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February 2018

February 2018 Conferral Deadline

February 9

The deadline for Deposit and MPhil for February 2018 Conferral is Friday, February 9, 2018. Kindly note that late submissions of MPhil applications will not be accepted. Any applications submitted after the deadlines listed below will be processed for the next conferral period.

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“How Classical Chinese Grammar Looked to Its First Native Students”

February 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Early China Seminar Lecture Series: “How Classical Chinese Grammar Looked to Its First Native Students” Speaker: David Prager Branner, independent scholar "Yáng Shùdá 楊樹達 (1885–1956) produced some of the fullest and most carefully documented native grammar studies of Classical Chinese on modern principles, during the first three decades of the Republic of China. He read and critiqued the work of Mǎ Jiànzhōng ⾺建忠 (1845–1900), Chén Chéngzé 陳承澤 (1885–1922), and Zhāng Shìzhāo 章⼠釗 (1881–1973) with great care and revised their ideas…

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February Degree Conferral

February 14

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 February Degrees Conferred

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EALAC Open House for Prospective Majors

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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History of Distant Reading in Japan

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Hoyt Long, University of Chicago This talk offers a history of quantitative approaches to modern Japanese literature. The impulse to reason about texts quantitatively goes back at least to Natsume Sōseki’s Theory of Literature (1907). More recently, computational techniques and the availability of digital corpora have taken this impulse further, promising new ways of engaging with Japanese literary history. Before diving into this possible future of reading, however, it is worth looking back at its antecedents. To this end, I trace a genealogy of quantitative imagining that begins with Sōseki’s formula for capturing the experience of reading, walks through the…

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Preserving the World’s Languages and Cultures (through character encoding), a Sawyer Seminar with Deborah W. Anderson

February 15 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Common Room, Heyman Center, 2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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Deborah W. Anderson, UC Berkeley This talk will discuss the preservation of the world’s languages and cultures from the perspective of written text, focusing on work currently underway to make the modern and historic texts accessible in the digital world via the Unicode Standard.  What is the process to make languages available on mobile devices and computers, and how many scripts used to write languages are “missing”?  Why is this important, and how does emoji play into the work? The presentation will include examples of…

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DUE: Call for Proposals: “In the Name of Conscience”: An Emerging Scholars Conference on Genocide, Mass Atrocity, and Human Rights at Stockton University

February 16

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Beyond Search: New Digital Humanities Tools for Studying East Asian Literatures

February 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Hoyt Long, University of Chicago Time: Friday, Feb. 16th, 9:30-12:00PM Location: Kent 403 This two-hour, hands-on workshop is for graduate students interested in learning more about how digital methods can augment their research on East Asian texts. Overall, attendees will gain an understanding of available databases and tools, as well as a better appreciation of more sophisticated computational techniques such as text mining and natural language processing. While the session’s primary focus will be on analyzing the Aozora database of modern Japanese…

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Last Day to Drop Class

February 20

Last Day to Drop Class is Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Last Day to Drop Class for Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, General Studies, SIPA, GSAS, and Professional Studies.

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Fellowship Applications: Another Form of Teaching

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Fellowship Applications: Another Form of Teaching Whether looking for funding for language studies, a research trip, a degree-granting program, or conference travel, fellowship applications are an important part of academia, especially for graduate students. However, approaching fellowship applications can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if unsure of what a grant-giving organization is looking for. In this career skills workshop, speak with a graduate student who recently went through the research fellowship application season as well as a program officer from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Assistant Dean…

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