Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
This paper begins with two simple questions: Who is the humble figure that kneels in the middle of the Cave of Perfect Enlightenment, a sculpture-filled grotto in southwestern China constructed during the late 12th and early 13th centuries? More significantly, why is spectatorial attention focused on this enigmatic kneeler rather than the eminent Buddhas he worships?
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Apology follows the personal journeys of three former "comfort women" who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Helpless is a 2012 South Korean psychological thriller written and directed by Byun Young-joo based on the bestselling novel “Kasha” by Japanese writer Miyuki Miyabe.
Helpless is a 2012 South Korean psychological thriller written and directed by Byun Young-joo based on the best selling novel “Kasha” by Japanese writer Miyuki Miyabe.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Habitual Sadness (1997) was initiated at the request of the former "comfort women", who asked Byun to film the last days of a survivor "who had been diagnosed with cancer. In this film the women are seen gaining self-confidence, eventually moving behind the camera themselves to utilize the medium of film as a means of both protest and healing."
Friday, October 13, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
This lecture will introduce the audience to a rich repertoire of digital resources, digital tools, digital humanities maps for scholars working in East Asian humanities. The speaker will demonstrate how to conduct in-depth research using these sources and inform the audience of various completed and on-going projects utilizing these digital humanities resources.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Xiaohui Zhang (PhD Candidate, EALC) presents his essay on Natsume Sōseki’s kanshi of 1916 and the writer's pursuit of the Dao toward the end of his life. Contextualized in both the turbulence of Meiji Japan (1868-1912) and the Chinese poetic and philosophical traditions, this piece offers a comprehensive overview of the thematic and formal features of Sōseki’s 1916 kanshi.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Activ8 Recruitment & Solutions meet and talk with each student to introduce their services and provide useful job market information for Japanese-English bilingual students or those who wish to work for Japanese businesses. There is no fee for applicants from the beginning to the end.
CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation on China taking place in 80+ communities throughout the United States. This year's UIUC CHINA Town Hall will feature Ambassador Susan E. Rice as the national webcast speaker and EALC PhD Candidate Mark Frank as the local presenter speaking on U.S. Race Relations in Chinese Perspective.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Mr. Kevin Martindale is a generous donor to EALC. With his support, we are able to offer the Martindale Seminar each year with a specific goal to help students, especially Asian students and new students to adjust to academic life in the English speaking environment. The seminar is a requirement for first-year graduate students but is open to all who like to participate.
A Drop of the Grapevine depicts the relationships between two brothers and the people around them, set against the lush natural environment of Sorachi, Hokkaido.
An empathic period drama, based on Yamamoto Ichiriki's Naoki Award winning novel, starring Nakatani Miki and Uchino Masaaki. The scene is set in Fukagawa in the Edo period, with Eikichi (Uchino Masaaki), a tofu maker who comes from Kyo to Edo, and his Edo-born wife, Ofumi (Nakatani Miki).