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November 2017

Application for February Degree Conferral DUE

November 1

Deadline for students to apply for the MA degree (both freestanding and en-route) to be awarded in February.

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27th Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia Applications DUE

November 3

Submit applications for the 27th Annual Columbia Graduate Student Conference on East Asia to https://goo.gl/WfHv3R Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance in mid-November 2017. Final Papers are due January 15th, 2018. Click on here for more details.

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Research Paper Workshop

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Mandatory for first year MA Students (but open to all). This workshop encourages students to get an early start on developing their research projects and their academic identities. To prepare for the workshop, students are to send to MA Director a one-paragraph (max 200 words) synopsis of a seminar paper they are planning for the end of the semester. The paragraph should concisely introduce the paper's topic, thesis, and significance. MA Director will distribute paragraphs at workshop. Students will then be separated…

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Academic Holiday – No Classes

November 6

No classes will be held on November 6, 2017. The EALAC office will remain open for its regular hours.

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Election Day – No Classes, Office Closed

November 7

No classes will be held and the office will be closed on November 7, 2017.

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Summer in China Info Session

November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Columbia Summer in Beijing Information Session EVENT CONTACT: OGP Fellowships 212-854-2559 ogpfellowships@columbia.edu Come learn about Columbia's two unique summer programs in Beijing! This is a chance to hear directly from faculty directors for both the Summer Business and the Summer Chinese Language Programs.

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Frankenstein in China: Talk by Ari Heinrich

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This talk explores the history of Frankenstein’s monster—in his lesser-known, extra-diegetic Chinese afterlife. Sketching out a quantitative genealogy of Frankenstein in China, Heinrich develops an alternative history to highlight important shifts in corporeal aesthetics over the last two centuries, teasing out along the way an unexpected relationship between Frankenstein and the well-known late nineteenth-century political characterization of China by Liang Qichao and others as a “sleeping lion.”

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“The Encounter between Buddhism and Other Religious Traditions in East Asia” a Workshop sponsored by the Center for Korean Research

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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“The Encounter between Buddhism and Other Religious Traditions in East Asia” Columbia University and the Center for Korean Research are proud to present a workshop on religious encounters in East Asia focusing on the intersection of Buddhism with other religious traditions. Please register for the event at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-encounter-between-buddhism-and-other-religious-traditions-in-east-asia-tickets-36730807835 Participants Bernard Faure, Columbia University Michael Como, Columbia University Jongmyung Kim, Academy of Korean studies Jongwook Kim, Dongguk University Seong-Uk Kim, Columbia University Yong Tae Kim, Dongguk University Silong…

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EALAC Dept. Lecture Series: Learning to Make Meaning in a Foreign Language

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
516 Hamilton Hall, 1130 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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EALAC Department Lecture Series 2017-2018 Learning to Make Meaning in a Foreign Language Our guest speaker is Professor Galal Walker, director of the National East Asian Languages Resource Center at Ohio State University. The title of his talk is “Learning to Make Meaning in a Foreign Language”. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Repressing Revisionism in Vietnam: 1956-1960

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley Moderated by Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia, Columbia University 12:00 PM -1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No Registration Required. Drawing on his next book project, which surveys the intellectual schisms and literati debates in the backdrop of state repression of the arts in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) in the 1950s, Professor Zinoman will share his new research…

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