Upcoming Events

" Big Data and Religious Thought: The Case of Mind-Body Dualism in Early China"

Speaker: 
Edward G. Slingerland (University of British Columbia)

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Event Date: 
09/29/2016
Event Time: 
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 
241 Van Pelt Library

The Chinatown Game: Critical Play, Storytelling, and Humanities in Praxis

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Speaker: 
Eileen Cheng-yin Chow

My talk will explore the use of analog and digital games, play, and performance in the humanities, as well as the role of storytelling in the classroom. In particular, I will share my experience designing and running extended RPGs (role-playing games), and in particular, “The Miss L.A. Chinatown Missing!” game that I designed for and implemented in my Global Chinatowns class.

Event Date: 
10/10/2016
Event Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: 
844 Williams Hall

Anticipatory Nostalgia: Queering the Hong Kong Handover

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Speaker: 
Carlos Rojas

We are a little over a year away from the twentieth anniversary of the Hong Kong Handover, and consequently this is an excellent moment to anticipate how the 1997 Handover will be remembered and commemorated. Taking as my starting point a set of three films and novels released in 1997, I argue that these contemporary Hong Kong artists offer a provocatively queer lens through which to consider the issues of history, futurity, and identity raised by the Handover.

Event Date: 
10/10/2016
Event Time: 
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 
Van Pelt Library, Room 241

Language, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Literary Taxonomy: Ng Kim Chew and Mahua Literature

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Speaker: 
Carlos Rojas

Through an examination of short stories from Malaysian-Chinese author Ng Kim Chew’s 2001 collection From Island to Island, in this talk I will reflect the taxonomical functions of criteria such language, ethnicity, and nationality, particularly as they inform contemporary discussions of Chinese, Sinophone, and Mahua (Malaysian-Chinese) literature.

Event Date: 
10/11/2016
Event Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: 
844 Williams Hall

Buddhism & Medicine in Medieval China

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Speaker: 
C. Pierce Salguero
While often overlooked by historians of Chinese science and medicine, Buddhism shaped a major portion of the medical landscape of medieval China. From talismans and mantras to pharmaceuticals and healing meditations, Dr Salguero will provide an overview of the Buddhist medical ideas and practices that circulated in that era, as well as their lasting influences on mainstream Chinese medicine. Dr Salguero is author of Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China, published by UPenn Press in 2014, and Associate Professor at the Abington College of Penn State University.
Event Date: 
11/08/2016
Event Time: 
12:00 pm
Location: 
McNeil Building, Room 103