The University of Iowa

An Artist's Voice in a Changing Hong Kong

November 10, 2021 | 12:00 P.M.  

W107 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)

Playwright Candace Chong Mui-Ngam 莊梅岩will talk about recent changes in Hong Kong and the pressure these changes have put on artists.

Co-sponsored by UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and UI International Writing Program 

Protests, Military Coup and Burma’s Future

September 22, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

Featuring Maxime Boutry, Associate Researcher, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France

A Facebook event has also been created for the webinar.


The double crisis, political and sanitary, that Myanmar is currently undergoing, sheds new light on the political and social transformations that have affected the country over the last ten years. Whilst the February 1st military coup literally kidnapped the hopes of a whole generation of citizens thirsting for democracy, it also revealed a failed transition, where the ghosts of decolonization continue to haunt any effort at nation building. Based on fieldwork among “ordinary citizens” in Myanmar as well as discourses in social and news media, Boutry will discuss diverse notions such as "legitimacy", “clientelism” or "federalism", and how their different understandings may reveal the underlying causes of the current crisis. Finally, although the current period is definitely a dark episode, Boutry will explore some possible positive outcomes.

Sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.

Co-sponsored by UI International Programs, Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, UI Department of Anthropology, and UI Department of Political Science, in collaboration with the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, UI Center for Human Rights, and UI Department of Religious Studies.

"In Solidarity with Asians and Pacific Islanders in America" Zoom Webinar

Wednesday, April 28
6:00 - 7:30 pm, CST
Presented by UI International Programs, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, College of Dentistry, and Tippie College of Business
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"Revolutionary Bodies: Chinese Dance and the Socialist Legacy" Zoom Webinar

by Prof. Emily Wilcox, Associate Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of William & Mary
Tuesday, April 27, 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, CST
Presented by UI Dept. of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures and UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.  
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"2021 INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON CHINESE APPLIED LINGUISTICS Zoom Webinar"

Saturday, April 24, 2021
8:30 am - 5:30 pm, CST
Presented by The Chinese Program, Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, DWLLC, The University of Iowa
Sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Programs, the University of Iowa
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"Lunar New Year Celebration Zoom Webinar"

Thursday, February 11, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, CST
Presented by International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.  
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