Past Events

Since its inception, CAPS has supported several major conferences that have provided opportunities for faculty and students to interact with leading scholars from throughout the world. These conferences are often sponsored in conjunction with other centers at the University of Iowa. CAPS also sponsors lectures and cultural events as part of its service mission to disseminate information about the nations of East and Southeast Asia to interested people in the community.

CAPS 2013-2014 Speaker Series and Events

Thursday, September 19, 2013 
Public Lecture: "Why Are Chinese Media So Timid?
by Chin-Chuan Lee, Chair Professor, Dept. of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong.
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, University of Iowa Campus

Friday, September 27, 2013  
Public Lecture: "There's No Getting Beyond: Bataille, Buddhism, and the Economics of Decline" 
By Leah Kalmanson, Assistant Professor, Dept. Philosophy, Drake University.
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Gerber Lounge, English-Philosophy Building, The University of Iowa Campus

Monday, September 30, 2013  
Public Lecture: "Why the North Vietnamese Fought: A Study of Motivation from Personal Memory"
By Van Cam Hai, Poet and Scholar, Viet Nam Television
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, The University of Iowa Campus.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013  
Public Lecture: "Classical Daoist Mediation: How and Why the Huainanzi is a Daoist Text" 
By Harold Roth, Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies, Brown University 
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 3rd Floor Atrim, Gilmore Hall, The University of Iowa Campus. C
Co-sponsored by UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Dept. of Religious Studies.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Poetry Reading
By Jeongrye Choi, Korean poet and translator
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Shambaugh House, corner of Clinton and Fairchild Streets
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Thursday, October 10, 2013   
Public Lecture: " Phonotaxis: Singing the Songs of Interlanguage or 吟歌丽诗  (A Manifesto of Sorts)
By Jonathan Stalling, Associate Professor of English, Poet, Scholar, University of Oklahoma, 
Time: 4:00 noon – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, University of Iowa Campus. 

Friday, October 11, 2013    
Literary Reading: Chinese in Three Voices: a Reading in English and Chinese. 
By A Lai (阿来), Jonathan Stalling (石江山)Wang Jiaxin (王家新)
Time: 5:00 noon – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Shambaugh House, (430 N. Clinton Street, Iowa City)  

Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, 2013 
International Conference: "The Rise of Public Opinion in China
Organized by Wenfang Tang, Chair Professor, Dept. of Political Science.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 2520D University Capitol Centre, the University of Iowa Campus.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013 
Public Lecture: "Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods"
By Steve Heine, Professor of Religion and History, Director of Institute of Asian Studies, Florida International University
Time: 4::00 – 5:30 p.m

Location: 3rd Floor Atrium, Gilmore Hall, The University of Iowa Campus. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013  
Brownbag Seminar: "The Face of Multiculturalism in Korea: Media Ritual as Framing in News Coverage of Jasmine Lee
By Frank Durham, Associate Professor of Journalism and John Carpenter, Doctoral Student.
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m

Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, The University of Iowa Campus.