Upcoming Events

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Lunar New Year Celebration

Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
All across Asia, the arrival of spring is celebrated, and for Chinese, Korean, and various Southeast Asian communities, it is marked with the beginning of the new year on the lunar calendar. 
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2023 International Roundtable on Chinese Applied Linguistics (K-16)

Saturday, April 22 8:20am to Sunday, April 23, 2023 5:20pm
University Capitol Centre
The 2023 International Roundtable on Chinese Applied Linguistics (K-16) brings scholars and teachers in the field to share their research an practices at the University of Iowa.

Past Events

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"World Education: Our Stories from Asia and the Pacific Islands"

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Virtual
From making new friends to acquiring global skills for professional development, hear stories from UI students about their life-changing study abroad experiences in Asia and the Pacific Islands.
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Janet Theiss at the University of Iowa ASLL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series

Monday, November 14, 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual
Join us virtually for the next installment of the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series with Janet Theiss from the University of Utah.
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Kozo Harvest

Friday, November 11, 2022 (all day)
Oakdale Research Facilities
2022 Kozo Harvest on Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn traditional techniques for processing bark fibers to use in paper making.
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Bunkasai Japanese Culture Festival

Friday, October 28, 2022 4:15pm to 7:15pm
Iowa City Public Library
Come to the Bunkasai Japanese Culture Festival to see cultural exhibits, Taiko performance, as well as student performances. It is free and open to the public! Join us on Oct. 28, 4:15-7:15 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library.
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A Chinese Geo-Narrative Painting at the Stanley Museum of Art, with Elizabeth Kindall, Visiting Scholar, School of Art and Art History

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 5:30pm
Art Building West
“A Chinese Geo-Narrative Painting at the Stanley Museum of Art”Visiting scholar: Elizabeth Kindall, Associate Professor, University of St. ThomasOct. 26 (Wed) 5:30 p.m. CT, ABW116 or Zoom (register here) https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrd-GoqT0oG9HbMoMnfCKSui75xDimEbSNHosted by the School of Art and Art History, co-sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies This lecture is free and open to the public. Elizabeth Kindall is...
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Takako Lento at the University of Iowa: Career and Community through Writing and Translation

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series welcomes Takako Lento to discuss "Career and Community through Writing and Translation"; register the Webinar and join on 10/25 from noon–1 p.m.
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"Pleats of Time - We Are Here"

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:30pm
University of Iowa Main Library
"Pleats of Time – We Are Here" is a monumental project that will keep the "present" of IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers permanently here as a protest against oblivion and resistance to the irreversibility of time. Using cutting-edge technologies such as binaural recording and geo-positioning systems, writers' physicality sticks to the audience's eardrums, and the view before their eyes swells with the scent of another time. The audience will enjoy the "poetic" texture born in the pleats of time...
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Three Sinophone Writers Read From and Talk About Their Work

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
Chinese-language authors Qi Jin, Chun Sue, and Chu He-Chih will be reading from their work in Chinese, accompanied by English translations. Qi Jin Nian is a widely published young novelist based in Chengdu. Novelist and poet Chun Sue, who gained fame with her first book Beijing Doll, currently writes in Berlin. Chu He-Chih has dedicated himself to creating fiction drawn from Taiwan’s history. A conversation with the writers will follow the reading. The event will take place in the Main Library...
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A Conversation with an Alumnus presented by UIOWA Japanese Program and CAPS

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Phillips Hall
"Japanese for Professional Purposes" with Grier Patterson, presented by the UIowa Japanese Program and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies: Grier Patterson (Class of 1985) is Vice President of TBS International, Inc. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Asian Languages and Literatures. He will speak about his global professional experiences from his earlier career to the present and take questions from the audience. Please note: A limited number of seats are available for...

Open Meeting with Candidate for the C. Maxwell & Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Hua Hsia Chair in Chinese Culture and Institutions

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 1:45pm to 3:15pm
University Capitol Centre
Open meeting with candidate for the C. Maxwell & Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Hua Hsia Chair in Chinese Culture and Institutions.
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2020

"Pandemic, State, and Society" Global Zoom Webinar
Friday September 18 and September 25, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, CST
Presented by International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Iowa Global Health Network
View the recordings.

Masa Ishikawa Jazz Orchestra featuring Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
Saturday, February 22, 2020
7:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa School of Music Voxman Music Building Recital Hall
Co-sponsored by UI School of Music, UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Programs, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures
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Public Lecture by James L. Watson for UI Department of Anthropology 50 Years Anniversary Teaching, Research and Outreach
Friday, February 28, 2020
"Between Land and Sea: Oyster Farming, Shore Fishing, Salt Production, and Scavenging along the South China Coast (1728-1978)" by James L. Watson, Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society and Professor of Anthropology (Emeritus), Harvard University
3:30 p.m. at 27 Macbride Hall, UI Campus
Co-sponsored by UI Dept. of Anthropology, UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.
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2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Public Lecture: "From March First to April 19th: Enacting Memories of Anticolonial Resistance in Cold War South Korea" by Charles Kim, Associate Professor of Korean Studies, Dept. of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Time and Venue: 3:30-5:00 pm, 213 Phillips Hall, UI Campus
Co-sponsored by UI Dept. of History, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), International Programs.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Public Lecture: “Resisting the Nation(s): Okinawa's Resistance to the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty” by David Obermiller, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College, MN
Time and Venue: 3:30-4:45 pm, 66 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus
Co-sponsored by UI Dept. of History and Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), International Programs

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Public Lecture: “Battle of Okinawa: Okinawans as victims and victimizers in the era of Japanese Fascism” by David Obermiller, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College, MN
Time and Venue: 11:00-12:15 pm, E220 Adler Journalism Building, UI Campus
Co-sponsored by UI Dept. of History and Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), International Programs

Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6, 2019
Conference: Travel is Home: Travel and Landscape in Japanese Literature, Art, and Culture
Time and Venue: 6:00 pm, 1117 University Capital Center, 9:00 to 6:00 pm, 256 Academic Room, Iowa Memorial Union
Co-sponsored by Japanese Program, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), International Programs, and Japan Foundation
Conference full schedule

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Symposium: Iowa 2019 Chinese Language Teaching and Research
Time and Venue: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 1117 University Capitol Centre, UI Campus
Sponsored by UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Confucius Institute, International Programs.

Friday, April 19, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar: The Story of Qiu Ju: Culture, Apology, and Shuo-fah (说法) by Professor Ilhyung Lee, Edward W. Hinton Professor of Law, and Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, at the University of Missouri
Time and Venue: 12:00 Noon, 1117 University Capitol Centre, UI Campus
Sponsored by UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Programs.

Friday, April 19, 2019
Public lecture: "People of the Sea: What Divers Can Teach us about Human Physiology and Evolution" by Dr. Melissa Ilardo, Molecular Medicine, University of Utah, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Time and Venue: 2:30 p.m., 27 MacBride Hall, UI Campus
Co-sponsored with UI Dept. of Anthropology, UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), International Programs

Monday, April 22, 2019
Public lecture: "Kim and Trump: North Korea and the United States in an Era of Change" by Gi-Wook Shin, Director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Andray Abrahamian, the 2018-2019 Korea Fellow at Stanford University
Time and Venue: 4:30-6:00 p.m., 1117 University Capitol Centre
Sponsored by The Korea Foundation, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), International Programs

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
Conference: Sino-American Literary Dialogue: Lu Xun and Walt Whitman
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sept. 10 at 315 Phillips Hall
Sponsored by Lu Xun Culture Foundation, China and International Writing Programs and Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Ramon and Victoria Lim, The University of Iowa

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
Public Lecture: "Internet Literature in China: Early Years" by Michel Hockx, Professor of Chinese Literature, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of the Liu Institute for Asian and Asian Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
12:00 - 1:30 pm, Sept. 11 at 318 Phillips Hall
Sponsored by UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Programs.

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
Public Lecture: "What Is Korean Literature?" by Bruce Fulton, Associate Professor and the Young-Bin Min Chair in Korean Literature and Literary Translation in the Dept. of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
3:30 - 5:00 pm, Sept. 12 at 318 Phillips Hall
Sponsored by UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, King Sejong Institute, International Writing Programs, Global Health Studies Program, and Literary Translation MFA Program.

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Joint Reading by Bruce Fulton, Ju-Chan Fulton, and IWP Writer Kim Jaehoon
5:00 - 6:00 pm, Sept. 13 at Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton Street, Iowa City)
Prairie Lights Reading
7:00 - 8:00 pm at Prairie Lights (15 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City)

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
CAPS Annual Fall Reception
6:00 - 9:00 pm, Sept. 14 at Fireside Shelter, S.T. Morrison Park, Coralville (1513 7th Street, Coralville, IA 52241)
Sponsored by UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Writing Program.

Workshop and Reading: Perspectives on Japanese Poetry
Monday, October 28
12:30 - 2:00 pm at 318 Phillips Hall
Contemporary Japanese Poetry and Translation by award-winning poet and translator Jeffrey Angles and literary scholar and editor Higuchi Yoshizumi.
7:00 - 8:00 pm at Prairie Lights Bookstore
Factory Girls Reading by Arai Takako and Jeffrey Angles reading from their new work, out from Action Books.
Sponsored by International Writing Programs, UI Japanese Program, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Obermann Center, and the MFA in Literary Translation, at the University of Iowa

Seminar: The Impact of Anti-Extradition Bill Movement on Art and Life in Hong Kong by Chan Ping-Chiu, Director, Playwright and Curator and Chan Lai-Kuen, Poet and Writer from Hong Kong
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 pm at 318 Phillips Hall (Lunch will be served)
Sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and the International Writing Program, The University of Iowa
Please see more information on speakers.

Bilingual Readings with Aria Takako
Monday, November 4, 7 p.m., Cortado Coffee, 26 S. Clinton St.
"Love and Destruction"

Tuesday, November 5, 7 p.m., Cortado Coffee, 26 S. Clinton St.
"Destruction and Love"

Co-sponsored by the International Writing Program, International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa.
Learn more.

Lunch Seminar: Oral Health Care in China: How does it Compare with the U. S. System?
Monday, December 9,
12:00 Noon, Galagan B, College of Dentistry Building.
Presenters:
Dr. Xi Chen, Associate Professor, UI Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
Dr. Shaoping Zhang, Assistant Professor, UI Department of Periodontics.
Dr. Yi Shu, Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics, Chongqing Medical University
Dr. Jinmei Zhang, Sichuan University West China, School of Stomatology

文化祭 Bunkasai Japanese Culture Festival

Friday, November 11, 2019
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library
Sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Programs, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

2018

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Workshop and bilingual reading: Murata Sayaka and Ginny Tapley Takemor
Workshop time: 2:00-3:15 pm at 318 Phillips Hall
Bilingual reading time: 7:00-8:00 pm at 106 Gilmore Hall
For more information

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Bilingual reading: "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" bilingual reading with author Takiguchi Yūshō, winner of the Akutagawa Prize and 2018 International Writing Program participant
Time: 7:00 pm at 106 Gilmore Hall
For more information

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Bilingual reading: "The Elevated Line" bilingual reading with author Takiguchi Yūshō, winner of the Akutagawa Prize and 2018 International Writing Program participant
Time: 7:00 pm at 106 Gilmore Hall
For more information

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
Colloquium: "After the 'Doll's House': Global Christian Network and Modern Womanhood in Japanese Colonial-Era Korea" by Dr. Hyaeweol Choi, C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies, UI Dept. of Religious Studies
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm at Gilmore Hall 3rd Floor Foyer, UI Campus.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Workshop: "A Little of Both: Amang's Raised by Wolves & Hsia Yü's Poems, 60 of 'em'" by veteran Chinese translator Steve Bradbury talking about translating two contemporary Taiwanese women poets.
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Shambaugh House, 430 N. Clinton St. Iowa City

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
Public Talk: "Translation and Challenges of East-West Literary Recognition" by veteran Chinese translator Steve Bradbury
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm at 315 Phillips Hall, UI Campus

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
Workshop: "Strategies for Translating Poetry" by veteran Chinese translator Steve Bradbury
Time: 1:30 - 2:20 pm at 321 Phillips Hall, UI Campus

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
IWP Friday Reading by Chow Hon-Fei 周漢輝(Hong Kong) and Cai Tianxin 蔡天新 (China) introduced by Steve Bradbury
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Shambaugh House, 430 N. Clinton St. Iowa City

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
CAPS Annual Fall Reception
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm at ST Morrison Park, Fireside Shelter, Coralville, Iowa

2017

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Public Lecture:
"Righteous Revolutionaries: Morality, Mobilization, and Collective Violence in the Early Years of the People’s Republic of China" by Jeffrey Javed, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan
Time: 12:00 Noon
Venue: 1117 UCC, International Commons

Friday, November 3, 2017
Bunkasi Japanese Culture Festival
Time: 4:30-7:30 pm
Venue: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
Learn more about this event

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
East Asian Reading Room Opening Reception and Screening

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: 2008 Main Library, UI Campus

Monday, Oct. 16 - Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Translation Workshop Bilingual Reading with IWP writer Fujino Kaori

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Venue: 1117 University Capitol Center
For more information about Fujino Kaori and her writing, see https://iwp.uiowa.edu/residency/participants

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
CAPS Annual Reception

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Venue: The Fireside Shelter in S.T. Morrison Park, Coralville

Monday- Friday, April 17-21, 2017
A Half-Century of Japanese Writers in Iowa: A Celebration of 50 Years of the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa

Friday, April 7, 2017
Public Lecture: Replicating and Discarding the Buddha's Words: Complicating Religious Identity on the Frontiers of Tibetan Buddhist Culture by Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Religious Studies, Grinnell College

Time: 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Location: 3rd Floor Atrium, Gilmore Hall, UI Campus

Monday-Tuesday, February 27-28
Voices of Fukushima: Art, Community, and Information after 3-11:A two-day event highlighting the grassroots activism by Fukushima residents after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters of March 2011, featuring the documentary film, Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima (2014, dir. Toko Shiiki, 90 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles). Free and open to the public.

  • Feb. 27, 5:00-8:00 pm, UCC 2390 (Executive Board Room): Voices of Fukushima Workshop light meal provided
  • Feb. 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, Pomerantz Center C20: Film screening: Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima by followed by Q&A Session

Visit http://thresholdfukushima.com/index.html for the documentary and https://vimeo.com/103453868 for the trailer of the documentary

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Poetry reading by Translator Sho Sugita reading from Hirato Renkichi's collected poems, Spiral Staircase

Time: 7:00 pm,
Location: Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 South Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA 52240
Sponsored by UI International Writing Programs and Japan Foundation IPS Grant at the University of Iowa

Monday, February 6, 2017
Brown bag Seminar: Soil: Performing the Southeast Asian Body in Crisis by Michael Sakamoto, UI Assistant Professor in Dance

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus.

2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Brown bag seminar: "China and the Ghosts of 1900: Stories of the Boxer Rising and the World's Revenge"
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 30
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus

Saturday, September 10, 2016
CAPS Annual Fall Welcome Reception
Time: 6:00 pm, Saturday, September 10
Location: Fireside Shelter in S.T. Morrison Park, 1513 7th St, Coralville, IA 52241

Friday, October 14, 2016
Public Lecture: "Iron Age Archaeology in Thailand: Recent Research in Central Thailand" by Thanik Lertcharnrit, Associate Professor, Dept. of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Time: 2:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 14
Location: 27 Macbride Hall, UI Campus
 

Monday, October 17
Bilingual Readings with Shibasaki Tomoka: "Shortcut"
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 109 EPB
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Tuesday, October 18
Bilingual Readings with Shibasaki Tomoka: "Thread"
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 109 EPB
Learn more

Thursday, November 10, 2016
文化祭 - Bunkasai (Japanese Culture Festival)
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.,|Thursday, November 10
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre

Friday-Saturday, December 2-3, 2016
Conference: Tradition in Search of Rationale: The Future of Hunting in Japan and North America
Time: 10:00 am, Friday, Dec. 2,
Location: Illinois Room (348) Iowa Memorial Union

2015

Monday, February 16, 2015
Job Talk: "Transnational Cultural Power: the New Korean Wave in the Era of Social Media"
Time: 3:00 - 4:20 pm, Monday, February 16
Location: E254 Adler Journalism Building, UI Campus

Monday, February 23, 2015
Job Talk: ": “Waiting Wife, Detained Husband: Diaspora and Family in Southern China, 1570 to 1850"
Time: 2:30 - 4:20 pm, Monday, February 23
Location: Room 14 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Job Talk: “Charting Frontiers: From Sea Nomads to Breast Cancer"
Time: 3:30 - 4:50 pm, Thursday, February 26
Location: 112 Mcbride Hall, UI Campus

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The University of Iowa Japanese Speech Contest
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Tuesday, March 10
Location: 100 Phillips Hall, UI Campus

Friday, April 3, 2015
Symposium: From Local to Global: Photojournalism in the New Millennium
Time: 8:30 am - 5:45 pm, Friday, April 3
Location: Adler Lobby and Rotunda and E105 Adler Journalism Building

Friday, April 3 - Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Photo Exhibition: Depicting Post-revolutionary China: The Photojournalism of Wang Wenlan
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Friday, April 3 - May 12
Location: School of Journalism and Mass Communication Resource Center Gallery, E350 Adler Journalism Building

Saturday - Sunday, April 4-5, 2015
Symposium: Iowa Chinese Language Teaching Symposium
Time: 8:00
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre, UI Campus

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Public Talk: "What the Temple Stay Program Reveals about Contemporary Korean Buddhism” by Mark Nathan, Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Time: 3:30 pm, Wednesday, April 8
Location: 3rd Floor Atrium, Gilmore Hall, UI Campus

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Public Talk: "Stigma, Marginality, and Occupational Hierarchies in South China: Pre-socialist Formations" by James Watson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Thursday, April 16
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus

Friday, April 24, 2015
Celebration commemorating 10 years of collaboration between University of Iowa and China Daily
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm, April 24
Location: Adler Journalism Building Rotunda

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Public Lecture: "Learning through Cultural Interaction: Research Training of International Students" by Dr. Shen Chen, Associate Professor of Language Education, University of New Castle, Australia
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: 315 Philips Hall UI Campus

Saturday, September 19, 2015
CAPS Annual Reception
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Fireside Shelter, S.T. Morrison Park, Coralville, Iowa

Friday, October 16, 2015
Japan Foundation Institutional Program Support Grant Award Ceremony
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Public Lecture: The Politics of Pain: Japanese Grassroots Politics across National Boundaries by Joseph Hankins, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
Time: 1:15 - 2:45 pm, Nov. 6
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus

2014

Friday, January 31, 2014
Lunar New Year Celebration for CAPS Faculty, Scholars and Graduate Students of East Asian Studies.
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Location: 2780 University Capitol Centre, UI Campus

Friday, February 7, 2014
Lunch Seminar and Conservation with Nathan Peterson on the Role of Religious Institutions in Responding to the Aftermath of the Triple Disaster in Northeast Japan.
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: Obermann Center library at 111 Church Street, Iowa City, IA

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Brownbag Lunch Seminar: "Is Korea in Mexico?: Reimagining National History in Kim Young-ha’s Black Flower"
By Junyoung Verónica Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the University of Iowa
Time: 12:00 Noon- 1:30 pm.
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre, UI Campus.

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
Public Lecture: "The Benevolence of Women: The Politics of Capital Punishment in Imperial China”
By Thomas Buoye, Department Chair, and Associate of Professor History, University of Tulsa.
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Film Screening: "High Tech, Low Life" and Post Screening Q & A with Steve Maing, the Filmmaker.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
Global Leadership Student Workshop: "Global Leadership Starts Here"
Time: 9:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Rotunda Adler Journalism Building, UI Campus
Please see the schedule for details.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Public Lecture: "Whence Came Mandarin: Late Qing Guanhua, the Beijing Dialect, and the National Language Standard in Early Republican China"
By Richard VanNess Simmons, Professor of Chinese Studies, Rutgers University.
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 15 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus.

Friday, March 7, 2014
Public Lecture: "The Forbidden Pregnancy and Abandoned Children: on Mo Yan's Fiction about the One-Child Policy and Abortion in China"
By Shelly W. Chan, Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture Studies, Wittenberg University.
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: 100 Phillips Hall, UI Campus.
The lecture is part of the symposium "Pill and Pen: Contraception and Unwanted Pregnancy in Literature and Popular Culture" March 7-9, 2014 held at the University of Iowa Campus.

Monday, April 14, 2014
Film Screening: The Toyama Shimotsuki Matsuri of Kodoki Hamlet
By William Lee, Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Time: 5:00 - 6:20 pm
Location: 109 English Philosophy Building, UI Campus.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
An Evening of Kyogen: Traditional Japanese Comedic Theater
By William Lee, Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies Centre, the University of Manitoba and members of Japanese Studies community at the University of Iowa.
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: E132 Adler Journalism Building, UI Campus.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Public Lecture: "Fathers and Daughters in Chinese Buddhism"
By Wendi Adamek, Associate Professor and Numata Chair of Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary.
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Third Floor Atrium, Department of Religious Studies, Gilmore Hall, UI Campus.

Friday, April 18, 2014
Brownbag Seminar: "Uninvited Guests at the Meeting of Embodied Minds"
By Wendi Adamek, Associate Professor and Numata Chair of Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary.
Time: 11:45am - 1:00 pm
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre. UI Campus.

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2014
Guest Recital by Hao Huang, Professor and Tenor, Wuhan Conservatory of Music and Casey Rafn, Piano, U. of Iowa
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Location: 1670 University Capitol Centre, UI Campus

Thursday, May 8, 2014
International Workshop: Marxism in China and North Korea, coordinated by UI Sonia Ryang, Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Korea Foundation Chair of Korean Studies
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre, UI Campus

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Conference: Bundan Snark: Writing and Fighting in Modern Japan, with talks by Alejandro Morales Rama (PhD Candidate, Sophia), Susanna Fessler (Professor, SUNY-Albany), Alisa Freedman (Associate Professor, Oregon), Jeff Long (Associate Professor, Bloomsburg), Sarah Frederick (Associate Professor, Boston University), Toba Koji (Professor, Waseda University), Kendall Heitzman (Assistant Professor, Iowa), Nick Kapur (Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University), and Kyle Ikeda (Assistant Professor, Vermont)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 2390 University Capitol Centre, the Executive Board Room, UI Campus.

Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014
Business Japanese Workshop
Speaker: Motoko Tabuse (Eastern Michigan University)
Location: 2390 University Capitol Centre (Executive Boardroom) University of Iowa
Sponsors: The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) in International Programs at the University of Iowa, with additional funding from the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (DWLLC) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the University of Iowa

Saturday, September 27, 2014
CAPS Fall Welcome Reception

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Ashton House, 820 Park Rd, Iowa City, IA 52246.
Sponsors: UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Programs

Friday, October 3, 2014
Public Lecture: "A Comparative Study on CFL Teachers and Learner’s Perception of Corrective Feedback and their Impact on CFL Development"
Speaker: Hong Gang Jin, William R. Kenan Professor of East Asian Language and Literatures at Hamilton College
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre, UI Campus.
Sponsors: UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Programs, UI Confucius Institute, UI FLARE/Second Language Acquisition PhD Program.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Roundtable: “Literary translation from and to Chinese—challenges and pleasures: A conversation with Jennifer Feeley, Steve Bradbury, Ye Mimi”
Speakers: Steve Bradbury, Ye Mimi, and Jennifer Feeley
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Location: Shambaugh House, 430 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa
Co-sponsored by UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Writing Program

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Public Lecture: Confessions of a Chinese Translator: The View From Taiwan”
Speaker: Steve Bradbury, Associate Professor of English, National Central University, Taiwan
Time: 3:30 - 4:50 pm
Location: 140 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus
Sponsors: UI Center for Asia and Pacific Studies, International Programs, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Chicago

Friday, October 17, 2014
Public Reading of Poetry and Fiction
Speakers: Steven Bradbury, Ye Mimi and Chen Li
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Shambaugh House, 430 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA

Friday, October 17, 2014
Public Lecture:
“Moving Forest, Moving Villages: Dynamics of Livelihood and Hunting in the Mountains of Northeastern Japan”
Speaker: Hiromi Taguchi, Prof. of Anthropology & Environmental Studies, Dept. of Historical Heritage at Tohoku University of Art and Design
Time: 12:30 - 2:15 pm
Location: 118 Macbride Hall, UI Campus.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Public Lecture:
"Wandering in a Garden, Waking from a Dream: Song Lyrics by Xiang Ziyan as Textual Locus for Refuge Memories of Resettlement in the South​"
Speaker: Benjamin Ridgway, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese Studies, Grinnell College.
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
Public Lecture:
"Hong Kong in the Air ... and On the Ground"
Speaker: Tang Siu Wa, Writer, Participant of UI 2014 International Writing Program
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Public Lecutre:
“Traveling the Cosmos: Cultural Iconography in the Japanese Tales of Urashima Tarou and Kenji Miyazawa's Night Train to the Milky Way”
Speaker: Steve Renshaw, CAPS Visiting Research Fellow
Time: 3:00 -4:30 pm, Thursday, Nov. 13
Location: 302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus

2013

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

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.

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

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

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

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

2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Luncheon Talk: “U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Fifteen Years after Normalization”
by Mark Sidel, Professor of Law, University of Iowa
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton Street, Iowa City

Friday, March 25, 2011
Brown Bag Seminar: “Propaganda in Twentieth-Century China”
by Matthews Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, Grinnell College
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
1117 University Capitol Centre

Friday, April 15, 2011
Round Table Discussion: “Disaster in Japan: How do we try to understand? How do we try to help?”
by CAPS Faculty and Volunteers at UI/Iowa City Community
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Monday, May 2, 2011
A Conversation with Michelle Osterfeld Li: Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Setsuwa Tales
by Melissa Curley, UI Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
71 Schaeffer Hall

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Brown Bag Seminar: “Planning an Empty Page: the Emperor in Manchukuo’s New Capital”
by David Tucker, Visiting Assistant Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Lecture: Traditional Tibetan Healing in Iowa with Dr. Amjee Keyzom Bhutti: Principles and Practices of Tibetan Medicine followed by an open discussion with Dr. Bhutti
by Dr. Amjee Keyzom Bhutti,
7:00 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room W151

Friday, September 30, 2011
CAPS 25th Anniversary Reception
3:30 -5:30 p.m.
Plaza Room, Hotel Vetro, 201 S Linn Street, Iowa City

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brown Bag Seminar: "Relationship between Japanese Manga and Eastern/Western Classics"
By Nicholas Theisen, Visiting Professor of Japanese Culture and Literature, the University of Iowa
12:00 -1:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Brownbag Seminar: " A Contested Borderland: Korean Migrants, Confused Identities, and Passports in the Russian Far East, 1880-1910.”
by Alyssa Park, Assistant Professor of History, The University of Iowa
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Monday, December 5, 2011 (Rescheduled October 1, 2012)
Public Lecture: “New Thinking on the Old Empire: Recent Trends in Qing History."
By Mark Elliott, Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Harvard University
12:30 -2:o0 p.m.
1117 University Capitol Centre

2010

Friday, January 29, 2010
Brownbag Seminar: "Zen-Boy Ikkyu"
by Melissa Curley, Assistant Prof. of Religious Studies, University of Iowa
12:00 - 1:30 pm
302 Schaeffer Hall

Friday, February 26, 2010
Brown Bag Seminar: "A View from the Mountains: A Differing Perspective on Japanese Tradition"
By Scott Schnell, Associate Prof. of Anthropology, the University of Iowa
12:00 -1:30 pm
117 MacBride Hall

Friday, March 12, 2010
Brown Bag Seminar: Household Registration System in China
by Dongwang Liu, CAPS Assistant Director and Adjunct Assistant Prof. Anthropology, The University of Iowa
12:00 - 1:30 pm
1117 University Capitol Centre

Friday, April 9, 2010
Brown Bag Seminar: "Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Making in East Asia"
By Mary McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies, Drake University
12:00 - 1:30 pm
302 Schaeffer Hall

Friday, April 16, 2010
Public Lecture: "The Politics of Emotion and Statehood in North Korea: An Analysis of Arirang Festival"
By Hyang-Jin Jung, Professor of Anthropology, Seoul National University
4:00 pm
302 Schaeffer Hall

Friday, April 30, 2010
Brown Bag Seminar: Financial Change and Varieties of Asian Capitalism: The Politics of Chinese and India Securities Finance Compared
by Matthew Rudolph, Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
12:00 - 1:15 pm
1117 University Capital Centre

Thursday-Saturday, May 6-8, 2010
International Symposium: "From Area Studies to Transregional Studies: Contours of Globalization in Asia's Re-integration"
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
1117 University Capitol Centre

Monday, September 13, 2010
The Myth of McDonaldization: Globalization and Culture Change in a Japanese Community
By Keith Brown, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
4:00 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Saturday, September 25, 2010
CAPS Annual Reception
4:00 p.m.
844 Evergreen Court, Iowa City

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Defending South Korean Education Migration Mothers and Humanizing Global Children: Memoir/Manuals of Pre-College Study Abroad
By Jiyeon Kang, UI Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
12:15 p.m.
1117 University Capitol Centre

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Land Stratification in Northeast China: State Institution and Individual Agency, 1870-1906
By Shuang Chen, Assistant Professor of History Dept., University of Iowa
12:15 p.m.
1117 University Capitol Centre

Friday, December 3, 2010
Pornography and Censorship in Japanese Slasher Films
By Miri Nakamura, Assistant Prof. of Japanese, Wesleyan University
4:00 p.m.
101 Becker Communication Studies Building

2009

Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
Public lecture: "Solving the Manchuria Problem: Uchida Yasuya and the Long Russo-Japanese War (1904–1933)"
By Rustin Gates, Assistant Professor of history, Bradley University
12:30 – 2:20 p.m.
61 Schaeffer Hall

Monday, March 9, 2009
Public lecture: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: How Culture Complicates Medicine"
By Anne Fadiman, award-winning author, essayist, editor, and prof. of English at Yale Uni.
7:30 p.m. at W10 (Buchanan Auditorium), Papajohn Business Building

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Public lecture: "Marx Boys Hit the Streets: Proletarian Subjects and the Popular Culture in Pre-war Japan"
By Mariko Schimmel, Assistant Professor of Japanese, Grinnell College
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Public Lecture: “Decentralization in Comparative Perspective: Sub-national Economic Governance in Indonesia and Vietnam"
By Alasdair Bowie, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
12:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Friday, September 11, 2009
Brown Bag Seminar: National Myths of Modern Japan
By Stephen Vlastos, UI Professor of History.
12:00 Noon
302 Schaeffer Hall

Friday, October 2, 2009
Brown Bag Seminar: Survey of Identity among Chinese Ethnic Groups
By Wengfang Tang, UI Chair Professor of Stanley and Hua Hsia Foundation.
12:00 Noon
302 Schaeffer Hall

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Panel: Chinese Literature Today and Yesterday
By Ge Fei, Participant of 2009 International Writing Programs and Poala Iovene, Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Chicago.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
S207 Papajohn Business Building

Friday, October 30, 2009
Lecture and Screening: 2008 Beijing Olympics and its Music
By Jim Polachek, Research Associate, Columbia University.
Shambaugh Auditorium, Main Library

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
Brown Bag Seminar: Contemporary Japanese Literature
By Marc Yamada, Post Doctoral Scholar of Japanese Literature and Culture
12:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Friday, December 4, 2009
CAPS Graduate Conference of East Asian Studies
Speaking Across Borders: Emergent Subjects in Asia and the Pacific
8:30 am – 6:00 p.m.
1117 University Capitol Centre

Friday, December 11, 2009
Brown Bag Seminar: When a Translation is Not a Translation: Consummating the Human and the Mechanical in Hsia Yü’s Pink Noise”
By Jennifer Feeley, UI Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature
12:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

2007

Friday, February 23, 2007
Brownbag Seminar: "Gender, Self, Diaspora: Autobiographic Writings of Korean Women in Japan and the US."
by Prof. Sonia Ryang
Dept. of Anthropology, The Unversity of Iowa
12:00 Noon
302 Schaeffer Hall

Friday, March 9, 2007
Public lecture: "Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies: selection from the wartime diaries of ordinary Japanese"
Prof. Samuel Yamashita
Dept. of History, Pomona College
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
313 Phillips Hall

Friday - Sunday, March 30, and 31, & April 1, 2007
WAVES Asian/Asian American Film Festival
7:00 p.m.
101 Becker Communication Studies Building

Friday, April 6, 2007
Public lecture: "The Contemporary China: An Introduction of China Business Culture"
by Prof. Allan Guo
Director of China Program Center, University of Massachusetts at Boston
1:30-2:30 p.m.
216 Phillips Hall

Friday, April 6, 2007
Public lecture: "Gender Struggles: Radical Women and Male Dominant Unions in Postwar Japan"
by Prof. Christopher Gerteis
Dept. of History, Creighton University
4:00 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall

Friday, April 13, 2007
Public lecture: "Meiji Religions: The Japanese Rediscovery of Universality?"
Dr. Michel Mohr, Visiting Scholar
Dept. of Religious Studies, Brown University
4:00 p.m.
Atrium on the 3th Floor, Gilmore Hall, University of Iowa Campus

Friday, April 27, 2007
Public lecture: "The Rise of Local Currencies in Millennial Occupied Japan"
Prof. James Fujii
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literature, University of California-Irvine
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
218 Phillips Hall, University of Iowa Campus

Friday, May 4, 2007
Seminar: "The Acquisition of Chinese Classifiers for Second Language Learners"
Professor Xin Jiang, a Visiting Scholar
Dept. of Psychology, Harvard University
5:30-7:00 p.m.
315 Phillips Hall, University of Iowa Campus

Saturday, August 4, 2007
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) Teachers' Reunion 2007
8:30 am - 5:15 p.m.
1117 University Capitol Centre, University of Iowa Campus

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Second Chinese Calligraphy Lecture and Demonstration
by Prof. Huang, Liancheng, Commissioner of Calligraphy Committee of Chinese Yinglian Society
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City, Iowa

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Film Screening and Discussion: "Twilight Samurai" by Yoji Yamada
Discussion to be led by Prof. Stephen Vlastos and Junko Kobayashi
6:00 p.m.
316 North Hall, the University of Iowa Campus

Friday, September 21, 2007
Concert: Chinese Folk and Music by Tianjin Conservatory of Music Performing Group
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Iowa Memorial Union Ball Room (243 IMU)

Sunday, September 30, 2007
CAPS Fall Reception for New Faculty, Scholars and Writers
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
901 Park Place, Iowa City (Prof. Judy Polumbaum's house)

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Public Seminar: "Working Asia on the Hill" by Jeff Baron, Officer, Stanley Foundation
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus

Friday, October 26, 2007
Public Seminar: "Methods of Human Sacrifice in Shang Dynasty Oracle-bone Inscriptions"
by Professor Ping Wang, Confucius Institute Scholar, the University of Iowa.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
25 Phillips Hall, UI Campus

Friday, November 2, 2007
Public Seminar: "Colonialism on the Beach, Colonialism in the Woods, Cultural Imagination of the Imperial Metropolis Tokyo"
by Professor Kota Inoue, University of Redlands.
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
302 Schaeffer Hall, UI Campus