponsors

      Organized and sponsored by the East Asia Center, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies.
      Co-sponsored by the Department of History & the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

  9. Mar
    4
    Wed
    2015

    1. CTS, Visiting Scholars Lecture Series: Professor Yuan-kang Wang, on “Taiwan and China” @ 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 Yuan-kang Wang from the Visiting Scholars Lecture Series:

      Speaker:

      Yuan-kang Wang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Western Michigan University

      Lecture Title:

      “Taiwan and China”

      About the lecture

      Picture of Yuan-kang Wang

      Yuan-kang Wang will be presenting the second of his two lectures, “Taiwan and China,” which aims to look at Taiwan’s evolving relations with China. The lecture will also investigate Taiwan public opinion, the rise of Taiwanese identity, Taiwan’s economic dependence on China, people-to-people exchanges, and the issue of sovereignty. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University. He specializes in international relations, historical China, Taiwan security, and U.S.-China relations. His research examines the nexus between international relations theory and historical China. His book, Harmony and War: Confucian Culture and Chinese Power Politics, was published by Columbia University Press.

  10. 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