Cornell's East Asia Program, charged with fostering knowledge of the histories, cultures, and contemporary affairs of East Asia, serves as a cross-campus clearinghouse for information and is a focal unit for all of the university's East Asia-related students, faculty, community outreach, and public activities.

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  • Chairman Mao’s Children: Politics, Generation, and China’s Difficult Memory 

    Xu, Bin (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-10-26)
    Speaker: Bin Xu, Sociology, Emory University October 26, 2020, Cornell University East Asia Program In the 1960s and 1970s, about 17 million Chinese youths were mobilized or forced by the state to migrate to the rural ...
  • Everyday Erotics: Older Lesbians and Bisexual Women 

    Tang, Denise (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2022-02-21)
    Everyday Erotics: Ethnographies of Older Lesbians and Bisexual Women in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan Denise Tang, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Associate Dean, Arts Department Lingnan University, ...
  • Japanese Videogames as Cultural Artifacts 

    Hutchinson, Rachael (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2022-04-18)
    What are we learning when we play video games from Japan? Rachael Hutchinson (University of Delaware) examines the cultural content of Japanese videogames through character design, background setting and environment, ...
  • Provincializing China: Race and Architecture in Colonial-era Penang 

    Chua, Lawrence (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2022-03-14)
    Lawrence Chua, of Syracuse University speaks on "Provincializing China: Race and Architecture in Colonial-era Penang." This presentation examines the role of architecture in racialization in 19th and 20th-century Penang. ...
  • CCCI Tani Barlow: Instinct and Society 

    Barlow, Tani (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2022-04-25)
    Tani Barlow, the George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University speaks on, "Instinct and Society." When Li Zehou burst onto the scene during the 1980s ‘culture fever’ he dragged ...
  • Robo-Sexism: Gendering AI and Robots 

    Robertson, Jennifer (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2022-04-22)
    Jennifer Robertson, Professor Emerita, Anthropology and History of Art, University of Michigan In humans, gender constitutes an array of learned behaviors that are cosmetically enabled and enhanced. Gender(ed) behaviors ...
  • Qiufan Chen | 2041: How Chinese Science Fiction Imagines Our Future 

    Chen, Qiufan (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2022-04-28)
    The greatest value of science fiction is not in providing answers, but rather in raising questions. Can AI help humans prevent the next global pandemic by eliminating it at the very root? How can we deal with future job ...
  • Cold War Reckonings: In the Shadow of Solzhenitsyn 

    Kim Watson, Jini (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2022-04-01)
    Cold War Reckonings: In the Shadow of Solzhenitsyn with Jini Kim Watson, NYU. How did the Cold War shape political modernity in the decolonizing world, and what do literature and literary networks reveal about such ...
  • Hukuo and Suzhi as Chinese Technologies of Governing Citizenship and Internal Migration in China 

    Zhang, Chenchen (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2021-03-08)
    Chenchen Zhang, Lecturer in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queens University, Belfast - this talk looks at the genealogy and contemporary configuration of two key concepts that are central ...
  • CCCI Kimiko Suda: Ant Tribes (Yizu) in China's Contested Urban Space 

    Suda, Kimiko (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2022-04-11)
    CCCI welcomes Kimiko Suda, Ph.D. Post Doc researcher, National Discrimination and Racism Monitor (NaDiRa) speaking on, 'Ant Tribes'(Yizu) in China´s contested Urban Space: A Discourse Perspective.' In 2009 the term ...

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