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.

2018 - 2019 Speakers

Nak-chung Paik (Seoul National University)
Professor Emeritus of English, 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 (PoNJA-GenKon)
Independent Scholar & Co-Director
Title: "Wilderness as Method, Contemporaneity as Method"
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:00 pm
Cochrane Woods Art Center, Room 157


Ruth Rogaski (Vanderbilt University)
Associate Professor of History
Title:  “Qi of Heaven, Qi of the Void: Atmosphere, Air, and the Sacred in late Qing Translated Science"
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122


Boduerae Kwon (Korea University)
Professor of Korean Literature
Title: "'Self-determination' and 'Representation' in the March 1st Movement: An Experiment in Simultaneity and Immediacy in 1919 Colonial Korea"
Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:00 pm
Joseph Regenstein Library, Rm. 122
*Lecture will be followed by a conversation with Hosam Aboul-Ela (Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston and Co-editor of the "Theory in the World" series)


Vyjayanthi Ratnam Selinger (Bowdoin College) 
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

ALL LECTURES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Unless unauthorized by the guest speaker, all CEAS Lecture Series talks are video-recorded and can be found HERE.

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