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Transnational Genders Onscreen: Critical Asian Studies Collaborative, October 17-18, 2014

Transnational Genders Onscreen: Queer and Feminist Cinema in East and Southeast Asia October 17-18, 2014 35 Nicholson Hall A conference organized by the IAS Critical Asian Studies Collaborative Transnational Genders on Screen: Queer and Feminist Cinema in East and Southeast Asia examines the representation of gender and identity in the films of East and Southeast […]

Critical Asian Studies: Film Discussion on the Kanto Earthquake Massacre, May 9, 2014

The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Narratives of Colonial Atrocity 90 Years Later May 9, 2014, at 2:30pm 275 Nicholson Hall Film Screening and Discussion with Jinhee Lee, History, Eastern Illinois University, and Arthur Mitchell, Asian Languages and Cultures, Macalester In 1923, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Tokyo and Yokohoma, essentially leveling Japan’s two largest […]

Critical Asian Studies: John DiMoia, Mar. 31, 2014

Renegotiating Bodies: “Minnesota Project” and Seoul National University Hospital, 1954-1968 C.C. Clawson Lecture in the History of Medicine by Dr. John DiMoia, History, National University of Singapore. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Professor DiMoia considers the second of Korea’s “massive confrontations with Western biomedicine”, occurring during […]

Critical Asian Studies: Book Discussion with Tak Fujitani, Mar. 11, 2014

Race for Empire: Critical Book Discussion with Takashi Fujitani Prof. Takashi Fujitani will respond to the audience and two U of M faculty readers: Yuichi Onishi (Asian American Studies/African American & African Studies) and Travis Workman (Asian Languages and Literatures). Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. […]

Critical Asian Studies: Cold War Clint, with Tak Fujitani, Mar. 10, 2014

COLD WAR CLINT: How Asia Made a Hollywood Icon, and How He Imagined Asia March 10, 2014, 3:00pm 125 Nolte Center Asian American Studies commemorative talk by Dr. Takashi Fujitani This talk argues that while rarely if ever acknowledged, Clint Eastwood’s entire film career has been tightly intertwined with questions of Asia, and particularly the […]

Critical Conversation Symposium: Asia and Bios. Sept 20, 2013

A symposium to envision and implement a new kind of Asian studies that can more productively and critically interact with scholarly and public discourses on biology, medicine, and environmental issues. Free and open to the public. 1:00-3:00 Panel 1: New Boundaries of Bios 3:15-4:30 Panel 2: Asian Studies and Science Studies 4:45-5:45 Roundtable Discussion 5:45-6:45 […]

March 1, 2013: The Local History Movement and Urban Branding in Interwar Japan

Friday, March 1, 2013 1:30 pm, 125 Nolte Library Louise Young, History, UW-Madison, is a historian of modern Japan. Her research and teaching interests include Japanese international relations, World War Two in Asia, comparative imperialism, Japanese urbanism and urban modernism between the wars, local history, and most recently, sociology and social policy. The IAS Collaborative […]

A Conversation with the Critical Asian Studies Collaborative, July 30, 2012

Conveners Hiromi Mizuno, Chris Isett, and Travis Workman Hiromi Mizuno talks to Amir Hussain about the collaborative’s mission. The Critical Asian Studies Collaborative, as its name implies, proposes to critically examine both popular conceptions of Asia along with dominant approaches to Asian Studies. The Asia that Westerners typically imagine is the product of a long […]