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April 2021

Kelly Hammond, “Supporting the Faith, Building the Empire: Imperial Japan’s Islamic Policies in World War II”

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for Zoom talk "Supporting the Faith, Building the Empire: Imperial Japan's Islamic Policies in World War II" on 4/21 from 4PM to 5:30PM

This talk will examine some of the ways that the Japanese Empire curried favors to Muslims in China, and later throughout East Asia, in the lead up to and throughout World War II. Drawing on examples from my recent book, China’s Muslims and Japan’s Empire: Centering Islam in World War II, the talk will present viewers with concrete policies and explore some of the ways that the Japanese Government envisioned themselves as the benevolent protectors of Islam while at the…

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May 2021

Gordon Matthews, “The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace”

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Flyer for The World in Guangzhou, a live zoom talk on 5/13, 8PM-9:30PM

Join us THURSDAY (5/13/2021) at 8PM-9:30PM (PST) to hear from Professor Gordon Mathews (Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong) about his recent publication The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace. Join us via Zoom: http://bit.ly/EACTalks (Zoom ID: 925 5728 2471) ABSTRACT: Only decades ago, the population of Guangzhou was almost wholly Chinese. Today, it is a truly global city, a place where people from around the world go to make new lives, find themselves, or further their careers. A large…

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Thinking about Race and Ethnicity in Imperial China

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyer for Zoom talk "Thinking about Race and Ethnicity in Imperial China" by Shao-yun Yang on 5/27 at 4-5:30PM

For much of the twentieth century, discussions of imperial-era Chinese identity were framed according to three conceptual categories then current in the social sciences: culture, race, and nation. In the 1980s, Western historians began shifting to a new conceptual framework: ethnicity. Despite skepticism in some quarters, ethnicity remains the framework within which most historians analyze politicized identities encompassing aspects of both culture and nation. But does “race” as a concept still have any place in this picture? What if we…

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June 2021

The Worst Chinese Poetry: A Virtual Roundtable (Day 1)

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for phase two of "The Worst Chinese Poetry: A Virtual Workshop." This will be two-day roundtable discussion open to the public, following up on phase one, which was a series of fourteen miniature workshops held in early April. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/WorstPoetry Organized by our three Chinese literature specialists (Thomas Mazanec, Xiaorong Li, and Hangping Xu), the goal of this project is to rethink Chinese literary history through negative examples. It seeks to interrogate the aesthetic, social, moral, and…

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The Worst Chinese Poetry: A Virtual Roundtable (Day 2)

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for phase two of "The Worst Chinese Poetry: A Virtual Workshop." This will be two-day roundtable discussion open to the public, following up on phase one, which was a series of fourteen miniature workshops held in early April. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/WorstPoetry Organized by our three Chinese literature specialists (Thomas Mazanec, Xiaorong Li, and Hangping Xu), the goal of this project is to rethink Chinese literary history through negative examples. It seeks to interrogate the aesthetic, social, moral, and…

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2021 Virtual Commencement

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Graduation Schedule for UCSB EACS Department

Date: June 10, 2021 Time: 5:30–6:30pm (PDT) Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/88571654150 Meeting ID: 885 7165 4150

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September 2021

Classical Chinese Placement Exam (Fall 2021)

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chinese calligraphy, black ink on beige paper scroll. The text is of "Preface to Lanting Pavilion Collection" by Wang Xizhi.

The Classical Chinese placement exam is intended for students who have already studied some Classical Chinese (文言) and would like to skip Chinese 101A and enroll directly in Chinese 101B instead. It is offered once per year, administered by Professor Thomas Mazanec. Please email Prof. Mazanec (mazanec@ucsb.edu) if you are interested in taking this exam. The test will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 3:30–4:30pm (location to be determined). Prof. Mazanec will provide a short passage in Classical Chinese from…

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October 2021

Study Abroad for EALCS Majors

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Flyer for "Study Abroad for East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies" on 10/12/21 from 4-5PM

Register here to learn about study abroad opportunities for EALCS majors from the Education Abroad Program: https://ucsb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdu2vqDooG9aED9PnK8p58Nkn848_y_Lj. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Meditation Sickness and the Ethics of Buddhist Studies by Pierce Salguero

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SSMS 2135
Flyer for "Meditation Sickness and the Ethics of Buddhist Studies" by Pierce Salguero on 10/14/21 at 5PM in SS&MS room 2135
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Chinese Language Program Tea time / Welcome Party

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chinese Language Program Autumn Festival Tea Time / Welcome Party Friday, Oct. 22 2pm-4pm @HSSB Courtyard Come mingle with your classmates, professors, and new friends!! We will provide delicious snacks, live music performances, a photo booth, and fun games!! Sponsored by the UCSB Center for Taiwan Studies, Chinese Language Program, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, with support from our CLP Volunteers, CSSA ICE (International Cultural Exchange) and Jasmin Echo

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