Illicit passages (tongdao): timber, amber and the making of the China-Myanmar border in Tengchong 2018.10.25

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 25 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway Tengchong, a county-level city in China’s Yunnan province, shares a 151 km long border with Myanmar. Due to its specific geographical location along one of the main trading routes between China, India, and Southeast Asia, Tengchong has a long history as an administrative, military, and trading outpost. After a few decades of enclosure following 1949 and China's...
Haorui Wu

After the Wenchuan Earthquake: Harmonization of Physical Reconstruction and Social Reconstruction in China 2018.11.08

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 8 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway International post-disaster long-term reconstruction and recovery initiatives have been arranged in such a way that they give predominantly priority to the emergency response and physical reconstruction, without enough or equal attention given to social reconstruction. Social reconstruction promotes holistic approaches, resilience and helps communities to move toward the ultimate aim of sustainable development. Based on the Wenchuan...

The Altars of Soil and Grain in Tang Chang’an and Public Characters of Emperors 2018.11.29

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 29 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway Chang’an of the Tang Dynasty is the most representative of imperial capitals in Chinese history. According to “Artificers’ Record” ( Kaogong ji ) imperial capitals must have both Royal Ancestral Temple ( zongmiao ) and Altars of Soil and Grain ( sheji ). Unlike Royal Ancestral Temple, scholars have paid little attention to Altars of Soil and...

Learning by Word, Learning by Image: Didacticism in Early Modern Japanese Filial Piety Texts 2018.12.06

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, December 6, 2018 CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway Filial piety is a Confucian virtue which involves veneration for one's parents. Filial piety was a theme that cross-pollinated various media of early modern Japan (1603-1867). This talk explores some of the forms and functions of filial piety in select literary and visual texts from early modern Japan. Isaac Wang, Ph.D. student in Japanese Literature.