The University of Iowa

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, Internatinoal Commons
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Friday, November 3, 2017
Bunkasi Japanese Culture Festival
Time: 4:30-7:30 pm
Venue: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
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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

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
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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  
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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 screeningThreshold: Whispers of Fukushima by followed by Q&A Session

Visit for the documentary and 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. 
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