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East Asian Speaker Series: “Performing Female Masculinity and Queer Overtones in Cantonese Opera and Contemporary Cinema in Hong Kong” with Priscilla Tse

On March 9th, Johns Hopkins Sociology Professor Priscilla Tse gave a talk entitled “Performing Female Masculinity and Queer Overtones in Cantonese Opera and Contemporary Cinema in Hong Kong.”She discussed her paper which examines the female masculinity and queer overtones that renowned twentieth century actress Yam Kim-Fai (1913-1989) embodied on different “public stages.” The talk was […]

East Asian Speaker Series: Careers in Foreign Policy with Marvin Ott

On February 27th, School of Advanced International Studies Professor Marvin Ott lead a workshop on career paths for students interested in foreign policy. Drawing in his extensive experience in the US State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, The Central Intelligence Agency, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Institute for […]

East Asian Speaker Series: “Wilderness as Method, Contemporary as Method” with Reiko Tomi

On February 6th, East Asian Studies welcomed independent scholar Reiko Tomi for a talk entitle “Wilderness as Method, Contemporary as Method.” Tomii is an independent art historian and curator who investigates post-1945 Japanese art in global and local contexts for the narration of a world art history of modernisms. The talk was cosponsored with the Department […]

Intersession International Law Class Offered


During Intersession 2018, 18 students participated in a special course, AS.192.301 Public International Law, offered by the International Studies and East Asian Studies Programs and taught by Prof. Ilhyung Lee, the Edward W. Hinton Professor of Law at the University of Missouri. The course culminated in a moot court simulation of the Liancourt Rocks island […]

Sociology PhD Student Publishes Works on East Asia

Alvin Camba, a PhD Student in the Department of Sociology, had published an academic article in Palgrave Communications. As systematic study of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Philippines, the article is a product of three different field research trips and over 40 interviews with Chinese investors, Philippine politicians, and state officials. In addition, […]

East Asian Speaker Series: Guanghui Wang

On November 29, The Program in East Asian Studies hosted Guanghui Wang, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the Business School of Jilin University, China for a talk entitled “Academic Progress Gap by Migration in Urban China: Detecting New Forms of Educational Segregation.” She is currently also a visiting scholar at the Department […]