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Sat Apr 2, 2016

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Reception and Info Session

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Location: LaFortune Center- McNeill Room

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures recently began offering a Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). To celebrate, we are holding a reception on Saturday, April 2 from 3 to 5pm. There will be food, live music, and short presentations from a variety of individuals discussing all the things you can do and the places you can go with a TESOL education. All are welcome!…

Tue Apr 5, 2016

Colonial Administration and Land Reform in East Asia

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Location: 210 McKenna

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The Liu Institute presents a talk by Prof. CHEUNG Sui-Wai (CUHK). A reception will follow the talk. The talk is free and open to the public.

Prof. Cheung will discuss his work on East Asian land reform and colonial administration. Colonialism brought Western surveying techniques along with the concept of individualist (as opposed to collective) land ownership to indigenous societies and the resulting changes altered the relationship of the state to its citizens down to the very structure of local societies. This talk focuses on the emergence of modern land administration in East Asia with Hong Kong and Taiwan as case studies, the former subject to British colonial rule from 1841–1997 and the latter to Japanese rule from 1895–1945, and contextualizes them by exploring cases from Japan, Korea and mainland China. The full impact of individual ownership and modern surveying came to all these areas after World War II when colonialism had all but withdrawn from the region. Yet, it is by examining the process as to how those two elements were introduced to the region that its impact may be most sharply discerned.…

Fri Apr 8, 2016

Senior Thesis Reception 2016

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Location: O'Shaughnessy Great Hall

Dean John McGreevy will honor the accomplishments of undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Letters by hosting a reception for students completing a senior thesis project, as well as their thesis advisers or mentors.

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Sat Apr 9, 2016

Chinese Pedagogical Workshop: Chinese Language Textbooks & Teaching

Location: 112-114 McKenna Hall

Chinese Pedagogical Workshop

Authors of the Chinese language textbook series Integrated Chinese, the leading Chinese language pedagogues from across the country, meet faculty and students from the Notre Dame Chinese Language Program. This is the first-ever event to bring together the authors of a prominent Chinese language textbook series and its users in a lively discussion of important pedagogical issues.

Wed Apr 13, 2016

The Ninth Chinese Speech Contest

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Location: DeBartolo Hall, Rm. 131

Chinese Speech Contest

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Chinese Language Program will host its annual Chinese speech contest. Participants include Notre Dame Chinese language students from various levels of Chinese language study. Select speech winners will be invited to participate in the 2016 US Midwest "Chinese Bridge" Speech Contest to be held April 23, 2016 at DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

 

 

Thu Apr 14, 2016

Film and Panel Discussion: "Hmong Memory at the Crossroads"

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

 

"Hmong Memory at the Crossroads" is a 2015 documentary that weaves the stories of three generations of Hmong refugees in the U.S. Midwest and in France.
Liachoua Lee, a Hmong-American, revisits his past as a former refugee and son of veterans of the First Indochina War and the Secret War in Laos. Beginning with his life in Detroit, Lee's journey takes him to France, a place where he and his family sought asylum before immigrating to America, and an emotional return to his Laotian homeland
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Sat Apr 16, 2016

Mon Apr 18, 2016

2016 ND Korean Studies conference

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Location: Mckenna Hall Conference Rooms 210-214

The main theme of the conference is “Identity, Interest, and Power in East Asian Popular Culture.” The purpose of this conference is to exchange and enhance our understanding of East Asian popular culture in an innovative and interdisciplinary framework. In recent years, there has been an explosion of global interest in the popular culture of East Asia. Although it has proved incredibly fascinating, it remains an underdeveloped area in interdisciplinary research. This conference seeks to undertake an inventory of diverse discourses on East Asian pop culture in terms of identity, interest, and power. Our last conference in April, 2014 addressed the Korean Wave beyond nationality: Conflicts over the Globalization of Korean Popular Culture. The primary objective of this year's conference is to explore to what extent we can challenge or extend existing debates around ideas of popular culture and how we might situate research on East Asian popular culture within the rapidly transforming political, economic, and cultural contexts.…

Identity, Interest, and Power in East Asian Popular Culture: Korean Studies Conference

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Location: McKenna Hall 210-214

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“Identity, Interest, and Power in East Asian Popular Culture” seeks to exchange and enhance our understanding of East Asian popular culture in an innovative and interdisciplinary framework. In recent years, there has been an explosion of global interest in the popular culture of East Asia. Although it has proved incredibly fascinating, it remains an underdeveloped area in interdisciplinary research.…

Wed Apr 20, 2016

APBC: The Economic and Investing Environment in China

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Location: Mendoza Jordan Auditorium

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Asia Pacific Business Club (APBC) is excited to announce our last event for this semester—a panel discussion about The Economic and Investing Environment in China on Wednesday April 20, 5pm in Mendoza Jordan Auditorium! Professor Kwan Kim from the Department of Economics will be our keynote speaker, and our panelists include Professor Elisabeth Köll from the Department of History and two Investment Directors, Rick Buhrman and Paul Buser, from the Investment Office. A reception will also be provided.