News & Announcements Archive


Monday, April 15 : The Gate of Heavenly Peace, A Conversation with the Director

Tiananmen 1989-30 years Later: “the Gate of Heavenly Peace” A Conversation with the Director. Location: Levering, Sherwood Room In June of 1989, student protesters clashed with the Chinese government at Tiananmen Square. The confrontation became one of the milestones of the era and the resulting massacre one of its greatest tragedies. In this documentary, directors Richard […]


TODAY: Phantom Japan: Okamo Taro and the Spectacle of Action and Abjection

Phantom Japan: Okamo Taro and the Spectacle of Action and Abjection|Mergenthaler 266 | 12:00 PM Christopher T. Nelson is a cultural anthropologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Since 1996, he has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Okinawa, Japan. Nelson’s broader research interests include the relationship between history and memory; the critical […]


This Week In East Asian Studies

“Phantom Japan: Okamoto Taro and the Spectacle of Action and Abjection” Christopher T. Nelson Date: April 10, 2019 Time: 12:00-1:30pm Location: Mergenthaler 266 Program: East Asian Studies Abstract: In 2011, the Okinawa Prefecture Museum held an exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Japanese artist and ethnologist Okamoto Taro. A student […]


CSIS’s Freeman Chair in China Studies has openings for three interns this summer

The Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS is recruiting a full-time, paid intern who can provide dedicated support for research related to China’s economic issues, during the period from June 3, 2019 to September 7, 2019. The Freeman Chair is dedicated to delivering informed public policy debate, expert briefings, and strategic policy recommendations on […]


“The Price of China’s Success: A 1989 Tiananmen Democracy Leader’s Personal Journey” April 3

Loyola University Maryland will host Zhang Boli,a leader in the Tiananmen Square student movement. “At a time when the news discusses the U.S.-China trade war, the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims, harassment of Chinese Christians, human rights lawyers, and other activist groups, Zhang Boli’s personal story of the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement […]


The Dictatorship of Capital: Urban Redevelopment and the Democracy of the Have-Nots in Post-Authoritarian South Korea

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Mergenthaler Hall 266 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lecture by: Hae Yeon Choo, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto Co-sponsored by Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship program and department of sociology This talk examines the relationship between democratic citizenship, capitalist profitmaking, and violence. In particular, it focuses on an evictee […]


Fellowship Announcement: 2019 Young Leaders Program

The Northeast Asia Economic Forum (NEAEF), with support from the Freeman Foundation, would like to make an announcement for the 14th Young Leaders Program (YLP). The YLP will be held from July 28 to August 11, 2019 in Incheon, Korea to be hosted by UNESCAP in cooperation with Incheon National University. The attached announcement contains brief outline of the program, eligibility criteria, […]


6th Annual US Japan Relations Workshop

“Professor Erin Chung coordinated and hosted the 6th Annual US Japan Relations Workshop which brought Kent Calder and distinguished fellows from the Reischauer Institute at SAIS to Homewood for a conversation about current issues and challenges in US-Japan-South Korea relations.”


Deadline Extended for Summer Honors Program

The final application deadline for the 2019 Summer Honors Program has been extended until Monday, March 18. Once again, the Summer Honors Program is a fully-funded educational and leadership development program for undergraduates, taking place at AEI over the course of four weeks in June 2019. Students will participate in small, intensive seminars taught by […]