Past Events - 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gendered Care Work as “Free Labor” in State Employment: School Social Workers in the Education Welfare (Investment) Priority Project
in South Korea
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
12:30- 2:00 pm
1117 University Capitol Centre

Friday, February 24, 2012

Impure Vessel or Mother of the Buddha?
Scripture, Liturgy, and Women’s Salvation in Heian Japan
Heather Blair, Associate Professor, Dept. of Religious Studies, Indiana University
1:00–2:30 pm
3rd Floor Mezzanine, Gilmore Hall

Thursday, April 12-Sunday, April 15, 2012

Visions of the Future: Global Science Fiction Cinema Conference
Science Fiction Screening and Speakers 
Detailed schedule and locations at
http://dsph.uiowa.edu/conferences/uigsfc/wp/schedule/

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Modernity, Globalization, and the Cultural Politics of Tradition:
“Domesticating” Reggae Music in Recessionary Japan
Marvin D. Sterling, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology,
Indiana University, Bloomington
12:00 – 1:30 pm
1117 University Capitol Centre

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Workshop: Paradox of Japan and the African America
Led by Prof. Nahum Chandler
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall
See workshop summary. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Determining the Boundaries of the Term "New Religion":
Case Studies from Modern and Contemporary Japan
Levi McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Religion Wofford College, and Postdoctoral Scholar, the University of Iowa
1:00-2:30 pm
International Commons, 1117 UCC

Monday, October 1, 2012
New Thinking on the Old Empire: Recent Trends in Qing History
Presented by: Mark Elliott, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall 

Monday, October 8, 2012
Censorship in China: Detours, diversions, dalliances and dodges: Censorship and its circumventions in China
Presented by: Judy Polumbaum, UI Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room A, Iowa City Public Library

Thursday, October 11, 2012

“Historical Reconciliation in Northeast Asia: Can the United States Play a Role?” 
Presented by: Gi-Wook Shin, Director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Risky Business: How Japanese Corporations Shape Public Memory
Presented by: Chris Gerteis, Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.          
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall

Monday, November 5, 2012
Chinese in the Philippine Life: Shared History, Shared Destiny
Presented by: Teresita Ang See, Executive Trustee of the Kaisa Heritage Center, the Philippines
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall