Fall 2022 CEAS-Sponsored Events

Fall semester 2022 programming at the Center for East Asian Studies will be highlighted by a series of talks on religion in China, along with lectures on the history of spicy peppers in Chinese cuisine, the impact of secret societies on the fall of the Qing Dynasty, and more.

For the first time since the start of COVID, this semester features more in-person than webinars! However, Zoom has become an important tool for connecting our campus community to talks on East Asia, which means the fall will see a CEAS-sponsored class Zoom on Gender Inequality in Japan, and a webinar on teaching classical Chinese stories. Center events can be found on this website’s Events Page, and through the Center’s Facebook Events Page.

Here is a list of the fall semester lineup of CEAS-sponsored happenings:

Tue, Sep 27, 4 pm, Ingraham 206: CEAS lecture series WAYWO (What Are You Working On?) presentations by Chinese Literature Prof. Anatoly Detwyler on organizing a spring conference, “Chinese Literature and the Global South: Writing, Translating, Reading,” and graduate student Adam Riley on serving on the executive committee of the Japan-America Student Conference.

Thu, Oct 6, 3 pm, Ingraham 206: Representatives of EPIK (English Program in Korea) will be on hand to talk with any interested applicants. This program helps college graduates connect with teaching opportunities in Korea.

Tue, Oct 11, 4 pm, Ingraham 206: “Adding Spice: How the chile pepper flavored Chinese culture.” CEAS lecture series talk by historian Brian Dott of Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.

Wed, Oct 19, 4 pm, Ingraham 206: Chinese Secret Societies and the Qing Dynasty’s war against drugs.” CEAS lecture series talk by global studies Professor Mark Driscoll, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Thu, Oct 20, 9:50 am, sociology class Zoom session: “Gender Inequality in Japan.” Presentation by labor relations Prof. Eunmi Mun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nov 2-3, campus visit by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson will feature three events:

· Wed, Nov 2, 7 pm, Upper House. “Religion in Modern China.” Free public lecture, with registration through the event host, Upper House.

· Tue, Nov 3, 10 am, student session at Vilas Hall organized by CEAS

· Tue, Nov 3, 12 noon, Law School’s Lubar Commons. “The Struggle for Religious Freedom in China.” Free public panel hosted by the East Asian Legal Studies Center and featuring Johnson in conversation with research professor Terence Halliday of the American Bar Foundation in Chicago.

Tue, Nov 15, 4 pm, webinar: “Teaching Classic Chinese Stories as a Bridge to Interculturality.” CEAS lecture series talk by Language Prof. Jinai Sun of North Central College in Naperville, IL.

Tue, Nov 29, 4 pm, Ingraham 206: “Distant Shores: Colonial Encounters on China’s Maritime frontier.” CEAS lecture series talk by historian Melissa Macauley of Northwestern University.