We invite you to join us this spring as we showcase the voices and research of women
working in the field of Asia Pacific Studies.
AINU INDIGENOUS MODERNITY IN JAPAN: BRINGING OUR ANCESTORS HOME
Wednesday, February 10, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., Online
Lecture by Dr. ann-elise lewallen, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies and Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara
An examination of Ainu colonial reckoning and eventual repatriation that unmasks the ongoing violence of settler colonialism in Japan and the ways that honoring kin relations and ancestral places enables a healing process to begin.
A SINGLE SWALLOW—IN CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHOR AND TRANSLATOR
Wednesday, February 17, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., Online
Book talk with award-winning author Zhang Ling and prolific translator Shelley Bryant
Co-sponsored event organized by the Asian Studies Program at USF
GENDERING AI AND ROBOTS: ROBO-SEXISM IN JAPAN
Thursday, February 25, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Lecture by Jennifer Robertson, Professor Emerita, Departments of Anthropology and History of Art & Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
An exploration of the sex/gender dynamics of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots in Japan.
HIJRAS, TRANSGENDER STUDIES AND FAMILY HISTORIES
Thursday, March 11, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., Online
Lecture by Jessica Hinchy, Assistant Professor of History, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
An in-depth look at the marginalized history of India’s transgender Hijra community.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE CHINESE INTERNET: CREATIVE VISIBILITY IN THE DIGITAL PUBLIC
Thursday, April 8, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Online
Book talk by Shaohua Guo, Associate Professor of Chinese, Asian Languages & Literatures, Carleton College.
MAHJONG! HOW A CHINESE GAME SHAPED MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE
Tuesday, April 27, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Online
Lecture by Annelise Heinz, Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon
An examination of the complex American history of the well-known Chinese parlor game mahjong.
FILM SCREENING: A THOUSAND CUTS
Monday, May 3, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Online
This PBS Frontline documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the news media.