Thursday, September 22, 2022

"A Soul Haunted By Painting" Film Series Showing

Thursday, September 22, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Hotel A conference room, join the East Asia Center and Media Studies Professor Lori Morimoto for the first showing in our Fall 2022 Film Series, "A Soul Haunted by Painting," directed by Shuqin Huang.

The mesmerizing Gong Li stars in this true story of a Chinese painter, Pan Yuliang (Gong Li), whose work was celebrated in Paris yet rejected at home. At fifteen years old, she was sold into prostitution. Her life changes when she marries with a high official. Through her husband, she finds expression in western painting, and furthers her studies in Paris. Although internationally acclaimed as an artist, her past always continued to haunt her at home in China; and it was only after her death that she finally received the acceptance she so desperately sought.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Constructing Understandings of China: Chinese “Economic Statecraft” from a BRI(tish) Perspective

Our fall event season kicks off with a visit from noted China specialist Shaun Breslin, Co-Editor of the Pacific Review, and Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in the UK. He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, four books and two major research reports, including his latest book, China Risen? Studying Chinese Global Power. Information on all of these, and free access to some of them, can be found on his Warwick University webpage. Joining us as part of the University of Virginia's "Assessment of China's Belt and Road Initiative" Project, Professor Breslin will deliver the talk "Understandings of China: Chinese 'Economic Statecraft' from a BRI(tish) Perspective."

The talk will be held in-person Friday, September 16, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. in New Cabell Hall 309.

To join the concurrent livestream of the event on Zoom, please register here.

 

Friday, September 9, 2022

East Asia Center Welcome Reception

We'd like to invite you to join us for the East Asia Center's fall welcome reception, to be held outdoors Friday, September 9in Pavilion Garden X (by Randall Hall) from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. In the event of rain we'll move the event over to the Minor Hall lobby. 

Refreshments will be on hand, so be sure to bring your appetite! You are welcome to bring your own water bottle, as we will have a water dispenser available as well.

Can't wait to see everyone there!

Friday, April 22, 2022

The Whites are Enemies of Heaven: Climate Caucasianism and Asian Ecological Protection

Please join the East Asia Center as we welcome Mark Driscoll, Associate Professor of Global Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who will be discussing his new book "The Whites are Enemies of Heaven: Climate Caucasianism and Asian Ecological Protection."

The talk will be held Friday, April 22, from 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. in Minor 125.

Friday, April 8, 2022

East Asia Center Spring Faculty Forum

The East Asia Center will be holding our spring faculty forum Friday, April 8, from 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. in Monroe 124. Prof. Aynne Kokas will be presenting "Trafficking Data: How China is Winning the Global Battle for Digital Sovereignty" and Prof. Krishan Kumar will discuss "Max Weber’s The Religion of China: A Re-Assessment." We look forward to seeing you all there!

Friday, April 1, 2022

The Wuhan Lockdown and the Limits of Critique

The UVA East Asia Center will be hosting Guobin Yang, Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication and Sociology at the Annenberg School for Communication and Department of Sociology of the University of Pennsylvania, for a special Coughlin lecture, entitled "The Wuhan Lockdown and the Limits of Critique." 

The event will be held Friday, April 1, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST.

To register for this online event, please visit https://bit.ly/YangUVA

The event is co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Department of Media Studies.

Friday, March 25, 2022

China's Hong Kong and Taiwan Problems: A Semi-Leninist Policy Meets Popular Response

Join the East Asia Center as welcome Richard C. Bush, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, who specializes on the East Asia region, particularly China and Taiwan, for a talk entitled "China's Hong Kong and Taiwan Problems: A Semi-Leninist Policy Meets Popular Response." Our event will be held Friday, March 25, from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in Monroe 130. 

Dr. Bush served for nineteen years in the U.S. government, first on the staff of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives (1983-1995); as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia and member of the National Intelligence Council (1995-97); and then as Chairman and Managing Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, the instrumentality through which the U.S. government conducts substantive relations with Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic relations (1997-2002).

Dr. Bush joined The Brookings Institution in 2002 as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies. He has held the Michael H. Armacost Chair and the Chen-fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies. While at Brookings he published At Cross Purposes: U.S.-Taiwan Relations, 1942-2000; Untying the Knot: Making Peace in the Taiwan Strait; A War Like No Other: The Truth About China’s Challenge to America (co-authored with Michael O’Hanlon); The Perils of Proximity: China-Japan Security Relations; Uncharted Strait: The Future of China-Taiwan Relations; and Hong Kong in the Shadow of China: Living with the Leviathan. In April 2021, the Brookings Institution Press published his Difficult Choices: Taiwan’s Quest for Security and the Good Life.

This event is co-sponsored by UVA Global and the Miller Center.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Momentous Changes in Hong Kong, 2019-2021: Through the Eyes of Frontline Journalists

Join the East Asia Center for a special Thursday evening panel discussion "The Momentous Changes in Hong Kong, 2019-2021: Through the Eyes of Frontline Journalists."

In this panel discussion, UVA law professor David Law (formerly of Hong Kong University) will introduce and converse with a group of distinguished journalists who all have frontline experience with the recent crackdown of protests in Hong Kong and the implementation of the National Security Law there. Our speakers will include:

Angel Kwan, a journalist in Hong Kong with Ming Pao who formerly worked for Apple Daily, which was Hong Kong’s most popular newspaper until it was forced to close due to the arrest of its founder and senior executives under the National Security Law;
Nina Loh, producer for the English channel of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Hong Kong's only public broadcaster. Loh has over 20 years media experience spanning print, TV and online;
Suzanne Sataline, who has covered law and civil society in Russia and Hong Kong. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Politico and Quartz. A Columbia graduate, she is a former staff writer at The Wall Street Journal;
Pak Yiu, the Hong Kong correspondent for Nikkei Asia covering business and politics. Previously with Reuters, he reported from Hong Kong on China's crackdown on the democracy movement, and from Beijing where he covered human rights and social issues with a focus on China's crackdown on Xinjiang.

The event will be held online Thursday, March 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m. EST (7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Friday March 18 Hong Kong time)

To register to attend the event, please visit https://bit.ly/HKchanges

 

Friday, February 25, 2022

Writing a History of Sexuality for Premodern China: Some Methodological Reflections

The UVA East Asia Center is pleased to host Hsiao-Wen Cheng, associate professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, for her talk "Writing a History of Sexuality for Premodern China: Some Methodological Reflections," Friday, February 25, at 3:00 p.m. A cultural and intellectual historian of Middle Period China (10th-13th centuries), with special interest in gender, sexuality, medicine, and religion, Cheng is the author of Divine, Demonic, and Disordered: Women without Men in Song Dynasty China (University of Washington Press, 2021). She is currently working on an edited volume on the cross-cultural exchange of medicines across Asia, and another book-project on notions of norm and normalcy in premodern China.

To register for this online talk, please visit https://bit.ly/ChengUVA

Friday, February 18, 2022

Investing in Asia: The Overlook Model

Please join the UVA East Asia Center as we host Richard H. Lawrence, Jr., founder and executive chairman of Overlook Investments Group, for a talk on "Investing in Asia: The Overlook Model."

This online event will be held Friday, February 18, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

To register, please visit at https://bit.ly/theModel

Friday, February 11, 2022

Judicial Review of Constitutional Amendments: The Case of Taiwan

Please join the UVA East Asia Center as we kick off the Spring speaker series with a talk by Professor David S. Law, E. James Kelly, Jr., Class of 1965 Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. His talk, "Judicial Review of Constitutional Amendments: The Case of Taiwan," will cover research from Law's new edited volume Constitutionalism in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2022: https://bit.ly/LawCIC).

This free hybrid event will be held in-person, Friday, February 11, from 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. EST in Monroe 124, with a reception following. A livestream of the event will also be available on Zoom; to view online, please register at https://bit.ly/Law2-11

Friday, November 12, 2021

Elite Graffiti, Kinship, and Social Capital: Cultural Pilgrimages to Kŭmgangsan in Pre-1900 Korea

Please join the East Asia Center as we host Maya Stiller, Associate Professor of Korean art history & visual culture at the University of Kansas, for her talk "Elite Graffiti, Kinship, and Social Capital: Cultural Pilgrimages to Kŭmgangsan in Pre-1900 Korea." Her book Carving Status at Kŭmgangsan: Elite Graffiti in Premodern Korea has just been published by University of Washington Press.

The event will be livestreaming on Zoom Friday, November 12, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST

To register for the event, please visit https://bit.ly/elitegrafitti

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Perceptions from Below the Winds and Beyond: Reconsidering Southeast Asia Within the Indo-Pacific

We are honored to host Emeritus Professor James J. Fox, of Australian National University, who will be presenting for the annual Coughlin lecture for the Nelson Lectures on Southeast Asia series. 

His talk "Perceptions from Below the Winds and Beyond: Reconsidering Southeast Asia Within the Indo-Pacific" will be held Thursday, November 11, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. EST. All are welcome to attend this free online event, which will also feature a short panel discussion before audience Q&A. The panel will include Sylvia Tidey (UVA Professor of Anthropology), Deborah Lawrence (UVA Professor of Environmental Sciences) and Manuel Lerdau (UVA Professor of Environmental Sciences). The event will be moderated by Fred Damon (UVA Professor of Anthropology).

To register for the event, please visit https://bit.ly/JamesFoxUVA

Friday, November 5, 2021

How has development in Hong Kong affected the chances for peaceful unification of Taiwan and China?

Please join the UVA East Asia Center for our fall faculty forum with Harry Harding and Syaru Shirley Lin, where they will be discussing "How has development in Hong Kong affected the chances for peaceful unification of Taiwan and China?" The event will be held in person, Friday, November 5, in Minor Hall 125, beginning at 3:15 p.m. EST. We will have a light reception following, to be held in the Minor Hall lobby. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Literature, Emotion, the Novel: Rereading Sōseki Across the Premodern-Modern Divide

The East Asia Center is excited to host Daniel Poch, Associate Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kong, for his talk "Literature, Emotion, the Novel: Rereading Sōseki Across the Premodern-Modern Divide." Poch, a specialist in early modern and modern Japanese literature, published his first book, Licentious Fictions: Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese Novel, in 2020. Other recent peer-reviewed publications include the article “Reclaiming Ethics Through Love: ‘Literature’ in Natsume Sōseki’s Novel Sorekara” (Japan Forum 2020), as well as articles on Sōseki’s literary theory and early Meiji translation published in such journals as Monumenta Nipponica and Japanese Language and Literature.

The talk will be streaming live on Zoom, Thursday evening, November 4, 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. EST 

To register for the event, please visit https://tinyurl.com/pochUVA 

Friday, October 29, 2021

A New Model of Early Ryukyuan History

Join the East Asia Center as we welcome Gregory Smits, Professor of History and Asian Studies at Penn State University, for his talk "A New Model of Early Ryukyuan History." The event will be held Friday, October 29, from 3:15-5:00 p.m. EST in Maury Hall 115. 

Smits is the author of Visions of Ryukyu: Identity and Ideology in Early-Modern Thought and Politics (1999), Maritime Ryukyu, 1050-1650 (2019), as well as several other books. He has just completed the manuscript of a follow-up volume to Maritime Ryukyu.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Eison’s 叡尊 (1201-1290) Reformation of the Japanese Buddhist Ordinations: Sermon Fragments, Autobiography, and Hagiography

The East Asia Center is pleased to host Paul Groner, UVA Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, for his talk "Eison’s 叡尊 (1201-1290) Reformation of the Japanese Buddhist Ordinations: Sermon Fragments, Autobiography, and Hagiography." The lecture will be held Friday, October 15, from 3:15-5:00 p.m. EST in Maury Hall 115. 

Groner’s research has focused on medieval Japanese views of the Buddhist precepts and ordinations, particularly those of the Tendai School. He is the author of Saichō: The Establishment of Japanese TendaiRyōgen and Mount Hiei: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century, and the forthcoming Precepts, Ordinations, and Practice in Medieval Japanese Tendai.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

China and the Re-Centering of East Asia: China, East Asia, and the Reconfiguration of a Multinodal World

Zoom Registration available at https://tinyurl.com/Recentering4

Youtube Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NvZOed-f1c

Thursday, September 30, 2021

China and the Re-Centering of East Asia: Convergence and Asian Re-Centering

Zoom Registration available at https://tinyurl.com/Recentering3

Youtube Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPZwHdEwbcw

Thursday, September 23, 2021

China and the Re-Centering of East Asia: Modernization and the Decentering of Asia

Zoom Registration available at https://tinyurl.com/Recentering2

Youtube Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAlIrUWlscg

Friday, September 17, 2021

Prototype Nation: China & the Contested Promise of Innovation

The UVA East Asia Center and UVA Department of Media Studies will be hosting a livestream with Silvia M. Lindtner, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan in the School of Information and Associate Director of their Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing. The event, "Prototype Nation: China & the Contested Promise of Innovation" will discuss the author's 2020 book, which offers a transnational analysis of how the promise of democratized innovation and entrepreneurial life has shaped China’s governance and global image. Join us Friday, September 17, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. EST

Registration for the Zoom livestream is available at https://tinyurl.com/prototypenation

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

China and the Re-Centering of East Asia: Introduction and China’s Premodern Centricity

Zoom registration available at https://tinyurl.com/Recentering1

Youtube Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqVhMNzyjrY

Friday, April 23, 2021

Beyond the Green Archipelago: Japan's Empire of Forestry in Korea and Beyond

 

Our Spring Speaker Series concludes with a talk by David Fedman, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, "Beyond the Green Archipelago: Japan's Empire of Forestry in Korea and Beyond." The event will be held Friday, April 23, 2021, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

This online event will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. To register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/fedmanUVA

 

Friday, April 16, 2021

East Asian Cultural Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic 

All are welcome to join the "East Asian Cultural Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic" webinar, scheduled for Monday, April 26, 7:00- 8:30 PM EST. 

Event registration is available at: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FGxZfnaLQ2ubm7ITz42Iww

The event is sponsored by the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities through the Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture.

While policy and strategy decisions have dominated mainstream media coverage of other nations’ handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is also important to consider how at the level of everyday life, societies and individuals have been experiencing the upheavals caused by the pandemic. This panel focuses on East Asian cultural reactions to the worldwide crisis. 

Jaeho Kang (Seoul National University) will describe how South Korean responses to the pandemic have been shaped by a confluence of technological and traditional cultural factors, and are interpreted along these rubrics. Chenshu Zhou (University of Pennsylvania) will be examining online video representations of Wuhan under lockdown that make use of drone footage. Anri Yasuda (University of Virginia) will analyze how works of Japanese literature written during the pandemic underscore a pervasive ‘crisis ordinary’ mentality that precedes Covid-19. After the presentations, there will be time for dialogue and exchanges about the shared themes, as well as the marked differences, amongst the contemporary East Asian socio-cultural contexts under discussion. 

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Anri Yasuda ay4yq@virginia.edu

Friday, April 16, 2021

Of Gods and Whales: Popular Rituals, Environmental Change, and the Necessity of Intra-Asian Comparison

Please join the East Asia Center as we welcome Aike Peter Rots, Associate Professor in Asian Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway, for a talk entitled "Of Gods and Whales: Popular Rituals, Environmental Change, and the Necessity of Intra-Asian Comparison." The event will be held Friday, April 16, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

This online event will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. To register, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PkJvIsOZQ1ysE6_x9WNyDA

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The United States and Vietnam: New Dynamics with Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc

Please join us as we continue our Ambassador series focusing on the United States and Vietnam relationship, with a special visit by the Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Ha Kim Ngoc. Ha Kim Ngoc, the sixth Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States of America, will articulate a Vietnamese perspective on the post-Trump, post-Covidian world and especially seek to promote and advance understanding between the U.S. and Vietnam. Ambassador Stephen Mull and Professors Pham Quang Hung and Brantly Womack will participate in the discussion. The event is co-sponsored by the East Asia Center, UVA Global Affairs and the Miller Center.

The event will be held Thursday, April 8, 9:00 p.m. EST (Friday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. ICT) on Zoom Webinar. Please find free event registration at https://tinyurl.com/newdynamics2

If you have a question you'd like to address to Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc, please feel free to do so with the Google Form here.

The event will also be available for viewing on Youtube Live.

 

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Inequality of Equalities: The Taiwanese Buddhist Encounter with Liberal Humanism and Taiwan’s Indigenous People

The East Asia Center Spring Speaker Series continues with a talk by Jeffrey Nicolaisen, Visiting Lecturer at Duke Kunshan University, entitled "Inequality of Equalities: The Taiwanese Buddhist Encounter with Liberal Humanism and Taiwan’s Indigenous People." The talk will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

This online event will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. To register, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HTQ5-IlPQk-iFR0wzYGvUQ

Friday, April 2, 2021

ASEAN and Regional Order in Southeast Asia

Please join us for a special Coughlin Lecture on Southeast Asia by Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service, American University, examining his new research in "ASEAN and Regional Order in Southeast Asia." The event will be held Friday, April 2, 2021, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

This online event will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. To register, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rGKAblv4T0ynT6RQdn0bkA

We will also have a concurrent livestream of the event on Youtube live, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuX7J0PzqMs

Friday, March 19, 2021

The Walled Grove: Chinese Gardens in History

We hope you will join us for an event with Xin Conan-Wu, Associate Professor of East Asian Art History at William & Mary, as she presents her research on "The Walled Grove: Chinese Gardens in History." The event will be held March 19, 2021, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

This online event will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. To register, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p1akWkNESwKa89nllEnkmw

Also available for viewing on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GTbzTpZQfg

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The United States and Vietnam: New Dynamics

Join us for a special event with United States Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink, as he discusses the future of US-Vietnam relations with Ambassador Stephen Mull and Professor of Foreign Affairs Brantly Womack. The event, co-sponsored by the East Asia Center, UVA Global Affairs, the UVA Center for Politics and the Miller Center, will be held Thursday, March 4, starting at 9:00 p.m. EST

To register for the online event, visit https://tinyurl.com/newdynamics

Also available on livestream at https://youtu.be/4368TDnE_Vw

Friday, February 26, 2021

What Do Historians Mean When They Say ‘China’?

Join us for a special Nelson Lecture on Southeast Asia with Hugh R. Clark, Professor Emeritus of History and East Asian Studies at Ursinus College, as he presents "What Do Historians Mean When They Say ‘China’?" The talk will be held Friday, February 26, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

This online event will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. To register, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_daYJHtc5QjubdKAfUZdQmg

The talk's livestream will also be broadcast concurrently on YouTube Live; please find it at https://youtu.be/FzboOf3iuiI

Friday, February 19, 2021

Creating Shanghai Sonatas: A New Musical Based on the True Stories of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees during WWII

The East Asia Center is proud to have one of the world's foremost violinists, composers and producers Xiang “Sean” Gao, Trustees Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Delaware and visiting professor of 4 major universities in China, join us to discuss his new work "Creating Shanghai Sonatas: A New Musical Based on the True Stories of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees during WWII​." The event will be held Friday, February 19, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

This online event will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. To register, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fGCkaFBmTkOy6M5L8Qyw_A

Friday, February 5, 2021

"Uyghurs are Uyghurs. They Aren’t Muslim:" Forging "Modern" Chinese Citizens in Xinjiang

Our 2021 spring speaker series will open with the event "Uyghurs are Uyghurs. They Aren’t Muslim:" Forging "Modern" Chinese Citizens in Xinjiang, a talk by Timothy Grose, associate professor of China Studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The event will be held Friday, February 5, streaming online from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

To register for the event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_01W5XNfqSWym4TWSyUfwsw

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Antecedents of BRI: Empires, Religions, Material Culture and Economics of the Silk Road

Watch the livestream of the events:

Day 1 -- https://youtu.be/70-vl2vF83Q

Day 2 -- https://youtu.be/z1DufObkCNE

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Assessment of China's Belt & Road Initiative: Chinese Multinationals: Strategy, Capability and Impact

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Taking China out of Premodern Global History: Bodies, Threads and Fabrics

Our fall speaker series will conclude with our Coughlin Lecture on East Asia, presented by Naomi Standen, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Birmingham, entitled "Taking China out of Premodern Global History: Bodies, Threads and Fabrics." The event will be held Thursday, November 19, streaming online from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

To register for the event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NCyfLeqvQyK_gLExWlcRyg

This event is jointly co-sponsored by the East Asia Center and the Medieval Studies Program.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Creating the Intellectual: Chinese Communism and the Rise of a Classification

Professor Eddy U, of the University of California, Davis, will present "Creating the Intellectual: Chinese Communism and the Rise of a Classification," Friday, November 13, from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jZq0ov6BTUqEse7tGMaebg

Friday, November 6, 2020

Dialogue and Dialect in Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs

Professor David Boyd, of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will present on "Dialogue and Dialect in Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs," Friday, November 6, starting at 3:15 p.m. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EkLM9pm4Qb6BN-xtTyffuQ

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Island Illusion: Recreating Avalokiteshvara at Mt. Putuo in Sichuan during Song-dynasty China

Prof. Sonya Lee, of the University of Southern California, will speak on "Island Illusion: Recreating Avalokiteshvara at Mt. Putuo in Sichuan during Song-dynasty China," Thursday, October 29, starting at 5:00pm. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fTAQRKQbTb6efmaAHsLL2A

 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Learning from the Hidden Histories of Transpacific Mixed Families between China & the US

Prof. Emma Teng, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak on "Learning from the Hidden Histories of Transpacific Mixed Families between China & the US," Friday, October 23, starting at 3:15 p.m. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c8FjycjdThK9aDQ9hU99DA

This event is co-sponsored with the UVA Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Book Launch: State Reconstitution in China, Japan and East Africa

Graham F. Odell, UVA East Asian Studies MA program alumni and current instructor in the International Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach, will join us for a book launch for his new title "State Reconstitution in China, Japan and East Africa," Friday, October 16, starting at 3:15 p.m. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSlG99DOSLS-i6LzDHOPIA

Friday, October 9, 2020

China-Japan: 1895-2010, The Interim of Japan on Top

Ezra F. Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences (Emeritus) at Harvard University, will join us for a Coughlin Lecture on East Asia, "China-Japan: 1895-2010, The Interim of Japan on Top." The event will be held Friday, October 9, starting at 3:15 p.m. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E-7aEQC-SqKLY6pZS6auDg

Friday, October 2, 2020

China, Asia, and the US: Foreground and Lost Ground

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will deliver a talk on "China, Asia, and the US: Foreground and Lost Ground," Friday, October 2, starting at 3:15 p.m. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_26GMU805SUakJEuN-IqjMA

 

Friday, September 25, 2020

China and the U.S. -- A Superpower Showdown (Could Relations Get Any Worse?)

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei of the Wall Street Journal will be joining us to discuss "China and the U.S. -- A Superpower Showdown (Could Relations Get Any Worse?)" The book launch for their new work, Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War, the event will be held Friday, September 25, starting at 3:15pm. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lp1uKpFaTKqfI56aHAHJoQ

 

Friday, September 18, 2020

The Geopolitics of International Trade in Southeast Asia

Prof. Kerem Cosar will give a talk on "The Geopolitics of International Trade in Southeast Asia," Friday, September 18, starting at 3:15pm. This online event will be broadcast through Zoom Webinar.

To register for this event, please visit: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ygeRukOjQbKzShfv__KnhA

This talk is part of UVA's "Assessment of China's Belt & Road Initiative" Project.

You can find Prof. Cosar's topic paper, written with Benjamin Thomas, available to read here: http://www.keremcosar.com/workingpapers/Cosar_Thomas_Geopolitics_SEAsia.pdf

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Perspectives from South Korea : A Conversation with Ambassador Lee Soo-Hyuck

Join us for an online conversation between Ambassador Lee Soo-Hyuck of South Korea and UVA Vice Provost for Global Affairs Steve Mull on a range of topics including South Korea’s response to COVID-19, U.S.-Korea relations, security in northeast Asia, K-Pop politics, and education in South Korea. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, at 2:30 p.m EDT.

His Excellency Lee Soo-Hyuck has served as South Korea’s Ambassador to the U.S. since January 2020. He is a career diplomat having served as Ambassador to Germany, First Deputy Director of the National Intelligence Service, and most recently as a Member of the National Assembly assigned to the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee. Ambassador Lee has participated in numerous negotiations such as the Four-Party Talks in 1997 and was the first Chief Negotiator of South Korea in the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear program in 2003.

For more information, please contact Mandira Banerjee at mandirab@virginia.edu

Please register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-ambassador-lee-soo-hyuck-tickets-119290694679. The event link will be sent to all registrants.

The conversation is a partnership between UVA Office of Global Affairs, Center for Politics Ambassador Series and East Asia Center.

 

 

Friday, September 11, 2020

East Asia Center Fall Faculty Forum

To register for this event, broadcast through Zoom Webinar, please go to:

https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oxGTr08FSoOkrSczsQ3KMw

Monday, March 2, 2020

Tayyab Safdar presents "The China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Progress, Opportunities and Perils"

Join us as Dr. Tayyab Safdar, Post-Doctoral Researcher for the Centre of Development Studies & China Centre, Jesus College at the University of Cambridge, presents his research on "The China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Progress, Opportunities and Perils." This talk, part of the University of Virginia's "Assessment of China's Belt and Road Initiative" will be held in Monroe 122, from 6:00-7:30pm.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

An Appreciation of Director Bong Joon Ho: Two Seminal Films

Friday, February 28, 2020

"Nourishing Japan" Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Film-maker Alexis Agliano Sanborn

Documentary film-maker Alexis Agliano Sanborn will join us for a screening of her film "Nourishing Japan," which looks at the impact of recent changes in Japanese law that effect the way food is served at schools, as well as a panel discussion featuring Dr. Kathleen Porter, nutrition expert and Assistant Professor of Research for the UVA School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences, Jordan Johnson (Garden Team Manager for the local Schoolyard Garden program); and Leon Nunez (Food Justice Associate for the same program, who came up through the city schools and has been working with the garden program since he was a middle school student).

 Join us February 28, in Nau 101, from 3:15-5:00pm.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop with Local Artist Jing Shui

Local artist Jing Shui will be leading a Chinese art technique workshop Thursday, February 20, from 3:00-5:30pm in New Cabell Hall 298 Language Commons Suite. 

Please RSVP for the event at https://tinyurl.com/jingshui2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

"Three Turning Points in Chinese Popular Political Thought since 1949" with Dr. Perry Link

"Three Turning Points in Chinese Popular Political Thought since 1949", a talk by the esteemed East Asian scholar Dr. Perry Link, followed by a townhall conversation on Hong Kong with Harry Harding, will be held Friday, February 14, in the Harrison-Small Auditorium, from 2:00-5:00pm, with reception following. This event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Friday, February 7, 2020

East Asia Center Faculty Forum

The East Asia Center Spring 2020 faculty forum will be held February 7, with presentations by Howard Epstein (Professor of Environmental Sciences and Department Chair) and Philip Potter (Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Director of the National Security Policy Center). Professor Epstein will speak on the "Environment of the Tibetan Plateau," with Professor Potter sharing thoughts on "China's War on Terror." Please join us in Monroe 116, from 3:15 - 5:00pm, with reception following.

 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Chinese Cooking Class at Kyoto Restaurant

Saturday, November 16, 2019

2019 Fall Speaker Series

Friday, November 15, 2019

Assessing the Politics and Economics of China's Belt and Road Initiative

Please visit our website www.uvachinabriproject.com to RSVP for the afternoon workshop and to learn more!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Jonathan Padwe presents "Pol Pot's War On Diversity: "Mastery," Ideology and Ecology in Khmer Rouge Cambodia"

Friday, November 1, 2019

Koji Murata of Doshisa University speaks on "The US-Japan Alliance in the Trump Era"

Friday, October 25, 2019

Robert Weller presents "Anti-Heroic Agents"

Monday, October 21, 2019

A Dialogue between Duncan Clark and Shirley Lin "The Rise of Alibaba and Prospects for Technological Innovation in China"

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sarah Jacoby presents "Technologies of Sexuality in Tibetan Buddhism"

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matthew King presents "Counter-modern Buddhism in Revolutionary Inner Asia"

Counter-modern Buddhism in Revolutionary Inner Asia

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Free

Drawing from his recent book Ocean of Milk, Ocean of Blood: A Mongolian Monk in the Ruins of the Qing (Columbia University Press 2019), Matthew King will share the story of one Khalkha monk’s failed efforts to render the collapse of the Qing and Tsarist empires, the rise of nationalist and socialist revolutionary movements, and the rationalizing influences of science and public culture sensible to his Tibeto-Mongolian scholastic tradition. The emphasis in this talk will be on ways that attention to “counter-modern Buddhisms” helps illuminate under-researched landscapes of social and religious imagination across 19th-20th century Asia and re-figures Buddhist Studies into a form of critique in the humanities today.

Matthew King is Associate Professor of Transnational Buddhism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California-Riverside, where he also currently serves as Chair of Asian Studies.

Sponsorship of this event is shared between the East Asia Center, the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion, and the UVA Tibet Center.

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:
Free

Venue

Nau Hall 342
1540 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Organizers

Tibet Center
East Asia Center
Virginia Center for the Study of Religion

Friday, October 11, 2019

Josh Eisenman presents "Red China's Green Revolution"

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Joshua Eisenman presents "Insurmountable Asymmetry" Belt and Road Initiative Talk

Friday, September 27, 2019

Chinese Painting Workshop with local artist Jing Shui

Friday, September 20, 2019

East Asia Center Faculty Forum September 20

Friday, September 13, 2019

East Asia Center Fall Reception September 13

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Complementing and Competing Visions of China's Belt and Road Initiative

 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Xiao Ren Talk - "China and the Denuclearization of Korea: History in the Making?"

Friday, February 22, 2019

Mixin Pei Talk - "Autopsy of a Failed Policy: Why China’s One-Party Political Regime Made America’s Engagement Unsuccessful"

Friday, February 15, 2019

Webb Keane Talk - "Perspectives on Religion in Indonesia: Materiality, Ethics, Ontology, Politics

Friday, November 30, 2018

Erin Swails Talk - Environmental Science in Indonesia

Part of the Nelson Lectures on Southeast Asia.  Location and Flier coming soon.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Ben Tran Talk - Air Conditioned Socialism

Part of the Nelson Lectures on Southeast Asia.  Location and Flier coming soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Scott Seligman - The Third Degree: Triple Murder, Your Miranda Rights, and UVA's First Chinese Student

Friday, November 9, 2018

East Asia Center Faculty Forum: Manuel Lerdau, Esther Lorenz, Brantly Womack

Location and Flier coming soon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Networking and Welcome Reception of Leaders Advancing Democracy - Mongolia

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sandy Miller Talk - A Reverence for Ink: Collecting Chinese Ink Painting

Friday, October 19, 2018

Takeshi Watanabe Talk - How to Treat Spirit Possessions in Heian Japan: Eiga monogatari and the Potential of Historical Writing for Healing

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tansen Sen Talk - India, China, and the World: A Connected History

Friday, September 28, 2018

Korean Candlelight Revolution and Its Aftermath for Peace in Korean Peninsula

Friday, September 21, 2018

Paul Goldin Talk - Self Interest and Manipulation in Early Chinese Texts

Friday, September 21, 2018

Michelle Sorensen Talk - Euhemerism and Feminism in the Transmission of the Tibetan Buddhist Chöd Tradition

Friday, September 14, 2018

East Asia Center Fall Reception

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Prasenjit Duara - Spiritual Ecologies: Sustainability & Transcendence in Contemporary Asia (3:00, Minor 110)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Jonathan Skaff - Slavery on the Silk Road of the Tang Empire (3:15, Monroe 124)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chang Changhong - Buddhist Murals in the Caves of Ngari, Western Tibet (5:00, Rouss 403)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Alexandra Kaloyanides - New Buddhist Movements in Burma's Konbaung Dynasty (5:00pm, Rouss 403)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Kenneth Dean - The Rise of the Underworld Deities in Singapore: Transformations of Religious Space (5:00pm @ Rouss 410)

Friday, March 30, 2018

John Ardussi - Secular & Political Mural Art from Himalayan Lands (3:15, Monroe 124)

Friday, February 23, 2018

Guoqi Xu - Modern Sports & The Idea of China (3:15, Monroe 124)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Krisopher Kersey - Lecture on Japanese Art (3:15, Monroe 124)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Martin Schoenhals - Cultural Beliefs about the Urban & Modern in the People's Republic of China (1:00pm, Brooks Hall Commons)

Friday, February 9, 2018

East Asia Center Faculty Forum with Sylvia Chong, Mark Metcalf, and Shiqiao Li (3:15, Monroe 124)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Fred Damon - Chinese Astronomical Systems in the South Pacific: Conforming Earth to Heaven through Reaches of the Austronesian World (3:15, Monroe 124)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Francois Jullien - There's No Such Thing as Cultural Identity, but We Will Defend a Culture's Resources (5:00pm @ Minor 125)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Juliet Bryant - Influenza Research in Vietnam, 4:00pm @ Pinn Hall, Room 1-17

Friday, November 3, 2017

Jonathan Best - Empress Jingū's Magical Conquest of Korea, a Legend of Multiple Uses (3:15pm @ Monroe 122)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Brandon Dotson - A Strange Gift and its Stranger Beneficiaries: 1,650 Sutras Copied for the Tibetan Emperor (3:15 pm @ Monroe 122)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nicole Willock - Lineages of the Literary: Religious Repertoires and the Cultural Revolution (3:15pm @ Monroe 122)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ian Johnson - China's Religious Revival (5:00pm @ Nau 101)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ruth Barnes - Indian Textiles from the Lands Below the Winds: Trades with Southeast Asia (6:00pm @ Campbell 160)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Carlos Rojas - Killing Time: Anticipating and Commemorating the Hong Kong Handover (3:15pm @ Monroe 122)

Friday, October 6, 2017

East Asia Center Faculty Forum

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Trian Nguyen - Paid to Remember: A Study of Portrait Images of Temples Patrons in the Vietnamese Buddhist Tradition (5:00pm @ Campbell 158)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Holly Gayley - Epistolary Intimacy in the Love Letters of a Buddhist Tantric Couple (5:00pm @ Nau 211)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Anne Blackburn - Making Buddhist Kingdoms Across the Indian Ocean (5:00pm @ Monroe 110)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Julia Cassaniti - Ghostly Affects: Emotion and Subjectivity in Contemporary Thai Buddhist Mindfulness (3:15 @ Monroe 124)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ron Dimberg - East Asian Studies at UVA: Content and Context (5:00pm @ The Fralin Museum)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Anatoly Detwyler - Information Theory and Modern Chinese Literature (3:15pm @ Monroe 124)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sonya Rhie Quintanilla - The Cleveland Hunaman: Art, Epic, and Repatriation (6:00pm @ Campbell 153)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Eric Reinders - Between Chinese and English Spirit Worlds (3:15pm @ Monroe 124)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Kate Crosby - Buddhist Mediation as Technology and the Effects of Modernity (12:00pm @ Maury 209)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Karen Fang - Cinema Censorship & the Media Citizenship in the Hong Kong film "Ten Years" (6:00pm @ Clark 107)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rossana Ditangco - From Low and Slow to Fast and Furious: The Changing Landscape of HIV and AIDS in the Philippines (5:00pm @ Monroe 122)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Weiyu Zhang - The Internet and New Social Formation in China: Fandom Publics in the Making (5:00pm @ Monroe 124)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Daniel Hirshberg - Himalayan Syncretism & the Emergence of Padmasambhava as Rdo Rje Gro Lod (4:00pm @ Nau 211)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jae-Jung Suh - Kim Jong Un vs. Trump: Doomsday for Korea? (5:00pm @ Rouss 403)

Friday, February 24, 2017

East Asia Center Faculty Forum (3:15 @ Monroe Hall)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Matthew Kapstein - Other People's Philology: Uses of Sanskrit in Tibet and China, 15th - 18th c. (3:15pm @ Monroe 124)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Max Ward - Oshima Nagisa's Death by Hanging (3:15 @ Monroe 124)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ruth Barnes - Indian Textiles for the Lands Below the Winds: The Trade with Southeast Asia (6:00pm @ Campbell 153)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Nelson Family Lecture on Southeast Asia: Ambassador Jakob Tobing

Thursday, November 17, 2016

EAC Lecture Series: Beth McKillop

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nelson Family Lecture on Southeast Asia: Kenneth George

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

EAC Lecture Series: Robert Borgen

Friday, October 28, 2016

Nelson Family Lecture on Southeast Asia: Prashanth Parameswaran

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Weedon Lecture in the Arts of Asia: Greg Levine

Friday, October 21, 2016

EAC Lecture Series: Hiroaki Sato

Thursday, October 20, 2016

EAC Lecture Series: Mimi Yiengpruksawan

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Nelson Lectures on Southeast Asia: Dr. Erin Vogel

Friday, October 7, 2016

EAC Lecture Series: Vincent Leung

Thursday, September 29, 2016

EAC Lecture Series: Guobin Yang

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Film Screening: "Cape No. 7"

Wednesday, 9/28 at 7:00pm
Monroe Hall, Room 124

In the 1940s near the end of the Japanese era of Taiwan, an unnamed teacher is dispatched to the southernmost town of Hengchun and falls in love with a local girl with the Japanese name Kojima Tomoko . After the Surrender of Japan, the teacher is forced to return home, as Taiwan was placed under the administrative control of the Republic of China. On his trip home, he pens seven love letters to express his regret for leaving Kojima Tomoko, who originally planned to elope with him to Japan.

More than 60 years later, an unusual group of people form a band to perform at a beach concert, while the lead singer searches for the intended recipient of the seven undelivered love letters.

Taiwan's highest grossing film and the country's official entry into the 81st Academy Awards, "Cape No 7" is a story filled with humor, romance and nostalgia.

Friday, September 23, 2016

EAC Lecture Series: Shirley Lin

Friday, September 16, 2016

EAC Lecture Series: Claudia Rosett, "Why Tiananmen Still Haunts Us: An Eye-Witness Account"

Friday, September 2, 2016

East Asia Center Fall Reception 2016