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JAN
27
Date:
Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021
Time:
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
https://msu.zoom.us/j/93942815307?pwd=aGRONEZxU2dhZXpNck1xOExnclBtdz09 (Webinar ID: 939 4281 5307; Passcode: FEA)
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Speaker: David Firestein, President and Chief Executive Officer at The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations

Over the last four years, the U.S.-China relationship has deteriorated dramatically, reaching a modern-era low-point by the end of 2020.  As the Biden Administration takes the reins of the U.S. government, what is the current state of the U.S.-China relationship?  Where are the issues currently on the agenda?  What are the major disagreements?  What are areas of possible collaboration?  What are the near-term and longer-term prospects for the relationship?  George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations president and CEO David Firestein, a former U.S. diplomat, think tank executive and university professor, will share his insights, pointing to both likely areas of policy continuity and possible points of departure.

Co-sponsored by the MSU Faculty Emeriti Association and Asian Studies Center

Date:
Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_97ocEpBgR9aixsZsW0cx_A
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Panelists:
Ian Baird, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ben Belton, Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University
Nathan Green, Geography, National University of Singapore
Patrick Slack, Geography, McGill University
Moderator: Jefferson Fox, East-West Center, Honolulu

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Spring 2021 Webinar Series
In recent decades, people living in the Lower Mekong Region have witnessed major shifts from predominantly subsistence agriculture to industrializing economies, with attendant changes in migration, crop production systems, and major infrastructure (roads, dams, industrial estates). This series of four webinars will explore how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations.

To view a flyer please visit The Mekong, China, & Southeast Asian Transitions series: Markets for Mekong Goods Spring 2021 Webinar series flyer.

International concurrent times: HST (2-3:30pm) | EST (7-8:30pm) | Vientiane/BKK/PhnomPenh/Hanoi=Jan. 28 (7-8:30am)

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Full webinar series schedule: Panel 1 : Jan 27 - Markets for Mekong Commodities
Panel 2 : Feb 24 - Migration, Mobility, and the Mekong
Panel 3 : Apr 7 - The Spirits and Spiritual Life of the Mekong
Panel 4: Apr 28 - Mekong Dams: Debates and the Politics of Evidence

This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development.

Date:
Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://eastwestcenter.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_97ocEpBgR9aixsZsW0cx_A
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Panelists:

Ian Baird, Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ben Belton, Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University
Nathan Green, Geography, National University of Singapore
Patrick Slack, Geography, McGill University, Montreal
Moderator: Jefferson Fox, East-West Center, Honolulu


Full Webinar Series
Panel 1: Markets for Mekong Commodities
Date: January 27, 2021

Panel 2: Migration, Mobility, and the Mekong
Date: February 24, 2021

Panel 3: The Spirits and Spiritual Life of the Mekong
Date: April 7, 2021

Panel 4: Mekong Dams: Debates and the Politics of Evidence
Date: April 28, 2021

Please register in advance.

This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development.

FEB
3
Date:
Wednesday, 03 Feb 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Registration: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lte1SNWcQ6jnlX
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Week 1: Translating for Everyone: Introduction to Translation in Japanese Pop Culture Media,  by Ms. Erica Friedman (Workshop Lead)

The Japanese Studies Program is pleased to offer a series of four workshops in SS21 on the J-Pop Translation & Adaptation. Each workshop focuses on a key aspect of translation & adaptation in the field of Japanese popular culture, in particular that of manga. While this workshop series presents Japanese materials, many of the takeaways will be relevant to anyone aspiring to work professionally as a translator. The language of instruction will be English, and everyone is welcome, even those who do not have Japanese language backgrounds. Each workshop will include hands-on activities focusing on strategies and methodologies for translation & adaptation. Those who attend all four workshops will receive a certificate of participation.

Please register in advance at the J-Pop Translation & Adaptation Workshop Series  registration page.
This workshop series is supported by the Asian Studies Center Virtual Speaker Program and is organized by the MSU Japanese Studies Program
 

FEB
4
Date:
Thursday, 04 Feb 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DOGDctIqSX6UvJwedb-adg
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Webinar lecture by Ahmad Al-Jallad
Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies
& Associate Professor
Ohio State University

Ahmad Al-Jallad is a philologist, epigraphist, and historian of language. His work focuses on the languages and writing systems of pre-Islamic Arabia and the ancient Near East.

His latest book explores Arabic's transformation as it crosses the pre-Islam – Islam divide: "Damascus Psalm Fragment: Middle Arabic and the Legacy of Old ḤigāzÄ«"

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FEB
10
Date:
Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Registration: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lte1SNWcQ6jnlX
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Week 2: "Does it Make Sense-ish? Adaptation, Adaptation, and Adaptation!" by Ms. Erica Friedman
"The Art & Science of Manga Translation" by Ms. Mari Morimoto (Guest Speaker)

The Japanese Studies Program is pleased to offer a series of four workshops in SS21 on the J-Pop Translation & Adaptation. Each workshop focuses on a key aspect of translation & adaptation in the field of Japanese popular culture, in particular that of manga. While this workshop series presents Japanese materials, many of the takeaways will be relevant to anyone aspiring to work professionally as a translator. The language of instruction will be English, and everyone is welcome, even those who do not have Japanese language backgrounds. Each workshop will include hands-on activities focusing on strategies and methodologies for translation & adaptation. Those who attend all four workshops will receive a certificate of participation.

Please register in advance at the J-Pop Translation & Adaptation Workshop Series  registration page.

This workshop series is supported by the Asian Studies Center Virtual Speaker Program and is organized by the MSU Japanese Studies Program

FEB
12
Date:
Friday, 12 Feb 2021
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9x1pbzqOR2W7WJqEO8oMfQ
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Sadam Issa, Professor of Arabic, MSU

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FEB
17
Date:
Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Location:
To page with registration button: https://ibc.broad.msu.edu/gbclub
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The ​U.S. and China compete for global dominance in the areas of tech and innovation; however, in an era of global firms and global citizens they must also learn to cooperate.

The ​U.S. espouses free speech while the Trump administration pushed for banning social media platforms like TikTok and WeChat. How will the new administration move forward?  China wants to be taken seriously as a global player but is often seen as disregarding global standards and norms. How can these two superpowers find common ground?

Panel Speakers:
Farok Contractor, Ph.D. President-Elect AIB (ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS) Distinguished Professor, Management & Global Business, Rutgers Business School
Jean Schtokal, International Business & Export Controls Attorney, Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith PC
Conrad Wong, Consul & Intellectual Property Rights Officer, USPTO, Guangdong, China
Moderator: Xinyu Wu, Director Visiting International Professional Program

Sponsored by the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan

This program is offered in conjunction with MSU Asian Studies Center, Office of China Programs, and International Business Center

Date:
Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Registration: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lte1SNWcQ6jnlX
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Week 3
"Let it Shine: Editing, Spit and Polish!" by Ms. Erica Friedman
"Finding Your Tone in Manga Translation" by Mr. Zack Davisson (Guest Speaker)

The Japanese Studies Program is pleased to offer a series of four workshops in SS21 on the J-Pop Translation & Adaptation. Each workshop focuses on a key aspect of translation & adaptation in the field of Japanese popular culture, in particular that of manga. While this workshop series presents Japanese materials, many of the takeaways will be relevant to anyone aspiring to work professionally as a translator. The language of instruction will be English, and everyone is welcome, even those who do not have Japanese language backgrounds. Each workshop will include hands-on activities focusing on strategies and methodologies for translation & adaptation. Those who attend all four workshops will receive a certificate of participation.

Please register in advance at the J-Pop Translation & Adaptation Workshop Series  registration page.

This workshop series is supported by the Asian Studies Center Virtual Speaker Program and is organized by the MSU Japanese Studies Program

FEB
18
Date:
Thursday, 18 Feb 2021
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online - Registration link coming soon.
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Book: 'The Lover: A Sufi Mystery' by Laury Silvers
Zaytuna just wants to be left alone to her ascetic practices and nurse her dark view of the world. But when an impoverished servant girl she barely knows comes and begs her to bring some justice to the death of a local boy, she is forced to face the suffering of the most vulnerable in Baghdad and the emotional and mystical legacy of her mother, a famed ecstatic whose love for God eclipsed everything. The Lover is a historically sensitive mystery that introduces us to the world of medieval Baghdad and the lives of the great Sufi mystics, washerwomen, Hadith scholars, tavern owners, slaves, corpsewashers, police, and children indentured to serve in the homes of the wealthy. It asks what it means to have family when you have nearly no one left, what it takes to love and be loved by those who have stuck by you, and how one can come to love God and everything He's done to you.

Registration link coming soon!