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Dr. Huaiyin Li Receives Prestigious Book Award

Wed, Dec 2, 2009

Professor Li was presented with the 2009 Cecil B. Currey Book Award for his book, Village China Under Socialism and Reform: A Microhistory, 1948-2008.


Touring Taiwan Writers Visit UT

Sat, Oct 31, 2009

The first Taiwan Seminar of the 2009-2010 academic year featured two Chinese writers from Taiwan, Ms. Chu T’ien-wen and Mr. Liu Ke-Hsiang.



Benjamin Elman, Princeton University, speaks on the cultural history of modern science in China

Tue, Jun 9, 2009

Benjamin Elman, Professor of East Asian Studies and History at Princeton University, will give a talk on September 1, 2009 entitled "Why was 'Mr. Science' called 'kexue/kagaku' in Chinese after 1900?"


Conference Examines Taiwan's Transformations

Report by Wei-hsin Yu

Mon, Jun 8, 2009


"Locating Taiwan: Space, Culture and Society" The 15th Annual North American Taiwan Studies Conference

June 26-28, 2009

Fri, Jun 5, 2009

In the past two decades, Taiwan has experienced major transformations in the remapping of space. This year's conference is defined under the rubric of "Locating Taiwan: Space, Culture and Society."



Professor Nancy Stalker featured in the January Asian Studies Newsletter

Mon, Jun 1, 2009

Professor Nancy Stalker is profiled in this year's Asian Studies newsletter, looking at Asian Studies as a 'far flung' department.


The 2009 Summer Korean Language Program at Seoul National University

Fri, May 1, 2009

The Language Education Institute at Seoul National University will be offering a 5-week Summer Korean Language Program from June 29, 2009 to July 31, 2009.


David Kang explores China's international relations within East Asia in the early modern period

summary by Hye Eun Choi

Wed, Apr 1, 2009

On April 6, Department of Government and the Center for East Asian Studies hosted a Korea seminar. Dr. David Kang of the University of Southern California spoke on "War and Peace in Early Modern East Asia: Hierarchy, Legitimacy, and Hegemony." Hye Eun Choi, a graduate student of Korean Studies, provided a summary of the talk.


Margarita Estévez-Abe investigates gender inequality in Japan, Europe and North America

summary by Leeann Youn

Wed, Apr 1, 2009

On 24 April, Department of Government and the Center for East Asian Studies sponsored a Japan seminar. Dr. Margarita Estévez-Abe, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University, talked on "Explaining Gender Inequality in Japan, Europe and North America." This co-sponsored talk was generously funded by the James R. Roach fund. Leeann Youn, a graduate student at the Department of Government, provided a summary of the event.


The 38th Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS)

October 16-17, 2009

Tue, Mar 31, 2009

The 38th annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS), the regional organization for the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), was held at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas in October 2009.


Azuma Hiroki and Miyadai Shinji speak on "Class and Generation: Otaku, Freeters, and the Contemporary History of Leftist Discourse in Japan"

Mon, Mar 30, 2009

A rare and historic occasion, bringing critics Azuma Hiroki and Miyadai Shinji together in dialogue with North American scholars for the first time outside of Japan.


Symposium on Chinese Visual Culture in the Twentieth Century

Wed, Mar 25, 2009

This one-day symposium will host presentations in the morning that address diverse image-making practices of Chinese artists in the twentieth century. The afternoon features a round table discussion of broad issues raised by the papers, drawing on the unique and wide-ranging perspectives of additional guests. This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, China Endowment, Ching and Man-Li Yew Endowed Fund and the Department of Art and Art History.


The Center for East Asian Studies Hosts the Midwest Japan Seminar

summary by Kate Page-Lippsmeyer

Fri, Feb 13, 2009

On Saturday, February 7th, the Center for East Asian Studies hosted the Midwest Japan Seminar, an association of scholars who devote a significant portion of their effort to Japan Studies. The meeting at the University of Texas at Austin was one of their five yearly meetings (hosted throughout the Midwest). Scholars from a variety of universities attended. Dr. Anne Sokolsky of Ohio Wesleyan University presented her paper "Marginalized Voices in a Marginalized Space: the Writings of Taiwanese Women During the Japanese Occupation of Taiwan," and Dr. Rustin Gates of Bradley University presented his paper, "Pan-Asianism in Prewar Japanese Foreign Affairs: the Case of Uchida Yasuya and his Asianism." As both papers were sent out prior to the seminar, this was a unique chance for the seminar attendees to engage with and discuss the research of both scholars in great detail.


Mary Gallagher's Remote Control: How the Media Sustains Authoritarianism in China

By Nhu Truong

Sun, Feb 1, 2009

On February 24, the CEAS China Seminar hosted a talk by Dr. Mary Gallagher, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan, spoke on her paper "Remote Control: How the Media Sustains Authoritarian Rule in China." The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Government and generously funded by the James R. Roach Endowed Fund in American Foreign Relations. Nhu Truong, a graduate student of Chinese Studies, provided a summary of the talk.


State of the Field Seminar Series

Sun, Feb 1, 2009

The Center for East Asian Studies will showcase three "State of the Field" Seminars on February 17, March 10 and April 14 in PAR 306 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This is an informal series consisting of brief presentations by faculty where they will display the theoretical and methodological trends in social sciences, history and humanities. The session will follow with a student-led QandA. In addition, we hope to generate some lively debates about balancing the demands for academic rigor with empirical area studies research, conflicting uses of the use of "culture," etc. etc.