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January 4, 3:00PM (HSSB 3001E)
Check out the Japanese Language Program Website for more information and to sign up for the test.
International renowned choreographer and honored in 2013 with the prestigious Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement, Lin Hwai-min often draws his initial inspiration from traditional Asian culture and aesthetics. Join Mr. Lin and UCSB Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies for a conversation on Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s history and contribution to Taiwanese culture and identity.
Co-presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, East Asian Culture Center, the MultiCultural Center.
This conference aims to explore the relationships between institutions, polities and individuals in premodern Japan (antiquity to 1868). With the theme of “networks and negotiations” in mind, we aim to expand our understanding of the construction and maintenance of complex connections between and within diverse groups and how they shaped the premodern history of Japan. Featuring graduate student research from a variety of disciplines and universities, panel topics include women’s networks, politics and the divine, and foreign relations.
We are delighted to have Kären Wigen, Professor of History at Stanford University, as our keynote speaker. A specialist of early modern Japanese history and cartography, Professor Wigen will speak on the subject of Tokugawa era maps and their making.
“Recent Development on Criminal Procedure Law Reforms in China”… a lecture by Guo Zhiyuan, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing.
China has revised its Criminal Procedure Law in 2012. This lecture will
first introduce the background and process of law reforms relating to
criminal procedure and follow with discussion of some key changes in the
new Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). Professor Guo will then go on to discuss
the challenges that confront China in implementing the new CPL, including
the implementation of the exclusionary rule.
Guo Zhiyuan is a Professor of Law at China University of Political Science
and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, where she specializes in Criminal Procedure,
Evidence, International Human Rights Law and Law and Society Studies. Her
research interests include exclusionary rules of evidence, Plea Bargaining,
Effective Counsel, and Criminal Mental Health Law. She was appointed as
Fulbright Research Scholar for 2015-2016 and is visiting Stanford Law
Sponsored by the East Asia Center and the Department of East Asian
Languages & Cultural Studies
March 28, 2:30PM (HSSB 3041)
Remember to fill-out and bring the information sheet found here on the Japanese Language Program Website!
This lecture by James Benn (McMaster University) looks at the surviving artistic, material, and literary evidence for Buddhist involvement in the promotion of tea drinking and the invention of a Chinese tea culture in premodern times. Some of the questions it looks to answer include…
- What was the connection between religious practice, beverage consumption and aesthetics in Tang and Song-dynasty China?
- In what ways did Buddhist institutions, individuals, and ideologies help to create meaning around a relatively new beverage?
- How can historians of religion and culture make sense of modes of consumption in the past?
An International Conference Organized by
UCSB Bren School of Environmental Sciences & Management
& College of Letters & Sciences
April 15, 2016: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 16, 2016: 9:00 am to 12 noon
McCune Hall, 6th floor, Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg. (HSSB)
El Colegio Road, U.C. Santa Barbara campus
Keynote Addresses by:
- Prof. Jianguo (“Jack”) Liu
Director, Center for Systems Integration & Sustainability, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability; Distinguished Professor of Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University
- Prof. Dale Jamieson
Founding Director of Environmental Studies & Animal Studies, Professor of Environmental Ethics, New York University
- Conference panels on environmental issues in China & the U.S.
- Papers presented by natural scientists, social scientists, media studies & humanities scholars, and political economists with six scientists and scholars visiting from China.