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Upcoming Events

Dr. Wendy Swartz guest lecturing on March 28th, BT 205, from 4-6 PM














Past Events

  • Wednesday, February 1
    U.S. Gun Violence and Asian Americans
    Roundtable discussion with Sophie Bjork-James, Jonathan Metzl, and Ben Tran
  • Thursday, February 16
    A Philosophy of Hedonism in Early China: Understanding Yang Zhu in Ancient and Medieval Texts
    A lecture by Erica Fox Brindley of Penn State University
  • Thursday, February 16
    The Handmaiden
    Screening of Park Chan-wook’s film presented by iLens and introduced by We Jung Yi
  • Thursday, February 23
    Decolonizing Cinema Studies and the Rise of Global Korean Cinema
    Lecture by Aimee Nayoung Kwan of Duke University
  • Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8
    Caste in the United States
    Lecture by Yashica Dutt
  • Monday, March 20
    Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism
    Jonathan Tran of Baylor on his new book
  • Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24
    Women as Harmonius Subjects: Intervals between Antigone and Nguyen Du’s Kieu
    Lecture by Nguyen Thi Minh of UCLA
  • Monday, March 27
    Welcome to the New Real: Why Nipper Barks in Japanese
    Lecture by Jonathan Abel of Penn State University on his new book
  • Thursday, March 30
    Assignment China: An Oral History of American Journalists in the People’s Republic
    Lecture by Mike Chinoy of University of California
  • Thursday, April 20
    Asian American and Critical Enviroment Studies: A Symposium with Neel Ahuja and Aimee Bhang
    Lectures by Neel Ahuja of University of Maryland and Aimee Bhang of Pomona College
  • Thursday, September 22
    Japanese Tea Ceremony
    In community with the Vanderbilt Center for Languages and the Department of History of Art & Architecture
  • Friday, September 23
    Ice Cream Social at Sarabha's Creamery
  • Monday, October 10
    Japanese Cultural Event: Koto Music & Onigiri Action
    In community with the Vanderbilt Center for Languages
  • Thursday, October 20
    JET Info Session
  • Monday, Nov 14
    Kimono Viewing & Discussion
    Organized by Dr. Shimizu
    In community with the Department of History of Art & Architecture, the Vanderbilt Center for Languages, and guest expert Sachi Uemoto
  • Thursday, Dec 1
    Sino-Black Relations: A Discussion with Keisha A. Brown
    In community with the Departments of African American and Diaspora Studies & American Studies
  • Saturday Feb 12 - Sunday Feb 13
    China and the World Conference
    Panels and discussions will be in person on Vanderbilt's campus
  • Thursday Mar 24,12:30pm
    From Vincent Chin to #StopAAPIHate
    Abstract: Before the alarming escalation in anti-AAPI xenophobia resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, there was similar backlash decades prior amid the rise of the Japanese auto industry. The backlash included the murder of 27-year-old Chinese American Vincent Chin in 1982. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his death. From then until now, journalist and activist Helen Zia has been front and center in leading AAPI advocacy and she’s seen it all. Join us for a panel discussion as Helen shares her experience and observations on 40+ years of AAPI resistance, how far we’ve come since Vincent’s death, and the work we have left to do to achieve justice and equity.
    Moderator: Rev. Laura M. Cheifetz, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Vocation & Stewardship, Vanderbilt Divinity School
    Panelists: Vivian Shaw, Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, College of Arts & Science; Linken Lam, President of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) at Peabody College
    Commons Center Multi-purpose Room (2nd floor)
    Watch now!