News & Announcements Archive


East Asian Speaker Series: “On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II” with Sheldon Garon

On April 2nd,  Sheldon Garon, Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Princeton University, gave a talk entitled “On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II.” The talk was  co-sponsored by the History Department and the Japan Foundation.


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 led a workshop on career paths for students interested in foreign policy. Professor Ott provided helpful advice by drawing on 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 […]


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

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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, […]