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    The Gordon W. Prange Collection Fall Open House

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    3:00pm - 5:00pm 
    Prange Collection 
    Hornbake Library North, 4th Floor
    CEAS members, graduate students, and undergraduate certificate students are invited to attend the Prange Collection Fall Open House, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy food (including sushi!) and conversation with members of the East Asian Studies campus community, as we launch the new academic year.

    The Japan Speaker Series and The Center for East Asisan Studies Present:

    "The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan"
    A Public Lecture by Professor Federico Marcon (Princeton University)

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    2:00pm - 3:30pm 
    Margaret Brent B (2112), Stamp Student Union
    [PDF flyer]

    Between the early seventeenth and the mid-nineteenth century, a field of natural history in Japan separated itself from the discipline of medicine, produced nature knowledge that questioned the traditional religious and philosophical understandings of the world, developed into a system (called honzôgaku) that rivaled Western science in complexity, and then seemingly disappeared. Or did it? In The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan, Federico Marcon recounts how Japanese scholars developed a sophisticated discipline of natural history analogous to Europe’s but created independently, without direct influence, and argues convincingly that Japanese natural history succumbed to Western science not because of suppression and substitution, as scholars traditionally have contended, but by adaptation and transformation.

    Federico Marcon is assistant professor of Japanese history in the Department of History and the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University.

    The Center for East Asian Studies Presents:

    Panel Presentation of Graduate Student Research: "Making Korean Mothers: Creating, Contesting, and Appropriating Concepts Associated with Korean Motherhood"

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    1102 Francis Scott Key Hall (ARHU Dean’s Conference Room)
    [PDF flyer]

    The Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to present a panel of innovative, interdisciplinary research on East Asia conducted by UMD graduate students. The panel consists of talks by the following presenters:

    • Sojin Yu, Department of Sociology: "Trapped in the “Korean Family”: A Critique of Feminist and Marriage Migrant Discourses in South Korea"

    • Sina Lee, Department of Women's Studies: "Making White Mommy with Korean Babies: An Intersectional Critique of the Circuit of Transnational Adoption"

    • Sunhye Kim, Department of Women's Studies: "Dismantled Bodies and Integrated Motherhood: The Experiences of Infertility Treatments and the Meaning of Reproductive Rights in South Korea"

    • Justin Sprague, Department of Women's Studies: "Mama Kim is Making Chop Suey out of Kimchi: The Movement and Maternal Branding of Korean Food in America"

    Dr. Seung-kyung Kim, Director, Center for East Asian Studies, will serve as moderator for the panel.  Following the talks, the floor will be open for audience questions.
    This event is FREE and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November 5, 2014 to Cara Snyder at csnyder3@umd.edu

    The Center for East Asian Studies Presents:

    Dr. Robert Samuel Ramsey: “The languages of East Asia: what does it mean to be East Asian?”

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Multipurpose Room, The Language House, St. Mary’s Hall
    [PDF flyer]

    For scholars of East Asia, the term describes more than a geographical area. Rather, “East Asia” is the shorthand phrase used to discuss one the world’s great civilizations. In a word, it is primarily a cultural term, not a geographical one, and in that sense East Asian Studies is not area studies at all. It comprises the history and deeper significance of human culture and institutions. 
    And yet, geography, the lay of the land, is nevertheless an important topic for the East Asianist, because it has shaped the languages and cultures of East Asia to a remarkable degree.  The talk will explore geography’s influence on the language and culture of today’s East Asia. 

    Dr. Ramsey will be introduced by Dr. Seung-Kyung Kim, Professor and Chair, Women’s Studies Department & Director, Center for East Asian Studies.
    This event is FREE and open to the public. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Cara Snyder at csnyder3@umd.edu

    The Center for East Asian Studies Fall Gathering

    Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Prang Collection, Hornbake Library
    The Center for East Asian Studies invites CEAS Faculty members, Certificate students, and graduate students to its Fall Gathering. The gathering will provide an opportunity for faculty and students to socialize and to celebrate the end of the semester.  Lunch will be provided.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Cara Snyder at csnyder3@umd.edu




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