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May 2022

Tai Ming-Liang’s Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy Queer

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Flyer for "Tsai Ming-Liang's Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy Queer" with Nicholas de Villiers on May 4, 2022 from 2-3:30PM on Zoom

NICHOLAS DE VILLIERS, (UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA) WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2022, 2-3:30 P.M. PDT SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR TAIWAN STUDIES Zoom: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/83806164281?pwd-eURnNWcxOTFJUmœkSnNAS1RyTIcAUT09 Meeting ID: 838 0616 4281 Passcode: 337462 For more information, please contact: eastasian-taiwanstudies@usb.edu

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Takashima Talks: The Democracy That Society Allows — Protest Sounds in Japan and the US

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyer for "Takashima Talks in Japanese Cultural Studies: The Democracy that Society Allows, Protest Sounds Japan and the US" with Noriko Manabe on May 4, 2022 from 4-6:30PM in SS&MS 2135

Takashima Talks: The Democracy That Society Allows -- Protest Sounds in Japan and the US Perceived attacks on the foundations of democracy in recent years have sparked large demonstrations, often numbering in the hundreds of thousands, in both Japan and the US. This paper will explore the ways in which democracy is sounded differently in street protests of two densely populated cities-Tokyo and New York-as shaped by urban geography, urban acoustics, participatory practices, and perhaps most importantly, policing. Analyzing protests…

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Is a Tekagami a Text? Reading the Fragmentary in a Calligraphy Album

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for "RFG Talk: Is a Tekagamu a Text? Reading the Fragmentary in a Calligraphy Album" on May 6, 2022 from 4-5:30PM at 4080 HSSB

Friday, May 6, HSSB Room 4080, 4 - 5:30 PM Join the Transregional East Asia RFG for a talk by Edward Kamens, Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, Yale University, and Paul I. Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations, UCLA. Sponsored by the IHC’s Transregional East Asia Research Focus Group, East Asia Center, and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

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The Utility of Oral Histories: The case of China

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyer for "The Utility of Oral Histories: the Case of China" by Paul G. Pickowicz on May 9 from 12-3PM in HSSB 4041

In a discussion for graduate students, Professor Pickowicz asks the questions, "What can be learned from oral histories that cannot be learned from other sources? What is unique about oral histories?" Pickowicz will show clips of several oral histories he filmed in China in the 1980s and 1990s and talk about both the pleasure and pain associated with the filming of oral histories. Monday, May 9, 12 - 3 PM, HSSB 4041

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Women in Chinese Silent Cinema

May 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for "Women in Chinese Silent Cinema" by Paul G. Pickowicz on May 10 from 3:30-5:30PM in SSMS 2135

Women in Chinese Silent CinemaIn his lecture, Prof. Pickowicz will screen compelling clips from Chinese silent-era films of the 1920s and 1930s. He'll emphasize the diverse roles played by women and ask questions about why the women seen on screen, including such iconic figures as Ruan Lingyu, Li Lili, and Wang Renmei, were far more important than men to the success of Chinese silent cinema. Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, SSMS 2135

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Koichi Takashima Lecture 2022: Tawada Yōko — Translation as Politics, Translation as Dream

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for "Koichi Takashima Lecture in Japanese Cultural Studies 2022: Tawada Yoko: Translation as Politics, Translation as Dream" with Brett de Bary on May 10, 2022 from 4-5:30PM in the McCune Conference Room

Koichi Takashima Lecture 2022: Tawada Yōko -- Translation as Politics, Translation as Dream The consistent process of disorienting geography, maps, and directions in Tawada Yōko's fiction flies in the face of problematic distinctions between "areas" and the territorial boundaries they imply, assumptions still often dominant in studies of the "boundary-crossing literature" she is taken to represent. I contend, rather, that Tawada invites us to understand the reading of her texts as itself a "project of translation," one Roland Barthes once…

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Collective Voicing, Community Building: Intersecting Moving Images With Protest Concerts and Music Videos

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Flyer for "Collective Voicing, Community Building: Intersecting Moving Images with Protest, Concerts, and Music Videos" with Ellen Chang on May 11, 2022 from 2-3:15PM on Zoom

ELLEN Y. CHANG, (UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON) WEDNESDAY MAY 11, 2022, 2-3:15 P.M. PDT SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR TAIWAN STUDIES Zoom: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/89554862326?pwd=Z.U1IcEN2QWR4SW50WnBxMTBPR1NmU/T09 Meeting I: 895 5486 2326 Passcode: 496309 For more information, please contact: castasian-taiwanstudies@ucsb.edu

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Takashima Talks: SPY! The Hunt for the “Enemy Within” During the Battle of Okinawa

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for "Takashima Talks in Japanese Cultural Studies: Spy!, The Hunt for the 'Enemy Within' During the Battle of Okinawa: Rethinking Wartime Atrocities During the Asia-Pacific War" with Kirsten Ziomek on May 18, 2022 from 4-5:30PM in HSSB 4080

THE HUNT FOR THE "ENEMY WITHIN" DURING THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA: RETHINKING WARTIME ATROCITIES DURING THE ASIA-PACIFIC WAR This talk will detail the execution of Okinawans as "spies" by the Japanese military during the Battle of Okinawa, which was the last land battle of the Asia-Pacific War, and the one that resulted in the largest number of civilian deaths in the Pacific theater. I will foreground the fear of "spies" throughout the war in general as well as discuss different…

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Taiwan Studies Workshop: Western-style Confectionary and Colonial Taiwan

May 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for "TSW - Western-style Confectionary and Colonial Taiwan: Conglomerates Settler Colonialism, and Tropical Agriculture" by Lillian Tsay on 5/19/22 from 4:30-5:30OM on Zoom

Please join us for “Western-style Confectionary and Colonial Taiwan: Conglomerates, Settler Colonialism, and Tropical Agriculture” with Lillian Tsay (Brown University). 4:30-5:30 p.m. PDT on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Zoom link:  https://tinyurl.com/2p863s22 Meeting ID: 816 8978 5230 Passcode: 500745 Please contact Kanda Polatis at kpolatis@ucsb.edu if you have any questions.

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Activism and Post-activism: Korean Documentary Cinema, 1981-2021

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyer for "Activism & Post-activism: Korean Documentary Cinema, 1981-2021" by Jihoon Kim on 5/25/22 from 5-6:30 on Zoom

Please save the date for a Zoom lecture by Dr. Jihoon Kim, titled “Activism & Post activism: Korean Documentary Cinema, 1981-2021” on Wednesday, May 25, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm (PDT). You will need to use this link (https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wM0z1rY-T9ij5vJovxf8Cw) to register for the webinar in advance. This presentation will provide an overview of documentary films from Korea addressing activism and protest from Dr. Kim’s latest monograph—the first academic book in English on South Korean non-fiction film and video practices. This event is sponsored…

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