The age of new media has led to a world in which cultural production often emerges out of groups and multiple meditators, raising the question of authorship and ownership. The word “author,” which implies “authority,” also raises the larger question of competing players, roles, and spheres of authority. The symposium addresses these questions in a larger historical and transnational context, exploring pre-authorial and proto-authorial conditions and rethinking notions and practices of authorship. Registration by March 6 is required (Contact email@example.com) [Symposium Program]
March 10-11: Rethinking Authorship in East Asia and Europe
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Contemporary China with a disciplinary basis in social sciences, particularly anthropology, sociology, human geography, and urban studies. The appointment is open rank. The position will begin July 1, 2018. Candidates with a comparative East Asia focus or global orientation will be preferred.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please click here.
Open-rank Position in Contemporary China
The Weatherhead East Asia Institute at Columbia University has been named one of the top 10 regional studies centers and one of the top 40 university-affiliated think tanks by the University of Pennsylvania's Lauder Institute. [read more]
EALAC Affiliate WEAI Named Among Top Regional Studies Centers and Think Tanks
Wm. Theodore de Bary, Professor Emeritus of Columbia University, has been named the sole recipient of the 2016 Tang Prize in Sinology for his “pioneering contributions in Confucian studies.” De Bary is the former Provost of Columbia University and the founder of both the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the University Committee on Asia & the Middle East (UCAME), where he continues to serve as Chair of the Publications Committee. [read more]
Wm. Theodore de Bary Receives Tang Prize
In his new book, Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, A Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films, Paul Anderer looks at the driving forces that shaped and forged Kurosawa’s artistic vision: the Great Earthquake of 1923 and the dynamic energy that surged through Tokyo in its wake; the destruction of the city again in the fire-bombings of 1945, and finally, the specter and the voice of a gifted and troubled older brother—himself a star in the silent film industry—who took Kurosawa to see his first films.