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December 2021

Takashima Talks: Japanese Sex Workers, Rights, and the Gendered Economy

December 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Contemporary Japan is home to one of the world’s largest and most diversified markets for sex.  Widely understood to be socially necessary, the sex industry operates and recruits openly, staffed by a diverse group of women who are attracted by its high pay and the promise of autonomy — but whose work remains stigmatized and dangerous.  This talk reframes the labor of adult Japanese women working in Tokyo’s legal sex industry as female care work.  Sex as care, I argue,…

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March 2022

Guest Lecture on “Paper City” — A New Documentary on the Tokyo Fire Bombings

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyer for "The Making of Paper City" directed by Adrian Francis, March 2 5:30-6:30PM HSSB 4080

Please join us on Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 - 6:30 PM as we welcome Dr. David Fedman (UC Irvine) to discuss his new documentary, Paper City.  The documentary will make its US premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on March 3 and March 6. The documentary examines the history and memory of the Tokyo fire bombings. For those who don't know Dr. Fedman's work, he is the co-director of the Japan Air Raids project and one of the most prominent…

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Taiwan Talks: “Coastal Formosan, Nuclear Austronesian, and Beyond”

March 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Taiwan Studies Workshop: Linguistics and the Languages of Taiwan - Coatal Formosan, Nuclear Austronesian, and Beyond: How do Formosan Languages Inform Theories of Austronesian Expansion? by Dr. Victoria Chen

Please join us for “Coastal Formosan, Nuclear Austronesian, and Beyond: How do Formosan Languages Inform Theories of Austronesian Expansion?” with Victoria Chen (Victoria University of Wellington). 4:30-6:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, March 3, 2022 Please register at: https://forms.gle/88TFEMBSQ1xqmVsZ6 The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the talk.

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April 2022

“In and Out: Laughter and Gender Politics in Li Shuangshuang (1962)” by Ping Zhu (East Asia Center)

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
East Asian Center Flyer - "In and Out: Laughter and Gender Politics in Li Shuangshuang (1962)" a lecture by Professor Ping Zhu

We are pleased to announce that UCSB’s East Asia Center will be hosting Prof. Ping Zhu (University of Oklahoma) for a lecture, “In and Out: Laughter and Gender Politics in Li Shuangshuang (1962),” on April 11, 2:00–3:30pm (PST), as part of its EAC Zoom in Global Scholars Series. Please scan the QR code on the flyer to join the Zoom meeting.

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Representing East Asia On Screen: Gendered and Racialized Discourses

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Flyer for "Representing East Asia on Screen: Gendered and Racialized Discourses" with Alexa Joubin on April 18, 2022 from 2-3:30PM in 6020 HSSB

Please join us for “Representing East Asia on Screen: Gendered and Racialized Discourses” with Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University). 2:00-3:30 p.m. PDT on Monday, April 18, 2022, McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020

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Imaging History, Historicizing Images: Transnational Visualities in Cold War Taiwan

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for "Taiwan Studies Workshop: Imaging History, Historicizing Images: Transnational Visualities in Cold War Taiwan" with Dr. Joseph Ho on April 21, 2022 at 4-5:30PM on Zoom

Dr. Joseph W. Ho, Albion College 4:00-5:30 PM (PST), Thursday, April 21, 2022 Zoom link: ucsb.zoom.us/j/81071011621 Meeting ID: 810 7101 1621 Passcode: 108369 Please contact Linshan Jiang at linshanjiang@ucsb.edu if you have any questions.

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Queer Taiwanese Literature as World Literature

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyer for "Taiwan Talks: Queer Taiwanese Literature as World Literature" with Howard Chiang and Hangping Xu on April 27, 2022 from 4-6PM in 6020 HSSB

TAIWAN TALKS Presents: Queer Taiwanese Literature as World Literature Howard Chiang (UCD) in conversation with Hangping Xu (UCSB) Wed., April 27, 2022, 4-6 p.m. McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

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Gagaku: Music of the Imperial Ceremonies of Japan One Thousand Years of Elegance and Harmony

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyer for "Gagaku: Music of the Imperial Ceremonies of Japan One Thousand Years of Elegance and Harmony" on April 27, 2022 at 6PM at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 6 PM This evening event will feature three musicians from the Naoyuki MANABE GAGAKU Ensemble led by Naoyuki Manabe. Manabe, who holds a degree from the prestigious Tokyo University of the Arts, is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer who has performed internationally. The ensemble includes leading musicians, Yoshie Kunimoto and Yutaka Ota. Also performing is special guest Maestro Hideaki Bunno, former Director of the Gagaku Orchestra at…

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Gagaku: Sound of a Thousand Years — Lecture + Performance

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Flyer for "Gagaku: Sound of a Thousand Years" with Maoyuki Manabe Gagaku on April 28 at 5:30PM at the AD&A Museum

Gagaku: Sound of a Thousand Years Lecture + Performance at UCSB's ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM Naoyuki MANABE GAGAKU Ensemble with special guest Maestro Hideaki Bunno Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 -- 7:30 pm https://bit.ly/Gagaku2022 The Gagaku orchestra at the Imperial Palace of Japan was established in 701; its music is recognized by the government of Japan as a national intangible cultural property, and by UNESCO as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.  The most ancient and continuously…

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May 2022

Taiwan Talks: An Orange Bra between China and Taiwan — Women Migrants, Emotions and Digital Entrepreneurship

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Flyer for "An Orange Bra between China and Taiwan: Women Migrants, Emotions, and Digital Entrepreneurship" by Beatrice Zani on May 3, 2022 from 4-5PM in SSMS 2135

Please join us for “An Orange Bra between China and Taiwan: Women Migrants, Emotions and Digital Entrepreneurship” with Beatrice Zani (McGill University). UCSB Room SSMS 2135 Tuesday, May 3rd, 4 - 5 PM

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