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November 2017

“China Crossings: Ethnographic Film in and of China” a film screening and conversation between filmmakers and scholars

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Michelson Theater NYU Department of Cinema Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor Please join us for a day of screenings and conversation that brings together anthropologists, film scholars, and filmmakers whose work and practice are integral to thinking about ethnographic film in and of China today. “China Crossings: Ethnographic Film in and of China” seeks to interrogate the visual ethnographic gaze in China as it has been deployed by filmmakers from…

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“Music in Ancient Japanese Temples”: Yoshikawa Shinji

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The talk will be in Japanese. "日本古代の音楽 (Music in Ancient Japanese Temples)" Shinji Yoshikawa (吉川真司), visiting Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University, specializes in ancient Japanese history from the 7th through the 11th century. He has focused mainly on the political system. His research is based on documents,  both official and private ones, including variety of diaries of Heian aristocrats. Also, he is interested in Chinese culture, which had a great influence on  ancient Japan. In recent years,…

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“Women’s Role in Tibetan Buddhist Community”, Khenpo Sodargye

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A Modern Tibetan Studies event and part of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute's series "Religion and the State in China"

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Last Day to Elect Pass/Fail & R Credit Options

November 16

Last day to exercise Pass/Fail option. Last day to file to take a course for R credit. Note: Decisions to take a particular course Pass/Fail or for R credit are not reversible after this date.

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“From Cold-War Coeds to Pioneering Professors” DKC Lecture by Alisa Freedman

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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From Cold-War Coeds to Pioneering Professors: The Forgotten Story of Japanese Women Who Studied in the United States, 1949-1966 A lecture by Alisa Freedman (Associate Professor, Japanese Literature & Film, University of Oregon) sponsored by the Donald Keene Center. Thursday 16 November, 6pm, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University No registration required.

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“Modernist Snark: How Fights Shaped Japanese Literature” DKC Lecture by Alisa Freedman

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Modernist Snark: How Fights Shaped Japanese Literature A Lecture by Alisa Freedman (Associate Professor, Japanese Literature & Film, University of Oregon) sponsored by the Donald Keene Center. Friday 17 November, 11:30am, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University No registration required.

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“Communities and Practice in Early China – Social Action in the Zhou World”: Early China Seminar Lecture Series

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Great advancements have been made in the
study of the Western Zhou period over the
past few decades. They have brought to
light key historical events during the
dynasty's almost 300 year reign, advanced
our understandings of changes in ritual
customs, elite artistic tastes and kinship ties
as well as presented the sophistication of
the Western Zhou bureaucratic system

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Book Launch – White Crane, Lend me your Wings

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tibet House US, 22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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A newly released novel by the late Dr Tsewang Yishey Pemba

With presentations by
Lhamo Pemba (daughter of Dr Pemba)
Robert Barnett (Columbia University)
Riga Shakya (Columbia University)

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Memorial Service for Adam McKeown

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, 1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Adam's memorial service will be held Saturday, November 18, at 4:00 PM in St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University. It's at the corner of 117th street and Amsterdam Avenue, next door to where he worked in Fayerweather Hall. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations go toward the Fund for Gina. 

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“The New Revisions to China’s Regulations on Religious Affairs”

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of a series of talks on "Religion and the State in China", funded by the Weatherhead Conference Fund and presented by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia

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