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Past CEAS Guest Lectures

Fall 2009

Thursday, September 10th, 4:00pm—5:30pm, 22 Ingraham Hall
“China, Russia, and North Korea: Defense Industrial Systmens and Pathways from Socialism”
David Bachman
, Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington

Thursday, September 24th, 2:00pm-4:00pm, The Pyle Center
"Panel Discussion: China and the Economic Crisis"
Guanming Shi,
Applied Economics at UW-Madison
Edward Friedman, Political Science at UW-Madison
Menzie Chen, Economics at UW-Madison
Nicholas Lardy, Peterson Institute for INternational Economics
Yao Yang, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
Ed Gargan, Asua Bureau Chief, Newday

Thursday, September 24th, 5:00pm-6:30pm, 22 Ingraham Hall
"Kinship Networks in Chinese Village Elections"
Yao Yang, Director of the China Center for Economic Research at Beijing University

Thursday, October 22nd, 4:00pm-5:30pm, 22 Ingraham Hall
"Stylistic Experiments in Japanese Proletarian and Modernist Literature"
Mariko Schimmel, Assistant Professor of Japanese at Grinnell College

Thursday, November 19th, 4:00pm-5:30pm, 22 Ingraham Hall
"Japanese Sovereignty, Violations of Neutrality, and International Law"
Doug Howland, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Spring 2009

Friday, February 6th, 3:30pm—5:00pm, B19 Ingraham Hall
“Digging OUt: Kirino Natsuo's Archaeological Fiction”
Rebecca Copeland
, Professor of Japanese Literature at Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday, February 12th, 4:00pm-5:30pm, 8417 Social Science
"China's Inevitable Revolution: Rethinking America's Loss to the Communists, 1945-1949"
Thomas Lutze,
Associate Professor of History and the Chair of the Dept of History at Illinois Wesleyan

Wednesday, February 25th, 4:00pm-5:15pm, Memorial Union
"The Korean Wave in Global Pop Culture"
Eun Young Jung,Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego

Thursday, March 4th, 4:00-5:30, 8417 Social Science
"China's Crony Communism"
Bruce Dickson
,Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University

Thursday, March 4th, 7:30-9:00, 1121 Humanities
"Nogaku to Shaolin Narratives: Stories as Combat"
Ruth Margraff,Associate Professor of Writing at the School of the Art Institute Chicago

Friday, April 17th, 5:00pm—6:30pm, 104 Van Hise Hall
“Unable or Unwilling to Forget: Historical Memory and Korean Nationalism”
Michael Robinson, Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University-Bloomington

Thursday, April 23rd, 3:30pm—5:00pm
“Game Changers: Toward a Theory of Literal Study”
Michelle Yeh, Professor of Chinese at the University of Caligornia-Davis

Tuesday, May 5th, 4:00pm—5:30pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall
“Jump-Start the Six-Pary Talks: Logic, Principle, and Impications”
Sung-Chull Kim, Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute

Fall 2008

Thursday, September 18th, 4:00pm—5:30pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall
“Celebrating Empire, Fighting War:  The 1940 Exposition in Late Colonial Korea”
Todd Henry
, Assistant Professor of Modern East Asian History at Colorado State University

Thursday, October 9th, 4:00pm-5:30pm, 104 Van Hise Hall
"Heaven as a Source for Ethical Warrant in Early Confucianism"
Philip J. Ivanhoe,
Professor at City University of Hong Kong

Thursday, October 23rd, 4:00pm-5:30pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Painting the Invisible World: Literal and Theatrical Perpectives on Lou Ping's Ghost Amusement Scrolls"
Judith Zeitlin, Professor in Chinese Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations at University of Chicago

Monday, November 10th, 4:00-5:30, 206 Ingraham Hall
"The Uses of Disguise, Deception, and Deceit: New Mishima Play Translations"
Larry Kominz
, Director of the Center for Japanese Studies at Portland Statue University

Thursday, November 20th, 4:00-5:30, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Economic Restructuring and Changes in Job Mobility Patterns in Japan"
Wei-hsin Yu, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Texas at Austin

Spring 2008

Feb. 18 (Mon) 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. ATT Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.
“Are China’s and India's Growth Miracles Built to Last?”
Eswar Prasad, Former Chief of the IMF’s China Division, Cornell University
Eswar Prasad served as the Chief of the IMF’s China division for two years, has co-authored several influential papers and monographs on financial globalization, and has co-edited a book on China and India. He is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy in the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He also previously worked as the Chief of the Financial Studies Division in the IMF’s Research Department.
Sponsors: Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and La Follette School of Public Affairs. Co-Sponsors: Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Global Studies, Center for South Asia, Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and WI Department of Commerce.
Email contact: wage@intl-institute.wisc.edu

Feb. 25  (Mon) 4:00 p.m. Room 5120, Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave.
Emotional Infectivity: Cyborg Affect and the Limits of the Human
Sharalyn Orbaugh, Associate Professor, Asian Studies and Women & Gender Studies, University of British Columbia
This presentation explores the question: can an android love and be loved? Or, to put the emphasis differently: is love possible only for humans, or are emotions and affect also possible in artificial beings? This question has been addressed countless times in cultural production from around the world, but has arisen with particular frequency in the popular culture of contemporary Japan. I discuss recent theories of affect and relate them to the depictions of cyborgs or androids in Japanese anime from the last ten years, with a focus on Oshii Mamoru’s 2004 film Innocence and its dense mesh of prior texts on affect and the definitions of “the human.”
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies

April 9 (Wed) 3:00-7:00pm, AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center
Africa Encounters Global China
(Academic Symposium)
A variety of topics will be presented by guests and local scholars concerning Chinese-African connections in two forums, “China as a model for Africa?”, and “Labor relations, technology transfer, and Chinese investment in Zambia and Tanzania”. The evening will culminate with keynote addresses given by New York Times correspondent Howard French and Senegalese journalist Adama Gaye.
Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies

Apr. 29  (Tues)
4:00 pm, Ingraham Hall,1155 Observatory Dr.
Technologies of War and Masculine Identities: The Introduction and Diffusion  of Guns
Anne Walthal,Professor, Early Modern and Modern Japan,  University of California – Irvine
Did the first guns from Portugal arrive at Tanegashima in  1543? In whose interest was it to make this claim? How effective were the  sixteenth century guns? Did they, for example, make a decisive difference in  the battle of Nagashino between Oda Nobunaga and the Takeda forces? By  asking who used guns, under what circumstances, and how did guns function in  relation to other weapons of war, it is possible to use the history of guns  in Japan as a perspective from which to assess what it meant to be a  military man during the warring states period and how definitions of  masculinity changed through to the eighteenth century for various members of  the warrior class.
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies

Fall 2007

September 20 (Thursday) 4:00 p.m.
220 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. , UW-Madison campus
Shanghai and the Global Imagination, 1850-2010
Jeffrey Wasserstrom , Professor of History, University of California, Irvine and the next editor of the Journal of Asian Studies
Co-Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and Global Studies at UW-Madison, and The Journal of Asian Studies

Sept. 24 (Mon) 6:30 – 8:00pm
Skyview Room, Fluno Center , 601 University Ave. Madison , WI
The Rise of the Yuan -- Experts Speak on the Chinese Currency: Trajectory, Policies, and Strategies for U.S. Business
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 21 Registration fee required.
See website for details. http://www.bus.wisc.edu/ciber/events/
Featured Speakers: Dr. Menzie Chinn , Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at UW-Madison's Lafollette School of Public Affairs, and Jane Mezera , an Asia Specialist in the Currency Exchange Department at US Bank in Milwaukee .
Co-sponsored by Madison International Trade Association (MITA), in conjunction with the UW-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), and the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)

October 8 (Monday) 4:00 pm
Room 313, The Pyle Center , 702 Langdon Street , Madison , WI
The Lyrical in Epic Time: The Music and Poetry of Jiang Wenye
David Der-wei Wang , Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literature, and the School of Music with support from the University Lectures Committee at UW-Madison

Oct. 16 (Tues) 4:00 pm
Room 206, Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI
Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency
Takeshi Matsuda
, Vice President and Professor of American History at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, co-sponsored by WAGE.

October 19 & 20 (Fri 9am-6pm & Sat 9am-5pm)
Room 5360, Law Building, UW – Madison campus
Law & Democratization in Taiwan and South Korea : Twenty Years' Experience
International Academic Symposium
Featured Speakers:
Wen-cheng Lin , President of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Jiunn-rong Yeh , National Taiwan University
Kyong-Whan Ahn , Seoul National University  
Sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Center and the Global Legal Studies Center, co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison with support from the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago.
For more information and free pre-registration, Charlotte Frascona, frascona@wisc.edu Global Legal Studies Ctr, 890-1395.

November 3 (Saturday) 10 am – 5 pm

Room L160, Elvehjem Building, Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave. Madison , WI
Competition and Collaboration in Edo Print Culture: A New Perspective
In conjunction with the opening weekend of the exhibition Competition and Collaboration: Japanese Prints of the Utagawa School the Chazen Museum of Art has organized and will host an international symposium on Saturday, November 3, at the museum. Nine scholars from the eastern United States , Japan , and the United Kingdom will examine the Edo-based print culture of the nineteenth century in three thematic panels. The symposium is free and open to the public. See www.chazen.wisc.edu for more details.

November 9 (Friday) 2007, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Room L140 Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave.
"Standing Up" to the Past: Literature, Humor, and Edo Prints
Charo D'Etcheverry, Assoc. Professor, Japanese Literature, Dept. of East Asian Languages & Literature, UW-Madison
An introduction to Edo popular culture and literary themes in Japanese woodblock prints from that era, with a discussion of mitate prints that used visual puns to make reverent or satirical allusions to the classics.
Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Chazen Museum of Art.

Spring 2007

Feb. 1, Wednesday, 5:30 pm, L140 Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave.
Nancy E. Green, “Temptation of the East: The Influence of Japanese Color Woodcuts on British Printmaking”
This guest lecturer is the Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.
Sponsored by Chazen Museum of Art, co-sponsored by the CEAS, with funding from the University Lectures Committee

Feb. 15, Thursday, 5:30 pm, L140 Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave.
Kendall H. Brown, “Collaboration (and Resistance): Japan and the West in Prints, 1900-1930”
This guest lecturer is an Associate Professor of Art History at California State University at Long Beach.
Sponsored by the Chazen Museum of Art, co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies

March 5, Monday, 5:30 pm, L140 Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave.
Sarah E. Fraser, “Archaeology, Politics, and National Identity in 20th Century China: Making Chinese Art ‘Chinese’”
This guest lecturer is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History, Northwestern University.

March 13, Tuesday, 5:00 pm, 114 Van Hise Hall, 3750 University Ave.
Jack D. Ives,“Reconstructing the Myth of Deforestation: Northwest Yunnan and the Greater Himalaya”
This guest lecturer is an Honorary Research Professor at Carleton University, Ottowa, Ontario.  
Sponsored by the UW-Madison NSF IGERT China Program and CALS International Programs, co-sponsored by CEAS and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

March 19, Monday, 3:30 pm, 5230 Social Sciences Bldg., 1180 Observatory Dr.
Naran Bilik, “Names Have Memories: History Semantic Identity and Conflict in Mongolian and Chinese Language Use”
This guest lecturer is the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology at Carleton University
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Anthropology and CREECA (Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies)

March 27, Tuesday, 4:00 pm 494 Van Hise Hall
Orie Endo, Chinese Women's Script – The Fantastic Creativity of Women
This guest lecturer is the Professor of Sociolinguistics and Japanese Language Education at Bunkyo University.

April 13, Friday, Room L150 Chazen Museum of Art 800 University Ave.
Keiji Shinohara, Tradition and Innovation: Japanese Woodblock Print Technique
This guest lecturer is a Visiting Artist and Faculty Fellow at Wesleyan University and Master Printmaker in Japanese ukiyo-e style woodblock printing.

April 17, Tuesday, 4:00 pm, Rm 494 Van Hise Hall
David R. Knechtges, “A History of the Garden in Pre-Tang China”
This guest lecturer is a Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature at the University of Washington. 
Sponsored by the Dept. of East Asian Lang. & Lit., co-sponsored by CEAS.

April 19, Thursday, 4:00 pm, 8417 Social Sciences Bldg., 1180 Observatory Dr.
Keiko Hirao, Prof. of Sociology, Sophia Univ., and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Univ. Dept. of Sociology. Between Home and School: Family Educational Strategies and Maternal Employment in Japan
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Sociology, the Women's Studies Program, and the Women's Studies Research Center.

Fall 2006

Sept. 12 (Tuesday), 7:00 p.m., CEAS Guest Lecture Series
Borders West, 3750 University Ave.
“Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China”
Edward Friedman, Professor, Dept. of  Political Science
Sponsored by: International Institute and Borders Books

Sept. 18 (Monday), 4:00-5:00pm, CEAS Guest Lecture Series
494 Van Hise Hall
陆俭明:语言事实和语言理论
 “Language Facts and Theoretical Implication: Argumentation from Chinese Linguistics “
Jianming Lu, Director of the Center for Chinese Linguistic Studies and Professor, Chinese Department of Peking University; President of the International Association of Chinese Language Teaching
 
Sept. 18 (Monday), 5:00-6:00 pm, CEAS Guest Lecture Series
494 Van Hise Hall
马真:关于虚词研究的两个问题
“Two Issues on the Study of Functional Words in Chinese”
Zhen Ma,  Professor of Chinese Linguistics at Peking University

Sept. 19 (Monday), 5:00-6:00pm, CEAS Guest Lecture Series
1418 Van Hise Hall
戴昭铭:从“也”到“啊"
“Study of Two Grammatical Words: ‘ye’ and ‘a’”
Zhaoming Dai, Director of the Center for Chinese Linguistic Studies and Professor, Chinese Dept. at Heilongjiang University

Oct. 5 (Thursday) 7:00 – 10:00 pm, CEAS Guest Lecture Series
104 Van Hise Hall
Film Screening of The Unforgiven (South Korea, 2005)
With Introduction and Post-film Discussion by
Jong-Bin Yoon, Director

Oct. 10 (Tuesday), 7:00 p.m. CEAS Guest Lecture Series
Borders West, 3750 University Ave.
“Think Global, Fear Local: Sex, Violence, and Anxiety in Contemporary Japan”
David Leheny, Professor, Dept. of  Political Science, UW-Madison
Sponsored by: International Institute and Borders Books

Oct. 12 (Thursday), 4:30 p.m. CEAS Guest Lecture Series
Chazen Museum, L160 Elvehjem Building
“The Road to the Afterlife: Funerary Objects and Processions in
Medieval Japan”
Karen Gerhart, Professor of Japanese Art, University of Pittsburgh
Co-sponsors: Religious Studies and Art History

Oct. 13 (Friday), 8:45 am - 5:30 pm, CEAS Guest Lecture Series
Lubar Commons, 7200 Law School
Nuclear Security in Northeast Asia Workshop
Free and open to the public.  Guest speakers include:
Gregg Brazinsky, Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
Bruce Cumings, Professor of History, University of Chicago
Sung Chull Kim, Professor of Northeast Asian Studies, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University
Sergey Radchenko, Visiting Professor of History, Pittsburgh State University
Kathryn Weathersby, Senior Associate, History & Public Policy Program, Woodrow Wilson Intl. Ctr. for Scholars
Sponsored by: Center for East Asian Studies,  Korea Economic Institute (KEI), World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the Global Security Initiative, Division of International Studies;  co-sponsored by: Korean Students and Scholars Association (KSSA), East Asian Legal Studies Center, Global Legal Studies Initiative (GLSI); with support from the University Lectures Committee.

Nov. 9 (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. CEAS Guest Lecture Series
Borders West, 3750 University Ave.
“Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers”
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, Professor, Dept. of  Anthropology
Sponsored by: International Institute and Borders Books

November 28, 2006 (Tuesday), 4:00 pm, Guest Lecture
Rm. 260 Bascom Hall
James Thomas (job candidate for Assoc. Director of Center for East Asian Studies)
“Korean Whiplash: Development, Aesthetics, and National Hegemony”

December 7 (Thursday) 4:30-6:00 pm Guest Lecture
Room 367 Van Hise Hall
"Poetry Inscribed on Stones --- Prosody in Han Stele Inscriptions and its Significance for Poetic Genres"
Zhangcan Cheng, Professor and Director of Chinese Classics Institute at Nanjing University, China
Co-sponsor: Dept. of East Asian Languages & Literature

December 8 (Thursday) 3:30 – 5:00 pm Guest Lecture
Room 114 Van Hise Hall
"Men imagining a girl revolution (shôjo kakumei)"
Sharon Kinsella, Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-sponsor: Dept. of East Asian Languages & Literature

 Dec. 9 (Saturday), 2:00 p.m. & 3:30 pm CEAS Guest Lecture Series
Chazen Museum, L140 Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue
Two public lectures by University of Wisconsin  - Madison faculty members in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, "Color Woodcut International: Japan, Britain, and America in the Early 20th Century," Dec. 9, 2006 - Feb. 25, 2007. Sponsored by the Chazen Museum of Art and the Center for East Asian Studies at University of Wisconsin - Madison. For more information, contact the Center for East Asian Studies, 608-262-3643


2:00 pm
"Crosscurrents in Early Modern Art: Japan and the West"
Gene Phillips (Professor of Japanese Art History, Department of Art History)
Presentation with slides about mutual artistic and cultural influences between Japan, the U.S. and Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, prior to the period covered by the exhibition, as reflected in ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) and other arts.

3:30 pm
"Visual Culture Exchanges between Japan and the U.S. Since World War II"
Steve Ridgely (Assistant Professor of Contemporary Japanese Literature/Film/Popular Culture,  Department of East Asian Languages & Literature)
Presentation with slides about mutual artistic and cultural influences between Japan and the U.S. as reflected in film, anime (animated films) and manga (comic books) after the period covered by the exhibition.

 


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