CEAS Lecture Series


An initiative that advances the Center’s mission in fostering dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration, this annual public lecture series presents eminent scholars who concentrate on the study of East Asia in a variety of disciplines.

The 2018-19 speakers, with lecture titles and abstracts are below:

Nak-chung Paik
Professor Emeritus of English, Seoul National University, and Co-President Emeritus, Korea Peace Forum
Title: "The Korean Peninsula in Flux: South Korea's 'Candlelight Revolution' and its Impact"
Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122
*Lecture will be followed by a conversation with the Department of History's Bruce Cumings

Dr. Reiko Tomii 
Independent Scholar & Co-Director, PoNJA-GenKon
Title: "Wilderness as Method, Contemporaneity as Method"
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:00 pm*
Venue: Cochrane Woods Art Center, Room 157

Ruth Rogaski (Vanderbilt University)
Associate Professor of History
Title:  “Authenticity and Liberation: Chinese émigrés in the making of America's New Age Movement"
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122

Boduerae Kwon (Korea University)
Professor of Korean Literature
Title:  "Rethinking the March 1st Movement: Korea Around World War I"
Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122

Vyjayanthi Ratnam Selinger (Bowdoin University) 
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
Title: "War Without Blood? The Curious Itinerary of a Taboo Fluid in Medieval Japan"
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122