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Past Events

  • CSCC Speaker Series: Yue Hou- "Ethnic Bias in Criminal Sentencing in China"

    CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St. 

  • 11th CAS Graduate Student Conference: Disabilities in the Ancient World

    Houston Hall Bodek Lounge (Friday keynote address and reception), and Irvine Auditorium's Amado Recital Hall (Saturday panels)

    The Center for Ancient Studies is holding a 2 day Graduate Student Conference on the theme of Disabilities in the Ancient World.

    Keynote Address by Dr. Julia Watts Belser (Georgetown) "Disability and the Making of Rabbinic Manhood: Negotiating Power, Pain, and Empire"
    Friday, Feb. 22nd at 6:30pm at Houston Hall's  Bodek Lounge, followed by a reception.

    Saturday panels will be from 9:30am-5:30pm in Irvine Auditorium's Amado Recital Hall.

    For more information including a full list of sessions and speakers, visit the conference website.

     

  • Louise Young-“Japan and Asia Across the Long Twentieth Century”

    Kislak Pavilion in Van Pelt

  • CSCC Speaker Series: Carl Minzner-"End of an Era: How China's Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise"

    RM 250, Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

    In conversation with Jacques DeLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Penn Law School.

    Cosponsored by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy

  • WORDLAB: Penn Libraries video conference with Paul Vierthaler

    Van Pelt 526

    WORD LAB text analysis learning group welcomes Paul Vierthaler of Leiden University via videoconferencing on 2/21 (Thursday) 12-1:30pm. He will talk about his research on computational methods for analyzing intertextuality and text reuse in the Chinese novel Jin Ping Mei. There is no precirculated paper, and no registration is required. WORD LAB meets in Van Pelt 526 (East Asian Seminar Room) -- see w0rdlab.org for more information or contact Molly at mollydes@upenn.edu.

  • CANCELED: Film Screening of "Summer Wars"

    Annenberg 111

    Please note that due to inclement weather this event has been canceled/postponed

    Anime Apocalypse: The Fall of the City is a February film series, co-sponsored by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.   This series will explore the catastrophic end of urban establishments in four animated films: AKIRAPatlabor 2: The MovieSummer Wars, and Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle.  Each film imagines the destruction of Tokyo in the near or distant future and the heroic men and women who struggle to preserve the structure of urban life.

  • CEAS Symposium: Human Rights and China

    Perry World House (3803 Locust Walk)

    PLEASE REGISTER HERE to help us get a sense of how many people will be coming

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    As we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 25th anniversary of the Bangkok Declaration (a foundational document of the “Asian values” version of human rights), and nearly three decades since the People’s Republic of China officially accepted universal human rights, this symposium brings together leading experts to examine the state of human rights in China. 

  • CSCC Speaker Series: Heng Wang-"China’s Response to the US-China Trade War and Its Spillover Effects"

    CSCC Conference Room, Perelman 418, 133 S. 36th St

    China’s response to current US trade policy will have significant ramifications within China and may have spillover effects beyond China. This talk will assess how China is responding to the US trade approach, and what the wider implications may be, including for international governance.  In so doing, it will differentiate between China's retaliatory, inclusive, and regulatory responses.

  • Film Screening-"Patlabor 2: The Movie“

    Annenberg 111

    Anime Apocalypse: The Fall of the City is a February film series, co-sponsored by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.   This series will explore the catastrophic end of urban establishments in four animated films: AKIRAPatlabor 2: The MovieSummer Wars, and Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle.  Each film imagines the destruction of Tokyo in the near or distant future and the heroic men and women who struggle to preserve the structure of urban life.

  • Kiyoteru Tsutsui - Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

    Silverman Hall S-147 l (you can enter on 34th Street, just near the corner of 34th and Chestnut)

    Since the late 1970s, the three most salient minority groups in Japan - the politically dormant Ainu, the active but unsuccessful Koreans, and the former outcaste group of Burakumin - have all expanded their activism despite the unfavorable domestic political environment. In Rights Make Might, Kiyoteru Tsutsui examines why, and finds an answer in the galvanizing effects of global human rights on local social movements. Tsutsui chronicles the transformative impact of global human rights ideas and institutions on minority activists, which changed their understandings about their standing in Japanese society and propelled them to new international venues for political claim making.