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June 3: Andre Schmid, Family and Domesticity Across the Cold War Divide: North and South Korea in the 1950s

May 30th, 2010 No comments

Please join the Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop and the East Asia: Tranregional Histories Workshop on June 3 (Thursday), 4-6 p.m. HM 141.

  

 

Family and Domesticity Across the Cold War Divide:

North and South Korea in the 1950s

Andre Schmid

(Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto)

There is no paper for this workshop

 Thursday, June 3, 4:00-6:00 PM

Harper Memorial 141

1116 E. 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60637 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive workshop updates, please contact jiyoung22@uchicago.edu

Faculty sponsors: Michael Bourdaghs, Paola Iovene 

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Ji Young Kim (jiyoung22@uchicago.edu) or Ling Zhang (ling1@uchicago.edu)

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APEA Upcoming Events

May 25th, 2010 No comments

5/26 Wed 4:30-6:30 p.m. CWAC 152
Co-Sponsored with VMPEA Workshop
Wu Hung (Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor, Art History & EALC), “Inventing a “Chinese” Portrait Style in Early Photography: The Case of Milton Miller (active 1850s-1860s)”

5/28 Fri 3:00-5:00 p.m. Judd 313
Tie Xiao (PhD Candidate, EALC), “Inside of the Crowd: Inquiring Qunzhong in Republican China”

6/3 Thu 4:00-6:00 p.m. WB 408
Co-Sponsored with Transregional Histories Workshop
Andre Schmid (Associate Professor, University of Toronto), “Family and Domesticity Across the Cold War Divide: North and South Korea in the 1950s”

6/7 Mon TBA
Helen A. Findley (PhD Candidate, EALC), “The Language of Sekkyô:  Buddhist Homiletic Practice in Late Meiji Japan”

6/9 Wed TBA
Sei Jin Chang (Visiting scholar, EALC), “Cold War and the Cultural Politics of ‘The Pacific’: Transitioning of Spatial Imaginaries and the Nationalization of the Sea in South Korea between 1945~1950”

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May 28th, Xiao Tie: Inside of the Crowd: Inquiring Qunzhong in Republican China

May 24th, 2010 No comments

Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop presents

 Inside of the Crowd: Inquiring Qunzhong in Republican China

 Tie Xiao
Ph.D. Candidate
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago

Saul Thomas, Respondent

(PhD Candidate, Anthropology/History, University of Chicago)

May 28th (Friday) 

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Judd Hall 313

5835 South Kimbark Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

ABSTRACT: 

My dissertation studies various modes in which crowds were conceptualized and represented as well as their different aesthetic and political implications in early twentieth-century China. This chapter examines the rise of the discourse of crowd psychology in China. The decades from the 1910s to 1930s witnessed the expansion of the political field, as manifested in the incessant strikes and other mass demonstrations by an increasingly organized populace. The social phenomenon of the crowd fascinated modern Chinese intellectuals of a variety of ideological positions and political affiliations and became a mysterious object of various political, psychological and sociological investigations. Is there a reenergizing of consciousness in the moment of crowding or merely collective delusion? Is the action of crowding together a manifestation of self-awakening and self-determination or just a showcase of blind craze and primitive passions? What is the dimension of “in-common” that makes the crowd the mode of existence of being-in-common and, more pertinently, does this dimension of “in-common” qualify or disqualify the crowd as the source of political agency and authority? To answer these questions and understand the behavioral surface of “crowd phenomena,” Chinese crowd theorists studied the psychological interiority of the crowd mind and responded to the imported theories of crowd psychology by such authors as Gustav Le Bon, Gabriel Tarde, William McDougall, and Everett Dean Martin. Through interacting with the transnational flow of crowd concepts, the new understanding of qunzhong as a socio-psychological category and concomitant political implications arose and circulated.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive workshop updates, please contact jiyoung22@uchicago.edu

Faculty sponsors: Michael Bourdaghs, Paola Iovene 

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Ji Young Kim (jiyoung22@uchicago.edu) or Ling Zhang (ling1@uchicago.edu)

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May 26 Talk by Professor Wu Hung

May 18th, 2010 No comments

Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop presents:

 

Inventing a “Chinese” Portrait Style in Early Photography:

The Case of Milton Miller (active 1850s-1860s)

 

Wu Hung

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor

Art History and EALC

University of Chicago

 

Wednesday, May 26, 4.30-6.30 pm

CWAC 152
Cochrane-Woods Art Center
5540 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Co-sponsored with the Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia Workshop 

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[May 15]Writing and ethinic experience in contemporary China: Meeting with Chinese writers

May 11th, 2010 No comments

The Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop invites you to attend:

Writing and ethinic experience in contemporary China: Meeting with Chinese writers

We are going to have a lunchtime casual discussion with seven Chinese writers, about issues such as how these writers bring their own ethnic background into their writing in Chinese, how they deal with the relationship between artistic creation and politics in contemporary China, and so forth. Feel free to bring up related issues which interest you.

Participants:

Liu Zhenyun刘震云 (Novelist, Han ethnicity, Beijing)

Peng Xueming 彭学明(Novelist, Tujia ethnicity, Hunan Province)

Fan Jizu 范继祖/小饭 (Novelist, Han ethnicity, Shanghai)

He Xiaomei 和晓梅 (Poet, Novelist, Naxi ethnicity, Yunnan Province)

Lu Qin 禄琴(Poet, Yi ethnicity, Guizhou Province)

Yang Guoqing 杨国庆 (Poet, Qiang ethnicity)

Liao Yirong 了一容 (Novelist, Dongxiang ethnicity, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region)

Interpreter:

Guo Li 郭丽 (Ph.D Candidate, Comparative Literature, University of Iowa) 

May 15 (Saturday) 12:00-2:00 PM

Room: Cobb Hall 403

5811 S. Ellis Avenue

The discussion will be in both Chinese and English.  

Please download the writers’ biographies and writing samples (both in Chinese and English)

Chinese writers’ biographies (Chinese version)

Chinese writers’ biographies in English

Liao Yirong 了一容中篇小说:野..

Liao Yirong 了一容短篇:白毛风..

He Xaiomei 和晓梅: 是谁失去了记忆

Yang Guoqing 杨国庆交流诗歌1

Yang Guoqing 杨国庆交流诗歌2

Fan Jizu 2妈妈,你该知道我偏为添乱而生

Fan Jizu 9混沌之家

Fan Jizu 清心寡欲的树

Fan Juzu 4我小时候

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**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance,  please contact Ji Young Kim (jiyoung22@uchicago.edu) or Ling Zhang (ling1@uchicago.edu)

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May 14th Presentation by Professor Pedro Erber “The Ticklish Object”

May 10th, 2010 No comments

This event is sponsored by the Japan Studies Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies.

Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop presents

 The Ticklish Object:

Akasegawa Genpei between Art, Politics and Theory

 

Pedro Erber

(Assistant Professor, Rutgers University)  

 

 With a Response Offered by

Sarah Allen

(PhD Student, History of Culture, University of Chicago)

 

May 14th (Friday) 

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Judd Hall 313

5835 South Kimbark Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

ABSTRACT: 

The paper examines the emergence and articulations of the notions of objet and “action” in Japanese art circa 1960; it explores the avant-garde’s pursuit of an immediate relationship to society and politics beyond the framing effect of “art” as a discursive, institutionalized category. The works and theories of Akasegawa Genpei occupy a central place in this analysis. Based on Akasegawa’s discussion of art’s characteristic mode of “tickling” state power, the paper explores the historical and theoretical implications of the avant-garde’s attempt at an immediate relationship to politics through art. 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive workshop updates, please contact jiyoung22@uchicago.edu

Faculty sponsors: Michael Bourdaghs, Paola Iovene 

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Ji Young Kim (jiyoung22@uchicago.edu) or Ling Zhang (ling1@uchicago.edu)

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