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Film Screening and Panel Discussion

"TELL THE PRIME MINISTER"

Thursday, September 22
5:00 PM at Higgins 300

The documentary film is about the anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in March 2011. After the film screening, there will be a panel discussion with Professor Eiji Oguma from Kelo University in Tokyo, Japan.

Please contact Prof. Franziska Seraphim for more information.

Tell the prime minister

Distinguished Lecture

Feminist Activism in China: A Conversation with Lu Pin

Wednesday, April 6
4:00 PM at McGuinn Hall 121

Since 2012, in concert with the new wave of global protests, Chinese feminist and queer activists have staged a wide range of performance activism in China. Please come and join Lü Pin, a Leading Chinese feminist, for a conversation on feminist activism in China and its future.

Flyer of the Lu Pin's Event
Professor Lu Pin in her presentation
Professor Lu Pin in her presentation with Professor Mo Yajun
Professor Lu Pin's presentation
Audience in Professor Lu Pin's presentation

Distinguished Lecture

40 Years of Exploration and Conservation in China and Beyond

Tuesday, March 29
5:00 PM at Stokes Hall S195 

We were honored to have Dr. How Man Wong speak in front of BC fellows at the Stokes Hall and discuss his career in exploration and wildlife conversation in China and the surrounding regions of Asia. Thank you all for your support! Thanks to photographer Paul Drake, here come the nice photos of this wonderful event. Please also check the BCHeights’ more detailed report on Dr. Wong’s presentation.

A Poster of Dr. How Man Wong's event
Dr. How Man Wong presenting his work
Dr. How Man Wong presenting his work
Dr. How Man Wong was interacting with his audience
Dr. How Man Wong interacting with his audience
Interview with Dr. How Man Wong
Interview with Dr. How Man Wong

Speech Presentation

THE 14TH ANNUAL JAPANESE SPEECH PRESENTATION AT BOSTON COLLEGE
ボストンカレッジ・アジア研究プログラム主催: 第14回ボストン近郊日本語スピーチ発表会

Saturday, November 14th, 2015
2015年11月14日(土曜日) 午後2時開演、4時半閉演 ボストンカレッジ・ヒギンズホール300号室

2 p.m. at Higgins Hall 300 Auditorium

The Asian Studies Program at Boston College is honored to host the 14th Annual Japanese Speech Presentation for Boston area colleges. Students from nine local universities spoke on topics from traditional customs to contemporary pop culture. It was an opportunity for intercultural exploration and friendship.

Poster of the 14th Japanese speech presentation event
14th Japanese speech event
14th Annual Japanese Speech Presentation
Reception after the speech presentation
The reception after the event

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confucian and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confusion and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

The Values of Spontaneity

by Philip J. Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

5 p.m. at Fulton Hall 511 Auditorium

While many share a belief in the value of spontaneity, there is less of a consensus concerning what spontaneity is. This talk will discuss two Chinese views of spontaneity found in Confusion and Daoist texts from the pre-Qin (before 221 B.C.E.) period. These two early Chinese conceptions of spontaneity can help us better understand some of our own intuitions about the ethical value of spontaneity.

The Values of Spontaneity
Professor Ivanhoe giving his speech
Professor Ivanhoe is delivering his speech
Audience listening to speech

Entering Asia: The Cartographic Imagination of the Early Modern World through Japanese Eyes

Wednesday, September 16at 4:30pm
Robsham Theater

The idea of Asia as a “continent” was introduced to the Chinese-reading world by the Jesuits. But how did Asians see themselves in the world? This visually stunning lecture surveys how Japanese and other mapmakers responded with their own imaginative syntheses of Buddhist cosmology and Matteo Ricci’s geographical categories in popular prints from the 17th to the early 19th centuries.

Entering Asia Poster
Distinguished Lecture Series in Asian Studies.
Inaugural lecture of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Asian Studies
Prof. Wigen is delivering her talk
Prof. Wigen delivering her talk.