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Kathryn Tanaka, “For the Country of the Glowing Sun”

November 28th, 2011 No comments

The Art and Politics of East Asia workshop presents:

Kathryn Tanaka

PhD candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

“For the Country of the Glowing Sun:
Nationalism, Christianity, and the Utopian Hospital in Nagata Honami,” a chapter from her dissertation

Friday, December 2nd,

3:00-5:00pm

Judd Hall, Room 313

5835 S. Kimbark Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Persons who believe they may need assistance to participate fully, please contact the coordinator (Daniel Johnson) in advance at: djohn at uchicago.edu

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Yuki Takinami, November 18th

November 13th, 2011 No comments

The Art and Politics of East Asia workshop presents:

Yuki Takinami

PhD candidate, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago

“The Shochiku Kamata Studio: Other Directors,” a chapter from his dissertation

Friday, November 18th,

3:00-5:00pm

Judd Hall, Room 313

5835 S. Kimbark Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Persons who believe they may need assistance to participate fully, please contact the coordinator (Daniel Johnson) in advance at: djohn at uchicago.edu

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Andrew Kipnis, Nov. 11th, “Constructing Commonality.”

November 6th, 2011 No comments

The Art and Politics of East Asia workshop presents:

Andrew Kipnis

Senior Fellow, Anthropology, Australian National University

“Constructing Commonality: Standardization and Modernization in Chinese Nation-Building”

ABSTRACT: This essay examines the importance of Chinese nation-building in the contemporary era. Defining nation-building in terms of processes that help to bridge local differences especially but not only when also distinguishing China from the rest the world, I argue that a focus on globalization has masked the importance of Chinese nation-building to contemporary social change. I analyze three very different societal arenas in which national forms of commonality are being constructed: the consolidation of the education system, the expansion of the urban built environment and the spread of the Chinese internet. Though each arena illustrates a very different aspect of the nation-building process, they all result in an increased degree of commonality in lived experience and communicative practice across China.

Friday, November 11th,

3:00-5:00pm

Judd Hall, Room 313

5835 S. Kimbark Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Persons who believe they may need assistance to participate fully, please contact the coordinator (Daniel Johnson) in advance at: djohn at uchicago.edu

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Friday, November 4th, William Feeney

November 1st, 2011 No comments

The Art and Politics of East Asia workshop presents:

William Feeney
PhD candidate, Anthropology, University of Chicago

“Laughing Until it Hurts: Recognizing “Violence” in Japanese Variety Television”

Friday, November 4th,

3:00-5:00pm

Judd Hall, Room 313

5835 S. Kimbark Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Persons who believe they may need assistance to participate fully, please contact the coordinator (Daniel Johnson) in advance at: djohn at uchicago.edu

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