Fall 2014 Events

Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

September 4, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

September 9, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

September 11, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

September 16, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

September 18, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

September 23, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program Dinner & Discussion

Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program Dinner & Discussion

September 24, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

Are you ready for a change and looking to challenge yourself beyond the Bowdoin campus? If you are looking to study abroad and want to experience personal AND academic growth, then the ISLE Program may be PERFECT for you! What: Join ISLE administrators and faculty to learn more about the ISLE Program When: Wednesday, September 24th Time: 5:30-7pm Where: Thorne Dining, Mitchell South Room (upstairs, 2nd room on the left) About the program: ISLE is a one-semester study abroad program run by a consortium of small liberal arts schools. Students travel the country and study the island???s diverse populations and the issues that are unique to each one. They gain a holistic view of Sri Lanka, and can choose to focus on a variety of topics including Gender & Women Studies, Religious Cultures, Environmental Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, and Traditional Medicine & Public Heath. Throughout the semester, students live with homestay families, learn to speak the local language, and experience unique cultural traditions, foods, arts, and religions. The culmination of the semester is a 4-week immersive independent study project on a topic of choice. ISLE accepts applicants from all majors and strives to provide each individual student with the resources and support that he or she needs to excel academically in a chosen topic of study.

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

September 25, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Movie Night

Japanese Movie Night

September 26, 2014 6:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

The Bowdoin Japanese Program presents
The Wind Rises
The farewell masterpiece from academy award winner
Hayao Miyazaki

In conjunction with the Asian Students Association

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

September 30, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

October 2, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

October 7, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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First-Year & Sophomore Open House & Reception for the Asian Studies Program

First-Year & Sophomore Open House & Reception for the Asian Studies Program

October 16, 2014 4:15 PM  – 5:15 PM
38 College, Conference Room

Asian Studies Conference Room (38 College Street, 2nd floor)

Meet Asian Studies faculty from the Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian tracks Gather information about the AS major and minor, as well as the Chinese & Japanese language minor Talk with many of our AS majors

Refreshments served.

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Astolfi, AS Coordinator, at sastolfi@bowdoin.edu

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Sujata Moorti: "Mothers, Inc.: The Racial Politics of Transnational Surrogacy"

Sujata Moorti: "Mothers, Inc.: The Racial Politics of Transnational Surrogacy"

October 28, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Mothers, Inc.: The Racial Politics of Transnational Surrogacy

Sujata Moorti is Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College. She has published extensively on media representations of gender, sexuality and diasporic formations. She is currently completing a manuscript on iFeminism where she teases out the ways in which social media are altering understandings of feminism around the world. In this manuscript she explores the transnational circuits of activism and knowledge production that social media technologies engender, altering our conceptions of gender and agency. She is completing two other monographs on gendered violence. She is the author of Color of Rape: Gender, Race and Democratic Public Spheres (SUNY Press, 2002) and has co-edited Global Bollywood: The Travels of Hindi Song and Dance (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and Local Violence, Global Media: Feminist Analyses of Gendered Representations (Peter Lang, 2009). She teaches courses on feminist cultural studies, diasporic media studies, and postcolonial theory.

Prof. Moorti will examine the visual culture that has emerged around the transnational surrogacy industry located in India. Moving beyond the ethical and moral dilemmas posed by the phenomenon this presentation centers on the rich and dense media culture that has emerged around this phenomenon: reproscape. An analysis of these images helps us understand how the different women involved in the surrogacy industry (e.g., surrogates, agents, egg donors, prospective parents and doctors) are each differently located in discourses of citizenship and equally implicated in transnational labor circuits. Informed by critical race theories and postcolonial feminist scholarship the presentation unpacks the racial politics of this industry.

Sponsored by: Sociology and Anthropology, Asian Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and the Lectures and Concerts General Fund.

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Japanese Movie Night - "Avalon" A Mamoru Oshii Film

Japanese Movie Night - "Avalon" A Mamoru Oshii Film

October 30, 2014 5:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Avalon
A Mamoru Oshii Film
From the Director of Ghost in the Shell

Thursday, October 30th
6:30 p.m.
VAC, Beam Classroom

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Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon: Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"

Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon:  Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"

November 10, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Oshii Mamoru is one of anime's most recognizable directors worldwide. Avalon (2001) is an anime-inspired live-action movie about a grim future in which people escape their grey lives by playing an immersive virtual reality war game. Filmed in Poland with a Polish cast and military hardware borrowed from the Polish army, Avalon combines this setting and a range of subtle visual effects to revisit the history of Japan and the West during the Cold War.

Dr. Christopher Bolton, Associate Professor of Comparative and Japanese Literature at Williams College, is a specialist on Japanese science fiction and animation; he is also the associate editor of the journal Mechademia.

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