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Hanji: The Art of Korean Papermaking | From East Asia to the Great Lakes: Korean Paper at Home and Abroad

Events 02/17/2016 0 Comments

Speaker: Aimee Lee, Artist-in-Residence, Morgan Conservatory (Cleveland, OH) Host Department: Nam Center for Korean Studies Date: 03/17/2016 Time: 7:00PM Location: Signal-Return 1345 Division Street, #102 Detroit, Michigan Description: This event is hosted by Detroit’sSignal Return letterpress studio, and is cosponsored by the Nam Center.Free and open to the public In the grand scheme of papermaking history, Korean paper traditions often receive…

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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | Architectural Versus Improvisational Thinking: Hut/Tent-Building Practices of Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Post-Mao China

Events 02/04/2016 0 Comments

Speaker: Yasmin Cho, LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan Host Department: Center for Chinese Studies Date: 02/09/2016 Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM Location: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building Description: Tibetan Buddhist revivalism in post-Mao China has been largely discussed in a discourse-oriented and male-lama-focused framework that Dr. Cho calls “architectural thinking.” This framework leads us to systematically ignore the…

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CJS Noon Lecture Series | The ‘History Wars’ and the ‘Comfort Woman’ Issue: Revisionism and the Right-Wing in Contemporary Japan

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Speaker: Tomomi Yamaguchi, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Montana State University Host Department: Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) Date: 02/11/2016 Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM Location: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building Description:An issue of intense controversy in the past few years in Japan is “comfort women”, with many in the right wing relentlessly attacking the accepted historical narrative and denying…

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CJS Noon Lecture Series | Medical Error in Japan: A Subsurface Tangle of Law and Politics

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Speaker: Robert B Leflar, Ben J. Altheimer Professor of Legal Advocacy; Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Host Department: Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) Date: 02/04/2016 Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM Location: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building Description:Medical error is estimated to be a cause of more than 100,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Similarly, blunders at some…

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Nam Center Colloquium Series | Idols of Development: The Performance of Asian Modernity via Queer Thai K-Pop Fandom

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Speaker: Dredge Byung’chu Kang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis Host Department: Nam Center for Korean Studies Date: 02/24/2016 Time: 4:00PM Location: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building Description:Co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Spectrum Center, Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI), and the Center for World Performance Studies. In this lecture,…

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Nam Center Colloquium Series | Yalta Conference and the Division of the Korean Peninsula

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Speaker: Kyung Deok Roh, Assistant Professor, Division of Liberal Arts and Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Host Department: Nam Center for Korean Studies Date: 02/10/2016 Time: 4:00PM Location: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building Description:Cosponsored by the U-M Department of History. The lecture will revisit the Yalta Conference, one of the most controversial international conferences in the era…

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2016 APAMSA Conference

Events 01/23/2016 0 Comments

Disparities Facing Asian Americans in the Healthcare System JANUARY 23, 2016 @ 2 PM TAUBMAN HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY, ANN ARBOR, MI Asians comprise 5% of the population in the United States but experience certain health disparities more than non-Hispanic whites and African Americans. For example, according to a 2010 study, only 8.6% of Asian Americans sought any type of mental…

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Free Health Fair for Asian Americans in Michigan

Events 01/21/2016 1 Comments

Welcome to the Asian American Health Fair presented by the United Asian American Medical Student Association (UAAMSA) at the University of Michigan Medical School! UAAMSA is a student organization dedicated to supporting the healthcare and community needs of Asian American patients in the greater southeast Michigan area while creating opportunities for UM medical students and physicians to build a stronger community and…

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Dayton to Pyongyang: On the frontlines of U.S. Diplomacy

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Ambassador Christopher R. Hill WHEN: Monday, January 25, 2016 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm LOCATION:  Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium 735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 This event is made possible through the generous support of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, the Nam Center for Korean Studies, and the Josh Rosenthal Education Fund. Free and open to the…

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Korean Cinema NOW | Tazza: The Hidden Card

Events Michigan Life 01/21/2016 0 Comments

Host Department: Nam Center for Korean Studies Date: 02/06/2016 Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM Location: Michigan Theater 603 East Liberty Street Ann Arbor , MI Description: 2014  |  147 minutes  |  Directed by Kang Hyoung-chul Stakes are high in this sequel starring Choi Seung-hyun, better known as Big Bang’s T.O.P., as a Go-Stop (hwatu) playing tajja (professional gambler). Based on the…

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