Wed. May 1st: “Yangchuk Tso in Conversation: Contemporary Cinema and Pop Music in Tibet”- This intimate event will see Yangchuk Tso reflect on her experience navigating these two worlds in Tibetan film and music in the PRC, and then engaged in a conversation about her own film practice by Eveline Washul (Columbia University) and Riga Shakya (Columbia University), followed by a Q&A session. The evening will provide the Columbia community a rare opportunity to hear first-hand reflections on pop music and filmmaking on the Tibetan plateau and ethnic minority film practice and the politics of representation in contemporary China.
Thurs, May 2nd: “Labor Migration and Social Development in Contemporary China”- Brown Bag Lecture Rachel Murphy, Professor of Chinese Development and Society and Head of School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford Professor Murphy’s research examines transformations in China due to inter-related processes of industrialization, urbanization, demographic transition, and marketization. She has conducted in-depth longitudinal ethnography and surveys across China. Her 2002 monograph offered […]
Mon. May 6th Manuscript Workshop: “Inventing Modern Sound Culture The Transnational Recording Industry in Colonial Korea (1910-1945)”- Through an examination of government, media, and corporate sources, Hye Eun Choi, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, demonstrates that transnational record companies, rather than colonial authority, initiated the formation of the recording industry in the Japanese Empire in the early 20th century. May 6, 2019: International Affairs Building, Room 918
Thurs, May 9th: “TIANANMEN 30 YEARS LATER: A PORTENT OF CHINA’S AUTHORITARIAN FUTURE?”- Conference The Overseas Press Club hosts conference at: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 Starting at 12:30 p.m. Thirty years ago, as of June 4, the Chinese leadership made a crucial decision—it sent in the tanks to crush students demonstrating for greater democratic rights, killing thousands. Come listen to […]