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Class Day Reception Monday, June 4, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 202 Jones Hall
The East Asian Library welcomed HUANG Cheng, Deputy Director of Zhejiang University Library in Hangzhou, China and Head of the China Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL), and XU Haiyan from the CADAL Foreign Cooperation and Communication Department on Thursday, May 10.
Do Chinese characters convey words, syllables, ideas, morphemes, and/or images? Is the answer to that question the same for contemporary vernacular writing as for the highly formalized “mnemotechnic notation” (Granet) of Literary Sinitic?
Tuesday, May 29, 11am, 202 Jones Hall TOWARDS A MATERIALIST CONCEPTION OF SCIENCE -- SCIENCE DEBATES IN INTERWAR AND WARTIME JAPAN, 1920-1945
Tuesday, May 15, 3:00-6:00pm.  (Jones 202)  Asia Theory Visuality presents an afternoon symposium with Carlos Rojas on "Critical Asian Humanities," bringing together a range of issues on "Asian Humanities" as a disciplinary, methodological, historical, and theoretical formation.
On May 4, 2018, the Humanities Council’s executive committee has approved a 2018-19 Gardner Magic Project grant to support a spring 2019 workshop related to Paize Keulemans' project "Mapping the Empire’s Watery Ways".
May 10 & 11 Presenters: Songyeol Han (Princeton University) Jungwon Kim (Columbia University) Ivanna Yi (Harvard University) Seong Uk Kim (Columbia University) Alex Martin (University of Pennsylvania) Directed Reading: Hyun Jae Yoo (University of Pennsylvania) Chi-kyun Lim (The Academy of Korean Studies)
This year, we focus on “thresholds”—as a mode of performative reflection on the openings, closures, opacities, limits, and impasses that constitute the work that defines our intellectual labor, but remains elusive and sometimes illegible. These “thresholds” include: the contingent iterations of “Asia” (its spatiality, temporality, cultural and environmental specificity, ethnicity, and gender & sexuality); the “Theory” that is put to work (but may not work, or work with a limit); and the intermedial fluidity, flow, and interconnectivity that establish and problematize “Visuality.” These “thresholds” collectively suggest the presence of questions, issues, and methodologies that await critical excavation and collective thinking.
Wed, May 2, 2018, 4:30 pm, Ruth Mostern (University of Pittsburgh) https://eap.princeton.edu/events/levees-and-levies-mapping-yellow-river-longue-durée
Brian Steininger has been awarded the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship and a visiting membership in the Institute for Advanced Study.

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