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Initiated in 2016, this annual series showcases CEAS faculty, alumni, and special guests who provide author talks and book launches as a way to engage the broader community in conversations regarding key scholarship on East Asia.  In partnership with the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, the East Asia by the Book! CEAS Author Talks features a presentation by the author(s) that is often facilitated through conversation with a discussant, following by a question and answer session with the audience.

To read more about the author(s) and event, please follow the links below:

2016-2017 Academic Year

Norma Field (Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor in Japanese Studies) and Heather Bowen-Struyk (DePaul University)
For Dignity, Justice, and Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Literature
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Johanna Ransmeier (Associate Professor of History and the College)
Sold People: Traffickers and Family Life in North China
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2017-2018 Academic Year

Yoon Sun Yang (Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature)
From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Me: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea
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2018-2019 Academic Year

Tie Xiao (Associate Professor, Indiana University)
Revolutionary Waves: The Crowd in in Modern China
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Justin Jesty (Associate Professor of Japanese, University of Washington)
Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan
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2019-2020 Academic Year

Levi McLaughlin (Associate Professor in Philosophy and Religious Studies, NC State University)
Soka Gakkai's Human Revolution: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan
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2020-2021 Academic Year

November 4, 2020 at 5 PM US Central Time
Joel Andreas (Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University)
Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China
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November 10, 2020 at 5 PM US Central Time
Judith Farquhar (Max Palevsky Emerita of Anthropology and of Social Sciences, University of Chicago)
A Way of Life: Things, Thought, and Action in Chinese Medicine

November 16, 2020 at 5 PM US Central Time
Mia Yinxing Liu (Assistant Professor in Visual Studies, California College of the Arts)
Literati Lenses: Wenren Landscape in Chinese Cinema of the Mao Era

November 17, 2020 at 5 PM US Central Time
Martin Powers (Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, University of Michigan)
China and England: the Preindustrial Struggle for Justice in Word and Image
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December 1, 2020 at 4 PM US Central Time
Yanzhong Huang (Professor; Director, Center for Global Health Studies, Seton Hall University and Senior Fellow in Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations)
Toxic Politics: China's Environmental Health Crisis and its Challenge to the Chinese State
Also co-sponsored with the Contemporary China Series. 
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January 14, 2021 at 5 PM US Central Time
Xuefei Ren (Associate Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University)
Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution
Also co-sponsored with the Committee on Southern Asian Studies.
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February 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM US Central Time
Covell Meyskens (Assistant Professor of Chinese History, Navel Postgraduate School)
Mao's Third Front: Militarization of Cold War China

April 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM US Central Time
Kelly Hammond (Assistant Professor of East Asian History, University of Arkansas)
China's Muslims and Japan's Empire: Centering Islam in World War II

April 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM US Central Time
Peggy Wang (Associate Professor of Art History and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College)
The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art

May 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM US Central Time
Rivi Handler-Spitz (Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, Macalester College), Pauline C. Lee (Associate Professor of Chinese Religions and Cultures, Saint Louis University), and Haun Saussy (University Professor of Comparative Literature, Social Thought, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)
The Objectionable Li Zhi: Fiction, Criticism, and Dissent in Late Ming China

May 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM US Central Time
Yuhang Li (Associate Professor of Chinese Art in the Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Becoming Guanyin: Artistic Devotion of Buddhist Women in Late Imperial China