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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  • The Rise of “National Heritage” in Modern China 

    Lai, Guolong (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2017-09-11)
    Guolong Lai, Associate Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology, University of Florida - As a national cultural policy, heritage preservation was introduced into China from the West as part of the modernizing efforts under ...
  • To Speak Is to Blunder but I Venture 

    Li, Yiyun (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2017-02-27)
    Yiyun Li, Professor of English, UC Davis - Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, the first nonfiction book by novelist and short story writer Yiyun Li, explores a life lived in reading and writing, with a ...
  • Urbanization and Children of Migrants in China 

    Chan, Kam Wing (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2018-09-24)
    Professor Kam Wing Chan, Professor of Geography, University of Washington - China’s population is rapidly aging. In recent years, the proportion of China's working-age population has been declining, and the society will ...
  • Sinicizing Tibetan Buddhism? Recent Developments in Beijing's Tibet Policy 

    Carlson, Allen (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2019-03-04)
    Allen Carlson, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University - In recent months China’s detention centers in Xinjiang have attracted considerable attention. However, the challenge in Tibet to China’s leaders is ...
  • The Politics of Relocation: Demolition and Resettlement in Shanghai and Mumbai 

    Frazier, Mark (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2019-02-11)
    Mark Frazier, Professor of Politics, Director of India China Institute, The New School - Shanghai’s record of massive and rapid urban transformation in the 1990s and 2000s has been the envy of many urban planners and city ...
  • Chinese Animal Gods 

    Shahar, Meir (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-10-16)
    Meir Shahar, Shoul N. Eisenberg Chair for East Asian Affairs, Tel Aviv University - Our ancestors depended upon beasts of burden for a living. In the Chinese case this dependence was reflected in the religious sphere. ...
  • The Idological Foundations of the Qing Fiscal State 

    Zhang, Taisu (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2019-04-15)
    Taisu Zhang, Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School - Professor Zhang provides a new account of Qing fiscal legislation and policymaking that focuses on the interplay between political ideology and state institutions. ...
  • The Urbanization of People: Politics of Development, Labor Markets, and Schooling in the Chinese City 

    Friedman, Eli (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2019-02-18)
    Eli Friedman, International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University - This talk is centrally concerned with identifying the mechanisms that China’s megacities have used to manage the flow of people, investigating the ...
  • How China Sees Trump: Past Lessons and Future Prospects for US-China Relations 

    Weiss, Jessica Chen (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2017-03-20)
    Jessica Chen Weiss, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University - So far the Chinese government has taken a relatively restrained response to Trump, preferring to wait and see what his administration’s policies ...
  • Governing the Airpocalypse - Insights from China's "War on Smog" 

    Ahlers, Anna (East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2020-03-09)
    Anna L. Ahlers, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - For about a decade now air pollution is probably the most hotly debated environmental problem in Chinese society. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and ...

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