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Book Tour: Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China

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Fan Shigang, Independent Activist Co-sponsored by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies
“The struggles of workers in China’s industrial centers are shaping the future of labor and democracy not only in China but throughout the world. Chinese worker-activists Fan Shigang and Li Wen will provide a unique, on-the ground perspective on the most recent wave of militancy among China’s enormous working class.” Fan Shigang was born into a family of workers for state-owned enterprises in a northern Chinese city. He has worked as a basic-level employee in several machining factories. He is a contributor to the underground labor periodical, Factory Stories, conducting interviews with factory workers in southern China, documenting their lives.

The Kumoemon Case and Performance as Property

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Kerim Yasar, University of Southern California
1914, a landmark court decision, centered on recordings of naniwabushi performer Tochuken Kumoemon (1873-
1916), determined that sound recordings were not protected from piracy under Japanese copyright law. In this talk
I examine the development of ideas of copyright from the Edo period until the enactment of legislation in 1920 that
explicitly protected recordings, and how this development reflected shifting understandings of what constitutes a
work of art and/or a commodity within a changing media-technological environment. While this development was
driven primarily by economic interests, it also opened up a space where ephemeral performativity could be
recognized as “work,” both in the sense of labor and in the sense of artistic artifact. Whereas copyright up to that
point had been rooted in the primacy of writing or inscription, mediated reproduction turned performance itself
into a commodity, into copyrightable property.

China-US Trade War Symposium

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Reception following Gilman Atrium 6:00 PM

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

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“How to dodge the draft and succeed as a pirate in the Ming dynasty: everyday politics in late imperial China”

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A talk with Professor Michael Szonyi, Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Chinese History at Harvard University

Careers in Foreign Policy Workshop With Marvin Ott

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Food Will Be Provided

DC/Baltimore-Area Japanese and Korean Humanities Group

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Please RSVP to h.yumikim@jhu.edu.
Schedule 
12:30 – 12:45 Lunch and introductions
12:45 – 1:40   Discussion of pre-circulated paper by Nuri Kim
1:45 – 2:45     Talk + Q&A by Sonia Coman
2:45 – 3:00     Coffee Break
3:00 – 4:00     Talk + Q&A by Yulia Frumer
Nuri Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Korean Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, is pre-circulating a paper entitled “Creating Alternative Knowledge: New Religion and the Production of Pseudohistory in Early Twentieth-Century Korea.” Please email h.yumikim@jhu.edu for a copy of the paper.
Sonia Coman, Anne van Biema Fellow at Freer|Sackler of the Smithsonian Institution, will present a talk entitled “Portrait of a Collection: the Sociocultural Matrix of Freer’s Japanese Ceramics.”
Yulia Frumer, Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University, will present a talk entitled, “Robocon is zazen: psychology and Buddhism in Mori Masahiro’s robotics.”

Blood, paper and Spit:The Korean War through the Prism of the Interrogation Room

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JHU th Annual Public Health in Asia Symposium

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The Public Health in Asia Symposium is hosting its annual event this Saturday, March 2nd from 9-2PM in Hodson 311. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Advancing Equity, Driving Innovation” and will display a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate research from the Bloomberg School of Public Health as well as keynote speakers Colonel Randy Bagwell, Director of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the American Red Cross and Dr. Bruce Lee, an executive Director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC). The symposium plans to explore public health issues and innovative approaches in Asia and bring forth a holistic view of Asia’s public health status through a representation of many different nations. This year’s symposium will be held in collaboration with the American Mock World Health Organization to bring forth a further insights on public health innovation. The symposium will be divided into two sessions: Session 1- Student presenters (9AM – 11AM); Session 2-Keynote speakers (11AM – 1PM) and catered lunch and networking event afterward. 
 
Free breakfast and lunch will be catered from THB and Panera in addition to networking opportunities with the speakers and attendees. Please attend this event to learn about relevant public health research, network with renowned faculty and speakers, and receive breakfast and lunch!
Please visit our website and Facebook page for more information:
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Studying Strategies And Joys Of Lifelong Mandarin

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Mandarin skills have been the common thread in Robert Daly’s varied/checkered
33-year career as a diplomat, teacher, actor/producer (A Native of Beijing in New
York, Chinese Sesame Street), government and corporate consultant, interpreter
for Chinese and American leaders, American Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing
Center, and think tank analyst. Mr. Daly will share his advice on strategies for
Chinese-language study and the challenges of maintaining Mandarin skills outside the classroom.