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< Past Asian Studies Center events

OCT
22
Date:
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Light but well-received film (based loosely on a real story) of a high school girl who, through hard work and with the help of a great teacher, turned things around and went from worst in her class to gaining entrance to a prestigious university in just one year. Stars Arimura Kasumi

Date:
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Speaker: Professor Pingqiu An Director of the Center for Ancient Chinese Classics & Archives Peking University

China is the first country in the world to make wine, as the earliest archaeological evidence of wine fermentation has been found at sites in China (circa 7000 BCE). Although wine has been produced and consumed for millennia in China, it was the literati (i.e., primarily literary men but also some literary women) who added sophistication to the culture of wine. This lecture will use poetry, biographies, and historical anecdotes to delineate the relationship among wine, the ancient literati, and Chinese society.

*Reception to follow

OCT
29
Date:
Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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the original film that launched the Japanese horror film boom of the 2000's! Watch a certain spooky video and you will die in seven days... This is the film that Hollywood remade as The Ring!

NOV
5
Date:
Tuesday, 05 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Frenetic 'buddy' movie about two misfit girls -  one who is into Lolita fashion, the other who wants to be in a biker gang - who become unlikely friends. Fun (and funny) film with interesting techniques used by the filmmaker. 

NOV
12
Date:
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Classic animateed film (probably the best known 20th century Japanese animated film aside from Studio Ghibli films) depicts a future, post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo with biker gangs, esper kids, corrupt politicians, and more. Music is amazing. 

NOV
19
Date:
Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Academy-award winning animated film from Studio Ghibli (Hiyazaki Hayao). A young girl suddenly finds herself trapped in the bathhouse of the gods. Can she rescue her parents and escape to the 'normal' world again?

NOV
26
Date:
Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122 Wells
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Very well regarded 2016 animated film tells the story of a school bully who picked on a deaf girl in his class and later tries to make up for what he did. 

DEC
3
Date:
Tuesday, 03 Dec 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
B-122
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Very funny Itami Juzo comedy about food and everything related to food. A Western noodle with lots of amusing side stories, you'll definitely want to eat some ramen (and not the instant kind) after watching this.