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Sat Oct 3, 2015

Symposium:East-West Transnationalism

Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

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East-West Transnationalism: Modes of Existence

A TWO DAY SYMPOSIUM EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF BRUNO LATOUR’S SOCIOLOGY OF LITERATURE AND EAST-WEST TRANSNATIONAL LITERARY STUDIES.

 

Saturday October 3 | Location: McKenna 210-214

9:00 Opening Remarks: Nan Z. Da and Lionel Jensen…

Tue Oct 6, 2015

Film: City of Life and Death (2011)

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Location: Debartolo Performing Arts Center

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Tuesday, October 6 at 8pm

City of Life and Death (2011)

Directed by Lu Chuan

With Hideo Nakaizumi, Ye Liu, Yuanyuan Gao 

Not Rated, 135 minutes, 35mm

Mandarin with English subtitles

The first big-budget Chinese fiction film to deal with the Rape of Nanking, City of Life and Death paints an epic portrait of wartime conflict, filled with an ensemble of conflicted characters caught in the crossfire. Director Lu Chuan based the film on the recorded witness testimony from real-life survivors of the massacre, meticulously recreating the infamous reign of terror conducted by the occupying Japanese army in the Chinese capital of Nanking in 1937. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibit “Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context,” on view in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy from September 28 to October 16.

Wed Oct 7, 2015

Autumn Festival

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Location: Field House Mall

 

 

 

Thu Oct 8, 2015

Mark Peterson: Korean History—World's Firsts and World's Bests

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Location: DeBartolo Hall 217 

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Korea is often eclipsed by its more powerful neighbors, China and Japan. But historically Korea has made, and continues to make world-class, first-class contributions to world civilization. In this presentation, we will look at some of the things Korea does best, and some of the things it has done first in the world.…

Don McCauley: Doing Business in Japan: Mysterious. Frustrating. Rewarding

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Location: Giovanini Commons C (lower level Mendoza)

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“Doing Business in Japan: Mysterious. Frustrating. Rewarding”


How can you deliver disruptive technology in a market that seeks to eliminate variation? How do you inspire standout performance where everyone simply wants to fit into the flow? How do you expand shareholder value when the local language doesn’t offer a translation?…

Film: The Iron Ministry (2015)

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Location: Debartolo Performing Arts Center

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Thursday, October 8 at 7pm

The Iron Ministry (2015)


Directed by J.P. Sniadecki

Not Rated, 83 minutes, DCP

 

Filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki is scheduled to appear in person.

 

Filmed over three years on China’s railways, The Iron Ministry traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. The Iron Ministry immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world’s largest railway network.…

Fri Oct 9, 2015

Korean Alphabet Day

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Location: LaFortune McNeil Room

As the most recent alphabet in human civilization, 한글, Korean Alphabet is known as the most advanced phonetic alphabet.

Korean Alphabet Day Event

5:00-5:15 The Birth of a Great Writing System: Korean Alphabet

5:15-6:30 Korean Alphabet Calligraphy Workshop
 
6:30-7:00 Dinner…

Mon Oct 12, 2015

Mark Ramseyer: Nuclear Power and the Mob—Extortion and Social Capital in Japan

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Location: Eck Hall of Law, Room 2130 Notre Dame Law School

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The Notre Dame Law & Economics Program presents:


 

Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

 

Nuclear Power and the Mob: Extortion and Social Capital in Japan


Nuclear reactors entail massive non-transferrable site-specific investments. The resulting appropriable quasi-rents offer the mob the ideal target. In exchange for large fees, it can either promise to “protect” the utility (and silence the reactor’s local opponents) or “extort” from it (and desist from inciting local opponents). Using municipality-level (1742 cities, towns, villages) and prefecture-level (47) Japanese panel data covering the years from 1980 to 2010, I find exactly this phenomenon: when a utility announces plans to build a reactor, the level of extortion climbs. 

Mon Oct 26, 2015

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Information Session

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Location: 207 O'Shaughnessy Hall

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Programs Offered:
 
•Graduate Certificate in Chinese & American Studies
 
•Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS)
 
•HNC Certificate/SAIS M.A. (Nanjing & Washington D.C.)
 
 
ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL CHINESE SKILLS.
 
LEARN ABOUT CHINA FROM RESPECTED CHINESE PROFESSORS.…