On November 10th, East Asian Studies, in partnership with the Japan Foundation, hosted “Sickness of Spirit: A Book Workshop on the History of Mental Illness in Modern Japan.”
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On November 7, East Asian Studies presented a Workshop on US-Japan Relations, featuring Professor Kent Calder and the SAIS Beischauer Center Visiting Fellows. The workshop was cosponsored by the Japan Foundation.
Kent Calder, the Director of Asia Programs and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, DC, presented a talk, “Japan’s Moment of Truth: Globalism and Parochialism in a Japanese Election Year” on November 7th as part of the East Asian Studies Speaker Series. Before arriving at […]
Steve Miles, Associate Professor in the History Department at Washington University in Saint Louis, presented a paper in his 11/2 talk “Protest, Predation, and Protection in a Riverine Diaspora: Migrants and the State in the Nineteenth-Century.” This paper explores an internal trajectory of one of China’s most important diasporic groups in early modern and modern times, […]
On October 19th and 20th, East Asian Studies hosted a conference entitled “Anxieties of Abundance: Sources and Methods for Qing Studies in the Digital Age.” The event was co-sponsored by the CKK Foundation.
On October 10, Jolyon Thomas, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, gave a talk entitled “Spirit/Medium/Media: A Critical Examination of the Relationship Between Animism, Animators, and Anime,” as part of the East Asian Studies Speaker Series. In the talk, he critiqued the notion that animation and animism bear more than a superficial […]
On 10/3, the East Asian Studies Speaker Series hosted Andrew Yeo, Associate Professor of Politics at The Catholic University of America, for a talk titled “The Evolution of East Asia’s Regional Architecture.” The event was cosponsored by the Department of Political Science. Andrew I. Yeo is the author of Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests (Cambridge […]
The East Asian Studies Program, in conjunction with the Japan Foundation and the History Department, hosted a workshop entitled Changing Figures in Japanese Vernacular Religions on April 28th. Photos from the event can be found here.
On March 27, Professor Huei-Ying Kuo from the Department of Sociology gave a presentation on Japan’s role as a colonial power in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Professor Kuo is well known in the area of colonial empires and maritime East Asia and she has published many articles on Chinese nationalism in colonial Asia. In her […]
Darcie Draudt, PhD student in the Department of Political Science, had an article published in The Diplomat on the recent scandal in South Korea, which resulted in the president's impeachment and removal from office.