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September 2015

“New Intellectuals in a Changing Public Sphere”

September 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "New Intellectuals in a Changing Public Sphere" Sebastian Veg, Professor, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris Moderated by Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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October 2015

“Explorations and Innovations in Choreography: A Conversation with Xiao Suhua”

October 1, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture "Explorations and Innovations in Choreography: A Conversation with Xiao Suhua" Xiao Suhua, Distinguished Professor, Beijing Dance Academy Moderated by Edward Tyerman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Barnard College 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-Sponsored by the Barnard College Department of Dance

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“The South China Sea: The View from the Philippines”

October 7, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Lecture "The South China Sea: The View from the Philippines" Honorable Antonio T. Carpio, Senior Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines Moderated by Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-Sponsored by the Southeast Asian Student Initiative and the New York Southeast Asia Network

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“NGOs in China: ‘Peaceful Development’ or ‘Peaceful Revolution?'”

October 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture  NGOs in China: "Peaceful Development" or "Peaceful Revolution?" Wan Yanhai, Director, the Beijing Aizhixing Institute 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918. No registration required. Co-Sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

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“Economic Relations with China: A Conversation with the U.S. Treasury S&ED Team”

October 21, 2015 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
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Discussion "Economic Relations with China: A Conversation with the U.S. Treasury S&ED Team" Chris Adams, Senior Coordinator for China Affairs and the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), U.S. Department of the Treasury Moderated by Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 4:10 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“The United Nations and the North Korean Human Rights Issue”

October 27, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Columbia University Alumni Association of Korea (CUAAK) Colloquium on Contemporary Korean Affairs "The United Nations and the North Korean Human Rights Issue” His Excellency Oh Joon, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Republic of Korea to the United Nations Moderated by Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Patterns of Public Protest in China in the Past Forty Years”

October 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture Series: Social, Demographic, and Political Development of China Today "Patterns of Public Protest in China in the Past Forty Years" Dingxin Zhao, Max Palevsky Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago Moderated by Yao Lu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“The Shaping of Shi’a Muslims’ Identities in Indonesia”

October 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "The Shaping of Shi'a Muslims' Identities in Indonesia" Chiara Formichi, Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies, Cornell University Moderated by Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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November 2015

“The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Africa”

November 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture Series: Social, Demographic, and Political Development of China Today "The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Africa" Ching Kwan Lee, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles Moderated by Yao Lu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“What It Takes to Rekindle the Korean Economy”

November 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "What It Takes to Rekindle the Korean Economy" Hiwhoa Moon, Adjunct Professor of Economics, Korea University 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 Center for Korean Research

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“The Enemies of Conservatism: Kishi Nobusuke and the Wartime Roots of the Japanese Right Wing”

November 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "The Enemies of Conservatism: Kishi Nobusuke and the Wartime Roots of the Japanese Right Wing" Andrew Levidis, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Moderated by Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“The Emerging Geometry of Asia: U.S. Alliances and Asian Architecture”

November 11, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "The Emerging Geometry of Asia: U.S. Alliances and Asian Architecture" Victor Cha, D.S. Song Chair in Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University With remarks by Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University; and Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“World War II and the Geopolitics of Memory”

November 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Panel Discussion "World War II and the Geopolitics of Memory" Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University Malgorzata Mazurek, Associate Professor of Polish Studies, Columbia University Maria Repnikova, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Moderated by Xiaobo Lü, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“China and Global Development: The Period Ahead”

November 16, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Lecture "China and Global Development: The Period Ahead" Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne Moderated by Hugh Patrick, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the APEC Study Center

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December 2015

“Tackling the 1965-66 Anti-Communist Violence in Indonesia: Local Autonomy and Global Discourses on Human Rights”

December 2, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Lecture "Tackling the 1965-66 Anti-Communist Violence in Indonesia: Local Autonomy and Global Discourses on Human Rights" Vannessa Corine Hearman, Lecturer in Indonesian Studies, University of Sydney Moderated by Paul Busbarat, Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Scholar in Southeast Asian Politics, Weatherhead East Asian Institute 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asian Student Initiative

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“A Stroll, A Kidnap, A Revolution: The Perils of Asian Transnationalism”

December 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture "A Stroll, A Kidnap, A Revolution: The Perils of Asian Transnationalism" Steffen Rimner, INTERACT Postdoctoral Scholar, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Food and refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by the INTERACT Program

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“His, Her and Their Marriages in Urban China”

December 10, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture Series: Social, Demographic, and Political Development of China Today "His, Her, and Their Marriages in Urban China" Deborah Davis, Professor of Sociology, Yale University Moderated by Yao Lu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“The Many Worlds of Yamaguchi Yoshiko”

December 16, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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International Workshop "The Many Worlds of Yamaguchi Yoshiko" See the complete schedule here. Kim Brandt, Columbia University Hikari Hori, Columbia University Miki Kaneda, Boston University Gregory Pflugfelder, Columbia University Dan Shao, University of Illinois Tomi Suzuki, Columbia University Koji Toba, Waseda University Hideto Tsuboi, Nichibunken Naoki Watanabe, Musashi University 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No reservations required. Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture and the Center for Korean Research

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January 2016

“Skirmish Season: Border Practices in the Sino-Indian Himalayas”

January 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "Skirmish Season: Border Practices in the Sino-Indian Himalayas" Tina Harris, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program and the Inner Asia Curricular Development Project

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“Marriage and Cohabitation in Contemporary China”

January 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture Series: Social, Demographic, and Political Development of China Today "Marriage and Cohabitation in Contemporary China" Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Contemporary China in PIIRS, Princeton University Moderated by Yao Lu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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February 2016

“Diplomatic (Mis)translation and Empire”

February 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "Diplomatic (Mis)translation and Empire" Ryosuke Kobayashi, Postdoctoral Scholar, Columbia University Amanda Cheney, PhD Candidate, Cornell University Moderated by Joseph MacKay, Postdoctoral Scholar, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-Sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program and the Inner Asia Curricular Development Program at Columbia University

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“Film Festivals as Social Space: Local Queer Activism and Community in Japan”

February 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Film Festivals as Social Space: Local Queer Activism and Community in Japan" Yuka Kanno, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University Moderated by Hikari Hori, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 12:00 PM -1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

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“Modern Women in Local Tibetan History: The View from Biographical Sources”

February 5, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Lecture "Modern Women in Local Tibetan History: The View from Biographical Sources" Sarah Jacoby, Assistant Professor of Religion, Northwestern University Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University 1:30 PM-3:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-Sponsored by the Dorothy Borg Collaborative Grants Program and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities

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“North Korea Today and Tomorrow: A Conversation with Professor Charles K. Armstrong”

February 9, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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APAC Lecture "North Korea Today and Tomorrow: A Conversation with Professor Charles K. Armstrong" Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Refreshments to be served. Sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Affairs Council (APAC)

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“Qarangghu Tagh: The Villages Afar” Film Screening

February 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Film Screening "Qarangghu Tagh: The Villages Afar" Saipulla Mutalip, Film Director Jessica Yeung, Film Producer Moderated by Robbie Barnett, Director, Modern Tibetan Studies Program, Columbia University 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-Sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program and the Inner Asia Curricular Development Program at Columbia University

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“God Pictures in Korean Contexts: the Ownership and Meaning of Shaman Paintings”

February 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Center for Korean Research Lecture "God Pictures in Korean Contexts: the Ownership and Meaning of Shaman Paintings" Laurel Kendall, Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History; Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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“Obama’s Challenge to China: The Pivot to Asia”

February 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture "Obama's Challenge to China: The Pivot to Asia" Chi Wang, President, U.S.-China Policy Foundation; Adjunct Professor of Liberal Studies, Georgetown University Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Imperial Genus: The Formation and Limits of the Human in Modern Korea and Japan”

February 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Meet the Authors of the Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Book Series Lecture "Imperial Genus: The Formation and Limits of the Human in Modern Korea and Japan" Travis Workman, Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 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. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Korean Research

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“Digital Humanities in East Asian Studies at Columbia: Strategies and Possibilities”

February 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Workshop "Digital Humanities in East Asian Studies at Columbia: Strategies and Possibilities" Tucker Harding, Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Scholar in Digital Humanities, Columbia University Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918

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“Rights Gone Wrong on the City’s Edge: Evidence from Ho Chi Minh City”

February 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Lecture "Rights Gone Wrong on the City's Edge: Evidence from Ho Chi Minh City" Erik Harms, Associate Professor of Anthropology and International & Area Studies, Yale University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the New York Southeast Asia Network, the Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SEASI), and the Vietnamese Students Association of Columbia University (CUVSA)

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“3DPRK: 3D Portraits from North Korea”

February 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Center for Korean Research Lecture “3DPRK: 3D Portraits from North Korea” Matjaž Tančič, Photographer Moderated by Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University 1:00PM – 2:30PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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March 2016

“Genesis of the Platform Concept: iMode and ‘Platform Business’ in Japan”

March 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Genesis of the Platform Concept: iMode and 'Platform Business' in Japan" Marc Steinberg, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University Moderated by Hikari Hori, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Accounts of the genesis of the media concept - such as John Guillory's masterful essay of that title - privilege its Greek origins and Euro-American…

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“Current Intellectual Trends in China”

March 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Current Intellectual Trends in China" Youyu Xu, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, The New School 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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“The Nuclear Disaster, Tsunami, and Manga: The Representation of Recent Disasters in Japanese Popular Culture”

March 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "The Nuclear Disaster, Tsunami, and Manga: The Representation of Recent Disasters in Japanese Popular Culture" Yukari Fujimoto, Professor of Japanese Studies, Meiji University; Visiting Scholar, Columbia University Moderated by Hikari Hori, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Yi Kwangsu Revisited: a Buddhist Approach to Literature, Nationalism and Collaboration”

March 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Center for Korean Research Lecture "Yi Kwangsu Revisited: a Buddhist Approach to Literature, Nationalism and Collaboration" Jungshim Lee, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Korean Research Moderated by Theodore Hughes, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, 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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“Gender and Social Control in the Era of Xi Jinping”

March 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Gender and Social Control in the Era of Xi Jinping" Leta Hong Fincher, Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbia University Moderated by Dorothy Ko, Professor of History, Barnard College 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Becoming Political: Youth Activism in Post-3/11 Japan”

March 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Becoming Political: Youth Activism in Post-3/11 Japan" David Slater, Director of the Institute of Comparative Culture; Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sophia University Moderated by Marilyn Ivy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Geographic and Social Origins of Elites in China From the Qing to the Present”

March 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Geographic and Social Origins of Elites in China From the Qing to the Present" James Z. Lee, Chair Professor; Dean of Humanities and Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Cameron Campbell, Professor; Associate Dean for Research in School of Humanities and Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Moderated by Madeleine Zelin, Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration…

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“The Tibetan Monastery and Local Communities Today”

March 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "The Tibetan Monastery and Local Communities Today" Khenpo Jamyang, Lama, Larung Gar Monastic Academy; Founder, Byams brtse (Loving Kindness Charitable Foundation) Moderated by Dominique Townsend, Assistant Director of Interpretation and Engagement, Rubin Museum of Art 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required. Please click here to register. Co-Sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program and the Inner Asia Curricular Development Project

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“Fragments of an Unfinished War: Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China”

March 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Fragments of an Unfinished War: Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China" Francoise Mengin, Senior Research Fellow, Sciences Po 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. Co-Sponsored by the Alliance Program

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“The Colonial Practices of the Postcolonial State: China in Tibet, India in Kashmir”

March 31, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture "The Colonial Practices of the Postcolonial State: China in Tibet, India in Kashmir" Dibyesh Anand, University of Westminster 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Co-sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program, the India China Institute at the New School, and the Inner Asia Curricular Development Project

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April 2016

“China’s Population Trends and Challenges”

April 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Workshop "China's Population Trends and Challenges" Yong Cai, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Feinian Chen, University of Maryland Feng Wang, University of California, Irvine Qin Gao, Fordham University Lingxin Hao, Johns Hopkins University Ming Wen, University of Utah Xiaogang Wu, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Juan Wei-Jun Yeung, National University of Singapore Donald Treiman, UCLA 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Sites of Extraction: Perspectives from a Japanese Coal Mine in Northeast China”

April 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Sites of Extraction: Perspectives from a Japanese Coal Mine in Northeast China" Victor Seow, Assistant Professor of History, Cornell University 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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“The Awakening of China’s Human Rights Movements”

April 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Panel Discussion "The Awakening of China's Human Rights Movements" Chen Guangcheng, Activist Teng Biao, Activist and Attorney Jianli Yang, Activist Lu Pin, Activist Moderated by Leta Hong Fincher, Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Asian American Alliance

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“A Climate Change Triangle: Bringing Together Business, Civil Society, and Government”

April 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Lecture "A Climate Change Triangle: Bringing Together Business, Civil Society, and Government" Cameron Hume, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by SEASI

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“Mao as Doxa in China’s Cultural Revolution”

April 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture "Mao as Doxa in China's Cultural Revolution" This talk seeks to understand the Cultural Revolution from the parallel structure of, vertically, the Mao cult, and horizontally, the Mao doxa. While people's worship of Mao was certainly important, we also need to take into consideration how people developed sociality around Mao as the common object of desire - a social structure conceptualized in this talk as "social mimesis." Laikwan Pang, Professor of Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong Moderated…

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“Children of the Rich and Poor in China”

April 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture Series: Social, Demographic, and Political Development of China Today "Children of the Rich and Poor in China" Emily Hannum, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania Moderated by Yao Lu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Postimperial Japan and East Asia”

April 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Workshop "Postimperial Japan and East Asia" Kim Brandt, Columbia University Leo Ching, Duke University Takashi Fujitani, University of Toronto Chris Hill, University of Michigan Monica Kim, New York University Hiroshi Kitamura, College of William & Mary Louise Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison Marilyn Young, New York University 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Schedule for “Postimperial Japan and East Asia” Friday, April 15, 2016 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 – 1:15 Welcome 1:15…

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“Beyond the NLD Landslide”

April 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Lecture "Beyond the NLD Landslide" Ardeth Thawnghmung, University of Massachusetts Lowell Moderated by Duncan McCargo, University of Leeds/Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Imperial Power and Politics of Difference”

April 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Imperial Power and Politics of Difference" Li Chen, Associate Professor of History and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto 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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“Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan’s Unending Postwar”

April 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Meet the Authors of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Lecture "Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan’s Unending Postwar" Akiko Takenaka, Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky Moderated by Kim Brandt, Associate Professor of Japanese History, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

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“Global Circuits of Expertise and the Making of the Post-1945 World: Eastern European and Asian Perspectives”

April 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Conference "Global Circuits of Expertise and the Making of the Post-1945 World: Eastern European and Asian Perspectives" Paul Betts, Oxford University Chris Chang, Columbia University Fa-ti Fan, SUNY Binghamton Yakov Feygin, University of Pennsylvania Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University Eugenia Lean, Columbia University James Mark, University of Exeter Malgorzata Mazurek, Columbia University Elidor Mehilli, Hunter College Viktor Petrov, Columbia University Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass-Amherst Quinn Slobodian, Wellesley College Adam Tooze, Columbia University Dongxin Zou, Columbia University 9:00 PM - 5:30 PM International…

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“Global Circuits of Expertise and the Making of the Post-1945 World: Eastern European and Asian Perspectives”

April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Conference "Global Circuits of Expertise and the Making of the Post-1945 World: Eastern European and Asian Perspectives" Paul Betts, Oxford University Chris Chang, Columbia University Fa-ti Fan, SUNY Binghamton Yakov Feygin, University of Pennsylvania Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University Eugenia Lean, Columbia University James Mark, University of Exeter Malgorzata Mazurek, Columbia University Elidor Mehilli, Hunter College Viktor Petrov, Columbia University Sigrid Schmalzer, UMass-Amherst Quinn Slobodian, Wellesley College Adam Tooze, Columbia University Dongxin Zou, Columbia University 9:00 PM - 5:30 PM International…

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May 2016

“Teaching Asia in a Global Age: The Challenges Ahead”

May 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Workshop "Teaching Asia in a Global Age: The Challenges Ahead" Charles K. Armstrong, Columbia University Robert J. Barnett, Columbia University Nick Kapur, Rutgers University-Camden Masato Hasegawa, New York University Shirley Ye, University of Birmingham Moderated by Steffen Rimner, Columbia University 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration requested. Please RSVP to khl2121@columbia.edu. Co-sponsored by the INTERACT Program at Columbia University

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October 2016

“Beyond the ‘San Francisco System:’ Seeking a Peace Regime in East Asia”

October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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International Conference “Beyond the 'San Francisco System:' Seeking a Peace Regime in East Asia” Charles Armstrong, Columbia University Elazar Barkan, Columbia University Yang Chan,Wuhan University Alexis Dudden,University of Connecticut Carol Gluck, Columbia University Kimie Hara, University of Waterloo Dekun Hu, Wuhan University Byung-Joon Jung, Ewha Womans University Jin-Hyun Kim, World Peace Forum Young-Ho Kim, The Academy of Korean Studies Jang-Hie Lee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Fumiaki Nozoe, Okinawa International University Koh Odagawa, Waseda University Myung-Lim Park, Yonsei University Jeong-Ho…

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November 2016

“The Last Battle of the Sino-Japanese War? The February 28 Incident in Taiwan, 1947″

November 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture “The Last Battle of the Sino-Japanese War? The February 28 Incident in Taiwan, 1947” Victor Louzon, INTERACT Postdoctoral Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Columbia University 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. The February 28th Incident, as the 1947 Taiwanese rebellion against Guomindang rule and its bloody suppression are known, is perhaps the most notorious episode in modern Taiwanese history. Up to…

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“Let Us Aim High in Creation! A Lecture on North Korean Propaganda Cinema”

November 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Center for Korean Research Lecture “Let Us Aim High in Creation! A Lecture on North Korean Propaganda Cinema” Anna Broinowski, Filmmaker, Documentary Lecturer, and Author Moderated by Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History 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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“’Iron Moon’ and Working Class Poetry in China”

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Film Screening and Lecture “'Iron Moon' and Working Class Poetry in China” Qin Xiaoyu, filmmaker; director of "Iron Moon" (2015) Chen Nianxi, poet Ou Ning, artist Wu Feiyue, filmmaker Moderated by Ying Qian, Columbia University 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Contagion and Food Scares in China: An Agent Based Model Approach”

November 15, 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Brown Bag Lecture "Contagion and Food Scares in China: An Agent Based Model Approach" Benoit Desmarchelier, Assistant Professor in Economics and Management, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Moderated by Ronald M. Schramm, Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Affairs Council

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“A Confusing China: The Problems, Path, and Transformation” 山重水复的中国:问题、路径和转型

November 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Brown Bag Lecture “A Confusing China: The Problems, Path, and Transformation” 山重水复的中国:问题、路径和转型 Rong Jian, Activist 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. China's development in recent years has bewildered the world. How does a country with the second-largest economy on the planet retain a human rights record, which lags behind that of…

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“Governing the Soul of Chinese Modernity”

November 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Brown Bag Lecture "Governing the Soul of Chinese Modernity" Andrew Kipnis, Professor of Anthropology, The Australian National University Moderated by Myron Cohen, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Please join us for a discussion with Andrew Kipnis, Professor of Anthropology in the College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University. Professor Kipnis will discuss death and funerary rights in Contemporary China. Specifically, through an examination…

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“The Neighborhood Committee No.3 Archive: Primary sources on “Democratic Reform” in Lhasa 1959-60”

November 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Modern Tibetan Studies Lecture “The Neighborhood Committee No.3 Archive: Primary sources on “Democratic Reform” in Lhasa 1959-60” Matthew Akester, Author/Translator of Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule (Tubten Khétsun); The Division of Heaven and Earth: On Tibet's Peaceful Revolution (Shokdung) Introduction: Lauran Hartley, Tibetan Studies Librarian, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program

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December 2016

“From Colonial Power to Soft Power: Japan’s Cultural Diplomacy in Asia in Historical Perspective”

December 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Brown Bag Lecture "From Colonial Power to Soft Power: Japan's Cultural Diplomacy in Asia in Historical Perspective" Nissim Otmazgin, Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required

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“Friendship in a Time of War: Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzō”

December 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Brown Bag Lecture "Friendship in a Time of War: Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzō" Joshua Fogel, Professor of History, York University Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Associate Professor of Chinese History, Columbia University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan-Implications for Asian Security”

December 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture Series "U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan - Implications for Asian Security" Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute, Ltd. 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.

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January 2017

“U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan-The Impact on Japanese Politics”

January 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture Series “U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan - The Impact on Japanese Politics” Satoshi Machidori, Professor, Kyoto University 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 Center on Japanese Economy and Business

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“U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan – The Future of the U.S.-Japan Alliance”

January 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture Series “U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan - The Future of the U.S.-Japan Alliance” Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Keio University Moderated by Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-Sponsored by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business

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February 2017

“Constitutional Crisis in Hong Kong: Two Years After the Umbrella Movement”

February 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Brown Bag Lecture “Constitutional Crisis in Hong Kong: Two Years After the Umbrella Movement” Michael Davis, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy 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. Event Summary: After an “umbrella movement” and a constitutional crisis that has stolen global headlines over much of the past couple years where does Hong Kong stand today? The governments at…

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“Duterte’s Violent ‘Right’ Populism in the Philippines”

February 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture “Duterte’s Violent 'Right' Populism in the Philippines" Mark Thompson, Head, Department of Asian and International Studies and Director, Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC), City University of Hong Kong Moderated by Alfred Stepan, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government Emeritus, Columbia University 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Since becoming Philippine President in July 2016 Rodrigo R. Duterte has “stuck to his guns” in launching a violent crackdown on drugs, with over 6,000…

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“Guan Xinbing ‘Officials’ Heartache’: Depression, Bureaucracy, and Therapeutic Governance in China”

February 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Brown Bag Lecture “Guan Xinbing 'Officials' Heartache': Depression, Bureaucracy, and Therapeutic Governance in China” Jie Yang, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Simon Fraser University Moderated by Nick Bartlett, Assistant Professor in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society, Barnard College 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. This talk addresses the Chinese phenomenon of guan xinbing “officials’ heartache,” with particular emphasis on the media's representations of “officials’ suicides” since 2009. Through ethnographic analysis, Professor Yang demonstrates that,…

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“Global Development at War: The United States and South Vietnam’s Struggle for Survival, 1968-1975”

February 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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INTERACT Lecture "Global Development at War: The United States and South Vietnam’s Struggle for Survival, 1968-1975" Simon Toner, Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Southeast Asian Studies at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute 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. Co-sponsored by the INTERACT Program ------------ Simon Toner offers a reinterpretation of the final…

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March 2017

“What’s Next? U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations Under the Trump Administration”

March 6, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture “What's Next? U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations Under the Trump Administration” His Excellency Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the United States 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Valid university ID required upon arrival. Co-Sponsored by the Asia Pacific Affairs Council and the Southeast Asian Student Initiative

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September 2017

“Rachmat Witoelar & Erna Witoelar on Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals, and Philanthropy”

September 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Discussion "Rachmat Witoelar & Erna Witoelar on Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals, and Philanthropy" Rachmat Witoelar, the Indonesian President's Envoy for Climate Change and Former Indonesian Minister of the Environment Erna Witoelar, Philanthropist and Former UN Special Ambassador of Millennium Development Goals in the Asia Pacific 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Registration required. Please register here. Co-sponsored by SEASI

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“ASEAN at 50: The Future of Southeast Asia Integration”

September 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "ASEAN at 50: The Future of Southeast Asia Integration" Suriya Chindawongse, Director-General of Thailand's Department of ASEAN Affairs 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. Co-sponsored by SEASI

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October 2017

“Fundamental Fiscal Reforms in China”

October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "Fundamental Fiscal Reforms in China" Christine Wong, Professor of Economics and founding Director of the Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Melbourne Moderated by Carl Riskin, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Distinguished Professor of Economics, Queens College, The City University of New York 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required In the lead up to the 19th Party Congress in October 2017, the dominant narrative on Xi Jinping’s first term is…

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“South-South II: Materiality and Embodiment in Greater Asia and Africa”

October 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Conference "South-South II: Materiality and Embodiment in Greater Asia and Africa" Projit Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania Nina Sylvanus, Northeastern University Nadia Abu al-Haj, Columbia University Mehak Sawhney, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi Nimrod Ben Zeev, University of Pennsylvania Sukhalata Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University Nina Sylvanus, Northeastern University Projit Bihari Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Columbia University Joeeta Pal, Jawaharlal Nehru University Saki Tanada, Kanazawa University Shireen Hamza, Harvard University Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University Gregory Williams, University…

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“South-South II: Materiality and Embodiment in Greater Asia and Africa”

October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Conference "South-South II: Materiality and Embodiment in Greater Asia and Africa" Projit Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania Nina Sylvanus, Northeastern University Nadia Abu al-Haj, Columbia University Mehak Sawhney, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi Nimrod Ben Zeev, University of Pennsylvania Sukhalata Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University Nina Sylvanus, Northeastern University Projit Bihari Mukharji, University of Pennsylvania Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Columbia University Joeeta Pal, Jawaharlal Nehru University Saki Tanada, Kanazawa University Shireen Hamza, Harvard University Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University Gregory Williams, University…

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November 2017

“Social Entrepreneurship in Japan: Ideation, Implementation, and Sustainability of a 40 Million Dollar Education Project”

November 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "Social Entrepreneurship in Japan: Ideation, Implementation, and Sustainability of a 40 Million Dollar Education Project" Lin Kobayashi, Founder and Chair of the Board of the International School of Asia Moderated by Alicia Ogawa, Director of Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required Lin Kobayashi is an entrepreneur and educator who is passionate about bringing positive…

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“Business Dealings of the Chinese Ruling Elite”

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "Business Dealings of the Chinese Ruling Elite" Michael Forsythe, Reporter, New York Times Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University November 15, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required During his time in the Hong Kong office, New York Times investigative reporter Michael Forsythe conducted research and published many articles related to the business dealings of Chinese elite. This talk will provide an opportunity to discuss Mr. Forsythe’s…

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February 2018

“Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Church’s Response”

February 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Church's Response" Fr. Amado L. Picardal, Catholic Priest, Executive Secretary of CBCP-BEC Committee Moderator: Sheila Coronel, Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism; Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, and Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Tuesday, February 6 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building Room 918 No registration required Co-sponsored by the New York South East Asia Network (NYSEAN)

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“The Trump Administration’s Policy Toward East Asia”

February 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "The Trump Administration's Policy Toward East Asia" Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Moderated by Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University Wednesday, February 7, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Light lunch will be provided; no registration required. Co-sponsored by the APEC Study Center

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March 2018

“China’s Latest Strongman Leader: Putting Xi Jinping Into Historical and Comparative Perspective”

March 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Panel Discussion "China's Latest Strongman Leader: Putting Xi Jinping Into Historical and Comparative Perspective” Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, UC Irvine Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, historian and writer Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Columbia University Nina Khrushcheva, Professor of International Affairs, The New School Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia, Columbia University Moderated by Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History,…

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April 2018

“Xi & China’s New Era”

April 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Panel Discussion "Xi & China's New Era" Xiaobo Lü, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Monday, April 9, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Columbia ID is required Co-sponsored by the Greater China Initiative, the Asia Pacific Affairs Council and the School of International and Public Affairs Public Policy Review at Columbia University

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“Fascism in East Asia: New Approaches in Research and Teaching”

April 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Workshop "Fascism in East Asia: New Approaches in Research and Teaching" Maggie Clinton, Middlebury College Reto Hofmann, Waseda University James Homsey, University of Wisconsin-Madison Janis Mimura, Stony Brook University Louise Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison Discussant: Victor Louzon, Columbia University April 13, 2018 1:00 - 5:00 PM International Affairs Building Room 918 No registration required This workshop explores recent historical research on fascism in East Asia. Panels on “Fascism and Political Culture” and “Fascism and Imperialism” will be followed by a…

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“Reaching the Chinese Public through the Barriers of Censorship: The View from the New York Times Chinese Language Website”

April 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Discussion "Reaching the Chinese Public through the Barriers of Censorship: The View from the New York Times Chinese Language Website” Ching-Ching Ni, Editor-in-Chief, New York Times Chinese Moderated by Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University Monday, April 16, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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“Movie Music of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: Political Control and Artistic Creativity”

April 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Discussion "Movie Music of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: Political Control and Artistic Creativity" Zhang Shuo, Lecturer, Department of Music, Beijing Institute of Education Moderated by: Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science Monday, April 16, 2018 International Affairs Building, Room 918 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM No registration required During the Cultural Revolution, music was tightly constrained by political correctness, but Zhang Shuo believes that these very restrictions pushed composers to greater…

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“Songs for the ‘Great Leaders’: Ideology and Political Agitation in the Music of North Korea”

April 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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CKR Colloquium “Songs for the ‘Great Leaders’: Ideology and Political Agitation in the Music of North Korea” Keith Howard, Fellow of the National Humanities Center, North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at SOAS, University of London Moderated by Charles K. Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of the Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History, Columbia University Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM International Affairs Building Room 918 No registration required Songs have, for more than…

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“Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia”

April 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Discussion "Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia" Will Doig, author of the book, High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00 - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Please RSVP here. Three decades after Paul Theroux dubbed China’s lumbering railway the Iron Rooster, the country’s network of high-speed trains is the envy of the…

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“The Return of Authoritarianism in China: Why Is It Happening and What Does It Mean?”

April 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Discussion "The Return of Authoritarianism in China: Why Is It Happening and What Does It Mean?" Feng Chongyi, Associate Professor in China Studies, University of Technology, Sydney; Adjunct Professor of History, Nankai University, Tianjin Moderated by: Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science Monday, April 23, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required.

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May 2018

“Archives, Archival Practice, and the Writing of History in Premodern Korea”

May 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Workshop “Archives, Archival Practice, and the Writing of History in Premodern Korea” Ksenia Chizhova, Princeton University Jungwon Kim, Columbia University Thomas Kim, The University of British Columbia Franklin Rausch, Lander University Graeme Reynolds, Harvard University Sem Vermeersch, Seoul National University Sixiang Wang, Stanford University Yuan Ye, Columbia University Jisoo Kim, George Washington University Seong Uk Kim, Columbia University Sun Joo Kim, Harvard University Youngkyun Oh, Arizona State University Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM International Affairs Building…

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September 2018

“Returning to China to get a Job: Are Chinese ‘Sea Turtles’ Becoming ‘Seaweed’?”

September 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "Returning to China to get a Job: Are Chinese 'Sea Turtles' Becoming 'Seaweed'?" David Zweig, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm International Affairs Building Room 918 Co-sponsored by the Asia Pacific Affairs Council

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October 2018

“A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and Sino-North Korean Relations”

October 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture “A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and Sino-North Korean Relations” Zhihua Shen, Professor of History, East China Normal University Danhui Li, Professor of History, East China Normal University Yafeng Xia, Professor of History, Long Island University Moderator: Thomas Christensen, Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director of the China and the World Program, Columbia University Monday, October 1, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required. ____________ This lecture will focus…

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“Historical Coordinates and the Future of China”

October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
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Lecture "Historical Coordinates and the Future of China" Si Wu, President, the Unirule Economic Research Institute and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University Moderator: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Monday, October 8, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 *This event is in Chinese Where does Chinese society come from, where is it going to, and who is it today? There are at least three ways to tell this story. The…

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“#MeToo and Big Brother in China”

October 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Lecture "#MeToo and Big Brother in China" Leta Hong Fincher, Scholar and Journalist Lu Pin, Activist and graduate student, SUNY-Albany Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. International Affairs Building Room 918 A dialogue between Leta Hong Fincher and Lu Pin on the past strategies and future prospects of the feminist movement in China.

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November 2018

“The Massacres of 1965-66 in Indonesia: The Question of Responsibility”

November 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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The Massacres of 1965-66 in Indonesia: The Question of Responsibility Panel Discussion Geoffrey Robinson, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles John Roosa, Associate Professor of History,University of British Columbia Moderator: Margaret Scott, Associate Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Service Co-sponsored by New York Southeast Asia Network Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 5:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918

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“Tibet-Mongol Relations in Amdo”

November 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Tibet-Mongol Relations in Amdo Lecture Kalsang Dargye, China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Kalsang Dargye is a senior research fellow at the China Tibetology Research Center in Beijing. As a native resident of Henan Mongol Autonomous County in Qinghai Province, and graduate of Northwest University for Nationalities in Lanzhou, Kalsang Dargye's primary interest is in Tibetan-Mongol interactions in the Sino-Tibetan border areas from the Yuan Dynasty through…

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“The Growth and Development of Chinese NGOs Domestically and Abroad, and its Implications for International Affairs”

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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“The Growth and Development of Chinese NGOs Domestically and Abroad, and its Implications for International Affairs” Lecture Reza Hasmath, Professor, University of Alberta Moderator: Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 This talk first looks at the strategies Chinese NGOs employ domestically to survive and operate in its current environment. It thereafter poses the query – drawing upon fieldwork evidence from Africa and Southeast Asia – what happens when Chinese…

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January 2019

CKR Event: “100 Years of Korean Popular Music”

January 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Workshop hosted by Center for Korean Research “100 Years of Korean Popular Music” Roald Maliangkay, Australian National University Suk-Young Kim, University of California, Los Angeles Dal Yong Jin, Simon Fraser University Moderated by So-Rim Lee, CKR -AKS Postdoctoral Fellow; Hye Eun Choi, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Friday, March 8, 2019 International Affairs Building, Room 918   Co-sponsored by: The Academy of Korean Studies' Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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February 2019

CKR Event: “Heroes and Toilers: Work as Life in Postwar North Korea, 1953–1961”

February 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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A Book Talk hosted by Center for Korean Research   Featuring: Cheehyung Harrison Kim, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa   In search of national unity and state control in the decade following the Korean War, North Korea turned to labor. Mandating rapid industrial growth, the government stressed order and consistency in everyday life at both work and home. In Heroes and Toilers, Cheehyung Harrison Kim offers an unprecedented account of life and labor in postwar North Korea that brings together the…

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March 2019

Post-film screening discussion with Journey from the Fall film director Ham Tran

March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
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Brown Bag Discussion Featuring: Ham Tran, Filmmaker and Director Moderated by: Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia Ham Tran is a celebrated Vietnamese-American film director, known especially for his 2007 film about a family’s divided escape from the fall of Saigon in 1975 entitled Journey from the Fall(Viet. Vượt Sóng).  Journey from the Fall opened to critical acclaim, and won numerous awards including the Best Director from the Asian Festival of first Film, the…

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