Center for Asian Studies
The Center for Asian Studies at the University of California, Irvine is comprised of more than 40 interdisciplinary faculty members who study China, Japan, Korea, South Asia and Southeast Asia and enhance the study of the many countries and cultures of Asia.
The center provides a forum for discussions across geographic and disciplinary boundaries both on campus and within the community.
WINTER & SPRING 2015 UPCOMING LECTURES:
Monday, February 23, 2015
126 Krieger Hall
Joan Leibold Cohen, historian, photographer and curator
"What's Chinese about Chinese Contemporary Art?"
Sponsored by the John S. and Marily Long U.S.-China Institute for Law and Business and the Center for Asian Studies
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
3:00 to 5:00pm
McCormick Screening Room, HG 1070
"Lessons of Dissent," a showing of a documentary film by Matthew Torne, introduced by the filmmaker.
Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies
Friday, February 27, 2015
2:00-3:30pm, 126 Krieger Hall
Indrani Chatterjee, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin
“The Outlines of a Programme to Decolonise Abolitionism in South Asia”
Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, The South Asia and the World Research Cluster, Humanities Commons, the Department of History, the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies, and the World History MRU
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
"Writing about China in Global Times," Michael Meyer--author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing and the new In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China--in conversation with Jeffrey Wasserstrom.
Sponsored by UCI's Illuminations program, the Forum for the Academy and the Public, and the Center for Asian Studies
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Please save the date for the Annual Wan-Lin Kiang Endowed Lecture to be delivered by Professor Pauline Yu, President of the American Council of Learned Societies.
Lunar New Year Festival
February 1, 2016
Kiang Lecture: How Did China Get So Big? Redefining the Realm and its Subjects, ca 1680-1850
May 26, 2016
The lonely aftermath of China's one child policy
June 21, 2016
Wang Feng, sociology professor, on the long-term effects of China's one child policy, via Bloomberg and South China Morning Post, June 21, 2016
Dorothy Solinger, political science professor, on China's urban poor, courtesy of The Guardian, May 27, 2016
Indonesia shift on gays tests climate of tolerance
March 27, 2016
Tom Boellstorff, anthropology professor, is quoted in The Wall Street Journal March 27, 2016