Lectures

Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: 202 Jones
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Category: Department, Program

In the years between 1958 and 1962, the Urban Commune movement was promoted as a radical effort to change the daily lives of Chinese city residents, including their relationship to work, eating, care of the self and of the family.


Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: 202 Jones
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Category: Department, Program

The academic study of old Chinese vernacular novels and short stories is barely a century old. Until the 1920s, China’s educated elite often dismissed vernacular fiction as too “popular” and too didactic to be worthy of serious appreciation.


Thu, Feb 6, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location: 106 McCormick Hall
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Category: Department, Program

Wed, Apr 1, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location: 202 Jones
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Category: Department, Program

Wed, Apr 15, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location: 202 Jones
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Category: Department, Program

Many Japanese roboticists building humanoids today have sought to imbue their robots with “heart” (kokoro), which they translate into English as both “consciousness” and “emotion.”Recently, the popular media have been full of references to “emotional” (kokoro-bearing) and even “spiritual” robots, with specific reference to Pepper, SoftBank’s humanoid that debuted in 2015.


Wed, Apr 22, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location: 202 Jones
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Category: Department, Program