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September 2019

Early China Seminar Lecture Series: “Coining Chinese Civilization: The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China”

September 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York City, NY 10027 United States
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Speaker: Uffe Bergeton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Time: September 20, 2019 (4:30-6:30 PM) Location: Faculty House (*please check the announcement board in the first floor lobby for room information) Drawing on his book The Emergence Of Civilizational Consciousness In Early China: History Word By Word (Routledge, 2019), Uffe Bergeton’s presentation traces the emergence of civilizational consciousness in pre-Qin China. He approaches this question in ways that establish a fresh hermeneutical dialogue between ancient Chinese and modern European concepts of…

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Revolutionary Routine Part II: A Roundtable Conversation with Aminda Smith, Fabio Lanza, Jeremy Brown, Yinghong Cheng, and Yiching Wu

September 21 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm

This multi-day workshop brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to undertake intensive reading and discussion of selected 'grassroots sources' from the Fudan Social Life Data and Research Center. Through systematic readings of family letters, personnel dossiers, private diaries, work notes, and work unit archives, we explore questions of how the routines of political Maoism were enacted, mediated, and performed in the most mundane settings of Maoist society. In Part II of this two-day event, Aminda Smith and Fabio Lanza…

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Teaching Statement and Teaching Portfolio Workshop (Graduate Students)

September 23 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a graduate student entering the Academic Job Market? Wondering what materials to gather and how to get started? Participants will discuss components intrinsic to most academic job applications and take a deep dive into two of the central materials: the teaching portfolio and the teaching statement.  Participants will come away with a clear understanding of the content and purpose of the teaching portfolio and teaching statement and how to get started on them. During the session CTL staff…

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The Essentials of Teaching and Learning Series

September 24 @ 10:10 am - 11:40 am

Our series of core workshops help graduate students establish strong practices in fundamental areas of instruction, including lesson design, active learning, effective grading, and inclusive class climate.

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Introduction to Chinese Studies Library Resources

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
300 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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An orientation session focused on Chinese Studies Library Resources.

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EALAC Fall Reception

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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EALAC_FallReception_F19 This event is intended both as a welcome back to all of our students, and as a way for prospective majors and concentrators to learn more about East Asian Studies at Columbia. We'll be answering lots of questions and, as current majors and concentrators, you will be able to give invaluable advice to interested students. As usual, food will be served! Please also spread word of the event to any friends who are interested in potentially majoring or concentrating…

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MA Global Thought Reception

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Introduction to Korean Studies Library Resources

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
300 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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An orientation session focused on Korean Studies Library Resources.

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The EALAC Language Lecturers Happy Hour

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Teaching Materials Peer Review Session (for Graduate Students)

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
212 Butler Library, 535 W 114th St
New York, NY 10027
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Looking for a supportive, informal environment to refine course materials (syllabi, lesson plans) or job market materials (teaching statements, diversity statements, teaching portfolio)? Drop by with a draft, and work with other graduate students to give and receive feedback using a lightly structured peer-review process developed by CTL.  CTL staff will be on hand to offer advice and pertinent resources to all participants -- as well as coffee and light snacks. Participants are asked to bring draft material (however preliminary)…

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