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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

January 21, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

January 23, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, North Private Dining Room

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Sinhala Language Dining Table

Sinhala Language Dining Table

January 27, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

January 28, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

January 30, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, North Private Dining Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

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

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

February 6, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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Environmental Justice: At the Crossroads with Public Health, Conservation Politics, and Generational Change

Environmental Justice: At the Crossroads with Public Health, Conservation Politics, and Generational Change

February 8, 2014 10:00 AM  – 4:00 PM
Schwartz Outdoor Leadership, Beebe Room

Schwartz Outdoor Leadership, Beebe Room

This program will bring together practitioners and experts in the environmental justice movement who will focus on the interconnected issues of environmental health, and conservation politics. Speakers and participants will also explore and discuss the importance of equity, inclusiveness and diversity for the future of the environmental movement and social change.

Angela Park will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Park is the founder and executive director of Diversity Matters (soon to be Mission Critical), a Fellow of the Sustainability Institute's Donella Meadows Leadership Program, and author of Everybody's Movement: Environmental Justice and Climate Change. Ms. Park is a writer and a consultant to non-profits, governments, foundations, and companies. Much of her work focuses on the integration of social, environmental, and economic issues, and she is a leading expert on equity and diversity in the environmental field in the United States.

This symposium is free to Bowdoin students, staff, and faculty. A $10 registration fee to cover lunch is asked of other participants.

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For more information please contact Rosie Armstrong, 207-725-3396, rarmstro@bowdoin.edu.

CO-SPONSORED BY the Departments of Africana Studies, Earth & Oceanographic Science, Gender & Women's Studies, Government & Legal Studies, History, Math, Philosophy, the Asian Studies Program, Environmental Studies Program, the McKeen Center, and Sustainable Bowdoin.

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

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

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

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

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

February 20, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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World Cinema Film Festival: "Please Vote For Me"

World Cinema Film Festival: "Please Vote For Me"

February 22, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Bowdoin's World Cinema Film Festival offers a varied program of important contemporary narrative and documentary films from around the world with post-screening discussions moderated by faculty and students.

Please Vote for Me (Weijun Chen, China, 2007) is presented by Shu-chin Tsui (Asian Studies).

A democratic experiment is happening in central China's most populous city: third-grade students are electing a class monitor. Their experience reveals the sacrifices and benefits required by democracy's implementation.

Trailer

For more information, contact the Film Studies Program at (207) 725-3552.

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World Cinema Film Festival: "Blancanieves"

World Cinema Film Festival: "Blancanieves"

February 23, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Bowdoin's World Cinema Film Festival offers a varied program of important contemporary narrative and documentary films from around the world with post-screening discussions moderated by faculty and students.

Blancanieves (Pablo Berger, Spain, 2012) is presented by Elena Cueto-Asin (Romance Languages), Tricia Welsch (Film Studies), Birgit Tautz (German), and MacMillan House. This wonderfully eerie silent film treat and Oscar nominee  recasts Snow White as a talented bullfighter in 1920s southern Spain.

A post-screening reception will be provided by the students of MacMillan House.

Official Trailer

For more information, contact the Film Studies Program at (207) 725-3552.

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

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

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Sinhala Language Dining Table

Sinhala Language Dining Table

February 26, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

February 27, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

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

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

March 6, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

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

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Zoe Kwok Lecture - Fantastic Spaces: Visual Imagination in Chinese Architectural Painting

Zoe Kwok Lecture - Fantastic Spaces: Visual Imagination in Chinese Architectural Painting

March 26, 2014 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Dr. Zoe Kwok, Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, will deliver a campus and community-wide lecture on Chinese architectural painting. Her talk highlights previously overlooked aspects of this genre which is often praised for its precision yet glossed over as simply mechanical. Dr. Kwok will discuss the creative ways artists from the tenth to fourteenth centuries manipulated images of architecture to best suit the narrative requirements of their compositions.

Sponsored by the Annie Talbot Cole Lectureship Fund and Bowdoin's Art History and Asian Studies Departments.

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Sinhala Language Dining Table

Sinhala Language Dining Table

March 26, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

March 27, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

April 1, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

April 8, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

April 10, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

April 15, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

April 17, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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Kemp Symposium Keynote Address with Don J. Wyatt

Kemp Symposium Keynote Address with Don J. Wyatt

April 17, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

The Spear and Shield of Knowledge: Scientific Transference and Cultural Obstruction Between China and the West

Keynote speaker Don J. Wyatt is John M. McCardell, Jr. Distinguished Professor at Middlebury College. His most recent book is The Blacks of Premodern China (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). Among his forthcoming publications is the "China" chapter essay in the volume The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art in the renowned series The Image of the Black in Western Art, edited by David Bindman, Suzanne Blier, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., which is scheduled to appear in 2015.

Open to the public free of charge. For more information and the complete schedule of events, go to: 2014 Kemp Symposium or call the Department of History at 207-725-3291.

Sponsored by the Robert J. Kemp Lectureship Fund, Departments of History, Asian Studies, Religion, Chemistry, and Earth and Oceanographic Science.

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Kemp Symposium "Visions of Reality: Science and Other Means of Seeking Knowledge"

Kemp Symposium "Visions of Reality: Science and Other Means of Seeking Knowledge"

April 18, 2014 9:00 AM  – 4:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Panels: "The Peripatetic," "The Encyclopedic," "The Reflexive," "The Pious," and "The Mathematical"

Modern science enjoys a prominent place and enormous authority in our age. Such prestige is the outcome of a long historical process, during which scientific knowledge and method have been gradually promoted over other forms of knowledge and methods of inquiry. This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine the diverse means of creating technical knowledge before and after the birth of modern science. The keynote address and the panels highlight the latest scholarship on a range of issues, from scientific transference between traditional China and the West to nuclear power during the Cold War period.

Open to the public free of charge. For more information and the complete schedule of events, go to: 2014 Kemp Symposium or call the Department of History at 207-725-3291.

Sponsored by the Robert J. Kemp Lectureship Fund, Departments of History, Asian Studies, Religion, Chemistry, and Earth and Oceanographic Science.

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

April 22, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Andrew Wachtel: Political and National Developments in Central Asia

Andrew Wachtel: Political and National Developments in Central Asia

April 28, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room

In 1991, the five Soviet Central Asian republics became independent states by accident, as it were. Since then, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have taken very different paths of political and social development. All of their actions have occurred in a very difficult neighborhood, surrounded by China, Russia, Iran and Afghanistan. The lecture will focus on the various social and political strategies that have been pursued by these countries in the context of their local and international situation, and examine where they are likely to go from here.

Andrew Wachtel is the president of American University of Central Asia and and a professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University.

Sponsored by the Departments of Russian, Government and Legal Studies and the Asian Studies Program.

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

April 29, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Sinhala Language Dining Table

Sinhala Language Dining Table

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

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Thorne Hall, Mitchell South

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

May 1, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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Chinese Language Dining Table

Chinese Language Dining Table

May 6, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Thorne Hall, Hutchinson Room

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Japanese Language Dining Table

Japanese Language Dining Table

May 8, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Faculty/Staff Dining Room

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