Upcoming Events

Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

October 17th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....


MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. Screening with Panel Discussion

October 17th, 2018 - 4:45PM-7:15PM

Location: Klarman Hall Auditorium

Room: KG70

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. Featuring a post-screening panel discussion with Arun Nedra Rodrigo (Community organizer and founder of...


Prevailing in Emerging Markets: Lessons from Expeditionary Warfare

October 17th, 2018 - 7:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Warren Hall

Room: 175

Devadas , an entrepreneur , thought leader and author , is the founder of the Future - Moves Group ( FMG ) , a leading strategic management consultancy based in Singapore ....


Joint Development & Microeconomics Workshop: Jörgen W. Weibull

October 18th, 2018 - 11:40AM-1:10PM

Location: Ives Hall

Room: 111

Jörgen W. Weibull - Stockholm School of Economics “Game Theory and Social Norms: Population Play and Settled Equilibria in the Normal and Extensive Forms” Talk based on the article Tenable Strategy Blocks and Settled Equilibria (Joint with Roger Myerson) Abstract: When people interact in familiar settings, social conventions usually develop so that people tend to disrega...


Gatty Lecture, Faizah Zakaria, "The Toba Super Catastrophe as the History of a Future"

October 18th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Faizah Zakaria, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanyang Technological University and SEAP Visiting Fellow The Toba Super Catastrophe as the History of a Future The eruption of a super volcano in Toba, North Sumatra occurred about 73000 years ago and deposited about 2,800 square kilometers of volcanic tuff over a large area encompassing parts of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and South China Se...


Neither Sunni nor Shi’i, But Surely ‘Other’ – Sectarianism in Indonesia

October 18th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Chiara Formichi, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall about “Neither Sunni nor Shi’i, But Surely ‘Other’ – Sectarianism in Indonesia” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program....


CCCI: Has China entered a post-post-Mao era?

October 22nd, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64

The Cornell Contemporary China (CCCI) Initiative welcomes Jeff Wasserstrom, the Chancellor's Professor of History at University of California, Irvine. Abstract: This presentation will take the impending arrival of the 40th anniversary of the start of the "Reform Era" as an opportunity to step back and place China's current moment into historical perspective. &nb...


Region as Method: Affective Media Geographies

October 22nd, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

The East Asia Program's new lecture series Contemporary Japanese Thought features our second guest speaker, Thomas Lamarre, Associate Professor in Communications Studies, McGill University.   Lamarre's talk will consider the rise of what has been called ‘new television’ or ‘media regionalism’ in East Asia. Regional television has emerged in a manne...


SAP Seminar Series, Works & Continuities – The City of Mumbai, by Brinda Somaya

October 22nd, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The challenges that an Architect faces, working and living in today’s India, are probably unparalleled. The largest Urban Movement taking place in the world will be in India where hundreds of millions of people will be moving into the cities from rural areas by 2050. Having lived most of my life in Mumbai, I have seen it grow from a beautiful City of 3 million people, to an unruly metropolis...


SAP Seminar Series, The Promise and Limitations of Non-Violent Civil Disobedience: Evidence from India's Independence, by Saumitra Jha

October 24th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Warren Hall

Room: 401

I will present an overview of a book project, joint with Rikhil Bhavnani, that examines the promise and limitations of non-violent civil disobedience as a means for peaceful political reform. The project draws upon both crosscountry comparisons of political movements, and a detailed empirical analyses of India's struggle for independence that draws upon hithertoun-tapped secret intelligence re...


Gatty Lecture, Arnout van der Meer, "Performing Colonialism"

October 25th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Arnout van der Meer, Assistant Professor of History, Colby College Performing Colonialism: Hegemony, Representative Culture, and Resistance in Late Colonial Indonesia In 1913 a Javanese public prosecutor clashed with his colonial superior over his refusal to crouch and sit on the floor, conform to the Javanese language hierarchy, and wear traditional dress. This seemingly minor incident culm...


Long-term Consequences of the Atomic Bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Evidence for the Anti-humanitarian Aspect of Nuclear Bombs

October 25th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Masao Tomonaga, Professor Emeritus, Nagasaki University; and Director Emeritus, Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Hospital, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall about “Long-term Consequences of the Atomic Bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Evidence for the Anti-humanitarian Aspect of Nuclear Bombs” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown b...


Everybody Leaves (Todos se van) - LASP Fall 2018 Film Series

October 25th, 2018 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Simson Hall

Room: G-01

Everybody Leaves (Todos se van), (2015) 100 min Directed by: Sergio Cabrera Drama Cuba, Colombia, United States Spanish with English subtitles *Light snacks provided. Nieve, an eight-year-old Cuban girl, is torn between her artist mother, Eva and playwright father, Manuel, when they divorce and fight over her custody. Through her diary entries, Nieve reveals intimate details of a turbulent...


Annual Hu Shih distinguished lecture: Victor Mair

October 25th, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

 "An Important Dunhuang Manuscript Formerly in the Possession of Hu Shih" Prof. Victor Mair of the University of Pennsylvania, world-renowned literary scholar and archaeologist, will give the East Asia Program's annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture. One of the most popular Buddhist vernacular tales preserved among the Dunhuang documents is "Xiàngmó bi&a...


Tea High and Low: Elixir, Exploitation and Ecology Conference, October 26 - 27

October 26th, 2018 - 1:00PM-5:00PM

October 26, 1:00-5:00, Hirsch Lecture Room, Johnson Museum October 27, 9:00-4:00, Nevin Welcome Center, Botanic Gardens This conference explores the cultural, religious, botanical, economic, and environmental dimensions of the global spread of Camellia sinensus, commonly known worldwide as either tea or chai.  Dried, fermented, ground, steeped, poulticed, eaten, and imbibed, this p...


CCCC / 古文品讀: Victor Mair

October 26th, 2018 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374 - Asian Studies Lounge

The CCCC is a reading group for students and scholars interested in premodern Chinese studies. All are welcome, at any level of experience with classical Chinese.  At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and all other aspects of the text, and work together to resolve difficulties in comprehension...


Love and Bananas

October 26th, 2018 - 7:00PM-8:15PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/animator Lynn Tomlinson ’88 in person w/short The Elephant’s Song 2018 > Thailand/Cambodia/USA > Directed by Ashley Bell A heartwarming and hopeful story about a team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert, as they embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old captive blind...


CCCI: Urban horror: post-socialist Hong Kong cinema

October 29th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiaive (CCCI) welcomes Erin Huang, Assistant Professor in East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Abstract: This talk examines the global condition of “post-socialism” in Hong Kong—a city without a “socialist” legacy—as a way of addressing the trans-territorial history of spatial violence in the...


SAP Seminar Series, How Cornell (and others) Influenced our Direction in Higher Education at Somaiya Vidyavihar, by Samir Somaiya

October 30th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

How does one create an oasis of learning? What would it strive to achieve?  How are we trying to achieve this? How did my education in the USA, and specifically Cornell influence the direction that we take? How do I choose to differ?  Somaiya Vidyavihar was founded in 1959, to be an oasis of learning. It was founded by my grandfather, K. J. Somaiya to spread educ...


International Reserach Travel Grant

October 31st, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

These grants provide travel support for Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena. ...


Gatty Lecture, Erin Lin, "How War Changes Land"

November 1st, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Warren Hall

Room: 401

Erin Lin, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio State University How War Changes Land: The Legacy of US Bombing on Cambodian Development Why do post-conflict communities vary substantially in the speed and consistency with which they re-establish order and growth following war? In this book, I develop a theory of whether and where agrarian communities will recover f...


Any New Issues in French Nuclear Weapon Politics?

November 1st, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Venance Journé, Researcher, CNRS, France, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall about “Any New Issues in French Nuclear Weapon Politics?” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies....


Dogs of Democracy

November 1st, 2018 - 7:00PM-7:58PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Mary Zournazi in person! 2016 > Greece/Australia > Directed by Mary Zournazi. A documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. First-time filmmaker Zournazi believes that Greece has become "the stray dog of Europe," and the dogs have become a symbol of hope for the people and for the anti-austerity movement. Filmed...


Dede

November 2nd, 2018 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2017 > Georgia > Directed by Mariam Khatchvani With George Babluani, Natia Vibliani, Nukri Khachvani, Girshel Chelidze In this starkly beautiful drama, it's 1992, during the time of the Georgian Civil War. Young Dina lives in a traditional and highly patriarchal village in the region of Svaneti, high in the Caucasus Mountains, where customs have barely changed over...


Crazy Rich Asians

November 2nd, 2018 - 9:15PM-9:15PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2018 > USA > Directed by Jon M. Chu With Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh In this romantic comedy, New Yorker Rachel gets a surprise when, upon accompanying her boyfriend to his home in Singapore, she discovers that he is heir to one of Singapore's richest families and one of the country's most in-demand bachelors. Cosponsored with the Chinese Student Association. More at...


Saint Laurent

November 4th, 2018 - 7:00PM-9:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2014 > France > Directed by Bertrand Bonello With Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier, Louis Garrel This ravishing film about designer Yves Saint Lauurent is a sensual journey through 70s fashion, drugs and a creative genius striving for la dolce vita. "You're not sure if you've witnessed a tragedy in the guise of a fashion show, or the reverse." (NY Times) Subtitled. More at...


Imaginemos que el neoliberalismo no existe (Let's imagine that neoliberalism doesn't exist) by Luciana Cadahia

November 5th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Author of Mediaciones de lo Sensible: Hacia una nueva economía crítica de los dispositivos. This lecture will be given in Spanish, some form of translation will be available. Abstract: In the face of the current crisis of neoliberalism, both feminization of politics and populism appear as the only two political alternatives to the system of inequality that organize our lives. H...


SAP Seminar Series, Brand-Name Capitalism, Advertising and the Making of Middle-Class Conjugality in Western India, 1918-1950, by Doug Haynes

November 5th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This lecture is an overview of my current book project on the rise of professional advertising in western India during the interwar period and its aftermath. It will discuss the development of the global field of advertising, focusing on the ways advertising specialists sought to induce members of emerging middle class to abandon locally produced goods and pre-existing bodily practices, and to tak...


CCCI: China's cities: divisions and plans

November 5th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative (CCCI) welcomes Jeremy Wallace, Associate Professor, Department of Government at Cornell University. Abstract: China’s cities are home to one in ten human beings. During the past decade, nearly 200 million people in China have migrated from rural to urban areas. Eight million more—the equivalent of New York City—are expected to join th...


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

November 7th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Funding is offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Center’s South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs....


One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

November 7th, 2018 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 1977 > France > Directed by Agnès Varda With Therese Liotard, Valerie Mairesse, Robert Dadies Agnès Varda's enchanting ode to feminist liberation is part blissed-out bohemian musical, part revolutionary cri de cœur. Two lifelong friends – one, a traveling feminist folk singer, the other a reproductive rights activist – share in the intima...


Gatty Lecture, Katie Rainwater, "Thailand's Rural Proletariat"

November 8th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Katie Rainwater, PhD Candidate, Development Sociology, Cornell University Thailand’s Rural Proletariat: Rethinking Power Relations Through Focus on the Farmed Shrimp Sector Lunch will be provided....


Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties

November 8th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Rachel Epstein, Professor of International Relations and European Politics, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall about “Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Cornell Global Grand Challenges Symposium

November 8th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium (room 132)

All members of the Cornell community are invited to a two-day discussion of the world’s most urgent challenges and the role Cornell might play in addressing them. The Cornell Global Grand Challenges Symposium is meant to bring together international experts from across the university and generate ideas for the theme of Cornell’s first annual Global Grand Challenge (2019-2020)...


The Cakemaker

November 8th, 2018 - 7:00PM-8:53PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2017 > Germany/Israel > Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer With Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller Thomas, a young and talented German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who dies in a car crash. Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers. Keeping his secret to himself, he starts working for Anat, his lover's widow, who owns a small cafe. Althoug...


Cornell Global Grand Challenges Symposium

November 9th, 2018 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Warren Hall

Room: 401

All members of the Cornell community are invited to a two-day discussion of the world’s most urgent challenges and the role Cornell might play in addressing them. The Cornell Global Grand Challenges Symposium is meant to bring together international experts from across the university and generate ideas for the theme of Cornell’s first annual Global Grand Challenge (2019-2020)...


Traveling Abroad: Preparations and Advice

November 9th, 2018 - 11:00AM-12:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Traveling abroad soon? Join the Manager of International Health & Safety for a discussion on general travel tips and resources available to you as Cornell ambassadors abroad.  Learn more about managing emergencies, insurance, passports and visas, cultural adaptation, finances, scams to watch out for, and more.  Open to students, staff and faculty. *Cornell also offers a short&n...


Borders: Real and Imagined 2018 Sri Lanka Graduate Student Conference

November 10th, 2018 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

The objective of this conference is to map the ways in which borders manifest as physical and conceptual frameworks for dictating social, cultural, and economic divisions. Often we hear of the borders that divide physical spaces, such as North and South, or of the real and imagined borders that seek to define the nation-state. Conceptually, borders provide a framework for discussing notions such a...


Portraits of Mosquito Press

November 11th, 2018 - 6:00PM-7:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

A screening of "Portraits of Mosquito Press," a film by JL Burgos   Our special guest, Edita Burgos, a human rights defender and journalist, will talk about the film and "the dark days in the history of Philippine Press" during the Marcos dictatorship.   Organized by the Cornell Filipino Association. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program...


Are Politics local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization in Latin America

November 12th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Scott Morgenstern, University of Pittsburgh, will speak about: Are politics local? Why? Where? When? How do we measure local versus national politics? And what are the effects?  Morgenstern’s book, “Are Politics local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization around the World” provides answers to these questions, within an explicitly comparative framework, including both...


SAP Seminar Series, The Postcolonial State and Colonial Capital: Steamships, Waterways, and the Making of East Pakistan's National Economy, by Tariq Omar Ali

November 12th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Steam transformed the topography of eastern Bengal’s waterways during the late nineteenth, altering the routes, speeds, and directions through which commodities, capital, and people circulated on the delta’s riverways. Steam constituted Calcutta as the delta’s metropolis and, conversely, the delta as Calcutta’s hinterland. Partition carved out the deltaic hinterland, severe...


CCCI: American Daoists in China: cultural appropriation or soft power?

November 12th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative (CCCI) welcomes Dr David A Palmer, Associate Professor in the department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong to present the final lecture in our fall, 2018 series. This talk is based on the newly released book Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality (University of Chicago Press, co-authored with Elijah Siegler),...


Spreading the Word: Art Across the Arc of Islam

November 12th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Textiles have long been one of the most important articles of trade within and across Indian Ocean societies. How can the role of Islam be seen in the rich textile traditions of Indonesia? Today the most evident signifiers of religious identity are head coverings, worn by both men and women, but in the past a variety of textiles functioned to transmit Muslim fashions, motifs, and beliefs. Long tra...


The Ancient Law: German-Jewish silent w/violinist Alicia Svigals

November 14th, 2018 - 7:00PM-9:08PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! Free w/ original score performed live by Alicia Svigals & Donald Sosin! 1923 > Germany > Directed by E.A. Dupont With Henny Porten, Ruth Weyher A recently restored German silent about Jewish life in 19th Century Europe, the film is a precursor to Warner Bros' The Jazz Singer. The film tells the story of an orthodox rabbi's son who yearns to become an acto...


Gatty Lecture, Mariam Lam, "Undercurrents: Southeast Asian Transnational and Diasporic Culture"

November 15th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mariam Lam, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Southeast Asian Studies and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion (CDO), University of California, Riverside Undercurrents: Southeast Asian Transnational and Diasporic Culture The 2015 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference in Surabaya, Indonesia (August 7-9), co-hosted by the University of Indone...


War, Women, and Power

November 15th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Marie Berry, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall about “War, Women, and Power” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


“Monsoon Asia: The Past and Future Imagination of a Region” by Sunil Amrith, Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker

November 15th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Malott Hall

Room: 228

Sunil Amrith is the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. His research is on the transregional movement of people, ideas, and institutions. Areas of particular interest include the history of public health and poverty, the history of migration, and environmental history. His most recent work has been on the Bay of Bengal as a region connecting South and Southeast Asi...


Cold Water

November 15th, 2018 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1994 > France > Directed by Olivier Assayas With Virginie Ledoyen, Cyprien Fouquet An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas that has long remained unavailable, Cold Water is a deeply felt coming-of-age drama. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, offering a portrait of teenage lovers and adolescent rebellion, with its main...


SAP Seminar Series, Violence and the Jurisdiction of "Disturbed Areas": Notes from Colonial India, by Bhavani Raman

November 19th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

What does the gridding of extraordinary and ordinary jurisdictions entail for understanding the relationship of violence and law?  In an effort to unravel territorial certitude and a unified legal order and its suspension as the foundation of state authority, this paper draws out the history of “disturbed areas” to explore the relationship between frontier thinking and jurisdictio...


CCCC / 古文品讀: Michael Stanley Baker

November 21st, 2018 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374 - Asian Studies lounge

This Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium will be given by Professor Michael Stanley-Baker from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Professor Stanley-Baker's CCCC will double as a workshop in digital humanities - in particular, he will be showing participants new ways to mine online databases for Chinese Studies. Michael Stanley-Baker specializes in the history of Chinese me...


SAP Seminar Series, Branding Gods: Mediating Divinity in the Bazaars of Banaras, by Andy Rotman

November 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In 2002 India embarked on a plan to brand itself for tourism with its “Incredible India” campaign, which brought together every government sector to market the nation. The campaign was extremely successful in branding India as a tourist destination, and it also helped brand India within Indian marketplaces, such that the English word “brand” entered local vernaculars, as di...


Gatty Lecture, Alex-Thai D. Vo, "Revolution in the Village"

November 29th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Alex-Thai D. Vo, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Cornell University Revolution in the Village: Land Reform, Class Struggle and Transformation in North Vietnam, 1945-1960 Alex-Thai’s talk will examine the Democratic Republic of Vietnam’s (North Vietnam) mass mobilization and land reform policies to explore the rise of communist revolution in Vietnam and the violent tran...


CCCC - Norman Kutcher

November 30th, 2018 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: Asian Studies Lounge

The fourth Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium of the Fall 2018 semester will be given by Professor Norman Kutcher from Syracuse University on Friday, November 30 3:30-5:30 in the Asian Studies Lounge of Rockefeller Hall. Topic and description TBA. At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and...


"Moors-Tupiniquins”: An Analysis of the Diverse Identities of the Brazilian Islamic Community

December 3rd, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Thiago De Carvalho will discuss the identities formation, dynamics and plurality of Brazilian Islamic communities and its members. First, based on historical data, the presentation will divide early Islamic communities into four defining moments: (i) the colonizer cultural formation, (ii) Muslim slaves' immigration on nineteenth century, (iii) Syrian-Lebanese immigration and the recent phenome...

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