Food is People’s Heaven
Wedensday, 4pm (c.t.)
The Film Series at the Department of East Asian Studies provides an engaging and flexible study experience, intended to introduce students to a wide scope of East Asian films. Each semester features a specific topic with 6-7 screenings and provides ample opportunity for participants to discover, analyze and argue about film. Our screenings are followed by a moderated discussion and all students are welcome to participate!
In this semester’s film cycle we will focus on the deep-rooted connections between food and society. Through critical examination of the cultural and social significance of food we will engage with the history, art, production and consumption of food and its representation in film and cinematic language within greater China and beyond.
02.11.2016 A Bite of China: Gifts from Nature / The Story of Staple Foods 舌尖上的中国: 自然的馈赠 / 主食的故事 (2012) Continue reading
CeMEAS Lecture Series:
How China Escaped the Poverty Trap
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 · 6 pm, VG 3.101
Yuen Yuen Ang, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Before markets opened in 1978, China was an impoverished planned economy governed by a Maoist bureaucracy. In just three decades it evolved into the world’s second-largest economy and is today guided by highly entrepreneurial bureaucrats. What explains this amazing metamorphosis? Continue reading
The Rule of Law in the People’s Republic of China: Statements, Realities and Insights (Göttingen, October 5, 2016)
October 5, 2016 · Blauer Turm, 13th Floor, Room 13.122
Library of the Institute of International and European LawPlatz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen
Participants & Abstracts
What’s Religious about a Dead Body? Cadaver Donations in Taiwan
Monday July 25, 2016 · 4 pm (c.t.) · KWZ 0.610
Prof. C. Julia Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan/VisitingScholar, The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University
Drawing from ethnographies, in this lecture Prof. Huang will explore the phenomenon of a recent “surge” of cadaver donations for medical purposes in Taiwan. The setting is a university founded by Tzu Chi (Ciji), a charismatic movement that runs one of the largest charities of Chinese Buddhism in the world. Since Tzu Chi founded its medical school in 1994, the total number of Continue reading
CeMEAS wishes you a wonderful and relaxing summer break!
We will be back next semester with more exciting events and news to share with you right here!
Photo: Khánh Hmoong, Sunrise @ Bàu Trắng, Phan Thiết, CC BY-NC 2.0, https://flic.kr/p/cNZNvb
Summer School Göttingen SPIRIT 2016. “Beyond the City Limits: Rethinking New Religiosities in Asia.”
18-22 July 2016. University of Göttingen, Germany
Göttingen Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (GISCA), Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) & Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS)
With the rapid urbanization across Asia, with new cityscapes, glittering skyscrapers, shopping malls, globalized forms of consumption it is easy to assume that cities are the primary sites for the production of the new. Continue reading