China-Taiwan Relations in the Tsai Ing-wen Era
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February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Justine Guichard, "A Korean Murder Case at the Intersection of Migration and Crime in Late 1950s Philadelphia"
February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Claudia Cohen Hall, Room 402
Korean Studies Colloquium—"A Korean Murder Case at the Intersection of Migration and Crime in Late 1950s Philadelphia"
February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Cohen Hall, 402
Yamada Yōji, Tokyo no kazoku (Tokyo Family), 2013
In this update of Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo Story”, a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.
Co-sponsored by Center for East Asian Studies and Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia.
February 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Van Pelt Library, Room 241 (Class of 1955 Conference Room)
Angela Zito (New York University), author of Of Body and Brush: Grand Sacrifice as Text/Performance in 18th Century China; DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film.
Lecture title: The Filial, the Familial, the Gendered and the Cultivated
Nirmala S. Salgado (Augustana College), author of Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice: In Search of the Female Renunciant.
March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
International House Philadelphia
A Film Series presented by Penn Humanities Forum in collaboration with Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia with Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia
March 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Filmmaker and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya will present her award-winning sci-fi short film about the global water crisis, A Drop of Life, and discuss the borderless global water crisis’ unique impact on women all over the world. A Drop of Life was used as a tool to organize for water rights in 40 villages across Africa—making a real-world impact in the lives of thousands. Food, refreshments and an opportunity to directly engage with environmentalist groups confronting these issues will be made available.
Cheng Chen, "The Return of Ideology: The Search for Regime Identities in Post-Communist Russia and China"
March 16, 2017 - 4:30pm
CSCC Speaker Series
March 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
Stiteler Hall, B21
Ruth Mostern is Associate Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburgh. Mostern is a specialist in spatial and environmental history focusing on imperial China and the world. An interdisciplinary scholar with research interests bridging the humanities, social sciences, information science and environmental science, she has authored one book and edited another and has completed two major digital publications and eighteen articles.
March 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
Silverman 280, Penn Law
What drives differences across countries in levels of civic engagement? Both the United States and Japan have been described as having high levels of civic engagement, but a variety of measures show that the type of involvement that is most common varies. Americans join and contribute to national political groups, but membership in PTAs and volunteer firefighting units is low and declining.
March 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
CSCC Speaker Series