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UCLA CCS Upcoming Events in Spring 2016
UCLA CCS Upcoming Events in Spring 2016
3/21/2016 2:31:17 AM | 浏览:1734 | 评论:0

UCLA CCS Upcoming Events in Spring 2016

Happy Spring!

Below is a list of Center for Chinese Studies sponsored and co-sponsored upcoming events in Spring quarter of 2016.

Please click on each event’s title link to see more detailed information.

 (Event times and locations could change, please check our website or individual event email notice for the most current information.)

3/29/2016

 

3pm - 5pm

Tensions between Gentry and Merchant Culture:Reconsidering Images and Texts in Qing Period Advertisements

 

YRL Room 11348

Wu Jen-Shu, Academia Sinica [Taiwan Studies Lecture Series | Asia Institute & Dean of Humanities]

3/30/2016

12:30pm - 2pm


Apple, Foxconn and China's New Working Class:Political Economy of Global Production

 

4357 Public Affairs

Mark Selden, Cornell University [Sociology Dept. & Institute for Research on Labor and Employment]

 

4/4/2016

2pm - 5pm

Documenting Development in China:Community Media from Tibetan Qinghai

 

YRL Room 11360

Two Film Screenings and Q&A with directors Chen Xueli and Li Xin

 

 

 

4/7/2016

4pm – 5:30pm

Talk by Hai Zhen, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

 

Bunche Hall 10383

 

 

4/7-4/8/2016

12pm - 7pm

26th Annual Thinking Gender Conference

 

Covel Commons

Public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender

 

4/12/2016

3pm - 5pm

The Female Chieftain’s Tribute

 

Bunche Hall 6275

Hu Siao-chen, Academia Sinica [Taiwan Studies Lecture Series | Asia Institute & Dean of Humanities]

 

 

 

4/14/2016

4pm - 5:30pm

How to become a Daoist:Transmission and Ordination in Early Medieval Daoism

 

Bunche Hall 10383

Terry Kleeman, University of Colorado

 

 

 

4/19/2016

4pm - 5:30pm

Caregiving Experiences of Community-Based Caregivers for the Elderly in China

 

Bunche Hall 10383

Honglin Chen, Fudan University

 

 

 

4/28/2016

4pm - 5:30pm

Water Festival as Spectacle:Sino-Burmese Identities, Ethnic Politics and Public Performances in Macau

 

Bunche Hall 10383

Tasaw Hsin-chun Lu, Academia Sinica

 

 

 

5/5/2016

4pm - 5:30pm

The Bamboo in the Breast and in the Belly:What is “Literary Reading”?

YRL Room 11360

Stephen Owen, Harvard University

 

 

 

5/10/2016

3pm - 5pm

Traversing Boundaries:Bridging Asian and Asian American Studies through Critical Mixed Race

 

Royce Hall 243

Emma Teng, MIT [Taiwan Studies Lecture Series | Asia Institute & Dean of Humanities]

 

 

 

5/12/2016

4pm - 5:30pm

Legends, Media and Stars:The Transmission of Chinese Popular Culture, 1820s-1920s

 

Bunche Hall 10383

Margaret Wan, University of Utah

 

 

 

5/13/2016

12pm - 1:30pm

Desperately Seeking Nana Hsu

 

Bunche Hall 10383

Joseph Allen, University of Minnesota [Taiwan Studies Lecture | Asia Institute & Dean of Humanities]

 

 

 

5/17/2016

3pm - 5pm

The Voluminous Myth of the Number of Chinese Books

 

Bunche Hall 6275

Endymion Wilkinson, Harvard University [Taiwan Studies Lecture | Asia Institute & Dean of Humanities]

 

 

 

5/20/2016

9am 5:30pm

Getty Center

Cave Temples of Dunhuang:History, Art, and Materiality

A symposium in honor of the life and work of Fan Jinshi at the Mogao Grottoes

- 5/21/2016

UCLA YRL

Two-day event at the Getty Center and UCLA. A separate reservation is required for each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCLA Center for Chinese Studies
11381 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Campus Mail Code:148703
Tel:(310)825-8683
Fax:(310)206-3555
china@international.ucla.edu

For more information please visit our website.

 
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UCLA CCS Upcoming Events in Spring 2016
Documenting Development in China:
Community Media from Tibetan Qinghai
 
UCLA CCS Upcoming Events in Spring 2016
 
 
Monday, April 4, 2016
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library
Main Conference Room(Room 11360)
 
This event showcases two recent documentary films by first-time Tibetan filmmakers from Qinghai province, China. These works were produced through community media training workshops organized by From Our Eyes, a cultural heritage and participatory video NGO based in Kunming, Yunnan Province. The film screenings, including the award-winning feature-length documentary Yak Dung and a documentary short by a young Tibetan student, will be followed by discussion with two co-directors of From Our Eyes and an anthropologist researching rural media in ethnic minority China. 
 
Films:
Yak Dung牛粪
2010/Color/DV/50 minutes

Directed by Lance

Filmed in Guolou(Golog), Qinghai


Sunlight on the Pilgrimage(超神路上的阳光
2014/Color/HDV/30 minutes

Directed by Tuding Sanbao

Filmed in Yushu, Qinghai

UCLA CCS Upcoming Events in Spring 2016


The Female Chieftain's Tribute


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bunche Hall 6275

 

Talk by Hu Siao-chen, Academia Sinica

Taiwan Studies Lecture Series

During the long history of encounters between the Han and non-Han people, the Han writers produced many texts that represent the non-Han as the other. These texts are in the genres of local gazetteers, travelogues and miscellaneous notes, and they narrate about the geographical, institutional and social traits of the non-Han regions and people. Among the profuse information they provide, the description of local produce and food often goes beyond factual record and is loaded with feeling and imagination. This essay centers around texts about the negotiation between She Xiang, a female chieftain in Guizhou, and the first emperor of the Ming dynasty, and discusses how clothing and food are represented as symbolic tokens of political exchanges between the leaders of the court and the borderland. As buckwheat, the main food crop of the region, is used to make the “golden crispy cake” that bears the pattern of nine dragons and presented to the emperor himself as the female chieftain’s tribute, the story of She Xiang is transformed from strategic negotiation between the central authority and borderland power to a side dish of exotic flavor in the feast of "multi-ethnic unified empire."

UCLA CCS Upcoming Events in Spring 2016


 How to become a Daoist:Transmission and Ordination in Early Medieval Daoism

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Bunche Hall 10383
 

Talk by Terry Kleeman, University of Colorado


Like most new religions, the Way of the Celestial Master, founded in the mid-second century of our era, was an evangelical faith that sought to save the world by converting its profane inhabitants to the true way. For this reason, there is a strong focus in early Daoist documents on conversion of individuals and their incorporation into the membership as citizens of the Dao(Daomin 道民). In fact, the movement experienced explosive growth over the next two hundred fifty years, as it came to cover all of Sichuan, then all of North China, and finally, after 317, all of China. This talk will examine how individuals and families were recruited for membership in the Celestial Master church, how they were evaluated for promotion and progressed through the ranks, the rituals used to initiate and ordain them at various levels, and the codes of conduct that they accepted along with their ranks and statuses. In this way, we can get some sense of what it meant to turn away from popular religious practice and join into this new fellowship of the Heavenly People(tianren 天人), to live under different rules worshipping strange new gods, and to share in the hope that they would be chosen as Seed People who would repopulate the world of Great Peace that was sure to arise from the ashes of the destruction, warfare, plague, and calamity that surrounded them.

Terry Kleeman received his M.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Oriental Languages from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988. As a graduate student, he studied at National Taiwan University(1976-77); Taishō University(Tokyo, 1979-81); and the École Pratique des Hautes-études(Sorbonne, 1986-87). He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Minnesota, and the College of William and Mary before joining the University of Colorado in 1998. His research focuses on Chinese religion and thought, especially medieval religious Daoism and popular religion, as well as Chinese ethnic history, the local history of Southwest China, East Asian new religions, and Chinese archaeology. Major publications include A God’s Own Tale(SUNY Press, 1994), Great Perfection:Religion and Ethnicity in a Chinese Millennial Kingdom(Hawaii, 1998), and Celestial Masters:History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities(Harvard East Asia Center, 2016).

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