February 27, 2014
(In)audible: Inquiries into Sound and the Auditory Imagination
The 18th Annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
March 13-14, 2014
Thursday, March 13
4:00-5:30pm Keynote Address
Christine Sun Kim, “Runs in Voice” with Elisabeth Treger, ASL interpreter
Christine Sun Kim holds an MFA in Sound/Music from Bard College and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. As a composer and social practitioner, she uses the medium of sound through technology to investigate and rationalize her relationship with sound and spoken languages. Deaf since birth, Kim has established her voice through experimentation with sound art, including score and transcript drawings that raise questions about linguistic authority, ownership of sound, and oral language as social currency. She has come upon more similarities than differences between music and American Sign Language which will be discussed during her talk.
Please join us for a reception after the talk
Friday, March 14
9:00 - 9:15am Light breakfast
Panel 1: Transcending the Medium
Jessica Grimmer, “Approaching the Divine in Mahler’s Third Symphony”
Stephen Lett, “Bridging and Mapping: A Program Note in Action”
John Holliday, “Sonicity and the Performance of Reading”
11:00 - 12:30pm UM Faculty Roundtable: “Working with Music”
Daniel Herwitz (Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Comparative Literature, History of Art, Philosophy and Art & Design)
Nadine Hubbs (Professor of Women's Studies, Music, and American Culture)
Yopie Prins (Professor of English and Comparative Literature)
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00pm Panel 2: Soundscapes, History, Community
Ho-Chak Law, “Watching Music, Hearing Cinema: Yellow Earth (1984) as a Manifestation of Chinese Communist Musical Discourse"
Benjamin Ireland, “The Postcoloniality of Music in Franco-Vietnamese Film and Literature”
Megan Hill, "A Buddhist Monk in Asakusa’s Soundscape Montage"
3:00 - 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15 - 4:45pm Panel 3: Literary Soundscapes
Aran Ruth, “Listening to ‘The Eolian Harp’”
Sarah Sutter, “The Sounds of Chekhov’s Steppe”
Emily Goedde, "Poems and Bombs: Poetry in World War II Kunming"
CLIFF is GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:
Department of Comparative literature, Institute for the Humanities, Rackham Dean's Strategic Initiative, UM Initiative on Disability Studies, Department of English Language and Literature, Center for World Performance Studies, Department of American Culture, Department of Classics, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
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February 24, 2014
China Entrepreneur Network: Seminar on Contemporary and Rural China
Monday, March 3, 2014
Room R2220 Ross School of Business
Professor Tiejun Wen 温铁军 教授
Chairman and China Consultant
For more information, please visit: www.cenmichigan.com
Any questions or comments should go to: CenTeamDirectors[at]umich[dot]edu.
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February 19, 2014
Asia Law Society 2014 Symposium
Asia Law Society &
Michigan Journal of Private Equity & Venture Capital
CORPORATE LAW IN ASIA: TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Friday, February 21
South Hall 1020
(corner of State St. and Monroe)
10:00 am: Presentation - Prof. Gen Goto
Legally "Strong" Shareholders of Japan
10:30 am - Introductory Remarks
10:45 am - Panel I:
Mergers and Acquisitions
with Professor Davis
1:30 pm - PANEL II:
Governance, Securities, and Regulation
with Professor Khanna
3:15 pm - PANEL III:
Investing in Asian Markets
with Professor Gordon
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January 30, 2014
The 24th Asia Business Conference
Discover the Possibilities, Shape the Future
The Asia Business Conference is the longest-running student-organized business conference focusing on Asia in North America, and it was pioneered right here at the Ross School of Business. We invite you to join us for the 24th annual Asia Business Conference. Come hear amazing speakers, network with prominent Asian business leaders, and discover the possibilities.
Date: February 7-8, 2014
Location: Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
Featuring China panel speakers:
Bo Liu, Senior Managing Director, CVC Capital Partners of Greater China office
Warren Clark, AERS Partner | Chinese Services Group – Central Region Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Frank O'Brien, Executive Vice President, Asia, Magna International Inc.
Please visit http://rossabc.com/2014 for more information on other panels and the Conference.
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October 16, 2013
Spatial Study with China Geo-Explorers: New Information, New Technology and New Directions
China Data Center, University of Michigan
2:00-3:30PM, Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Hatcher Gallery Lab on the 1st floor of UM Hatcher Graduate Library
Abstract: Within the last ten years, the UM China Data Center has made lots of efforts in the development and distribution of government statistics, Census data, and GIS data of China. Those information provide a rich source for the study of population, economy, social environment and their relative changes in China. It has been a challenge how to efficiently integrate those space-time data, provide methodology for different research targets, and promote their applications in different fields. This presentation will present the recent development of spatial intelligence service for spatial data integration, data analysis, as well as their applications for China studies. The presentation will introduce the newly developed spatial data explorers (China Geo-Explorer) distributed by the University of Michigan China Data Center. It will demonstrate how space-time data of different formats and sources can be integrated, visualized, analyzed and reported in a web based system. Some applications in population and regional development, disaster assessment, environment and health, cultural and religious studies, and household surveys will be discussed for China and global studies.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the UM Library and China Data Center. Please register at http://chinadatacenter.org/Learming/SeminarsContent.aspx?id=41 if you are planning to join. Please contact yangjw[at]umich[dot]edu if you need any further information.
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October 02, 2013
Chinglish - A student production of the play by David Henry Hwang
"Chinglish is a sharp and relevant comedy about the challenges of communication across languages and culture. It's about the struggle to connect as people, and the universal human desire to understand and be understood. The play follows an American businessman who's desperately seeking to land a lucrative business deal in China's booming economic market. After many misunderstandings, shady arrangements, and an affair with a secretive Chinese woman, he learns that there is much to be lost, and found, in translation."
The live performances will take place at:
Video Studio, Duderstadt Center,
2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7pm
Friday, October 4, 7pm
Saturday, October 5, 2pm
Saturday, October 5, 7pm
FREE to public.
Seats are first come, first served.
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October 01, 2013
A2KIFF 2013: Ann Arbor Korean Independent Film Festival - Dooman River (2009)
Host Department: Nam Center for Korean Studies, U-M
Location: Michigan Theater
Free and open to the public.
Chang-ho lives on the China side, while Jeong-jin lives on the North Korea side. Because of the known reason, more and more North Korean refugees are trying to reach the outside world. Dooman River quite naturally, has become the first hurdle for the refugees to cross. Through an unexpected circumstances, Chang-ho and Jeong-jin met up, and have become good friends. Through the misunderstanding of each other, disbelief and vengeance, they have grown to appreciate friendship, sincerity and respect between each other. Dooman River has inherited a lot of pains and sacrifices, but the genuine relationship developed by Chang-ho and Jeong-jin has shed the light of hope for a better future.
Awards and Invitations
Paris Cinema (2010)
Singapore International Film Festival (2010)
Hong Kong International Film Festival (2010)
Berlin International Film Festival (2010) Youth Jury Generation 14-plus
"Dooman River" is a coproduction between South Korea and France. Directed by Zhang Lu. 89 minutes.
Cosponsored by the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.
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September 27, 2013
The Tang Junyi Lecture Series 2013 - TWO TALKS
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures presents:
The Tang Junyi Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: South Thayer Building, Room 1022
Intellectual History and the Inner Logic of Chinese Philosophy
Speaker: John Makeham, Australian National University
In this presentation Professor Makeham argues that whereas earlier generations of internal participants in the formation of Chinese philosophy as an academic discipline acknowledged that one or more non-Chinese philosophical traditions were essential to articulating China's philosophical past, influential modern commentators have instead argued that paradigms and norms derived from the West, in particular, are not only inappropriate to the articulation of China's philosophical heritage but are also fundamentally hegemonic. Professor Makeham also draws attention to the influence of what he calls the "inner logic" paradigm, which emphasizes the continued agency and relevance of the past in the present. He maintains that this paradigm has contributed to the conferral of methodological legitimacy on so-called epistemological nativism: the idea that the articulation and development of China's philosophical heritage must draw exclusively on the endogenous paradigms and norms of China's indigenous heritage.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: South Thayer Building, Room 1022
New Confucianism and The Revival of Yogacara Buddhism in Modern China
Speaker: John Makeham, Australian National University
Since the 1970s, New Confucian philosophy has been growing in influence in "cultural China" to become the dominant philosophical current in Chinese philosophy of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Its rise to pre-eminence in mainland China over the past two decades is nothing short of phenomenal. Its proponents claim that it is the legitimate transmitter and representative of orthodox Confucian values. It remains the case, however, that the negative and positive roles Buddhism has played in the construction of New Confucian philosophy generally remains muted or absent in contemporary accounts that emphasize the movement's connections with Confucian traditions of the Song and Ming periods. In this presentation Professor Makeham aims to show why an adequate understanding of New Confucian philosophy must include an understanding of the role that Buddhist thought played in its construction. This claim consists of two arguments. First, that Yogacara Buddhist thought was both a resource and a foil for major New Confucian figures. Second, that New Confucianism's most influential theorists, Xiong Shili and Mou Zongsan, both sided with Sinitic Buddhism -- that is, traditions such as Huyan, Tiantai, and Chan that first developed in China -- in construction their philosophical systems.
John Makeham, BA (hons) (ANU), MA (ANU), PhD (ANU), FAHA
Professor at School of Culture, History & Language; Australian National University
John Makeham is a specialist in Chinese intellectual history with a particular interest in Confucian philosophy. He is a past President of the Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy and is editor of the monograph series, Modern Chinese Philosophy (Brill). He has also recently completed an edited volume on Neo-Confucian philosophy and an edited volume on the formation of Chinese philosophy as an academic discipline. Currently is preparing an annotated translation of Xiong Shili's Xin Weishi lun (New Treatise on Cognition-only), a seminal text in twentieth-century Chinese Buddhist and Confucian philosophy.-
For more information, please contact the Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures at um-asia[at]umich[dot]edu, or 734-764-8286.
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March 25, 2013
依法行政? - Administration According to Law and China's Rule of Law Ambition
Professor Nicholas C. Howson
4:15 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013
Room 236 Hutchins Hall
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The New American Museum: How We're Reinventing the Big Box with Sacred Stuff
Presenter: Jack Tchen, New York University and Museum of Chinese in America
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: East Conference Room, Horace H. Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington St.
The old exhibitionary big box with grand entryways holding sacred objects and treasures still premised on a top down hierarchy of “deciders,” has run its course. They are energy sucking monsters limping along the landscape trying desperately to find young people and new migrants with money. Booming parts of the world rush to build new monstrosities mistakenly believing it will buy them distinction, cultural capital, and authority. It’s an exhausted part of the highbrow cultural complex forever striving to emulate European aristocratic culture. Yet expectations today stay fixated on that old big box. By doing so, we’re missing the emergence of what will become the new American museum, a decolonized augmented chronotopic experience of folded time/spaces — a way to resituate and revivify place in the retelling of our collective futures. This presentation will sketch out the contours of how diverse emergent practices are actually the formation of the new American museological practice — immanent, dynamic, and yet to take formal shape.
Part of the U-M Museum Studies Program's "Museum Voices: Representing Race/Presenting Identities" Winter event series.
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March 11, 2013
Yunte Huang on "Listening to Marco Polo"
Please join the Reorientations Interest Group for
"Listening to Marco Polo"
a meditation on sound, money, travel, and translatability
Monday, March 18, 2013 @4 pm
3222 Angell Hall
Yunte Huang is Professor of English Literature at University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include Transpacific Displacement: Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Century American Literature (2002);Transpacific Imaginations: History, Literature, Counterpoetics (2008); and Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History (2010).
The Reorientations Interest Group is dedicated to rethinking historical doxa along global, transnational and transpacific axes. Rather than taking reorientational logic as mere theme or historical fact, we seek to employ it as an analytical methodology and powerful critical theory. The group is a collaborative effort between graduate students and professors in the English, History, Comparative Literature, American Culture, Anthropology, East Asian Studies, and Political Science Departments at the University of Michigan,as well as the Confucius Institute and the Center for Chinese Studies. For questions or to join the e-mail list, please contact Nan Da (nda[at]umich[dot]edu) or Alice Tsay (atsay[at]umich[dot]edu).
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February 27, 2013
Lecture "Re-Orientations: The Worlding of Marco Polo"
Lecture by Sharon Kinoshita
University of California, Santa Cruz
Wednesday March 13, 2013 @4pm
1636 International Institute, SSWB
Sharon is professor of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as co-director at the UCSC Center for Mediterranean Studies, and co-director, UC Multicampus Research Project in Mediterranean Studies. She is the author of Medieval Boundaries: Rethinking Difference in Old French Literature and co-author of Thinking Through Chrétien de Troyes and Marie de France: A Critical Companion, as well as many essays on Old French literature and on the medieval Mediterranean.
Sponsors: RLL, Center for European Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature.
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February 17, 2013
New exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art: Buddhist Thangkas and Treasures
Buddhist Thangkas and Treasures: The Walter Koelz Collection, Museum of Anthropology
Now–June 9, 2013
Thangkas, portable religious paintings on cloth, are part of a larger array of efficacious religious art that also includes murals, sculpture, and other portable objects. Such works served as didactic devices and aided devotees in their religious practice. The rich iconography of Buddha and Buddhist deities and the colorful images make thangkas fascinating objects to study. This exhibition features thangka paintings and other objects used by Buddhist monks and devotees from the Walter Norman Koelz Collection of Himalayan Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology.
This exhibition is part of the UM Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. The UM Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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February 08, 2013
Policy Talks @ the Ford School: Kenneth Lieberthal to lecture on U.S.-China relations
Policy Talks @ the Ford School: U.S.-China relations in the Second Obama Administration
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
1120 Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Free and open to the public.
This event will be live web-streamed; visit the event webpage on the day of the event for details.
Join the conversation on Twitter: #policytalks
About the event:
Please join us as Dr. Kenneth Lieberthal returns to the University of Michigan for a lecture on current U.S-China relations under President Obama's new foreign policy team.
Kenneth Lieberthal, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Global Economy, and Development at the Brookings Institution
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center.
For more information, visit the event page.
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January 29, 2013
Asia Business Conference 2013 - REGISTER TODAY!
Register by this Friday, February 1, 2013 for the Early Registration Fee!
23rd ASIA BUSINESS CONFERENCE
"Riding the Wave of Change"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. G. Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors
G. Mustafa Mohatarem has been General Motors’ Chief Economist since 1995, leading an economics team responsible for assessing the impact of worldwide economic developments on the world’s second largest automaker, and providing advice to the company in various competitive and economic policy issues. This has been a period of major change in the global industry, when GM acquired major production capacity in Korea, developed a dominant market share in China even while requiring U.S. government support during the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession, and continues to expand its investments in Thailand, Indonesia and other fast-growing Asian markets.
His keynote speech will address the prospects for macroeconomic growth and rebalancing in individual Asian countries, including the impact of likely policy changes following recent elections in Japan and Korea, currency shifts and regulatory reforms, on manufacturing competitiveness, the auto industry, and intra-Asian and U.S.–Asian economic relations in the coming year.
The Keynote Speech on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5pm is FREE OF CHARGE!
Krishna Mohan, Head of Strategic Solutions and Large Deals, Infrastructure Services, North America, Tata Consulting Services (TCS)
As the Head of Strategic Solutions and Large Deals, Infrastructure Services for North America, Mr. Krishna Mohan heads the TCS’s IT Infrastructure Services for Large deals in NA. North America IS contributes to 55% of worldwide Infrastructure Services revenues. The IS business practice manages all of TCS’s Infrastructure Outsourcing Services activities, including developing the Strategic Solutions, building outsourcing models, running the pursuit leadership for IS deals and positioning TCS at Third Party Analyst and Outsourcing markets.
Michael J. Schmedlen, Director of Worldwide Commercial and Public Sector Strategy & Marketing, Lenovo
Michael J. Schmedlen leads Lenovo’s worldwide commercial strategy and marketing to maximize revenue, market share and profitability across all vertical markets, large enterprises and the public sector. Further, he is responsible for Lenovo’s global philanthropic investments in education and healthcare, which are focused on building scalable models for improving outcomes and institutions’ operational efficiency. In recognition of his achievements in business and society, he was awarded a 2013 Eisenhower Fellowship.
Hitoshi Saimyo, Executive Director, New York Office, East Japan Railway Co.
Hitoshi Saimyo is the Executive Director of the New York Office of the East Japan Railway Company. Mr Saimyo joined Japan National Railways in 1985 upon obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Yokohama City University. When Japan National Railways was divided and privatized in 1987, he became a part of East Japan Railway Company. Since the inception of his employment with East Japan Railway, he has been extensively engaged in railway transportation planning, the promotion of travel service products, and the planning and implementation of tourism strategies and initiatives, holding professional, managerial and executive capacities with increased responsibilities and authorities.
Zachary Emig, Director, Securitized Product Trading, Deutsche Bank
Mr. Emig is the senior trader of US securitized products in the Asia region for Deutsche Bank. This position is a culmination of his twelve years working in investment banks, during which he has performed a variety of roles, from software development to product structuring to risk management and trading. After doing multimedia research with Canon in Japan in 1999, he moved to New York to join Credit Suisse as a fixed income trading system developer. He leveraged his 2005 MBA from the Ross School of Business to join Deutsche Bank in New York as a trader on the ABS desk, dealing with complex products tied to mortgages and corporate credit. He managed to survive the ups and downs of the financial crisis years to earn a promotion and relocation to the Singapore office in 2011, from which he's spearheading regional trading of this asset class.
Alan Taub, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan & Retired Vice President, GM Global Research and Development, General Motors Company
Alan Taub joined the faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2012. In this role, Taub will be conducting research in advanced materials and processing and leading a new initiative to establish an Advanced Manufacturing Center within the College of Engineering. Taub retired from General Motors in April 2012. Prior to his retirement, he was vice president, Global Research & Development, leading GM’s advanced technical work activity, seven science laboratories around the world, and seven global science offices including in China. He joined GM R&D as executive director in 2001 and was named vice president in 2009. Before joining GM, Taub spent 15 years in research and development at General Electric, where he earned 26 patents and authored more than 60 papers. He also worked at Ford Motor Company for eight years. Taub received his bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Brown University and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Harvard University.
For more information and to register for individual panels on Saturday, please visit our website- www.rossabc.com.
If you register by February 1, 3:00PM:
$5 for undergraduate students (from any academic institution)
$10 for non-undergraduate students (from any academic institution)
$15 for non-students/professionals
On the day of the conference, February 2nd
$10 for undergraduate students (from any academic institution)
$15 for non-undergraduate students (from any academic institution)
$20 for non-students/professionals
Registration fee includes:
- Admission to our panels (one per timeslot)
- Asian Foods for Lunch
- Admission to a networking reception with our speakers
Please share this invitation with any of your colleagues, classmates, and club members who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
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January 23, 2013
Why Good Bureaucracies Aren't Always Best?
PICS International Security & Development
Yuen Yuen Ang
Professor of Political Science, U-M
Friday, February 1, 2013 | 2-4pm
Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League
The establishment of “good” bureaucracies is commonly seen as a prerequisite of economic development, particularly among state-directed economies. But are good bureaucracies, as conventionally defined, always the best option? How can poor countries acquire good bureaucracies if they lack resources to replicate institutions of the rich? I address these questions through China’s anomalous reform experience, where local developmental states seem to flourish without conventionally competent and non-corrupt Weberian agencies.
Free & Open to the Public/Reception to follow
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January 10, 2013
Chinese Folk Pottery Symposium
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan Museum of Art
This symposium will address the presence of Chinese folk pottery in the modern world—its traditions, its methods, its practitioners, and its future. Through the presentation of lectures and films, two distinguished Chinese ceramic artists and a scholar of Chinese art and archeology will offer their knowledge and views of the field, informing our understanding of the role of Chinese folk pottery in historical and contemporary contexts. The Symposium intends to promote a fuller interpretation of this work and a deeper comprehension of its origins, processes, and influences.
The symposium and film coincides with the special presentation of the Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday in the Shirley Chang Gallery of Asian Art, UMMA, through April 2013.
9:45am Introduction / Acknowledgments / Announcements
10am SPEAKER: Dr. Chumei Ho is an art historian of East and Southeast art and archeology, retired from Field Museum, Chicago. She was educated at University of Hong Kong, (BA) and the University of London (Ph.D). She was founder and president of the Chicago Chinese American Museum. The title of her talk is "What is Minyao?”
10:30am Short break
10:45am SPEAKER: Jiansheng Li is an artist, film maker and director of Sanbao Ceramic Institute and Museum, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi. His film Tao Yao received the UNESCO film award in France 2008. He will discuss the relationship between folk ceramic painting and that of imperial ware painting, particularly their influences upon one another.
11:15am Film showing: Tao Yao
12noon Lunch break
1:30pm SPEAKER: Lu Bin is an artist and teaches at Nanjing Institute of Art and director of the Shenzhen Academy of Sculpture. His film, Ethnic Minorities of Southwest China, received the Heritage Award at the 7th International Clay Film Festival in Paris. He will discuss his research on the culture and pottery making of the ethnic minority people of southwest China.
2pm Film showing: Ethnic Minorities of Southwest China
2:30pm Short break
2:45pm PANEL DISCUSSION
MODERATOR: Dr.Margaret Carney is a ceramic historian with a Ph.D. in art history. She was founding director of the Alfred University Ceramic Museum, New York and currently the founding director and curator of the Dinnerware Museum in Ann Arbor.
3:45pm Gallery talk: The Art of the Everyday in the Chinese Gallery, UMMA by Jiansheng Li
4:30pm Reception at UMMA Commons ( RSVP by Jan 18 to Rachel Yang / email@example.com )
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Public lecture: Tradutorre, Oktosi: Qing Bodies After "Chinese Medicine"
Professor Carla Nappi (University of British Columbia)
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4pm-6pm, 1014 Tisch Hall
Co-sponsored by the U-M Department of History and by the American Council of Learned Societies/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the U-M Department of Asian Languages and Cultures as part of the series “Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Chinese Medicine.”
Abstract: Situating the history of medicine within a broader context of empire in Chinese early modernity transforms the way we understand science and medicine in relation to a historical notion of “China.” Paying special attention to the ways that translation shaped how bodies and their norms were understood in the Qing (1644-1912), this talk will consider the ways that a medical body emerged from Manchu, Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, and other language practices.
Speaker biography: Carla Nappi is Canada Research Chair in Early Modern Studies and Assistant Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of The Monkey and the Inkpot: Natural History and Its Transformations in Early Modern China (Harvard University Press, 2009) as well as numerous articles on global medicine in trans-Asian history. Her current book projects include Illegible Cities: Translating Early Modern China and Recipes for Exchange: Drugs and Empire in Chinese Early Modernity.
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November 14, 2012
China Business Conference, November 18, 2012
Are all invited to join be part of China Business Conference'12 at Rackham Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Sunday, November 18, 2012. The event will be split into two sessions. The morning session will start at 9:00am, with the afternoon session starting at 2:00pm. Audience can attend either one or both of the sessions free of charge.
The China Business Conference will feature the final round competition of the China Business Challenge. This event culminate 8 finalists (selected from over 100 China Business Challenge participants) to pitch their business proposals in front of venture capitalists from both China and the Silicone Valley - be there to find out who will take home $30,000 in cash prizes. This conference will also include Entrepreneurial/Business-oriented Club showcase, the award ceremony afterwards with keynote speeches, a special pitch session for any talented entrepreneurs, as well as an invitation-only networking dinner in the evening.
For a detailed breakdown of the full event, please click on the agenda below. Please REGISTER for the conference by Nov 14th to secure a professional name tag to present yourself at the event!
Also check out the CEN facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChinaBusinessChallenge
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November 06, 2012
Historic Interactions between Chinese and Vietnamese Medicine
C. Michele Thompson
Friday, November 9, 2012 | noon-1pm
1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 S. University Ave, Ann Arbor
Co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday-at-Noon Lecture Series and by the American Council of Learned Societies/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures as a part of the series Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Chinese Medicine.
Abstract: This talk will present the history of the exchange of medical products and knowledge between China and Vietnam. It will challenge the conventional assumption that Vietnamese medicine is Chinese in origin and will note that much of Chinese medicine is actually Vietnamese.
Speaker Biography: C. Michele Thompson is Professor of Southeast Asian History at Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine: A Social History (forthcoming, National University of Singapore Press) and co-editor with Laurence Monnais and Ayo Wahlberg of Southern Medicine for Southern People: Vietnamese Medicine in the Making (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012). Her current research projects include the history of smallpox, local treatments for it and the introduction of Jennerian vaccination in the South China Sea littoral; and the history and impact of the scientific discovery on May 21, 1992, of what is now one of the rarest mammals on Earth, the saola.
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October 22, 2012
丝蕊 The Silk Stamen and Pistil: Three Ways to Rethink the Meaning of Sound in Translation
Jonathan Stalling, Associate Professor of English, Oklahoma University.
Experiment 1: “Can we translate the music, or the Question of Sonorous Transference.”
Experiment 2: “Can we translate poetic forms or the question of whether classical Chinese poetry can be written in English.”
Experiment 3: “Can Poetry Exist in Two languages at the Same Time as 吟歌丽诗 (yíngēlìshī) Chanted Songs and Beautiful Poetry?
By bringing together a range of topics related to the question of sound in translation, Dr. Jonathan Stalling will demonstrate different ways to hear the problems and explore some of his solutions through discussing, chanting and reciting Chinese poetry composed in Chinese, English, and in both, at the same time.
Dr. Stalling is a an Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Oklahoma specializing in American and Transpacific Poetry and Poetics. Stalling is the author of Poetics of Emptiness (Fordham, 2010) and a co-editor of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry, A Critical Edition (Fordham, 2008). He is the author of two books of poetry, Grotto Heaven (Chax, 2010) and Yíngēlìshī (Counterpath, 2011), and is the translator of Winter Sun: Poetry by Shi Zhi (University of Oklahoma, 2012). In addition to his translations of Shi Zhi, Stalling has published translations of Bei Dao, Mang Ke, and Li Yu. His opera, Yíngēlìshī debuted on the campus of Yunnan University in 2010, which can be watched at his webpage. Stalling is the co-founder and an editor of Chinese Literature Today magazine (CLT), and the editor of the CLT Book Series (at the University of Oklahoma Press), the founder and Director of the Mark Allen Everett Poetry Reading Series at OU, and the Deputy Director of the Center for the Study of China’s Literature Abroad at Beijing Normal University.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, the LSA Translation Theme Semester, and the Center for Chinese Studies.
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October 11, 2012
China Business Challenge 2012
China Business Challenge'12 (CBC'12) is a business model competition where students compete for the most innovating entrepreneurial solutions to the current social or environmental issues related to China, a wide range of categories are accepted. We believe that student participants can benefit greatly by competing with like minds for a total of $30K prizes, receiving feedback from mentors, and connecting to top-tier Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors from both China and Silicon Valley.
Registration for the China Business Challenge is now open through our website www.cenumich.com and business proposals are due on October 21st. Mentor office hours sign-up is only available after registration. So Register HERE now to secure your chance talking to industry professionals and entrepreneurs! Note: If you don't have a team yet, you can still register, and we will pair you up with teams who need your background. Any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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October 10, 2012
UMTRI Inside China Auto Conference, November 7, 2012
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute
“Focus on the Future”
Automotive Research Conferences
Inside China: Understanding Current and Future Trends in the Chinese
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Michigan, The Michigan League, Michigan Ballroom (2nd Floor)
911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265
Our 5th annual Inside China Automotive Conference will feature insights by manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and UM experts on the current and future prospects for the automotive industry in China. Our speakers will tackle joint venture manufacturer strategies from the foreign and domestic perspective, business practices, market updates, government direction, and a UM-China R&D Consortium on Clean Energy Vehicles. These speakers will provide insights into the current and future direction of the industry based on their academic research, consulting experience, and work within the industry.
Confirmed speakers include:
Bruce Belzowski, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, will introduce the key issues and moderate the conference.
Yi Lu, President, SAIC USA will provide our keynote address and offer an overview of his company’s plans for the US, China, and the rest of the world. As China’s largest automotive company, SAIC plays an important role in China through its joint ventures with VW and GM. This will be Mr. Lu’s first presentation in the US since SAIC USA opened its doors this year in Michigan.
Yong Yang, Senior Economist, Asia-Pacific, Ford Motor Company, will provide his analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the Chinese auto industry. Mr. Yang provided a thorough analysis of the Indian auto industry for our Inside India conference, and we look forward to his remarks about the Chinese industry and Ford’s position in China.
We are also inviting other experts from manufacturers and suppliers as well as experts on labor issues, the Chinese market, and business challenges to provide their insights about the Chinese auto industry.
Companies or groups interested in sponsoring this conference please contact Bruce Belzowski at email@example.com or 734-936-2704. Sponsorship Amount (Minimum $2,500)
Inside China Sponsors
University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies
University of Michigan Office of the Vice President of Research
UMTRI-AAD Affiliates and UM Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free
Fax….. Registration to: (734) 936-1081
Call…..Bonnie Pond at 734-763-2466
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October 02, 2012
Performance by group from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
The UM-Dearborn is presenting a University Student Arts and Cultural Exchange Performance by a talented group from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.
Sunday, October 7, 2012 | 3pm
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
Admission is FREE and everyone is invited to attend.
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September 26, 2012
Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Chinese Medicine: “Buddhist Medicine in China: Disease, Healing, and the Body in Cross-cultural Translation”
Professor C. Pierce Salguero
Abington College, Pennsylvania State University
Thursday, October 4, 2012 | noon-1pm
Room 1022, South Thayer Building
Co-sponsored by the LSA Translation Theme Semester 2012
Abstract: A massive amount of Buddhist literature was transmitted from India to China during the first millennium CE via the Silk Road and maritime trade routes. Although historians of medicine have paid little attention to this transmission, a wide range of Indian medical ideas and practices were also embedded in these Buddhist texts. This talk discusses how long-forgotten Chinese translations of this corpus challenge some of the prevailing assumptions in Chinese, Indian and global histories of medicine. An exploration of these texts also reveals the importance of cultural and linguistic translation in local adaptations of global medical currents.
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September 17, 2012
Glorious Kun opera to delight audiences in Ann Arbor!
Cai Shaohua, director
Friday, September 28, 2012, 8 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8 pm
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Tickets start at $30
Kunqu, the 600-year-old grand opera of China, is enjoying a much anticipated popular revival, attracting audiences inside and outside China with performances that judiciously blend classical stories and performance practices with contemporary staging interpretations and technologies. For their Ann Arbor performance, Suzhou Kun Opera Theater performs touchingly romantic scenes from the kunqu genre. In Chinese with English supertitles.
- “Qintiao 琴挑” (Zither Seductions) from Jade Hairpin
- “Huozhuo 活捉” (Captured Alive) from All Men Are Brothers
- “Xiaoyan 晓宴” (Garden Banquet) from Palace of Everlasting Youth
Four Scenes from The Peony Pavilion (Mudanting):
- “Youyuan jingmeng 游园惊梦” (Strolling in the Garden and the Interrupted Dream)
- “Xunmeng 寻梦” (Pursuing the Dream)
- “Shihua jiaohua 拾画叫画” (The Portrait Retrieved and Examined)
- “Yougou 幽媾” (Nightly Rendezvous)
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan.
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A debate on US-China Relations
The International Policy Center presents the Ford Policy Union
US-China Relations: Cooperation or Conflict?
Monday, September 24, 2012
1120 Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Free and open to the public.
Screening of Death by China will begin after the debate in the same room.
About the event
In this inaugural Ford Policy Union debate, Phil Potter will make the case that the relationship with China has led to gains and losses for both sides and that China is not primarily to blame for recent economic challenges in the United States. Peter Navarro, the director and producer of the movie Death by China, will argue China’s unfair trade and membership in the World Trade Organization are the primary causes of job losses and weak growth in the United States.
Peter Navarro, Professor, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California
Phil Potter, Assistant Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
More about the Ford Policy Union
The University of Michigan’s International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy organizes and hosts the Ford Policy Union, a series of public debate events. The events feature one outside expert; a public policy practitioner, government official, academic and/or an international intellectual; and one U-M faculty member. The two participants present opposing views on a topic and answer questions from the audience.
The International Policy Center
For more information call: 734-647-3429
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September 16, 2012
FREE PERFORMANCE OF SCENES FROM CHINESE OPERA: Suzhou Kun Opera Theater at the University Hospital
Gifts of Art performance in partnership with University Musical Society & Confucius Institute
Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 12:10 pm - 1pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Gifts of Art is pleased to present a free demonstration and performance in partnership with UMS and the Confucius Institute. Directed by Cai Shaohua, the Suzhou Kun Opera Theater of Jiangsu Province will conduct an artistic demonstration and performance of kunqu – classical Chinese opera – at the U-M Health System, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of this 600 year old art form.
An exhibit of photographs of kunqu by Xu Zengquan are on exhibit in the Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1, until October 8, 2012. View video excerpts from a 2008 production by the Suzhou Kun Opera on the UMS webpage under the Listen & Watch tab. Ticketed performances by the group will be held at the U-M Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on Sept. 28 and 29, 2012.
For more information call Gifts of Art at 734-936-ARTS (2787).
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March 22, 2012
The Pleasures of the Peony: Regarding the Floral Temptress in the Song Dynasty
Detail of hanging scroll, anonymous, ink and color on silk, 12th century (Song dynasty), Taipei: National Palace Museum.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 7pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium, U-M Museum of Art
525 S. State St.
Celebrating 90 Years of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden!
Roslyn Hammers (PhD '02), a U-M History of Art alumna and expert on peonies in Chinese culture, will speak on the various facets of the peony in Song-dynasty Chinese art. The appreciation of the peony has an extensive history in Chinese art and literature, and peonies have always stirred passions. According to Professor Hammers, “as early as the Tang dynasty (618–907) the allure of the peony had become obsessive, bordering on mania.” The temptations of the flower, long associated with feminine seductiveness, compelled poets to write poems extolling its sensuous charms. This presentation explores varying aspects of the Song-dynasty peony as presented in paintings, poetry, and prose in order to reclaim the complexities it evoked as well as to consider the anxieties the peony inspired.
Free and open to the public. A reception to follow.
Sponsored by Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, Center for Chinese Studies, U-M Museum of Art, History of Art, and the Confucius Institute.
From the CCS image archives: The CCS commemorative kite for the September 2011 CCS Kite Festival held in Nichols Arboretum was specially designed by Kitemaster Ha Yiqi with peonies to highlight one of the Arboretum’s main attractions.
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Chinese Crosstalk Comedy Show (相声大会), March 25, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 7pm – 10pm
Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public. English subtitles are provided.
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March 14, 2012
Chinese Instrumental Music Performance at MLibrary
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March 06, 2012
Global Feminisms Revisited, Thursday, March 29, 2012
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February 15, 2012
China's Rise and the Future of the Korean Peninsula by Professor Chung-In Moon (문정인 교수/ 연세대학교), February 22, 2012
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January 17, 2012
Free concert of Chinese pop songs! Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Mandarine Invasion (TMI) is an all-student band formed during the time of Spring Festival in 2010. This band is a real diverse mix - members are from China, Indonesia, the U.K., and the U.S., giving their performance a unique touch of cultural blend. Prior to the formation of TMI, lead singer Xi Chen, who is pursuing a PhD in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at U-M and widely recognized as a rock star in Ann Arbor, was the lead singer and guitarist of the great phenomenon Three Reminiscing Idiots, a band that reached a high level of popularity in the Chinese and international communities of Ann Arbor with their original and versatile performances. After some band members graduated, Xi formed TMI with lead guitarist Jie Hou, a graduate student in U-M Computer Science and Engineering, and Willy Kaye, a graduate student in Nuclear Engineering, also at U-M. They have been active on campus and at nearby universities such as Michigan State University.
Vocal/Guitar: Xi Chen
Guitar: Jie Hou
Bass: David Roberts
Keyboard: William Kaye
Drum: Lill Likk
Join us this Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 7pm!
Performance venue: Pierpont Commons – Commons Café, 2101 Bonisteel, Ann Arbor
Free admission and free food! Interactive sessions and prizes!
English translation of lyrics will be provided.
Link up with TMI on facebook:
Attend the event page:
Questions can be addressed to mandarineinvasion[at]umich[dot]edu / 424-646-3679
没错！上周末的表演只是一个预告片。本周末才是The Real Deal！在密西根孔子学院（Confucius Institute）和中国学生和学者联谊会（CSSA）的大力支持下，橘子入侵乐队为您打造了一场三小时长，十余首曲目的音乐大餐。我们将从70年代跨越到90年代，用音乐带您度过一段穿越时光的旅程。咖啡厅就是我们的舞台，大家共同欢唱，和我们自己的乐队一起，让北校区摇滚起来吧！
贝斯: David Roberts
键盘: William Kaye
鼓手: Lill Likk
地点： 北校区 Pierpont Commons 2楼 Cafe
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November 15, 2011
CCS alumnus to give talk on China's automotive market, Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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November 10, 2011
Inside China: Understanding China’s Current and Future Automotive Industry
University of Michigan
Transportation Research Institute
Automotive Analysis Division
“Focus on the Future”
Automotive Research Conferences
Understanding China’s Current and Future Automotive Industry
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
9am to 4pm
University of Michigan, The Michigan League Ballroom (2nd Floor)
911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265
The fourth year of our China Automotive Conference will feature insights by manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and UM experts on the current and future prospects for the automotive industry in China. Our speakers will tackle joint venture manufacturer strategies from the foreign and domestic perspective, business practices, market updates, government direction, and a US-China R&D Consortium on Batteries and Electric Vehicles. These speakers will provide insights into the current and future direction of the industry based on their academic research, consulting experience, and work within the industry.
Yingzi Su, Senior Economist, General Motors Corporation, will provide insight into GMs success in its most prolific market.
Hong Su, Vice-President, Changan US R&D Center, will discuss his company’s global vehicle development strategy based on their R&D centers located in the US, Italy, England, and Japan.
Jun Ni, Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, will discuss China’s automotive manufacturing footprint, as well as his views on future Chinese manufacturing.
Larry Johnson, Director, Transportation Technology R&D, Argonne National Labs, will talk about the progress made in the US-China R&D Consortium on Batteries and Electric Vehicles.
Richard Hanna, Global Automotive Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, will discuss his firm’s view of the future of the Chinese auto industry.
Conference Registration Cost:
UMTRI-AAD Affiliates and UM Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free
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October 25, 2011
Christian de Pee: The City as Nature: Textual Geographies and urban Space in Eleventh-Century China
Host Department: Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies (EIHS)
Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: 1014 Tisch Hall
Further Information: In eleventh-century china, the city emerged into writing, not as a creation of human artifice, but as an extension of nature. People filled the streets at sunrise and retired at sunset, goods circulated in accordance with the seasons, and the city flourished and faded in an annual cycle of festivals. By expanding the spatial orientation of inherited genres and by devising new literary forms, authors accommodated the cityscape on the written page. Analysis of these shifting textual geographies yields insights into broad cultural transformations, while it maintains the historical connection between writing and urban experience, and between text and urban space.
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October 24, 2011
China Business Conference, November 12, 2011
China Business Conference
Saturday, November 12, 2011 | Event starts @ 2PM,
Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business
The conference will feature speakers, who are top US-China business thinkers, to address biggest problems China faces today - urbanization & consumption-driven development, rising housing prices, one-child policies ... and the entrepreneurs' role in society. The conference is also a culmination of the China Business Challenge, and will feature 6 out of 80 teams' winning solutions to tackle these challenges as well as to tap these opportunities. The conference will bring you global perspective from speakers flied-in from China: Venture Capitalists, former GM Chief Economist, VP of AT Kearney consulting firm, among 12+ speakers. Explore China's business opportunities from two keynote speeches and two Panels on entrepreneurship and career in a global context.
Please go to http://cbc.ourcen.com/register/events/ to register.
Snacks & refreshments provided at network session! Register for a chance to win business model development book (10 available!) - "The Four Steps to the Epiphany" by Steven Blank.
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August 12, 2011
China Business Challenge 2011 - Enter Today!
The China Entrepreneurship Network is proud to host it's first annual China Business Challenge (CBC) to promote social entrepreneurial ventures in China.
CBC is a business model competition designed to challenge U of M future leaders' entrepreneurial abilities to tap China's exponentially growing market and to solve world's problems.
Prizes: $2,000 in 1 of 2 categories
Date: October 5, 2011
Location: University of Michigan Ross School of Business
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March 17, 2011
Tenth Annual Philip Thomas Lincoln, Jr. Memorial Lecture in Chinese Studies
In 1987 archaeologists discovered a crypt beneath the Famen-si (Dharma Gate Monastery) in Shaanxi Province, China, containing four "finger-bone" relics of the Buddha along with a trove of invaluable medieval religious artifacts. Some of the finds are associated with "Esoterism" (aka Tantra or Vajrayana), an important but still poorly understood ritual tradition that flourished briefly in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE). Professor Robert Sharf will offer a new reading of the Famen-si finds, their relationship to Buddhist Esoterism, and their status as "works of art."
This annual lecture is sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and is made possible by the generous gift of the late Mrs. Philip Thomas Lincoln and family.
Karen Munson 734-615-8623 kjmunson[at]umich[dot]edu
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February 14, 2011
Museum Studies Brown Bag, February 17, 2011 - National Taiwan Museum
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February 02, 2011
Symposium in Honor of Shuen-fu Lin
Symposium in Honor of Shuen-fu Lin
Professor of Chinese Literature
U-M Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
Friday, February 11, 2011
4:00 P.M. Room 2022 South Thayer Building (2nd Floor)
Moderator: Donald Lopez
Xinda Lian, Professor of Chinese, Denison University
"To Act by Not Acting: Spontaneity or Ziran as an Art of Life"
Gang Liu, Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
"The Poetics of Birds and Makeups: Artifices and Symbolism in Wen Tingyun’s Fourteen Pusaman"
Benjamin Ridgway, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, Valparaiso University
"East Slope and the Fisherman's Coat: Performance and Local Identity in the Huangzhou Song Lyrics of Su Shi (1037-1101)"
Brook Ziporyn, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Northwestern University
"Stomach Versus Eye: Laozi and Zhuangzi on Life, Knowledge, and the Life of Knowledge"
Shuen-fu Lin will provide his comments after all of the presentations are given.
A reception will follow the symposium.
Please join us.
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February 01, 2011
The Flight of the Red Balloon (2007): Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝贤)’s Long Take and D.W. Winnicott’s Clinic
With Catherine Liu, UC Irvine
February 11, 3:30-5:00
SAC Conference Room
6330 North Quad
105 South State Street, Ann Arbor
Sponsored by U-M Department of Screen Arts & Cultures
This paper is a discussion of Hou Hsiao-hsien's long take analyzed as a component of a theory of cinematic realism. I want take up a close reading of Hou’s 2007 film, Flight of the Red Balloon: the first in a series of films commissioned by the Musée d’Orsay on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) expands Hou’s “distinctive aesthetic project” to include Paris and the travails of a modern mother as artist trying to survive in the contemporary metropolis. In the paper, I will try to draw out parallels between Hou's long take and D. W. Winnicott's theories of "play" and "holding." I will, in particular look at temporality, regression and representations of childhood, fantasy and intersubjectivity.
When Hou Hsiao-hsien first attracted international attention his aesthetic ambitions were overshadowed by an emphasis on his commitment to Taiwanese history and the particular issues of cultural memory in its geopolitics. As early as 1996, Nick Browne tried in the pages of Asian Cinema Journal, to recalibrate the critical reception of Hou’s film by engaging in a close reading of Hou’s 1993 film The Puppetmaster. According to Browne, academic discussions of Hou’s work, had tended to obscure the “distinctive features of [Hou’s] aesthetic project by seeming to bring the work closer, and in some cases even to subordinate it, to theoretical discussions of ‘Third Cinema’ and contemporary critiques of colonialism.” Indeed Taiwanese history would seem to lend itself to such discussions of post-colonialism since the island lived under occupying forces, from the Japanese to the Kuomintang for most the 20th century. Browne’s analysis of Hou’s The Puppetmaster presents a masterful demonstration that Hou’s cinema of place offers a particular and powerful intervention in the politics and aesthetics of realism. I want to take Browne’s arguments further and show that Hou is working so in the name of a cinematically forged form of penetrating psychological and even psychoanalytic realism particular to the conditions of modern life.
Xi meng reng shen, (1993), title also translated into English as In the Hands of a Puppetmaster.”
Nick Browne, “Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Puppet Master: The Poetics of Landscape,” in Island on the Edge: Taiwan New Cinema and After. Edited by Chris Berry and Feii Lu (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005), pp. 79-88: 79.
André Bazin. What is Cinema? Vol. 1.
Catherine Liu is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and Visual Studies. She has just completed a manuscript called "The American Idyll: Anti-Elitism as Cultural Critique." She is interested in Cold War culture and science fiction, the charisma of the ordinary and the historiography of cultural theory and its production and reception. She has published on psychoanalytic theory and cultural theory: she is also the author of a novel, Oriental Girls Desire Romance (1997) as well as a scholarly monograph, Taking Notes for the Automaton (2000).
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Entrepreneurship in Michigan-- Riding China and US Opportunities
• President/CXO with 20+ year global industry experience in Consulting, Manufacturing, IT etc.
• Outsourcing/leveraging resources with developing world in a flattening globe
• managing cultural differences in-action between the U.S. and China,
Three panelists are from Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
Jimmy Hsiao: founder of Logic Solutions, a company specializing in Internet technologies and innovative distributed applications
Peter Wong: President of APACC, President of Roy Smith Company, as a Total Solution Provider for your Gas & Welding Needs
Janny Lu: CEO, Ebinger Manufacturing Company and Jets Glove Manufacturing, President of Fuchi Textile North America
Wan-thai Hsu: CTO for U-M start-up Discera Inc., received the EE Times 3rd Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) award for Innovator of the Year.
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January 19, 2011
Lecture on "Exchange Rate Issues in Korea and East Asia" by Professor Saangjoon Baak, January 26, 2011
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November 24, 2010
Association for Chinese Economic Development presents WASSUP CHINA 2010
Friday, December 3
East Hall Math Atrium and Auditorium
As a country that has just recently surpassed Japan as the second largest economy of the world, China is at the forefront of discussion in the news today. China has grown at double digit numbers per year for many years, the standard of living has improved dramatically with 400 million people rising above the global poverty line. This notable economic growth has served as a good lesson for many developing countries. It is this phenomenal growth that the University of Michigan’s student organizations wish to explore and provide a deeper understanding of the issues and concerns revolving around China’s growth through an economic and cultural fair.
The objective of our event is to address the social, cultural and economic transformations of China in the past 30 years, how the new values and meaning affects the world and particularly students at the University of Michigan. This event will not only serve as a great opportunity for student to gain their knowledge on issues about China, but also serve as a social event for students to interact with professors and professionals to broaden networks and be inspired by different views on the issue.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Alan Deardorff
Topic: Global Imbalance & China’s Exchange Rate
Career Panel Speakers
i) Carla De Freitas – MBA2: Linda Lim's student in Business in Asia Class and had a MAP (consulting) experience of 6 weeks in Xiamen, China. He came from Brazil and came to the USA for MBA.
ii) Paul Wang – MBA2: President of Greater China Association. Previously worked in Shanghai Sanfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd, CITIC Securities Co., Ltd. Investment Banking Department, Johnson & Johnson Medical (China) Ltd., and Sanjiu Enterprise Group Chongqing Mid-South Yuanfang Co.
iii) Julie Chen - MBA1: Fulbright Fellow, previously worked in MSC Global China, JPMorganChase Commercial Real Estate, Bank One NA.
iv) Dafeng Lu – MBA1: Previously worked in McKinsey Beijing, Oliver Wyman, Polaris Securities
6:30pm-9:00pm Booth Exhibition, Food & Fun
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World AIDS Week Talk
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November 19, 2010
Michigan-China Clean Tech 2010
Collaboration and Competition in Energy, Smart Grid, Green Cities & Transportation
Friday December 10, 2010
Details and Registration
With a view to markets, technology development and public policies, this symposium is designed to help technology companies, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and investors understand:
• Business development and entrepreneurship opportunities in China for Michigan firms
• Chinese overseas clean tech investment priorities
• Clean tech research, development and incubation partnerships between Michigan and China
• Best practices and challenges in tech transfer and manufacturing in China
• Public policies, government programs and legal issues at the national and local levels in both China and the US that support or constrain clean tech investment, production and market adoption
With Chinese and US speakers representing governments, companies, investors and academia, this symposium offers business people and others valuable and practical information, and opportunities to make contacts, network and receive mentoring from leaders in the clean tech field.
Agenda - University of Michigan Union Ballroom (2nd Floor)
8:00 am Registration. Continental breakfast.
8:30 am Welcome and overview
8:45 am KEYNOTE: Kenneth DeWoskin (Senior advisor, Deloitte China and Director of Deloitte's China Research and Insight Center). "US-China Clean Tech Trade and Investment Trends"
9:40 am PANEL: U-M Resources and Perspectives
Moderator: U-M Vice President for Research Steve Forrest
with representatives from:
— Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
— Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
— Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
— Center for Chinese Studies
— U-M Center for International Business Education
— U-M Business Engagement Center
— U-M Tech Transfer
10:40 am KEYNOTE: Professor C.S. Kiang (Chair, Beijing University Environment Fund and director, US China Long Term Low Carbon City Initiative)
"The US-China Low Carbon Cities Initiative"
11:45 am PANEL: Brief overview of afternoon concurrent sessions
12:00 pm LUNCH
1:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSION I (Ballroom)
Energy Generation, Storage and Smart Grid
Moderator: Professor Tom Lyon, director, Erb Institute
Panelists: Peggy Liu, Founder, Chairperson, JUCCE; Damien Ma, Eurasia Group; Jeff Depew, former CEO, Imara Corp.; Heather Quinley, Duke Energy (invited).
1:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSION II (Pendleton)
Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure
Moderator: Professor Ming Xu, U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment
Panelists: Professor Josh Newell, U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment; Tim Dekker, Senior Manager, LimnoTech; Ryan Dick, Research Director, GIGA Foundation
3:00pm PLENARY PANEL
"Trade, Investment and Competition: Enabling Factors for Clean Tech."
John Austin, Director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative, Brookings Institution and Vice President, Michigan State Board of Education
4:15 pm CLOSING KEYNOTE
Peggy Liu, Founder and Chairperson, Joint US-China Commission
on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)
University of Michigan Sponsors:
• Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
• Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
• Center for International Business Education, Ross School of Business
• Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
• Center for Chinese Studies
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November 10, 2010
Gunshots and Banquets: Recalling President Ford's Visit to Mao's China - A talk by Ron Nessen
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October 28, 2010
China Entrepreneur Forum, November 6, 2010
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October 13, 2010
David Porter, "Historicizing the History of Chinese Literature," Institute for the Humanities Brown Bag Lecture, October 26, 2010
Institute for the Humanities Brown Bag Lecture
Noon, Tuesday, October 26, 2010
202 South Thayer
Historicizing the History of Chinese Literature
China played a leading role in Goethe's conceptualization of world literature, but has hovered uncomfortably on the margins ever since. The conundrum posed by China in conceptions of world literature arguably stems from three important (and inter-related) problematics. First, comparative frameworks juxtaposing "Chinese" with "Western" literatures have often fallen into the ruts of predictably essentializing East/West binaries. Second, the sinocentrism of much traditional Chinese literary study has proven as resistant to capaciously comparative perspectives as has the more familiar Eurocentrism of the Euro-American academy. And third, the sheer vastness of the Chinese literary landscape presents difficulties for any kind of "representative," let alone "democratic" process of selection for a canon (or even a textbook anthology) of World Literature.
In an attempt to better grasp the history of some of these dynamics, this paper will investigate how "Chinese literature" has been constructed as a canon, a discipline, or a foil for Western audiences since the time of the first Jesuit missions. It will offer a snapshot of several key stages in the emergence of the category of Chinese literature in English-speaking countries, with special attention to the ways in which the construction of this category was shaped by contemporary conceptions of both British/U.S. national literatures and "world literature."
David Porter is associate professor of English and comparative literature and a faculty associate at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. His research interests include travel literature, aesthetics, eighteenth-century cultural history, China and the West, and Internet culture. His publications include Ideographia: The Chinese Cipher in Early Modern Europe.
Free and open to the public
www.lsa.umich.edu/humin; 734-936-3518; firstname.lastname@example.org
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September 28, 2010
Talk sponsored by U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Thresholds Studio Lecture: Hou Hanru(侯瀚如), San Francisco Art Institute
October 5, 2010 06:30 PM
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building
More information can be found here.
Posted by zzhu at 08:39 PM
September 22, 2010
Talk on Chinese economic history, Tuesday, 09/28/2010
The University of Michigan Economic History Workshop is pleased to present:
Debin Ma, London School of Economics
"Rock, Scissors, Paper: the Problem of Incentives and Information in the Traditional Chinese State and the Origin of Great Divergence"
4pm, Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Room 201 Lorch Hall
Posted by zzhu at 04:27 PM
May 07, 2010
THE EIGHTH MICHIGAN CHINA FORUM: Cross-Boundary Dialogues
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Michigan Room, Michigan League
911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Organized by Michigan China Fellows (MCF)
(NO MICHIGAN TIME)
9:00 – 9:25am Breakfast
9:25 – 9:35am
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Cheng, Hailing, Co-Chair of MCF, Department of Physics, University of Michigan
9:35 – 10:00am
KEYNOTE SPEECH (READING ATTACHED):
Model or Anti-Model? : John C. H. Wu at the University of Michigan in 1921
Dr. Nicholas C. Howson, Assistant Professor of Law
The University of Michigan Law School
10:00am – 11:20am
SESSION I: New Political Economy in the 21st Century China
Moderator: Zhang, Jiaan, Joint Program of Social Work and Political Science, University of Michigan
Workers under Disorganized Despotism - A Case from China's Shipbuilding Industry (English/Chinese, 25 min)
Lin, Lefeng, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin
Double Movement in China: Corporate Social Responsibility in Shanghai and Beijing (English, 15 min)
Chen, Patricia, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan
Political Values of Chinese Students in America (English, 25 min)
Zeng, Qingjie, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
11:20am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm
SESSION II: Educational Disparity in Contemporary China
Moderator: Li, Xu, School of Education, University of Michigan
Intellectual Understanding of Peasantry and Development in Education in Rural China (English, 20 min)
Momin, Shayan, Department of History, Wayne State University
China’s Foreign Language Policy for Elementary Schools: Issues in Policy-Making and Implementation (English, 25 min)
Wang, Wenxia, Bale, Jeff, & Youngs, Peter, College of Education, Michigan State University
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
12: 40pm – 1:00pm Introduction of the Michigan China Fellows: MCF Committee
1:00pm – 1:15pm Annual Award Ceremony
1:40pm – 3:00pm
SESSION III: Ethnic Politics and Historical Analysis
Moderator: Chen, Shuang, Department of History, University of Michigan
From “Territorial” Segregation to “Regional” Segregation: The Transformation of Inner Mongolia Frontier and the 1911 Revolutionary Crisis (English, 25 min)
Wang, Liping, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
“Anti-Manchurianism” and Regionalization in Pre-Revolution China (English, 25 min)
Tian, Geng, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
China between Empire and Nation: Ethnicity with Chinese Characteristics (English, 15 min)
Lee, Byung-Ho, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan
3:00pm – 3:10pm Break
3:10pm – 4:20pm
SESSION IV: Attempts to Understand the West
Moderator: Dai, Haijing, Joint Program of Social Work and Sociology, University of Michigan
Moments of Inspiration (or what I have been doing) (English, 15min)
Mai, Xiwen, Department of English, University of Michigan
Rethinking the 'Bias Paradox' of the Feminist Standpoint Epistemology (English, 20 min)
Tang, Yingying, Department of Philosophy, Southern California University
Organizing and Governing a Modern University: The Rise of Administration at the University of Michigan in the Early 20th Century (English, 20 min)
Li, Xu, School of Education, University of Michigan
4:20pm – 4:30pm Break
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Round-Table Discussion: The Mysteries of Finding an Academic Job
Moderator: Long, Yan, Women’s Studies & Sociology, University of Michigan
Chen, Shuang (In Fall 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Iowa)
Dai, Haijing (In Fall 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Liu, Bo (Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, John Carroll University)
Shen, Huei-Wern (In Fall 2010: Post-Doc, Hunter College of Social Work, The City University of New York)
Zhang, Ying (In Fall 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University)
5:30 – 5:50 pm Tea-Time
Zeng, Qingjie, MCF Committee Member, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on the forum are those of the presenter(s) and do not reflect or represent the views of MCF and its members other than the presenter. All contributing presenters assume full responsibility and liability for the accuracy and academic integrity of the presented material.
Planning Committee of the 2010 Michigan China Forum:
Coordinators: Yan Long, Haijing Dai, Hailing Cheng
Secretariat: Haijing Dai
Logistics: Xu Li, Jiaying Tan, Qingjie Zeng
Budgeting: Yan Long, Xu Li
Facilities: Hailing Cheng
Michigan China Forum 2010 is organized by Michigan China Fellows with financial support from other organizations and units, including Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) at the University of Michigan, and Oversea Young Chinese Forum (OYCF).
Posted by zzhu at 07:16 AM
April 02, 2010
China Economic Case Competition, Saturday, April 3, U-M Ross School of Business
Please note that Professor Deardorff's lecture on International Trade & China, originally scheduled for 1pm-2:30pm on the same day as the competition has been POSTPONED to another day. All other parts of the schedule remain the same.
Up for a challenge from the Harvard Business School? Want to learn more about the emerging markets in Asia? Want to spend half day on a fun and exciting teamwork experience and possibly walk away with $200 in cash?
The Association for Chinese Economic Development (ACED) would like to invite you to participate in:
First Annual China Economic Case Competition
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
Venue: R0210 Ross School of Business
Sign up for Case Competition:
Email your name, year and major to email@example.com by 11:59pm, Friday, April 2, 2010.
Be an audience:
Watch teams present in front of judges: 3pm-5pm
Please feel free to sign up with your friends. Maximum of 4 people per team. Individuals are welcomed to sign up. We will team you up with other amazing participants!
This event is open to public and free-of-charge. No business background required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for competition guidelines.
*Lunch and light refreshment provided*
10:30pm - 11:00am (Venue: Winter Garden)
Participant Briefing & Registration
3pm - 5pm (Venue: R0210)
Case Competition Presentation
Professor Cheng Ing-Haw, Finance, Ross School of Business
Anu Nagarajan, Strategy, Ross School of Business
Giselle Dineros, MBA 2
Posted by zzhu at 12:38 PM
March 31, 2010
World premiere of Chinese songs by U-M Men's Glee Club, April 10, 2010
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club
150th Annual Spring Concert
Saturday April 10, 2010, 8:00pm
825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The Men’s Glee Club celebrates 150 years of Tradition, Camaraderie, and Musical Excellence with this concert of music from around the world. Honoring the great international tours to six continents that the Club has taken for over the past half century, the Club presents music from Germany, Russia, China, Japan, Polynesia, Jamaica, and England. Repertoire includes Standchen by Franz Schubert, Spaseniye sodelal by Pavel Chesnekov, Ka Hia Manu arranged by Steven Hatfield, and world premieres of Chinese songs Deng Guan Que Lou （登鹳雀楼） and Gao Shan Quin （高山青）arranged by assistant conductor Reed Criddle. As always, the concert also includes the a cappella antics of The Friars and concludes with rousing Michigan songs. It’s part two of a memorable doubleheader that begins Saturday afternoon at 3pm in Hill Auditorium with the 150th Celebration Alumni Concert.
Posted by zzhu at 08:11 PM
March 15, 2010
China Career Roundtable, Friday, March 19, 2010
The Association for Chinese Economic Development (ACED) would like to invite you to:
China Career Roundtable
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010
Time:4pm-5pm (panel discussion + Q&A)
5pm-5:30pm (networking session)
Venue: E1550 Ross School of Business
*Light Refreshments Provided*
The event is open to public and free-of-charge.
1. Investment Banking,
4. Tourism Management
Meet Speakers from:
HSBC, KPMG, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan and more!
Posted by zzhu at 11:11 AM
February 22, 2010
The Ninth Annual Philip Thomas Lincoln, Jr. Memorial Lecture in Chinese Studies
Posted by zzhu at 08:34 PM
January 18, 2010
Global Policy Perspectives Symposia: Key Issues in Southeast Asian Development - Friday, January 22, 2010
This panel will feature a discussion of key policy issues in Southeast Asian development, including efforts to alleviate poverty, trends in Chinese foreign investment in the area, and attempts to improve the region's resilience to economic shocks or crises. Please click on poster for more information.
Posted by zzhu at 09:51 AM