Speaker: Prof. Namhee Lee (UCLA, Modern Korean History) Many South Korean blockbuster films released in the 1990s and 2000s probe the "public memory" at the heart of South Korean national identity. This talk will focus on the ways in which … Continued
This two-day workshop aims to explore the imagery of nuclear power, protest, risk, and disaster in historical and transnational perspective. Through photographs, comics, paintings, and contaminated landscapes from the United States, Japan, India, Germany, and Australia, ranging in date from … Continued
Late sixteenth-century China witnessed a surge in the popularity of the Buddhist practice of buying animals and then setting them free. Releasing life, as it was called, could be practiced informally or as part of highly elaborate releasing-life ceremonies organized … Continued
Despite its name, the 60-year-old Korean Demilitarized Zone has more than one million soldiers facing off across the four-km-wide area and an equal number of landmines within it. Enduring national division makes the DMZ a naturalized feature and yet created … Continued
A lecture by Sienna Craig, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College. Sienna Craig is a professor of cultural anthropology at Dartmouth College, invested in understanding the multiple ways that so-called 'traditional' medical systems interact with biomedicine: from patient-healer relationships … Continued
A lecture by Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University.
Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches and mosques--as well as cults, sects and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty--over what it … Continued
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