Ryoanji Temple
March 25, 2017 to March 26, 2017

Sights and Sounds of the Cold War in the Sinophone World

Conference
Danforth University Center, room 276

The year 1989 has been commonly accepted as the official end of the Cold War, epitomized by the worldwide broadcasting of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9. Since then, political scientists and historians have provided the world a wealth of information about what went on during the Cold War: the intricate intertwine of proxy wars, espionage, diplomatic maneuvering, and propaganda campaigns across the globe. The Cold War may have been declared a closed chapter of history, but its effects and ramifications continue on even today. The focus of this conference, “Sights and Sounds of the Cold War in the Sinophone World,” is to explore some of such effects and ramifications, particularly in the East Asian region and specifically in the three Sinophone areas: Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Annual Stanley Spector Memorial Lecture: "Yasukuni Shrine and Total War: Memories and Counter-Memories of the Asia-Pacific War"

Akiko Takenaka, Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky
Busch hall room 100

Yasukuni Shrine is well known for the political controversies its presence has generated both within Japan and between Japan and its neighbors. Critics contend that the shrine encouraged reckless militarism during the Asia-Pacific War.

About East Asian Studies

The Program in East Asian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis provides the means to study China, Taiwan, the Koreas, and Japan, separately and transnationally, in the present and in the past. Our specialists on East Asia, based in their departmental homes of Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Film and Media Studies, History, International & Area Studies, the Performing Arts Department, and the Sam Fox School of Architecture, come together in EAS to provide their insights on a place of common interest.
Mar
25
Conference
Danforth University Center, room 276 
Mar
30
Diane Lewis, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies, Washington University
McMillan Hall, Room 259 @ 4:00 pm
Apr
07
Akiko Takenaka, Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky
Busch hall room 100 @ 4:00 pm
Apr
12
A film screening and discussion with filmmaker Dr. David Plath
UMSL, Social Sciences Building, room 331 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
13
Prof. Carla Nappi, University of British Columbia
Busch 18 @ 4:00 pm

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