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October 2020

Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts Flier

Online Conference: Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts

October 1, 2020 - October 3, 2020

October 1 through 3, 2020 Open to the public Registration required Please register at http://www.realismseastasia.com/ This conference proposes new considerations of realism on stage through studies in East Asian performing arts. Since its association with 19th-century innovations in European and American drama, theatrical realism has largely remained limited to Euro-American definitions. We explore conventions of realism in culturally-specific locations and times across East Asia, articulating alternative histories of realism that extend from the premodern into the present. Through our individual…

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January 2021

Eulogy for Burying a Crane (Yihe ming): Monument, Landscape, and Calligraphy in Sixth-Century China by Lei Xue

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 5:00pm (Pacific Time) Prof. Lei Xue of Oregon State University will deliver a lecture on the mysterious Yihe ming 瘞鶴銘 (Eulogy for Burying a Crane) and its significance to the history of Chinese calligraphy. The talk is coordinated with Prof. Peter Sturman’s “Chinese Calligraphy” course (Chinese / Art History 134K) but open to all. Please join us via Zoom at tinyurl.com/eulogycrane.

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February 2021

Teresa Teng and the Network Trace by Andrew F. Jones

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/TaiwanSoundScreen

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Digitizing the Tracks of Yu: GIS and Data Analysis for Yellow River History by Ruth Moster

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Please join us for a lecture with Dr. Ruth Mostern to learn about GIS and data analysis for Yellow River history. “Digitizing the Tracks of Yu: GIS and Data Analysis for Yellow River History” Thursday, February 18, 2021    2:00pm (PST) tinyurl.com/Tracks-of-Yu (Zoom: 894 2595 8266 passcode: 719417) Since the publication of The Yellow River Annals (Huanghe nianbiao 黃河年表) by Shen Yi 沈怡 in 1935, historians of the Yellow River have routinely used the catchphrase “1,500 floods and over thirty course changes” as a…

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Electric Design: Light, Labor and Leisure in Prewar Japanese Advertising by Gennifer Weisenfeld (Inaugural Koichi Takashima Lecture)

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for our Inaugural Koichi Takashima Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4:00 PM PST! Featuring the electrifying Gennifer Weisenfeld (Duke University) on “Electric Design: Light, Labor and Leisure in Prewar Japanese Advertising.” This talk explores the industry’s important cultivation of a nascent consumer market for electrical goods in the prewar period, & the role of graphic design & advertising in aestheticizing, visualizing, & commodifying the seemingly transformative social powers of electric energy. Zoom link: https://bit.ly/TakashimaLecture

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Taiwan Film Market in the New Millennium: Creative Industries, Social Networks, and Soft Power by Yingjin Zhang

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/TaiwanSoundScreen

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March 2021

Small Talk: Critiquinng Heteronormativity, Resisting Heteronormativity by Tze-lan Deborah Sang

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/TaiwanSoundScreen

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Creating Virtual Reality in 18th-Century Chinese Painting and Prints by Dr. Kristina Kleughten

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"Creating Virtual Reality in 18th-Century Chinese Painting and Prints" Tuesday, March 9, 2021    2:00pm (PST) tinyurl.com/VRin18thC (Zoom: 846 6268 232) Virtual reality was an essential component of eighteenth-century Chinese art, particularly in paintings and prints that evolved out of the artistic and cultural exchanges between China and Europe. These works created visions of extended realities for both imperial and popular consumption. Although on the surface they seem to have little in common, when we examine them side-by-side, we find a shared…

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April 2021

Joshua Fogel, “Lingvo Internacia: The Esperanto Movement in China and Japan, 1905-1932”

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In this talk for the Transregional East Asia Research Focus Group, Joshua Fogel will present on “Lingvo Internacia: The Esperanto Movement in China and Japan, 1905-1932.” Date: April 8, 2021 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm REGISTRATION HERE. Joshua Fogel is Professor of History and Canada Research Chair at York University, Toronto. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s Transregional East Asia Research Focus Group

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Kelly Hammond, “Supporting the Faith, Building the Empire: Imperial Japan’s Islamic Policies in World War II”

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This talk will examine some of the ways that the Japanese Empire curried favors to Muslims in China, and later throughout East Asia, in the lead up to and throughout World War II. Drawing on examples from my recent book, China’s Muslims and Japan’s Empire: Centering Islam in World War II, the talk will present viewers with concrete policies and explore some of the ways that the Japanese Government envisioned themselves as the benevolent protectors of Islam while at the…

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