4/30: Oscar Lee Symposium

Also on Friday the 30th:

OSCAR LEE SYMPOSIUM OF UNDERGRADUATE EAST ASIAN STUDIES: A half-day conference featuring undergraduate research and discussion on East Asia

Friday, April 30
1-4 PM
KENT 403


1:15 PM – (Mis)Communication: Media and Audience in Japan and China

  • Mia Lewis, “”Painting Worlds with Word: Ateji in CLAMP’s Manga”
  • Sayuri Shimoda, “Thought Control in the Meiji and Taisho Periods: A Methodology to Examine the Effect of the 1883 Decree and 1909 Press Law”
  • Daniel O. Kanak, “Changes in Chinese Consumer Behavior: Repercussions of Sino-Japanese Political Conflict and Negative Country Image (CI) and Japanese Business Response”

2:10 PM – Language and Identity in Central Asia

  • Christine Kwon, “Reading the Signs: Language Policy and Change in Post-PRC Tibet”
  • Arfiya Eri, “The Fourteenth Ethnicity or Disappearing Ethnicity? Bilingual Education and Uyghur Identity in 21st Century Xinjiang”
  • Grace Zhou, “Essentialist Legacies and Shifting Identities: Language in Central Asian Nation-Building”

3:05 PM – Community Narratives in Contemporary China

  • Chris Morales, “Neighborhood Change and the Social Construction of Community Identity in Weigongcun, Beijing”
  • Tania O’Conor, “Finding a Voice on the Web: A Case Study of a Naxi Online Community”
The Symposium is made possible by generous contributions from the Arts Initiative (Gatsby Charitable Foundation), Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia College Student Council, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture (Hiroshi Nitta Fund), Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center, Center for Korean Research, Student Government Association of Barnard.
We are co-sponsored by AAA, APAAM, CJS, CSC, SGB, SoC, and VSA.

REMINDER: David Branner on Friday 4/3

Dr. David Branner (East Asian Languages and Cultures) will give a lecture this Friday (April 3rd) on metaphor and other hidden organization in the Chinese secret language.

Time: 2-3:30 pm
Place: 703 Hamilton

Refreshments will be served.

Click here to download the flier for this event.

4/3: Metaphor & Other Hidden Organization in the Chinese Secret Language

On Friday, April 3rd, Dr. David Branner from the EALAC Department will speak about his original fieldwork on the Chinese oral secret languages. You can RSVP on Facebook, and refreshments will be provided.

2 – 3:30pm
location TBD

ECS Conference on Writing and Literacy in Early China

The Columbia University Early China Seminar is very pleased to
announce a conference on Writing and Literacy in Early China. Several papers will deal directly with literacy and early Chinese script.

Download the event flyer and program here.

The conference is scheduled for February 7-8 and will be held in 403
Kent Hall on the main Columbia campus.

Non-members of the Seminar are welcome to attend. Due to the
limitation of room space, if you do plan to come, please RSVP to Mr. Nick Vogt, Rapporteur, at: