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  1. Jun
    23
    Mon
    2014

    1. Japanese Language Placement Test – Summer 2014 @ HSSB 2214
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Testing Date:

      Monday, June 23, 1:00-2:30PM @ HSSB 2214

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

  2. Oct
    1
    Wed
    2014

    1. Japanese Language Placement Test – Fall 2014 (all-day)
      Oct 1 – Oct 2

      Testing Date:

      Wednesday, October 1 @ 1PM (HSSB 2252)
      Wednesday, October 1 @ 2:30PM (HSSB 2252)
      Thursday, October 2 @ 3:30PM  (HSSB 2252)

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

  3. Oct
    2
    Thu
    2014

    1. Chinese Language Placement Test – Fall 2014
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Testing Date:

      Thursday, October 2nd
      2:00-5:00PM
      HSSB 4080


      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 Hsu, hsu@eastasian.ucsb.edu.

  4. Oct
    24
    Fri
    2014

    1. 2014 Orientation and Welcome Meeting @ HSSB 3041
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Come find what you can learn in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies!

      At the orientation meeting, you will learn all about:

      • Exciting, useful, and enlightening information about our programs!
      • Cutting edge, yet down to earth professors and language instructors of the program!

      You will find yourself with a new desire to major/minor in Japanese / Chinese / East Asian Studies!

      Also, there will also be food and drinks!

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  5. Nov
    6
    Thu
    2014

    1. The Memory Project: Independent Chinese Documentary Film Festival (all-day)
      Nov 6 – Nov 7

      Featuring Wu Wenguang, Zou Xueping, Zhang Mengqi and Li Xinmin

      Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 @ HSSB 6020 McCune Conference Room

      • 6:30 Because of Hunger: Diary I (90 min. 2013; dir. Wu Wenguang)
      • 8:00 Documenting Contemporary China: Panel Discussion with Wu Wenguang, Zou Xueping, Zhang Mengqi, and Li Xinmin

      Friday Nov 7, 2014 @ UCSB, MultiCultural Center Theater

      • 10:00 Trash Village (82 min. 2013; dir. Zou Xueping)
      • 1:00 Self-Portrait (77 min. 2013; dir. Zhang Mengqi)
      • 3:00 Huamulin, Boy Xiaoqiang (76 min. 2013; dir. Li Xinmin)

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      Organized and Sponsored by the
      East Asia Center and the Mellichamp Global Studies Fund

      Special thanks: Multicultural Center, Interdisciplinary Humanities CenterDuke University, Susan Tai, Friends of Asian Art, UCSB East Asian Library, Yiman Wang, Tanya Lee, Michael Curtin

  6. Nov
    15
    Sat
    2014

    1. “Dust in the Wind” Film Screening @ Multicultural Center Theater
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
      Hou Hsiao Hsien

      Hou Hsiao Hsien

      Taiwanese filmmaker, Hou Hsiao Hsien’s critically acclaimed movie portrays Ay-yuan and Ah-yun who grow up together in the small mining town of Jiufen which is in economic decline. After graduating from junior high school, Ah-yuan leaves for Taipei where he finds work as an apprentice in a printing house and attends school at night. Ah-yun also leaves for Taipei to work as an assistant seamstress in a tailor’s shop. Living in the big city presents difficulties for both of them. Ah-yuan is drafted into military service and on the eve of his departure, Ah-yan gives him a special present — 1096 self addressed and stamped envelopes — wishing him to write her every day during the three year military service period. The film follows this young couple through lost love and innocence.

      Refreshments served before screening

      Film in Chinese with English Subtitles. Q&A in English and Chinese.

      Dust in the Wind


      Sponsored by Center for Taiwanese StudiesEast Asia Center, Taiwanese Student Association, UCSB Taiwan Academy, Ministry of Culture (R.O.C.), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (L.A.)

  7. Nov
    19
    Wed
    2014

    1. Talk: Anne Allison on “Greeting the Dead: Managing Solitary Existence in Japan” @ McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Anne Allison

      Speaker

      Anne Allison
      Robert O. Keohane Professor of Cultural Anthropology & Professor of Women’s Studies
      Duke University

      About the talk

      At a moment when the Japanese population is declining, marriage and birth rates are down, one-third of people live alone while one-fourth are 65 or older, and reports of “lonely death” (of solitary people whose bodies are discovered days, or weeks, after death) are commonplace, the social ecology of existence is undergoing radical change in 21st century Japan. While long-term bonds – to company, family, locale — were once the earmarks of this ”group-oriented society,” today it is living, and dying, alone that marks Japan’s new era of “single-ification” and “disconnected society” [muen shakai). How the rise of single-ification affects the management of death – both those already dead as weLL as those at risk of dying in/from solitude – is the subject of this talk. Looking at new practices of burying/memorializing the dead, new trends in both single and solitary Lifestyles, and new initiatives in dealing with suicide, Allison considers how the neoliberal shift to “self-responsibility” plays out in the everyday rhythms of being with/out others for post-social Japanese.

      About the Speaker

      Anne Allison is the Robert O. Keohane Professor of Cultural Anthropology as well as Professor of Women’s Studies at Duke University. She researches the intersections between political economy, everyday Life, and the imagination in the context of late capitalist, post-industrial Japan.


      Sponsored by the IHC’s Reinventing “Japan” RFG, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, the East Asia Center, the Center for Research on Women and Social Justice/Hull Chair, the Department of Anthropology, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

  8. Nov
    20
    Thu
    2014

    1. Talk: Stefania Travagnin Discusses “The Mediascape of Religion in China” @ SSMS 2135
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Stefania Travagnin

      Speaker

      Stefania Travagnin
      Rosalind Franklin Fellow and
      Assistant Professor of Religion in Asia
      University of Groningen
      The Netherlands

      About the Talk

      Religious media and mediated religions are already a well visible component of the cultural dynamics in mainland China and Taiwan. On the one hand, we find several Sangha members keeping their personal and ‘professional’ blogs, and temples and religious
      organizations run their own website and TV channels. On the other hand, religious images and contents are adopted more and more often in secular advertising and cinema. The result is a ‘mediascape’ that offers people new ways to relate to their own religion, brings
      about crucial transformations in the social role played overturns fundamental elements of Chinese religions, and reveals modes of political intervention in the religious sphere.This lecture will discuss the religious mediascape in contemporary China and Taiwan through the analysis of case studies.Mediascape of Religion in China image

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  9. Nov
    25
    Tue
    2014

    1. Talk: Juhn Ahn on “When Crows Cry and Rain Starts to Fall: Mongols, Temples, and the Late Koryǒ Elite” @ McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Juhnspeaker

      Juhn Ahn
      University of Michigan

      About the talk

      Yŏnbok-sa, a grand Korean Buddhist temple that once stood in the heart of the Koryŏ capital, Kaegyŏng, as a memorial temple for the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, became the site of a heated controversy over the legitimacy of Buddhism itself. Using the story of Yŏnbok-sa as a backdrop, this talk will examine why this controversy came about and how it was related to the fall of the Koryŏ and rise of the Chosŏn dynasty.

       


      This talk is funded by the Department of Religious Studies, the East Asia Center, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

  10. Dec
    6
    Sat
    2014

    1. “God Man Dog” 流浪神狗人 Film Screening + Q&A @ Multipurpose Room
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      God Man Dog FIlm

      Singing Chen (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

      Singing Chen
      (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

      Director/Writer, Singing Chen brings us a story of interwoven lives in God Man Dog. Ching, a depressed hand model, tries to release herself from the pain of losing a newborn baby, but neither religious belief nor random affairs can help her. Her husband is an architect, deeply involved in the power/money games of the real eastate business. An Aboriginal couple, Biung and Mei, toil to live a poor life, transporting top grade peaches between a remote tribe in Taidong and Taipei city every day. Yet they find themselves valued less than even the peaches. One legged Yellow Bull drives a truck, filled with deserted god statues of various sizes, roaming around to pick up and shelter more. A homeless boy accompanies him, collecting amulets to earn blessings. Then there’s a fatal car accident caused by a stray dog. The lives of the three groups of characters converge and are changed as a result.

      Refreshments served before screening

      Film in Chinese with English Subtitles. Q&A in English and Chinese.


      Sponsored by Center for Taiwanese StudiesEast Asia Center, Taiwanese Student Association, UCSB Taiwan Academy, Ministry of Culture (R.O.C.), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (L.A.)