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March 2018


Technologies Of East Asian Performance: Presented by The Yanai Initiative@Waseda University & UCLA and the UCLA Center for Performance Studies

March 29 - March 31
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February 2018


February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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January 2018

The Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University presents Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Pacification, Offering, and Burial in Early Japanese Buddhism a lecture by Akiko Walley

January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

4:30 pm January 26, 2018 243 Royce Hall   In 1907, three sets of eighth-century objects were discovered from underneath the bronze pedestal of the seated Vairocana Buddha in the Great Buddha Hall, Tōdaiji, Nara prefecture. The objects were initially identified as examples of “platform pacifying objects” (chindangu), but their actual function has been debated since the 1970s. Tōdaiji was conceived of as the main temple for the nascent Chinese-style centralized government, and its construction was an undertaking of unprecedented…

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The Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University presents Heteroglossolalia: Bakhtin, Bakin, Translation, and Early Modern Japanese Prose

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University presents   Heteroglossolalia: Bakhtin, Bakin, Translation, and Early Modern Japanese Prose a lecture by Glynne Walley   12:30 pm January 25, 2018 243 Royce Hall   Glynne Walley will discuss significant features of the prose style of early modern Japanese novelist Kyokutei Bakin, as well as some approaches to translating him, in light of Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of heteroglossia.  Bakin’s prose constitutes a perfect example of what Bakhtin posited as the multi-tongued…

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Historical Issue and Peace in Northeast Asia Northeast Asian History Foundation (NAHF) and Center for Korean Studies (CKS) Symposium

January 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The symposium will explore the challenges presented by the historical issues and how they affect the current and future peacekeeping efforts in the Northeast Asia.   Friday, January 19, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Main Conference Room Charles E. Young Research Library 280 Charles E Young Dr N Los Angeles, 90095 Symposium Schedule:  Time Description  8:30AM  Registration   9:00AM-9:15AM  Welcoming Remarks Professor Do-Hyung Kim (President, Northeast Asian History Foundation) Professor Namhee Lee (Director, Center for Korean Studies)   9:15AM-11:15AM…

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November 2017

45th Annual Council for Thai Studies

November 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Inquiries: jenjit@humnet.ucla.edu REGISTER HERE Schedule: Friday, November 10, 2017 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration and welcome 1:00 – 2:20 p.m. Session I: Fictions of Diversity – Hjorleifur Jonsson, Arizona State U Tai Groups’ Social Network: The Traditional and the Present (Case Study on Tai Groups in the Northeast of Vietnam) – Hoang Thi Le Thao & Ly Viet Truong, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences The Role of Thai Women in the Circulation of Traditional Culture in Some Mountainous Provinces of Northern…

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October 2017

Hirokazu Kore-eda: Cinema from the Outside In

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda will be in Los Angeles to participate in an exciting retrospective of his films at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater and a other venues across town. The director will introduce some films and engage in Q&A about others. This exciting event is presented by the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, in association with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences;…

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Digital Sinology, and the Ten Thousand Rooms Project

October 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Musha 1930: History, Memory, Culture-Taiwan Studies Lectureship Annual Conference

October 9, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - October 11, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

This international conference explores the 1930 Musha Incident, a violent conflict between the indigenous Seediq and the Japanese colonial powers in Taiwan. Through a series of lectures, panels, and discussions, “Musha 1930: History, Memory, Culture” will explore the lingering impact of this conflict and how it has been constructed in contemporary Taiwanese cultural memory. This event will bring together writers, filmmakers, historians, and cultural studies scholars to discuss the historical impact of the Musha Incident. Topics will include: How the…

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July 2017

06/15/2017 – Graduate Reception

July 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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