Feb. 9: Jonathan Abel (Assoc. Prof. of Comparative Literature and Japanese, Penn State), "New Media, Mimesis, and the Law: Recording Madame Butterfly in Japan."
Feb. 16, 11:30-12:30: An Xiao Mina (Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard), "From Memes to Movements--In China and Other Places" (for more about the speaker, see her website: https://about.me/anxiaostudio)
Feb. 16, 12:30-1:30: Hyein Sohn (Korea Foundation Intern, UCI Langston Library), "South Korea's Archives Nowadays."
Feb. 23: Ingyu Oh (Prof, Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University), "Mafia and Peddlers: Korean Economic Development amid Political Corruption."
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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