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Spring 2018 Global/Asia Related Events

Tuesday, January 23rd
"Walk in US, Talk on Japan"
Presentation, Q&A, and networking with delegation headed by Ichiro Fujisaki, former Japanese Ambassador to the United States and President of the America-Japan Society
4:10 PM-5:30 PM, Kissam C216

Tuesday, January 30th
"Migration: The Music of Wu Fei"
Performance by The Wu Force with Wu Fei, Abigail Washburn & Kai Welch
8:00 PM, Turner Hall, Blair School of Music

Thursday, February 8th
Michael Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, Harvard University
Lecture:  "Imagination and Interpretation in Early China"
4:10 PM-5:30 PM, Cohen Memorial Hall 203

Wednesday, February 21st
"Bhutan:  Development with Values"
Presentation and Q&A with representatives from the Bhutan Foundation
4:10 PM-5:30 PM, Cohen Memorial Hall 203

Friday, February 23rd
Asian Studies Lunar New Year Potluck Luncheon
12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Buttrick Hall 230

Thursday, March 15th
Anna Shields, Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Lecture:  "From 'Literary' to 'Civil' Culture:  Redefining Literature in the Biographies of New Tang History"
4:10 PM-5:30 PM, Buttrick Hall 123

Wednesday, April 4th
**AN EVENING WITH AMITAV GHOSH, author of The Ibis Trilogy and The Great Derangement**
Lecture:  5:30 PM-6:30 PM; reception and book signing:  6:30pm-7:30pm, Central Library Community Room

Saturday, April 7th
Tennessee Area Japanese Speech Contest
12 PM-6:00 PM, Wilson Hall 103

Friday, April 13th
Torquil Duthie, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Seminar:  "The Literary Imagination of Ritual in Early Japan"
12:00noon-1:30pm, Robert Penn Warren Center

Fall 2017 Global/Asia Related Events

Thursday - Saturday, September 7-9
"Space and Speech:  Discursive Environments Around Non-Arab Islam"
John E. Sawyer Seminar Conference
All sessions begin at 8:30am, Sarratt 216-220

Monday, September 11th
Danish Husain, Director, The Hoshruba Repertory Theatre, New Delhi
"Qissebaazi -- Reimagining the Art of Storytelling"
Reception at 6pm, Performance at 6:30pm, John Seigenthaler First Amendment Center
Watch Archived Recording Here 

Tuesday, September 12th
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
"China and the World in 1900:  Stories of the Boxers and the First Global War"
4:10pm, Buttrick 102 

Wednesday, September 13th
"North Korea and Global Wars in Asia" Roundtable/Q&A with Asian Studies Faculty
Brett Benson, Peter Lorge, Haerin Shin, Ben Tran, and special guest Jeffrey Wasserstrom, UC Irvine, editor, The Journal  of Asian Studies
7:00pm-8:00pm, Kissam 216C 

Thursday, October 5th
Reunion Week Event
Lydia Ohl (VU class of 2011)
"The Studio of Cai Guo-Qiang:  an Archivist's Perspective" 

Documentary Screening:  Sky Ladder:  The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)
Directed by Kevin McDonald
1:10pm-2:25pm, 203 Cohen Memorial Hall

 Wednesday, November 8th
Richard M. Eaton, Professor of History, University of Arizona
"Ghosts of India Past; Ghosts of India Present -- Can India's Most Hated Villain be Explained, or Even Humanized?"
Pre-modern Cultural Studies Seminar
12:00pm, Robert Penn Warren Center 

Thursday, November 9th
Film:  Nostalgia for the Future (2017)
Directed by Avijit Mukul Kishore & Rohan Shivkumar
4:10pm-5:00pm, 203 Cohen Memorial Hall (followed by panel discussion and reception)

Monday, November 13th
Donald R. Davis, Associate PRofessor of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
"The Evolution of the Legal Subject in Classical Hindu Law"
Legal History Colloquium
12:00pm, Buttrick 123

Friday, December 1st
Joseph Jeon, Associate Professor of English and Asian-American Studies, Pomona College
"Wire Aesthetics:  Tube Entertainment's Flops and the Protocols of Late US Empire"
12:00pm, Robert Penn Warren Center 

Monday, December 4th
Ruth Mostern (University of Pittsburgh) and Ben Cohen (University of Utah)
Roundtable on the Environmental History of China and INdia
Vanderbilt History Seminar
3:10pm, Sarratt 216-220

Weekly:  Hindi-Urdu Programming
"Chai Time" with Elliott McCarter, Senior Lecturer of Hindi-Urdu, Vanderbilt University
Fridays from 11:00am-2:00pm
Furman 001
Conversation in Hindi-Urdu and/or film viewing (with subtitles)