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April 2016

“An Evening with Shidé Nyima”

April 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "An Evening with Shidé Nyima ཞི་བདེ་ཉི་མ།: The Tibetan Comedian, Poet, Actor, and Filmmaker Talks About his Work" Shidé Nyima, Actor, Writer, and Filmmaker 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Long Duhung: Gendered Impacts of Deforestation” Film Screening

April 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Film Screening "Long Duhung: Gendered Impacts of Deforestation" Riza Aryani, Filmmaker Lia Cairone, Filmmaker Caitlin O'Donnell, Filmmaker Moderated by Kristy Kelly, Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by Columbia SIPA Gender and Public Policy

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September 2016

“The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan”

September 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute - Japan Author Lecture "The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan" Federico Marcon, Associate Professor of Japanese History, Princeton University Moderated by Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required.

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“China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law”

September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture "China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law" Matthew Erie, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, University of Oxford Moderated by Madeleine Zelin, Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required.

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“Pluralism and Diversity: Best Practices from Singapore and Southeast Asia”

September 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel Discussion "Pluralism and Diversity: Best Practices from Singapore and Southeast Asia" Shaarik Zafar, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Republic of Singapore Moderated by Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Associate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. Co-sponsored by SEASI and the New York Southeast Asia Network

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“The Comeback of Confucius in Modern China”

September 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture "The Comeback of Confucius in Modern China" Michael Schuman, Author and Journalist Moderated by Madeleine Zelin, Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required.

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“From Story to Script: Translating Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ to the Screen”

September 27, 2016 @ 6:10 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture Series: Tibet on Display - Screen and Museum "From Story to Script: Translating Pema Tseden's 'Tharlo' to the Screen" Pema Tseden , Director and Writer of "Tharlo" Jessica Yeung, Translator of the novella Tharlo Moderated by Ying Qian, Columbia University 6:10 PM - 8:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. Co-sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program and the Film Program in the School of the Arts, Columbia University

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October 2016

“Beyond Circulation: Non-Western Universalisms and Global Histories of Science”

October 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Workshop "Beyond Circulation: Non-Western Universalisms and Global Histories of Science" Ulug Kuzuoglu, Columbia University Shehab Ismail, Columbia University Lan Li, Columbia University Edna Bonhomme, Princeton University Chris Gratien, Harvard University Vanessa Ogle, University of Pennsylvania Angela Giordani, Columbia University Elias Saba, University of Pennsylvania Brinkley Messick, Columbia University Seçil Yilmaz, Cornell University John Chen, Columbia University Projit Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania Susanna Ferguson, Columbia University Robert Cole, New York University Andrew Sartori, New York University Eugenia Lean, Columbia University Marwa…

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“Strange Bedfellows: How the United States and China Found Common Purpose on Climate Change”

October 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture "Strange Bedfellows: How the United States and China Found Common Purpose on Climate Change" Jackson Ewing, Director of Asian Sustainability, Asia Society Policy Institute Moderated by Elizabeth Wishnick, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Professor of Political Science, Montclair State University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Ge Fei in New York: On the Translation of His Novel ‘The Invisibility Cloak'”

October 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Panel Discussion "Ge Fei in New York: On the Translation of His Novel 'The Invisibility Cloak'" Ge Fei, Author Canaan Morse, Translator Moderated by Lydia H. Liu, Director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration Required. Please click here to register. Acclaimed author Ge Fei will be joined by translator Canaan Morse for an in-depth discussion of Ge…

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“Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia”

October 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia" Victor Cha, D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Affairs Council (APAC), Korea Focus, and the Center for Korean Research

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“Comparative Postwars: Japan, Germany, and Elsewhere”

October 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Workshop "Comparative Postwars: Japan, Germany, and Elsewhere" Saito Ayako, Meiji Gakuin University Hideto Tsuboi, International Research Center for Japanese Studies Narita Ryuichi, Japan Women's University Yoshihara Yukari, Tsukuba University Iwasaki Minoru, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Youngran Ko, Nihon University Osa Shizue, Kobe University Naoki Watanabe, Musashi University Franziska Seraphim, Boston College Henry Rousso, Columbia University/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Carol Gluck, Columbia University Paul Kreitman, Columbia University Gregory Pflugfelder, Columbia University International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required.…

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“Comparative Postwars: Japan, Germany, and Elsewhere”

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop "Comparative Postwars: Japan, Germany, and Elsewhere" Saito Ayako, Meiji Gakuin University Narita Ryuichi, Japan Women's University Yoshihara Yukari, Tsukuba University Hideto Tsuboi, International Research Center for Japanese Studies Iwasaki Minoru, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Youngran Ko, Nihon University Osa Shizue, Kobe University Naoki Watanabe, Musashi University Franziska Seraphim, Boston College Henry Rousso, Columbia University/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Carol Gluck, Columbia University Paul Kreitman, Columbia University Gregory Pflugfelder, Columbia University International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required.…

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“What Does the Loss of Yanhuang chunqiu Mean for China?” 关闭《炎黄春秋》要走向何方?

October 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture "What Does the Loss of Yanhuang chunqiu Mean for China?" 关闭《炎黄春秋》要走向何方? 谁扼杀《炎黄春秋》? Weiping Cui (崔卫平), Public Intellectual and Professor, Beijing Film Academy Moderated by Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Please Note: This presentation will be conducted in Chinese. No registration required.

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“Digital Humanities for Skeptics: A Report from the DHAsia Program at Stanford University”

October 25, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Panel Discussion "Digital Humanities for Skeptics: A Report from the DHAsia Program at Stanford University" Tom Mullaney, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. At this program, Stanford Professor Tom Mullaney will speak about Digital Humanities, or the intersection between new media, information/data science, and the disciplines of the humanities, with specific…

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“At Snow Mountain Labtse: Social Critique in Tibetan Comedy from Amdo”

October 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "At Snow Mountain Labtse: Social Critique in Tibetan Comedy from Amdo" Timothy Thurston, Smithsonian Institution 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program

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“The Significance of Guanxi in China Today”

October 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture "The Significance of Guanxi in China Today" Yanjie Bian, Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota Moderated by Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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November 2016

“Status and Power of the Fifth Dalai Lama and His Government: Tracking Down the Line Between Fiction and Fact”

November 1, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture “Status and Power of the Fifth Dalai Lama and His Government: Tracking Down the Line Between Fiction and Fact” Peter Schwieger, Rauchofen Professor of Tibetology, University of Bonn Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University 2:30 PM -- 4:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“The Memory Project”

November 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Film Screenings and Panel Discussions "The Memory Project" Jane Gaines, Columbia University Lydia H. Liu, Columbia University Liu Xiaolei, Film Director Richard Peña, Columbia University Wu Wenguang, Film Director Ying Qian, Columbia University Zhang Mengqi, Film Director Zhang Ping, Film Director November 1: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM November 2: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required. Please register here. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; the C.V. Starr East Asian Library;…

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“Winning the War with Goats and Pigs: United Nations Resource Development Programs in the Republic of Korea, 1950-1953”

November 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Center for Korean Research Lecture “Winning the War with Goats and Pigs: United Nations Resource Development Programs in the Republic of Korea, 1950-1953” Lisa Brady, Professor, Boise State University; Editor-in-Chief, Environmental History Moderated by Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by The Korea Foundation and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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“The Memory Project”

November 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Film Screenings and Panel Discussions "The Memory Project" Jane Gaines, Columbia University Lydia H. Liu, Columbia University Liu Xiaolei, Film Director Richard Peña, Columbia University Wu Wenguang, Film Director Ying Qian, Columbia University Zhang Mengqi, Film Director Zhang Ping, Film Director November 1: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM November 2: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required. Please register here. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; the C.V. Starr East Asian Library;…

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“Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War”

November 15, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute - Japan Author Lecture Series "Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War" Lee K. Pennington, Associate Professor of History, United States Naval Academy Moderated by Paul Kreitman, Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Columbia University 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Xinjiang Studies: The Third Wave”

November 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Inner Asia Curricular Workshop “Xinjiang Studies: The Third Wave” Peter Perdue, Professor of Chinese History, Yale University Introduced by Madeleine Zelin, Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies, Columbia University 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Sponsored by the Inner Asia Curriculum Development Project and Co-hosted by Modern Tibetan Studies.

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December 2016

“Taiwan’s China Dilemma”

December 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture “Taiwan's China Dilemma” Syaru Shirley Lin, Professor of Political Economy, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Adjunct Professor of Politics, University of Virginia Moderated by Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. The election of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen in January has brought renewed uncertainty to cross-strait relations. Taiwan is more economically integrated with mainland China than ever before, yet the…

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February 2017

“Refusing Exile from Kinship? Married Homosexual Men (‘Bats’) and the Queering of the South Korean Family”

February 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Center for Korean Research Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies “Refusing Exile from Kinship? Married Homosexual Men (“Bats”) and the Queering of the South Korean Family” RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 16 FROM FEB. 9 John Song Pae Cho, Assistant Professor, Sarah Lawrence College Moderated by Theodore Hughes, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and…

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“Debunking the Rumors on Jakarta’s Election”

February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lecture "Debunking the Rumors on Jakarta's Election" Yuli Ismartono, Chief Editor of English Tempo, Tempo Magazine Moderated by Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SEASI) and NYSEAN

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March 2017

“Sourcing the Grassroots: New Methods and Unconventional Sources in PRC History”

March 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Workshop "Sourcing the Grassroots: New Methods and Unconventional Sources in PRC History" Liu Shigu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chinese University of Hong Kong Xu Zhigao, Independent Scholar Morning Session: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Afternoon Session: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required for afternoon session only. Please RSVP to jcc2174@columbia.edu "Sourcing the Grassroots" is a workshop that seeks to familiarize researchers with local and unconventional and sources that reveal Maoist society at the margins. The impetus…

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“Homecomings: The Belated Return of Japan’s Lost Soldiers”

March 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Author Lecture "Homecomings: The Belated Return of Japan's Lost Soldiers" Yoshikuni Igarashi, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University Moderated by Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. ----- Soon after the end of World War II, a majority of the nearly 7 million Japanese civilians and serviceman who had been posted overseas returned home. Heeding the call to rebuild,…

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“Human Rights in Today’s Taiwan: Progress and Challenges”

March 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "Human Rights in Today's Taiwan: Progress and Challenges" Yu-jie Chen, consultant to the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at NYU School of Law Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

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“Crossing the DMZ: Reflections on Transnational Women’s Peacebuilding”

March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Center for Korean Research CAA Korea Colloquium on Contemporary Korean Affairs “Crossing the DMZ: Reflections on Transnational Women’s Peacebuilding” Christine Ahn, Founder and International Coordinator, Women Crossing DMZ Moderated by Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality ------------------ On May 24,…

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“The Impact of the Trump Administration on the Security Environment in the Asia-Pacific: Japan’s View”

March 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture “The Impact of the Trump Administration on the Security Environment in the Asia-Pacific: Japan's View” Yoichi Kato, Senior Research Fellow, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation; Former Security Correspondent and Bureau Chief, Asahi Shimbun American General Bureau Moderated by Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Visiting Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-Sponsored by The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies…

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“Trump’s Asia Policy: The View from D.C.”

March 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "Trump's Asia Policy: The View from D.C." Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar and Director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Affairs Council (APAC)

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“The Politics of Religion In Postwar Japanese Public School Education”

March 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture "The Politics of Religion in Postwar Japanese Public School Education" Jolyon Thomas, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania Moderated by Sarah Kovner, Senior Research Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“U.S.-Taiwan Relations Under the Trump Administration”

March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "U.S.-Taiwan Relations Under the Trump Administration" Ambassador Raymond Burghardt, Former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required.

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“Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and the Limits of American Policy in East Asia”

March 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture "Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and the Limits of American Policy in East Asia" Paul Heer, Professorial Lecturer in International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia (2007-2015) Moderated by Elizabeth Wishnick, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Professor of Political Science, Montclair State University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. ------------------ U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan (1904-2005) was…

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“North Korea: Where Do We Go From Here?”

March 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Center for Korean Research Lecture “North Korea: Where Do We Go From Here?” Joel Wit, Senior Research Scholar at Weatherhead East Asian Institute Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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April 2017

“How to Get Your Book Published by a University Press”

April 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Lecture "How to Get Your Book Published by a University Press" Roger Haydon, Executive Editor, Cornell University Press Moderated by Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Open to scholars in all disciplines.

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“Clearing up the Haze: New Research on Southeast Asian Pollution”

April 3, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture “Clearing up the Haze: New Research on Southeast Asian Pollution” Ruth DeFries, Professor of Ecology and Sustainable Development, Columbia University Miriam Marlier, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University Tianjia Liu, Student, Columbia College Moderated by Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. —————— In a report recently published in IOPscience, a team including two Columbia students,…

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“The Business of Handloom Fashion: The Future of Sustainable Dyeing and Weaving Workshops in India and Japan”

April 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Lecture “The Business of Handloom Fashion: The Future of Sustainable Dyeing and Weaving Workshops in India and Japan” Annapurna Mamidipudi, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Maastricht Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, Research Associate, Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, Harvard University; Research Associate, Institute for Okinawan Studies, Hōsei University Moderated by Dorothy Ko, Professor of History, Barnard College 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. Co-sponsored by the Center for Science and Society —————— In China, whatever was…

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“Assessing the Jokowi Administration at the Halfway Mark”

April 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture “Assessing the Jokowi Administration at the Halfway Mark” Endy Bayuni, Chief Editor, Jakarta Post Moderated by Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Scholar; Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by NYSEAN —————— President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) came to office in October 2014 amid high hopes that he would enact reforms that would lay the foundation for a more balanced economy, a…

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“Literature as a Translational Process: Translation and the Formation of Modern Literatures”

April 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies “Literature as a Translational Process: Translation and the Formation of Modern Literatures” Heekyoung Cho, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Moderated by Theodore Hughes, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by The Korea Foundation and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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“The Jangmadang Generation”

April 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Center for Korean Research Film Screening “The Jangmadang Generation” 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by SIPA Korea Focus ------------------------------------ “The Jangmadang Generation,” a documentary produced by Liberty in North Korea, portrays the generation of people who grew up during the famine years of North Korea and are serving as a catalyst for change from within North Korea. A Q&A session will be hosted following the screening with remarks by Hyun Booheung,…

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“Shia Saints in a Sunni Land: Shrine Legends in Chinese Central Asia”

April 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "Shia Saints in a Sunni Land: Shrine Legends in Chinese Central Asia" Rian Thum, Associate Professor of History, Loyola University New Orleans 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Inner Asia Curricular Development Program and The Harriman Institute

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“Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China”

April 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture “Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China” Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Columbia School of Social Work 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. Co-sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Affairs Council —————— In this presentation, Professor Gao will discuss her new book, Welfare, Work, and Poverty. This work evaluates the impact and effectiveness of China's primary social assistance program -- Minimum Livelihood Guarantee (Dibao) -- since it's inception in…

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“A Revolution That Was Not: The Tiananmen Movement Revisited”

April 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture “A Revolution That Was Not: The Tiananmen Movement Revisited” Yang Su, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California Irvine Moderated by Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. —————— Since the momentous event, the scholars and the public have both firmly believed the political crisis in Beijing in 1989 to be a revolutionary situation. That is, a revolution was on the way to a regime-changing…

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“Memories of the Kyoto Cyclotron”

April 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Film Screening and Discussion "Memories of the Kyoto Cyclotron" Maika Nakao, Film Director Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of Japanese History, Columbia University Paul Kreitman, Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Columbia University 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. -------------------------------- Memories of the Kyoto Cyclotron is a documentary film that pieces together the fragmentary records of Japan’s attempts to develop a nuclear weapon during the Second World War. This is an award winning film…

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“Critical Perspectives on US-Southeast Asia Relations”

April 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Workshop "Critical Perspectives on US-Southeast Asia Relations" Lina Chhun, UCLA Jennifer Gaynor, SUNY Buffalo John Gershman, New York University Tyrell Haberkorn, ANU Sinae Hyun, University of Wisconsin Jeremy Jammes, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Evan Laksmana, Syracuse University Raymond Leos, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia Duncan McCargo, Columbia University Jessica Melvin, Yale University Ann Marie Murphy, Seton Hall University Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University Lien-Hang Nguyen, Columbia University Hai Nguyen, Texas Tech University Billy Noseworthy, University of Wisconsin Jewel Pereyra, Georgetown University Soulatha…

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“Critical Perspectives on US-Southeast Asia Relations”

April 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop "Critical Perspectives on US-Southeast Asia Relations" Lina Chhun, UCLA Jennifer Gaynor, SUNY Buffalo John Gershman, New York University Tyrell Haberkorn, ANU Sinae Hyun, University of Wisconsin Jeremy Jammes, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Evan Laksmana, Syracuse University Raymond Leos, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia Duncan McCargo, Columbia University Jessica Melvin, Yale University Ann Marie Murphy, Seton Hall University Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University Lien-Hang Nguyen, Columbia University Hai Nguyen, Texas Tech University Billy Noseworthy, University of Wisconsin Jewel Pereyra, Georgetown University Soulatha…

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“Capitalist Transplants: Elite Refugees and the Reorientation of Hong Kong”

April 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Workshop and Discussion "Capitalist Transplants: Elite Refugees and the Reorientation of Hong Kong" Peter E. Hamilton, Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Scholar in the Making of the Modern Pacific World, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 All are welcome. To register and to obtain a copy of Dr. Hamilton's paper, please email peh2103@columbia.edu ------------------------------ Hong Kong's phenomenal economic development during the Cold War…

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“Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence in South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines”

April 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture “Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence in South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines” Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for East Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution Welcome by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Moderated by Ann Marie Murphy, Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building,…

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“Mongolia’s Agenda and Role at the U.N.”

April 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "Mongolia’s Agenda and Role at the U.N." H.E. Sukhbold Sukhee, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Nations 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Presented by Modern Tibetan Studies with the Mongolia Club of Columbia University and the Inner Asia Curriculum Project

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“Knowledge Production in Twentieth Century China and Beyond”

April 28, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop “Knowledge Production in Twentieth Century China and Beyond” Read a SSRC article about Chris Chang's archival work here. Cao Nanping, Fudan University Chris Chang, Columbia University John Chen, Columbia University Rob Culp, Bard College Benjamin Elman, Princeton University Jin Guangyao, Fudan University Eugenia Lean, Columbia University Pi Guoli, Zhongyuan University Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass Amherst Wang Chengzhi, Columbia University Libraries Shellen Wu, University of Tennessee Zhang Li, School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhang Qing, Fudan University…

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“Knowledge Production in Twentieth Century China and Beyond”

April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

Workshop “Knowledge Production in Twentieth Century China and Beyond” Read a SSRC article about Chris Chang's archival work here. Cao Nanping, Fudan University Chris Chang, Columbia University John Chen, Columbia University Rob Culp, Bard College Benjamin Elman, Princeton University Jin Guangyao, Fudan University Eugenia Lean, Columbia University Pi Guoli, Zhongyuan University Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass Amherst Wang Chengzhi, Columbia University Libraries Shellen Wu, University of Tennessee Zhang Li, School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhang Qing, Fudan University…

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May 2017

“Family Album: 100 Chinese Family Stories Uncovered”

May 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Film Screening & Discussion "Family Album: 100 Chinese Family Stories Uncovered" Yuhong Li, Documentary Filmmaker; Senior Research Associate, City University of Hong Kong Moderated by Peter E. Hamilton, Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Scholar in the Making of the Modern Pacific World, Weatherhead East Asian Institute 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Over the past century, many of the dark and drifting stories deep in Chinese people's minds have been buried by "national memories"…

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“Korea, Media, Archive: Rethinking Optics”

May 12, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Center for Korean Research-Academy of Korean Studies Workshop "Korea, Media, Archive: Rethinking Optics" Chaeeun Lee, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Haerin Shin, Vanderbilt University Han Sang Kim, Rice University Hieyoon Kim, University of California, Los Angeles Hyungji Park, Yonsei University Hyunseon Park, Yonsei University Hwajin Lee, Inha University Jaeho Kang, SOAS University of London Moonim Baek, Yonsei University Namhee Han, Leiden University Olga Fedorenko, Seoul National University Sejung Ahn, University of Minnesota Sohl Lee, State University of…

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“Korea, Media, Archive: Rethinking Optics”

May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Center for Korean Research-Academy of Korean Studies Workshop "Korea, Media, Archive: Rethinking Optics" Chaeeun Lee, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Haerin Shin, Vanderbilt University Han Sang Kim, Rice University Hieyoon Kim, University of California, Los Angeles Hyungji Park, Yonsei University Hyunseon Park, Yonsei University Hwajin Lee, Inha University Jaeho Kang, SOAS University of London Moonim Baek, Yonsei University Namhee Han, Leiden University Olga Fedorenko, Seoul National University Sejung Ahn, University of Minnesota Sohl Lee, State University of…

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June 2017

“The Asia Foundation and Cold War Culture: A Workshop on Sources, Methods, and Histories”

June 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Center for Korean Research Workshop "The Asia Foundation and Cold War Culture: A Workshop on Sources, Methods, and Histories" Charles K. Armstrong, Columbia University Christina Klein, Boston College Laura Harrington, Boston University Sangjoon Lee, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required. Please RSVP at gt2359@columbia.edu.

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September 2017

“The Emergence and Resistance of Large House Churches in China”

September 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "The Emergence and Resistance of Large House Churches in China" Carsten T. Vala, Associate Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland 1:00 PM -2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Part of Religion and the State in China, a 2017-18 lecture series by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Modern Tibetan Studies Program

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“Critical Issues in Asia: A Conversation with H.E. Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, Republic of Singapore”

September 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Discussion "Critical Issues in Asia: A Conversation with H.E. Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, Republic of Singapore" H.E. Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, Republic of Singapore Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Valid University ID Required Upon Arrival. Students are encouraged to bring questions about recent developments in the Asia Pacific region. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, the…

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“The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World”

September 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture "The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World" Ho-Fung Hung, Associate Professor of Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University Moderated by Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Please join us for a discussion with Professor Ho-Fung Hung, on his new book, "The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World." Professor Hung's work offers fresh insight into the competing interests and economic…

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October 2017

“Liberalism in Contemporary China: Projects and Prospects”

October 6, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 6:00 pm

Workshop "Liberalism in Contemporary China: Projects and Prospects" Joshua Fogel, York University David Ownby, Université de Montréal Timothy Cheek, University of British Columbia Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University Ishii Tomoaki, Meiji University Orville Schell, Asia Society Hu Ping, Beijing Spring Li Weidong, Political Analyst Lin Yao, Columbia University Wang Juntao, Activist Xu Youyu, The New School Mark Frazier, The New School Howard French, Columbia Journalism School Li Junpeng, Columbia University Yang Hengjun, Independent Scholar Zha Jianying, Journalist Zhang Boshu, Columbia…

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“Effluent Disposal and Disease Prevention in Modern Japan”

October 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture "Effluent Disposal and Disease Prevention in Modern Japan" Alexander Bay, Associate Professor of History, Chapman University Moderated by Paul Kreitman, Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. In the late 19th century, Japanese doctors built a Western-style public health system aimed at acute infectious diseases like cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever. While fecal-oral route diseases receive much attention in our historiography, little has been written on…

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“Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China”

October 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China" Diana Fu, Assistant Professor of Asian Politics, University of Toronto Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Please join us for a discussion with Professor Diana Fu on her forthcoming book, a Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China (Cambridge University…

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“The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao”

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Series: Religion and the State in China "The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao" Ian Johnson, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Please join us for a discussion with Ian Jonhson on his recent book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao. This book is the culmination of a…

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“‘The Taiwan Issue’ and U.S. Policy: Legacies and Current Options”

October 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Lecture "'The Taiwan Issue' and U.S. Policy: Legacies and Current Options" Robert Sutter, George Washington University 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Food and beverages will be provided. Co-sponsored by Taiwan Focus

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“Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang” – Film Screening and Discussion

October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Center for Korean Research Event "Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang" - Film Screening and Discussion Joseph D. Terwilliger, Professor of Neurobiology, Columbia University Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918. No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Center for Korean Research and APAC

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“Sittwe” – Film Screening and Discussion

October 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Film Screening and Discussion “Sittwe” – Film Screening and Discussion Myo Win, Human Rights Advocate Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, Journalist Moderated by Ariella Lang, Director, Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Program 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. ---------- A screening of an award-winning documentary about two teenagers, a Rohingya girl and a Buddhist boy, segregated by conflict in Burma’s Rakhine State. The 20 minute documentary will be followed with a Q&A with…

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November 2017

“Repressing Revisionism in Vietnam, 1956-1960”

November 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "Repressing Revisionism in Vietnam, 1956-1960" Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley Moderated by Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia, Columbia University 12:00 PM -1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. Drawing on his next book project, which surveys the intellectual schisms and literati debates in the backdrop of state repression of the arts in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) in the 1950s,…

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“Singapore in the Next 50 Years: Perspectives from a Next Generation Leader”

November 14, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture “Singapore in the Next 50 Years: Perspectives from a Next Generation Leader” Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, Republic of Singapore Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required Minister Chee Hong Tat is a politician from the People's Action Party, Singapore's ruling political party since 1959. Prior to joining politics, Minister Chee served as Principal Private Secretary to the late Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and…

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“Understanding the Rohingya Crisis: Racial and Religious Histories in Burma and the Responsibilities of Regional Neighbors in the Humanitarian Response”

November 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion "Understanding the Rohingya Crisis: Racial and Religious Histories in Burma and the Responsibilities of Regional Neighbors in the Humanitarian Response" Francis Wade, Journalist and Author Mayesha Alam, Author Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Research Fellow at Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required. Please click here to register and learn more. Co-sponsored by the Humanitarian Affairs Working Group, the New York Southeast Asia Network and…

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“Women’s Role in Tibetan Buddhist Community”

November 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Modern Tibetan Studies "Women’s Role in Tibetan Buddhist Community" Khenpo Sodargye, Larung Buddhist Institute 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Japan’s Foreign Policy in a Time of Shifting Geopolitical Goals”

November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture “Japan’s Foreign Policy in a Time of Shifting Geopolitical Goals” Noboru Yamaguchi, Lieutenant General, JGSDF (ret.), Professor, International University of Japan Moderated by Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Three years have passed since Shinzo Abe became the prime minister of Japan. Attitudes toward this administration are divided into two extreme poles, with little ground in…

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“The New Revisions to China’s Regulations on Religious Affairs”

November 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture "The New Revisions to China's Regulations on Religious Affairs" Dedong Wei, Vice-Dean, School of Philosophy/Director, International Center for Buddhist Studies, Renmin University, Beijing 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Part of a series of talks on "Religion and the State in China", funded by the Weatherhead Conference Fund and presented by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia

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“China Knowledge and Library Sources: A Lecture Marking the 115th Anniversary of the Chinese Library at Columbia University”

November 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "China Knowledge and Library Sources: A Lecture Marking the 115th Anniversary of the Chinese Library at Columbia University" Wang Yuguang, Professor, Department of Information Management, Peking University Chengzhi Wang, Chinese Studies Librarian, C.V. Starr East Asian Library; Affiliated Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Monday, November 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required The expansion of China knowledge in the U.S. in the first half of the 20th century resulted mainly…

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“Religion and the State in China: Restrictions, Revival, and Possibilities”

November 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Panel Discussion "Religion and the State in China: Restrictions, Revival, and Possibilities” Nicholas Bequelin, East Asia Director at Amnesty International Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for East Asia at Freedom House Moderated by: Robbie Barnett, Director, Modern Tibetan Studies Program; Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies, Columbia University Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:30 - 7:00PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required

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December 2017

“China’s 19th Party Congress – What Comes Next?”

December 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Discussion "China's 19th Party Congress - What Comes Next?" Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University Sun Zhe, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, International and Public Affairs at Columbia University Monday, December 4th, 2017 1:00 - 2:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Affairs Council

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“Making Confucians in Confinement: Imprisoned Officials in Ming China (1368-1644)”

December 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture “Making Confucians in Confinement: Imprisoned Officials in Ming China (1368-1644)” Ying Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University Dorothy Y. Ko, Professor, Department of History, Barnard College Monday, December 4, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building Room 918 No registration required Co-sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University

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January 2018

“Tibeto-Mongol Relations and the Role of the Lama Zanabazar”

January 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Lecture “Tibeto-Mongol Relations and the Role of the Lama Zanabazar” Agata Bareja-Starzynska, Head of the Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples, University of Warsaw Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required

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March 2018

“Turkey and Thailand: Unlikely Twins Revisited”

March 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture “Turkey and Thailand: Unlikely Twins Revisited” Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Ayse Zarakol, Reader in International Relations, University of Cambridge Moderated by Jack L. Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required In 2012, Duncan McCargo (Columbia) and Ayse Zarakol (Cambridge) published an article in the Journal of Democracy entitled “Turkey and Thailand:…

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“Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers in Bangkok”

March 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture “Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers in Bangkok” Claudio Sopranzetti, Postdoctoral Fellow at All Souls College Moderated by Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Thursday, March 5, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required

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“Vietnam’s Media Landscape”

March 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture “Vietnam’s Media Landscape” Nguyen Thu Giang, Lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication, Vietnam National University Moderated by Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required

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“Social Mobility in the Tibetan Army”

March 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "Social Mobility in the Tibetan Army" Alice Travers, Permanent Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Alice Travers is a researcher in the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and a member of CRCAO (Centre for Research on East Asian Civilisations – UMR 8155) at the Collège…

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“Scales of History: Family History/Global History”

March 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture “Scales of History: Family History/Global History” Shunya Yoshimi, Professor of Sociology, Cultural Studies and Media Studies, University of Tokyo Moderated by Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required

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April 2018

“Can We Globalize WWII?: A Chinese Perspective”

April 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture "Can We Globalize WWII?: A Chinese Perspective" Hans van de Ven, Professor of Modern Chinese History, University of Cambridge Moderated by Madeleine Zelin, Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies, Columbia University Monday, April 2, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, 918 No registration required This program will build on ideas that emerge from the writing of Professor van de Ven's recent book, China at War: Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New…

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“Cultivating a Therapeutic Self in China”

April 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture “Cultivating a Therapeutic Self in China” Li Zhang, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis Moderated by Nicholas Bartlett, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society, Barnard College Tuesday, April 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required

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“China 1979: A Year of Great Significance – As Experienced by an American Exchange Student”

April 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture "China 1979: A Year of Great Significance - As Experienced by an American Exchange Student" Thomas B. Gold, Professor of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley Moderated by Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“On the Haikyo Trail”

April 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Film Screening and Lecture "On the Haikyo Trail" Yumi Shimabukuro, Lecturer and Acting Director of Urban and Social Policy Concentration, Columbia SIPA Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Refreshments will be served. Join us for a special screening of the documentary "On the Haikyo Trail," presented by NHK World. In Japan, there are many abandoned places. These relics of the recent past are called Haikyos in Japanese. Currently 8…

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September 2018

“Literature and Resistance: A Conversation with Hwang Jungeun and Song Kyung-dong”

September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Center for Korean Research Event "Literature and Resistance: A Conversation with Hwang Jungeun and Song Kyung-dong" Hwang Jungeun, Author Song Kyung-dong, Author Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 *NOTE: The event will be held in Korean without English translation* By RSVP only – open only to graduate students and faculty for observation. Must RSVP at ck2816@columbia.edu to attend as an observer. Sponsored by the Center for Korean Research, The Academy of Korean…

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“Korean Studies in the Global Humanities: A Roundtable Discussion”

September 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Center for Korean Research Workshop “Korean Studies in the Global Humanities: A Roundtable Discussion” Kira Donnell, University of California, Berkeley Theodore Hughes, Columbia University Albert Park, Claremont McKenna College Alyssa Park, University of Iowa Evelyn Shih, University of Colorado Serk-Bae Suh, University of California, Irvine Moderated by Christina Yi, The University of British Columbia Friday, September 21, 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 By RSVP only – open only to graduate students and faculty for…

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“Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents”

September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents" P. Steven Sangren, Hu Shih Professor Emeritus, Cornell University Moderated by Nick Bartlett, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society, Barnard College Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. ____________ In his recent book, Filial Obsessions: Chinese Patriliny and Its Discontents, Steven Sangren employs a broad analysis of Chinese patriliny to propose a distinctive theoretical conceptualization of the role of desire…

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October 2018

“Does ASEAN Matter? A View From Within”

October 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "Does ASEAN Matter? A View From Within" Dr. Marty Natalegawa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, 2009-2014 Moderator: Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Scholar Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building Room 918 Co-sponsored by Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and New York Southeast Asia Network

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“Japan’s Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of the Sinosphere”

October 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture "Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of the Sinosphere" David Ambaras, Associate Professor of History, North Carolina State University Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building 918

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“P.C. Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lecture "P.C. Chang and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights" Hans Ingvar Roth, Professor of Human Rights, Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies Karima E. Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur, Cultural Rights , University of California Moderator: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building 918 Co-Sponsored by Institute for the Study of Human Rights

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“From ‘Free and Active’ to Taking Leadership in ‘Indo-Pacific’: A Closer Look at Indonesia’s Foreign Policy”

October 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"From 'Free and Active' to Taking Leadership in 'Indo-Pacific': A Closer Look at Indonesia's Foreign Policy' Lecture Dr. Shafiah Muhibat, Head of Department of International Relations, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 _______ For the past half-century Indonesia has pursued a foreign policy that is geared towards protecting the national interest through cooperation rather than confrontation, and through free/independent and active policy-making rather than alliances. Does such…

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November 2018

“Between the Sacred and the Secular: Christianity as Lived Experience in Modern Korea”

November 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Center for Korean Research Event JKS Special Issue (Vol. 25, No.2)  Workshop “Between the Sacred and the Secular: Christianity as Lived Experience in Modern Korea” Hyaeweol Choi, University of Iowa Ju Hui Judy Han, University of California, Los Angeles Seung Min Hong, University of Iowa* Jang Wook Huh, University of Washington Hajin Jun, Stanford University Heather Mellquist Lehto, University of Toronto Eunhee Park, California State University, Chico Sandra Park, University of Chicago Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 By RSVP…

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“Feminism in South Korea: A Conversation with Professor Judy Han, UCLA”

November 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Center for Korean Research Event “Feminism in South Korea: A Conversation with Professor Judy Han, UCLA” Lecture Judy Han, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles Wednesday, November 7, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Food and refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality; Korea Focus; The Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, Korea In light of of the #MeToo movement and recent events on illegal recording incidents in South Korea,…

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February 2019

“The Worldliest Minority: Chinese Muslims and the Global History of Guomindang Nation-Building, 1927-1949”

February 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture With John Chen, Lecturer and Wm. Theodore de Bary Postdoctoral Fellow, Heyman Center for the Humanities and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Associate Professor of Chinese history, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University   At a time of empire-to-nation transitions across Asia, the same Chinese Muslims most responsible for reconnecting with Muslims outside China also played formative roles in state- and nation-building in…

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