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Calendar for Fall Semester, 2016

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3:30-5 p.m., Lubar Commons, Law School, public lecture “Representing Chinese Companies and the Chinese Government in the U.S. Trade Remedies Actions,” by UW alum and practicing attorney Andrew T. Schutz, GDLSK LLP in Washington, D.C. (Milwaukee office). Co-sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Center, the Wisconsin China Initiative and the Center for East Asian Studies.  See attached poster. (Please note that Mr. Schutz will also give a talk on the same day at the Madison International Trade Association’s luncheon, “US Trade Policy in an Election Year,” to be held at the M3 Insurance Building on 828 John Nolen Drive. 

Thursday, Sept. 15 – Saturday, Sept. 17, various times, Margaret H-Doubler Performance Space, 1050 University Avenue, “Waves” dance performance. The concert, which features two programs over the weekend, includes contemporary choreography from faculty artist and CEAS affiliate Jin-Wen Yu and a solo work from Taiwanese guest artist Chien-Kuei Chang.The concert will open Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m., followed by performances on Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. and two Saturday shows, a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and an evening show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the general public, and $15 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are available through Campus Arts Ticketing online at www.uniontheater.wisc.edu; in person at the Campus Arts Ticketing box office, first floor Memorial Union ; or by phone at 608-265-2787. Remaining tickets will be available at the door in Lathrop Hall one hour prior to the performance. All tickets are reserved seating.

Friday, Sept. 23, Noon – 1:30 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall, free public lecture by Indiana University of Pennsylvania Anthropology Professor Francis Allard, “Southeast Asia’s Early Maritime Exchange Networks and their Impact on Southern China during the Han Dynasty.”  This talk is part of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Forum Lecture Series.

Friday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Memorial Library Room 126, “UW-Madison Libraries: What You Really Need to Know你想知道如何使用图书馆吗? 东亚研究图书馆员将用中文与你分享.”  This orientation session will be offered in Chinese by East Asian Studies Librarian Dianna Xu.  New students and visiting scholars are all welcome to attend this free public event. 

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 12 noon, Law School’s Lubar Commons, "International Trade Law and China: From Paternalism to Partnership, and now Pessimism?" This free public talk will be presented by Professor Gregory Shaffer, University of California, Irvine School of Law, and is part of the UW Law School’s Ideas & Innovations SeriesUW Law Professor Alex Huneeus will serve as the faculty host.  A lunch buffet will be provided.

Friday, Oct. 7, 1:30 – 7 p.m., Pyle Center, CEAS symposium and reception.  Join the Center for East Asian Studies for an afternoon symposium followed by a public reception.  The symposium, “East Asian Studies after the Cold War,” will run from 1:30 – 5:15 p.m. in the Pyle Center’s third floor rooms 325-326, and include Keynotes, 2-4 p.m.,  from John Treat of Yale University and Tani Barlow of Rice University and a roundtable discussion, 4:15 0 5:15 p.m., by Paola Iovene, Univ. of Chicago; Christine Marran, Univ. of Minnesota; Nirvana Tanoukhi, UW-Madison; and Louise Young, UW-Madison. The afernoon will conclude with a public reception for the Center for East Asian Studies, held in the Pyle Center’s first floor AT&T Lounge, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, Oct. 7-9, various times and venues, Asian American Media Spotlight.  The UW-Madison’s Department of Asian American Studies has organized screening of four documentaries Friday through Sunday, with filmmakers available to talk with the audience after each show.  The public is welcome to this free series.  Here’s the lineup:

  • Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Elvehjem L140, “Bad Rap,” following the careers of four Asian American rappers.  Q&A with Producer Jaeki Cho.
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m., Vilas 4070, “Tyrus,” on the career of Chinese American painter Tyrus Wong, whose watercolors provided inspiration for Disney’s “Bambi.” Q&A with Director Pamela Tom.
  • Saturday,Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Vilas 4070, “Mele Murals,” tells the story of Native Hawaiian youth using spiritual ideas, hip hop culture and the medium of graffiti to build community in Waimea.  Q&A with Director Tad Nakamura
  • Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m., Elvehjem L140, “People’s Republic of Love,” examines the cultural, economic and political implications of contemporary love in China, including the impact of dating shows on television, the matchmaking business and the struggles of lesbian and gay couples.  Q&A with Producer Yizhou Xu, who is a PhD student at the UW-Madison. 

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), 227 State Street, Spotlight Cinema program screening of “Kaili Blues (路边野餐).” Directed by Bi Gan (2015, 113 minutes, filmed in Chinese with English subtitles), this film is about a doctor searching for his brother’s long-lost child, whose journey brings him to a mysterious town where people’s lives overlap, and past, present, and future converge. See the trailer.  Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King, and is a program of MMoCA’s education department. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum lobby; films screen at 7:00 p.m. in the lecture hall. Admission is free for MMoCA members and $7 per screening for the general public. 

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, National China Town Hall program will feature a webcast interview reflecting on China with Dr. Henry Kissinger, followed by a local presentation by Dr. Carla Freeman, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  This annual event is sponsored by the National Committee on US-China Relations and by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations.  Following the national webcast, Dr. Freeman will discuss the situation in the South China Sea, sharing her analysis of the Chinese perspective.  How does China view its territorial rights and economic interests in the South China Sea? How is it responding to the recent ruling against China’s maritime claims and actions in the South China Sea? How far will China be willing to go to assert its sovereignty in the region? How does it view US policy and actions on the South China Sea?  In addition to describing the Chinese government’s position, she will discuss the opinions of ordinary Chinese citizens on the issue.  Click here to register.  Cost is $10 for students and $20 for guests. Buffet will be served.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Gordon Commons Room 241B, free public screening of the documentary, “The Chinese Mayor” (one hour, 26 minutes; Chinese with English subtitles) with comments afterwards by Law Professor John Ohnesorge and History Professor Joe Dennis.  Once a thriving capital in imperial China, the city of Datong 大同lies in near ruins by 2013, ranked as the most polluted city in the country. Mayor Geng Yanbo耿彦波has a bold new plan to turn his coal-mining city into a tourist haven.  That will require pulling down 14,000 households and relocating 500,000 residents, all to make way for a restored city wall. This event is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin China Initiative, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the East Asian Legal Studies Center.  Pizza and soda available while supplies last.  The documentary received a 2015 Special Jury Award for “unparalleled access” from the Sundance Film Festival.

Friday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Elvehjem’s Room L150, free public lecture, “A New Idol: Worshiping Confucius in Contemporary China.”  This lecture will be presented by Julia K. Murray, Professor Emerita of Art History, East Asian Studies, and Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin. 

Friday, Oct. 28, 7-10 p.m., Humanities Building, 455 N. Park street, the Chinese Language & Culture Club, or "CLACC," will host a haunted house with a Chinese flair.  Open to the public.  Expect ghost stories by Prof. Rania Huntington, interesting costumes, spooky mysteries and more!  Enter from the State Street side of the building for a 15-20 minute tour of haunted rooms on the first and second floors.  Fee of $5.  See the Facebook event page for  more details.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Room 1295 of Grainger Hall, alumni talk with Neville Lam (’97 Accounting) and Steve Wasser (’06 EMBA Business Administration) about making the most of your student experience on campus and entering the China market after graduation.  Mr. Lam (in photo at right), business development director for Duff and Phelps, is the founding and current president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Shanghai Chapter.  Mr. Wasser, retired from Harley Davidson Motor Company, helped launch Harley’s China sales.  Students are welcome and snacks will be served!  This panel is sponsored by the Wisconsin China Initiative, hosted by the Institute of Management Accountants, and co-sponsored by the following student organizations: Project Pengyou, Chinese Language and Culture Club, Asian American Student Union, and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m., Overture Room of the Gordon Dining & Event Center, National Pengyou Day.  The free public event will feature a talk about study abroad to China and also comments from Wisconsin China Initiative Director Jerry Yin.  Pizza dinner will be provided. Project Pengyou -- "pengyou" means "friend" in Chinese – is a student organization that seeks to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad in China. The Madison chapter focuses on promoting US-China cross-cultural exchange through encouraging study abroad, promoting discussion of US-China relations, and by coordinating with other campus groups that have a shared purpose. Follow them on Facebook!

Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Elvehjem Building (Chazen Museum complex) Room L150, free public lecture, “The Space Between Natural and Created 自然而然的空间.”  Sculptor Zhang Songtao of the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts will present this talk on his work and the state of sculpture in China today, speaking in Chinese with translation into English.  His lecture is sponsored by the UW-Madison Art Department, the Wisconsin China Initiative and the White Heron International Art & Cultural Exchange.
















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