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Fall '23 Event Schedule

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August 24, 2023

Join us for lectures, colloquia, and more!

Key events include "China: The Central State and All Under Heaven," a four-part Cornell Contemporary China Initiative lecture series organized by Mara Yue Du (History); the Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture, given this year by Haun Saussy, University Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago; and a symposium on the separation of Uyghur children from their families in China, organized by Magnus Fiskesjö (Anthropology). We are also cosponsoring Cornell Cinema's film series celebrating the Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong.

EAP Fall '23 Event Schedule

Most events take place in Goldwin Smith Hall GSH64 at 4:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

9/12  Unending Capitalism: How Consumerism Negated China’s Communist Revolution
Karl Gerth, History, University of California, San Diego

9/18  Unleashing the Power of Feminist Activism in China
Churan Zheng, Chinese feminist activist and organizer

9/22  Cosmic Correlations in Dali-Kingdom Buddhism (Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium) 
Megan Bryson, Religious Studies, University of Tennessee
3:30 p.m., Rockefeller Hall 375 (Asian Studies Lounge)

9/25  Guiding the People: Chinese Statecraft from Confucian Literati to Communist Cadres (Cornell Contemporary China Initiative)
Timothy Cheek, History, University of British Columbia

10/2  The Stealth Activist Japanese Supreme Court
Masahiko Kinoshita, Graduate School of Law, University of Kobe, Japan
Myron Taylor Hall, Moot Court, Room 390, Cornell Law School

10/16  Whose Tianxia? Imagining the Great Qing in Post-Imperial China (Cornell Contemporary China Initiative)
Fei-Hsien Wang, History, Indiana University Bloomington

10/20  Old Ghosts in Tang Chang'an: Two Stories (Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium)
Xin Wen, East Asian Studies, Princeton University
3:30 p.m., Rockefeller Hall 375 (Asian Studies Lounge)

10/27  Uyghur Children in China’s Genocide (symposium)
Organized by Magnus Fiskesjö, Anthropology, Cornell University
1:00 p.m., Goldwin Smith Hall G76

10/30  How Long is a Contemporary Chinese Poem?
Pu Wang, Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture, Brandeis University

11/3  This event is canceled. Animating Forces: Late-Ming and Early-Qing Conceptions of "Plucking Life" (caisheng 採生). 
Andrew Schonebaum, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland
3:30 p.m., Rockefeller Hall 375 (Asian Studies Lounge)

11/9  The Annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture: "Exile As Formative Experience in Classical Chinese Poetry"
Haun Saussy, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
4:45 p.m., Clark Hall 700

11/10 Kang Youwei's Roman Diaries (1904) (Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium) 
Haun Saussy, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
3:30 p.m., Rockefeller Hall 375 (Asian Studies Lounge)

11/15  The Qing Conquest as 'Just War': Manchu Arguments and European Reception (Cornell Contemporary China Initiative)
Nicola Di Cosmo, East Asian Studies, Institute for Advanced Study

11/20  Ainu as an Indigenous Language of Japan: History, Controversy, Implication
Anna Bugaeva, Institute of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo University of Sciences

12/4  Geopolitics, Mobilization, and the Communist Monetary System in Manchuria, 1945-1949 (Cornell Contemporary China Initiative) | Virtual Event
Yanjie Huang, Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore

Please see our EAP events feed for additional programming. We cosponsor many events throughout the semester.

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