Korean Peninsula Forum 2022: US-South Korean Relations and the Crisis of International Order

On Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. PT, the Center for Korea Studies and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle will host the Korean Peninsula Forum 2022. This year’s forum will include two keynote speakers, Dr. Sang-hyun Lee of the Sejong Institute, and Mr. Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations. The two will discuss how the United States perceives of democracy in South Korea and vice-versa, the role of democracy in US-South Korean bilateral relations, and how US-South Korean relations are changing in light of geopolitical turmoil.

Professor Emeritus Kenneth B. Pyle (University of Washington) and Assistant Professor James Lin (University of Washington) will join Mr. Snyder and Professor Lee as discussants for the forum. Professor Yong-Chool Ha (University of Washington) will moderate the forum, adding his political science expertise to the discussion.

GTI 2022 Annual Symposium: US-Taiwan Relations – Advancing a Rules-Based International Order

Please join the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) at our 2022 annual symposium, featuring leading policy experts and prominent keynote speakers on US-Taiwan relations. The event, taking place over the course of a full day, in-person session, will be organized around four engaging panel discussions on a range of challenges and opportunities facing the United States and Taiwan as they work to advance the rules-based international order.

As GTI’s flagship event, the symposium is an annual forum that convenes leading experts on US-Taiwan policy to discuss current challenges and propose potential future solutions. At this year’s event, our panels will examine the state of grand strategy in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, rising economic and supply chain issues, increasing international involvement in the Taiwan Strait, and prospects for strengthened cooperation on deterrence and national defense.

Please check the event page on our website for agenda and the list of confirmed speakers. We invite you to continue to check our website and social media as we confirm and update speakers and guests. Questions for the panels may either be sent by e-mail to contact@globaltaiwan.org or through the chat function on the YouTube page.

Doors will open at 7:45 AM, and the event will begin at 8:15 AM. If you plan on attending in-person, please RSVP via the link on the website by October 3, as seating is limited. Please only register if you would like to attend in-person. Lunch will be provided. Please direct any questions to Program Manager Marshall Reid at mreid@globaltaiwan.org.

The event will also be broadcast live on our website and on YouTube beginning at 8:15 AM.

**Media: Please contact Marshall Reid at mreid@globaltaiwan.org if you would like to bring additional crew members or equipment so that we can be sure to accommodate you.

COVID Procedures: Proof of vaccination will be required at check in. Persons who do not provide proof of full vaccination will not be admitted to enter the premises unless the guest is under the age of 12 or has been granted a medical exemption approved by the event organizer.

Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) Institute 2023: De-colonization in the 21st Century

We face the drastic increase in international migration and stateless persons, the prolonged pandemic, extensive digital surveillance, the prevalence of extended platform economies, the precarity of temporary laborers on land and at sea, environmental crisis, and climate change. Along with these developing conditions, the intensified social inequality worldwide also escalates.

The project of decolonization in the 21st century is to identify and analyze the uneven power relation in contemporary societies that engineers and reproduces the unequal social relations and environmental injustice. We invite interdisciplinary critical analysis and innovative artistic projects to engage with the task of decolonization in the 21st century:

(I) Global Capitalism and Technologies of Governance

(II) Marginalized Populations, Stateless Persons and Migrant Laborers

(III) Environmental Justice/Injustice

(IV) Social Engagement and Art Intervention

We welcome postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and advanced scholars worldwide to share their ongoing projects with various disciplinary backgrounds: cultural studies, media and communication studies, critical legal studies, cultural sociology, literary studies, film studies, visual cultural studies, cultural anthropology, political philosophy, and related fields are all welcome.

The Institute will offer lectures, seminars, roundtables, and workshops for participants to spend the week learning from one another. The following keynote speakers have been confirmed:

• Ranabir Samaddar (Distinguished Chair, Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group, India)
• Pun Ngai (Chair Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
• Ruba Salih (Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS University of London, UK)
• Tess Lea (Head, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada)
• Ken Kawashima (Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Canada)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACSInstitute2023

Apply to Participate: https://acsi2023.web.nycu.edu.tw/registration/

Organized by International Center for Cultural Studies, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan & Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia

In collaboration with Calcutta Research Group, India & Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

NEH Summer Seminar: The Early Modern Vernacular Novel in China and Japan

Dates: July 25-August 19, 2022
Application deadline: March 1, 2022
Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Stipend: $3,450
Program Directors: Maram Epstein and Glynne Walley
Format: In-person with online elements
Application at: https://nehseminar2022.uoregon.edu/to-apply/

This four-week seminar welcomes 16 participants to the University of Oregon campus July 25-August 19, 2022 to broaden their Asian Studies and World Literature curricula. The seminar focuses on early modern vernacular literary works from China and Japan that emerged during periods of rapid urbanization and the growth of global commercial markets. We explore two novels, Plum in the Golden Vase from China and Eight Dogs from Japan, both of which are adaptations of an earlier Chinese novel, Outlaws of the Marsh. By focusing on one work from each country that derives from the same source text, we will sketch a larger picture of the circulation of texts, techniques, aesthetics, and the development of vernacular language and culture in two East Asian centers of urbanization and commercialization. The seminar will treat these works as aesthetic texts as well as sources for teaching cultural and material history. The co-directors are specialists in Chinese and Japanese early modern fiction; their research and pedagogical experience give them unique insights into these texts and into the challenges and rewards of teaching them. We invite faculty who teach undergraduates from universities and colleges, both tenure-track/tenured and non-tenure-track, as well as advanced graduate students, to apply to attend the residential seminar with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please note: Depending on public health guidelines relating to Covid-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change. To apply, please visit our webpage (https://nehseminar2022.uoregon.edu/to-apply/) and complete an application. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.