Spring semester 2022 programming for the Center for East Asian Studies will include a March 4 symposium on post-fascist politics in Germany and Japan, a Feb 23 career panel of current New York Times and Washington Post journalists (including one fresh from Olympic quarantine), and an array of lectures on topics related to East Asia – from Korean accounts of the atomic bomb (Feb 22) to the rituals of politeness in the Chinese language (April 26).
Live speaking engagements continue to be the exception rather than the norm as the campus emerges from the COVID19 pandemic, kicking off Feb 16 with “What Are You Working On?” This in-person event will feature two current UW-Madison graduate students: Mollie Gossage, an anthropologist who was conducting field research in southwestern China during the COVID19 lock-down, and Steffenie Amber Widows, whose research on cranes has brought her to Korea’s DMZ.
Two annual events that were disrupted by COVID19 will return this spring in an on-line or hybrid format: the CEAS Language Pedagogy Workshop March 26 (all online), and the April 8-9 Trans Asia Graduate Student conference (hybrid).
Visual culture events include a March 31 on-line talk by Darcy Paquet, who subtitled Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winning “Parasite” and other Korean hits, and screening of short films in early March by Hong Kong director Yi Tang 唐藝, winner of the 2021 Cannes short film Palme d’Or.
Here is a list of the fall semester lineup:
Wed Feb 16, 4 pm, Ingraham 206: CEAS lecture series WAYWO (What Are You Working On?) in-person talk by grad students Mollie Gossage (tourism in Tibetan regions) and Steffenie Amber Widows (crane research by Korea’s DMZ)
Thu Feb 17, Noon: CEAS partnering with WisPolitics for a webinar: “Effect of US-China tensions & the pandemic on Wis and Midwest trade,” featuring Congressman Ron Kind with experts on Mexico and China trade.
Tue Feb 22, 4 pm, Ingraham 206: “Liberation through the ‘Science War’– Emancipation and Erasure in Early Korean Accounts of the Atomic Bombings.” CEAS lecture series in-person talk by Derek Kramer, University of Toronto.
Wed Feb 23, 7 pm: Midwestern Professionalization Seminar for East Asian Studies: Careers in Journalism, webinar panel with OSU and IU, featuring Amy Qin of the NYT, Jonathan Cheng of the Wall Street Journal, and Jeremy Goldkorn of SupChina.com.
Wed March 2, 4 pm: CEAS lecture series webinar by Peter Zarrow, UConn, “Global Utopias in Late Qing and Early Republican Chinese Thought.”
Fri March 4, 1-5:30 pm, Pyle Center: “Symposium on Post-Fascist Politics in Germany and Japan.” Hybrid seminar organized by UW-Madison historians Brandon Bloch & Louise Young and featuring three invited historians of Japan: Reto Hofmann (University of Western Australia) appearing virtually, and Franziska Seraphim (Boston College) and Kim Brandt (Columbia University) speaking in person, along with European historians Till van Rahden (University of Montreal), Mikkel Dack (Rowan Univ), and Julia Roos (Indiana Univ).
Week of March 7: CEAS film screening of three short films by visiting Hong Kong director Yi Tang 唐藝, winner of the 2021 Cannes short film Palme d’Or.
Wed Mar 9, 7 pm: Midwestern Professionalization Seminar for East Asian Studies: Careers in Government, WEBINAR panel with OSU and IU, featuring Nathan Bland, Department of State and Sue Mi Terry, a former senior analyst on Korean issues with the CIA. Second of three events in this series.
Tue Mar 22, 4 pm, Ingraham 206: “The Development of the Figure of the Female Scientific Inventor in Classical Chinese Fiction.” CEAS in-person talk by University of Bochum (Germany) PhD candidate and former UW-Madison visiting student Sabine Weber.
Sat Mar 26, 1-4:15 pm: 2022 CEAS Online Language Pedagogy Workshop: Technology, Literacy, and Multimodality. In collaboration with the Language Institute, and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, this virtual workshop for K-16 language instructors will feature sessions led by David Malinowski (San Jose State), and Amber Navarre (Boston Univ).
Thu Mar 31, 6:30 pm: CEAS Webinar by film critic Darcy Paquet, “Subtitling for Parasite (2019) and Korean Cinema in the Anglophone World.”
Week of March 29: CEAS in partnership with the Pulitzer Center presents a virtual lecture by journalist Sarah Topol on her recent work in Taiwan and Russia.
April 8-9. The annual Trans Asia Graduate Student (TAGS) conference will be trying a hybrid format this spring, featuring a keynote in-person talk by Chinese literature professor Paola Iovene, University of Chicago.
Mon Apr 11, 4 pm, Ingraham 206: CEAS lecture series in-person talk on Chinese history, “How to Interpret a Dream in Late Ming China,” by Brigid Vance, Lawrence Univ.
Tue, Apr 19, 4 pm: CEAS lecture series webinar on Chinese culture by Laurence Coderre, NYU.
Tue April 26, 4 pm: CEAS lecture series webinar on Chinese linguistics, “Interactional Rituals of Politeness in Chinese,“ by Dániel Kádár, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Fri April 29, time and location TBD: CEAS partnering with Political Science for an in-person talk on Chinese politics by Iza Ding, Pittsburgh