by Netina Tan
Social media including Facebook and microblogging sites such as Twitter galvanized the street protests in Tunisia and Egypt. Fears of contagion have led China to censor 'Egypt' on its microblogging sites. As Singapore gears up for its general election, due by February 2012, its long-serving People's Action Party (PAP) government is increasingly nervous over the impact of social media and is finding ways to muzzle it.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Munk School of Global Affairs, room 108N
Register online: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=10195
The Asian Institute’s Chu program organized the second year of an annual field school delegation to Taiwan in December 2010. The students, which comprised both ASI and other A&S students, travelled to Taiwan for a week, during which time they met with and interviewed officials in government (including Taiwan’s former Premier), leaders in industry and academia, as well as social movement / NGO activists. The students also prepared papers in advance of their trip, which they presented seminar-style to the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the National Chengchi University.
A talk and video presentation by dancer/choreographer Naoko Murakoshi
In association with Green Tea dance collective
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Naoko Murakoshi, a former member of the Toronto Dance Theatre, is now pursuing a dance career in Japan and teaching dance at Kobe College (Kobe Jogauin Daigaku). On the occasion of her return to Toronto for the Dai Don Den performance with the Green Tea dance collective, Ms. Murakoshi will visit the Japan Foundation, Toronto to speak about trends and give an update on the various dance scenes in Japan. In her talk and video presentation, she will address such diverse areas of dance as Active Abroad, Theatre, Butoh, Modern, Contemporary, Outcasts, and Ballet/Entertainment.
Saturday March 5th
9:30am - 7pm
Location: Department of East Asian Studies, Purple Lounge (RL 14087)
University of Toronto
For more information, please consult: http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/easgsc/index.html
The East Asian Studies Department is delighted to welcome Dr. Jung-Bong Choi as the keynote speaker for the 2011 Graduate Conference.
9:30 – 10:15am Breakfast and Registration
10:15 – 10:25am Welcome and Greetings
10:30 – 11:50am Morning Sessions
Aesthetics of Excess
Discussant: Prof. Janice Kim Moderator: Christina Han
Shasha Liu (University of Toronto)
"The Stars Art Exhibition: Space and Power"
CAMERA SINICA: Uses and Meanings of Photography in China, Early Twenty to Early Twenty-first Centuries
Friday, 11 March 2011 | 280N York Lanes | York University
This workshop explores Chinese uses and meanings of photography in the early twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Unlike most treatments of early photography in China which focus on Western photographers and foreign studios on Chinese soil, and in contrast to the more familiar Western photojournalistic treatments of the contemporary Chinese environment, the workshop focuses on photography as an indigenized Chinese medium. We probe what historical and contemporary Chinese uses of this medium reveal about changing social and gender practices; the imbrication of Chinese textual, painterly, and photographic vocabularies; and perceptions of political or environmental crises.
Tuesday, March 22, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, 8th Floor, Robarts Library
Register online at: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=10297
Speaker: Dr. Louis W. Pauly (University of Toronto)
Discussant: Dr. Kui-Wai Li (City University of Hong Kong)
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Wong (University of Toronto)
Thursday, 3 March 2011 | 2:30 to 4:30pm | 280N York Lanes | York University
Professor Gail Hershatter’s talk on The Gender of Memory will explore the collective past of rural socialist China as remembered and reinterpreted by older women half a century later. It draws upon more than 70 life history interviews with rural women in Shaanxi province, supplemented by extensive research in published and archival sources. Refiguring our account of Chinese socialism and rural life, The Gender of Memory asks what would happen to our understanding of modern China, and history more generally, if gender were placed at the center of the inquiry.
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February 8th, 2011
Warm greetings from the Japan Information Centre!
Applications for the 2011 MEXT (Monbukagakusho) JAPANESE STUDIES are now
Japanese Studies Scholarship The Japanese Government's Ministry of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers
scholarships for academic study in Japan to foreign students interested in
deepening their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and
Japanese culture. The purpose of these scholarships is to promote mutual
understanding and deepening friendly ties between Japan and other countries