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.
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
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.
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.