February 2010

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The Centre for Japanese Research and the Department of Anthropology are pleased to present: “Some Thoughts on the Impact of Cool Japan in Southeast Asia” By Hiroshi Aoyagi, Kokushikan University

February 11, 2010 11:30am – 1:00pm AnSo 134, 6303 North West Marine Drive (co-hosted with the Department of Anthropology) This presentation highlights the recent spread of Japanese pop culture in Southeast Asia and the Japanese govern- ment’s effort to take advantage of such a dissemination of trend as a part of rebuilding national power. Based on […]

The Centre for Chinese Research is delighted to announce a talk: “Becoming Rivers” By Professor Gu Xiong (UBC)

February 11, 2010 4:30pm – 6:00pm Conference Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, Institute of Asian Research, 1855 West Mall Professor Gu Xiong’s talk will discuss his recent work, particularly his installation at the newly-renovated Museum of Anthropology, UBC. Gu Xiong received his BFA and MFA degrees from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China. In […]

Centre for Japanese Research is pleased to present: “Japanese Corporate Governance Reform, Globalization and Selective Adaptation”

February 5, 2010 Room #120, CK Choi Building 1855 West Mall After the burst of a massive financial bubble in 1990, Japan undertook a corporate governance reform to cope with its significantly weakened economy. The reform aim was to establish a U.S.-style transparent and market-oriented corporate governance system in Japan. Japan’s new corporate governance system […]

The Centre for Korean Research is pleased to present: “Edges of Absence: Korea and American Anthropology” By Dr. Robert Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin)

February 5, 2010 3:30 – 5:00pm, Conference Room #120, C.K. Choi Building 1855 West Mall What is the history of Korea within (North) American anthropology, and how might this question be approached?  This presentation reflects an attempt to examine these issues using both published and archival sources from roughly the 1880s through the 1960s.  I […]

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