EASC 50th Anniversary Conference

April 5, 2019
Monday, March 30, 2020
Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room (1st Floor)
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"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.

 

 

 

 

Schedule 

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
                   Century"
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. 

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