"The Role of East Asian Studies in the 21st Century"
The East Asian Studies Center celebrates our 50th anniversary with a conference on the role of East Asian Studies in the 21st century. Full abstracts and bios can be found at the links to speaker pages below.
9:00 AM Welcome
9:30 AM Paul Pickowicz, University of California, San Diego
"Very Close Encounters: Modern China at the Grassroots"
10:30 AM Mari Noda, The Ohio State University
"Everybody Gotta be Someplace: Contexts are Always Serious"
11:45 AM Lunch and Speaker Panel
1:30 PM James Millward, Georgetown University
“‘China’ as Polylith: A New Paradigm to Reflect the Diversity and Pluralism of Polities on
the East Asian Mainland”
2:30 PM Mitchell Lerner, The Ohio State University
"North Korea and the United States in the Past, Present and Future"
3:50 PM Meow Hui Goh, The Ohio State University
"Debunking Ir/relevance: Story-telling Early Medieval Chinese Literature in the 21st
4:50 PM Michael Puett, Harvard University
"Dispositions, Rituals, and Human Flourishing: Theories from Classical China"
5:50 PM Conclusion
This event is sponsored in part by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center. Additional sponsors include: East Asian Studies Center, Institute for Chinese Studies, Institute for Japanese Studies, Institute for Korean Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Office of International Affairs.