The Center for East Asian Studies Presents:
Michele M. Mason: “Peripheral Visions: A Talk on Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japan”
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Hornbake Library, Nonprint Media Services, Room H
Dr. Michele M. Mason, Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Japanese, will discuss her book Dominant Narratives of Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japan: Envisioning the Periphery and Nation-State. The first literary-cultural studies project on modern Hokkaido, Dr. Mason’s study examines the problematic ways dominant narratives cast Japanese as the main characters, agents, and even victims of the 'modernization' process, perpetuating a number of intransigent and troubling erasures. Mason recasts the commonly dismissed colonial project pursued in Hokkaido during the Meiji era (1868-1912) as a major force in the production of modern Japan's national identity, imperial ideology, and empire. Critical readings of the textual and historical foundations of the (his)stories illustrate how representations of the island's colonization both obfuscate the devastating consequences on the indigenous Ainu and define the nascent nation-state of Japan as a timeless, unified, civilized entity.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Denise Shupiko at email@example.com
To see photos from Dr. Michele M. Mason's Talk, please click here.
The Japan Speaker Series and UMD Film Studies Program Present:
Screening of Ozu Yasujiro's 1932 Silent Film I was Born But...
With Live Musical Accompaniment by Dr. Andrew Simpson
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes 1121)
I was Born But... is a 1932 black-and-white Japanese silent film directed by Yasujiro Ozu. It became the first of six Ozu films to win the Kinema Junpō Critics' Prize. Ozu later loosely remade the film as Good Morning in 1959. The film's story centers on two young brothers whose faith in their father, an office worker, is shaken by what they perceive as his kowtowing to the boss.
Andrew Simpson, composer, pianist, and organist, is ordinary professor and head of the division of Theory and Composition at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. An active silent film composer, pianist, and organist, Simpson is House Film Accompanist at the Library of Congress’ Mt. Pony Theater, and also appears regularly at the National Gallery of Art. He is also co-founder of the Snark Ensemble, an instrumental group devoted to creating and performing new scores to silent film.
This event is free and open to the public with no RSVP required. The screening is sponsored by the Japanese and Film Studies Programs of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Center for East Asian Studies.
The Gordon W. Prange Collection Fall Open House
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
3:00pm - 5:00pm
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.
To see photos from the Open House, please click here.
The Center for East Asian Studies presents:
A Talk on "China's Perspective on Korean Nuclear Issues," by Dr. Ren Xiao, Fudan University, China
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Maryland Room (Room 0100), Marie Mount Hall
Dr. REN Xiao is a professor of international politics at the Institute of International Studies (IIS), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and the director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy at IIS. Previously he was senior fellow and director of the Asia Pacific Studies Department, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). Before joining SIIS in 2002, he taught at Fudan University Department of International Politics. Dr. Ren studied at the University of Essex in England (1990-91) and held research or teaching positions at the University of Turku, Finland, Nagoya University, Japan, and The George Washington University, Washington, DC. His research concentrates on theory of international politics, international relations of the Asia-Pacific region, Northeast Asian security, and Chinese foreign policy. His recent publications are, among others, New Frontiers of China’s Foreign Relations (co-editor with Allen Carlson) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011), “Traditional Chinese Theory and Practice of Foreign Relations: A Reassessment” (book chapter, Routledge 2010), and “Between Adapting and Shaping: China’s Role in Asian Regional Cooperation.” He received his Ph.D. in political science from Fudan University in 1992.
Dr. Ren will be introduced by Dr. Margaret Pearson, Professor, Department of Government and Politics.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Denise Shupiko at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 5th.
Dr. Ren Xiao's talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Government and Politics.
To see photos from Dr. Ren Xiao's Talk, please click here.
The Center for East Asian Studies Fall Gathering
Monday, December 9, 2013
Language House Multi-purpose Room, St. Mary's Hall
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 Denise Shupiko at email@example.com
To see photos from the CEAS Gathering, please click here.
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