Upcoming talks:

May 25: Wujun Ke (PhD Student, Comparative Literature) "Suzhi, Human Capital, and the Politics of Translation"

June 1: Yidi Wu (PhD Candidate, History), "1919, 1957, 1966, and 1989: Student Activism in Twentieth-Century China."

June 8: John Delury (Assoc. Prof., Yonsei University), "Agents of Subversion: Jack Downey and America's Third Force in Mao's China"

Professor Delury, visiting here from Yonsei University, will discuss his current book project on Jack Downey-- Yale graduate, CIA officer, and prisoner in Beijing from the Korean War until the Nixon visit. His talk will put Downey's story in the larger context of America's search for a "Third Force"-- neither Chiang Kai-shek nor Mao Zedong-- and the CIA's efforts to subvert the PRC from the inside.


About Access Asia:

Access Asia is a weekly presentation series at UC Irvine hosted by the Journal of Asian Studies. We provide a venue for all things Asia-related (and we try to keep some balance between the different regions of Asia), and generally have presentations from faculty members and graduate students (both local UCI folks and visitors from as close as Long Beach and as far away as Europe and Asia). We like to keep presentations short (between 20 and 30 minutes) and leave lots of time for discussion. Presentations are often about new research projects, draft articles/chapters/conference presentations, or fieldwork. Unfortunately we have no funding for these activities and everything we do is volunteer.

Access Asia is co-spearheaded by Jeffrey Wasserstrom (Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and Professor of History at UCI) and Jennifer Munger (Managing Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies) and managed by Matthew Combs (the Book Review Coordinator for the Journal of Asian Studies and a UCI graduate student). Inquires about Access Asia should be sent to mtcombs [at] uci [dot] edu.

If you are interested in giving us a presentation, please contact Matt Combs (mtcombs [at] uci [dot] edu).


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