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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

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

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.

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.

February 11, 2020 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