Tue, Mar 29: Food sale for Japan
11:00 am - 3:00 pm, outside the Memorial Union, south of the fountain
Today's Food Sale for Japan is being presented by the School of International Letters & Cultures Japanese Language faculty, the Japanese Student Association, and the Japanese Graduate Student Association/Bridge of Japan-America. Please support this effort and buy today's lunch at the food sale, as all money raised will be forwarded to the American Red Cross for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. Let's continue to give our support to our colleagues, friends and families in Japan!
Fri, Apr 1: Spanish Film Series - Spanish Movie (In Spanish, no English subtitles)
2:00 pm, LL 103
Directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera (2009), this movie parodies both other contemporary Spanish movies, including The Orphanage, Pans Labyrinth and The Others, as well as Spanish stars such as Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. [download flyer]
Mon, Apr 4: Italian Film Series - Le conseguenze dell-amore (The Consequences of Love) (In Italian with English subtitles)
5:00 pm, GIOS 101
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino in 2004, this is the story of Titta de Girolamo, who lives in a hotel and leads a tedious, boring life of routine. But one day when he decides to break all his personal "rules" and exchange words with the hotel barmaid, his life violently changes! [download flyer]
Wed-Thu, Apr 6-7: Life in Extremis: The Documentary Films of Werner Herzog
5:30 pm Apr 6, 4:40 pm Apr 7, GIOS 101 both days
"Life in Extremis" will examine life lived at the extremes of nature and the edges of human existence through the screening of two documentary films by renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog, along with a guest lecture by Eric Ames. On April 6, Encounters at the End of the World will be shown, in which Herzog follows a group of unusual people who live and work at the South Pole, one of the most extreme environments on the planet. On April 7, Grizzly Man will examine the life, work and death of Timothy Treadwell, amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist who was ultimately killed and devoured by a grizzly bear. The film will be followed by a guest lecture, "Ferocious Reality: Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man and the Autobiographical Act" by Eric Ames, Associate Professor of German at the University of Washington. These screenings are free and open to the public; they are sponsored by the School of International Letters & Cultures, ASU Origins Project, Institute for Humanities Research, Department of English, Film and Media Studies, School of Sustainability, and Project Humanities. For more information, contact Dan Gilfillan. [download flyer]
Fri, Apr 8: Benefit Dinner for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Effort
5:30 - 8:30 pm, Memorial Union Turquoise Room 220
The cost of this benefit dinner is $50/person, of which $33 will go to the American Red Cross for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. This event is being sponsored by the School of International Letters & Cultures, the Herberger Institute School of Art, the Japanese Graduate Student Association, and the Office of the Senior Vice-President & Secretary of the University. Entertainment will be provided by students from the Herberger Institute School of Music. For more information, please contact Miko Foard, senior lecturer of Japanese. [download flyer]
Thu, Apr 21: The Campaign to Vindicate Li Qingzhao in Ming-Qing Times – A Chapter in Chinese Women's History
4:00 pm, Coor Hall
A talk by Ronald Egan, Professor of Chinese, University of California, Santa Barbara, sponsored by the School of International Letters & Cultures, the ASU Confucius Institute, and the ASU Chinese Language Flagship Program. The reception history of Li Qingzhao, China's most celebrated woman poet during the Ming-Qing period, is largely the story of collision between two cultural imperatives: the growing acceptance of women's writing and the growing intolerance for widow's remarriage (i.e., the demand for "widow's chastity"). This presentation examines how these two values came into conflict with each other in treatments of Li Qingzhao, and how that conflict necessitated a reconstruction of Li Qingzhao's life and reputation, with repercussions that are still with us today. For more information, contact Fannie Tam. [download flyer]
Fri, Apr 22: The Aims of Qian Zhongshu in Guanzhui bian (This talk will be presented in Mandarin Chinese)
4:00 pm, LL 103
Hailed for its erudite discussions of ideas and motifs in Chinese classics and European literatures, Qian Zhongshu's Guanzhui bian (1979) has nevertheless left many readers wondering about its author's purposes in compiling this momentous and random collection of reading notes. This presentation explores Qian's motives by looking both internally at the contents and externally at statements the author made about the work, which are sometimes as revealing for what they do not say as for what they say. This talk by Ronald Egan is sponsored by the School of International Letters & Cultures, the ASU Confucius Institute, and the ASU Chinese Language Flagship Program. For more information, contact Fannie Tam. [download flyer]
Wed, Apr 27: From Collective Amnesia to National Festival: The Celebration of Birthdays and Buddhism in China (This talk will be presented in Mandarin Chinese)
3:00 pm, Coor 5536
This talk will be presented by Hou Xudong, professor of history in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, and a former research fellow at the Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He also serves as vice director of Academic Committee for the Research Center on Chinese Ancient History, Peking University, and adjunct professor at the School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China. This event is co-sponsored by the the SHPRS Faculty of Religious Studies, the School of International Letters & Cultures, and the ASU Confucius Institute. For more information, visit the event website.
Thu, Apr 28: How did the non-Han people become the Han Chinese in early medieval China? (This talk will be presented in Mandarin Chinese)
4:00 pm, Coor 5536
This talk will be presented by Hou Xudong, professor of history in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University. The event is sponsored by the the SHPRS Faculty of Religious Studies. For more information, visit the event website.
Sun, May 15: The Welcome to America Project cultural dinner to highlight Afghan culture
3:00 - 6:00 pm, Phoenix Country Day School, Hormel Arts Center, 3901 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ
The Welcome to America Project (WTAP) serves refugees relocating to Arizona from war-torn and oppressed countries worldwide. To date the WTAP has delivered furniture donations used to furnish the apartments for over 1,000 refugee families; the group also has raised over $1M in in-kind donations. Every year the WTAP hosts a cultural dinner series to educate people on different cultures and to raise money for the organization. Their next dinner will be on May 15 and will highlight the Afghan culture. If you would like to attend this event, please visit the WTAP website for ticket information. [download flyer]
Fri, Apr 29: Ve hijita – Address forms and discriminatory practices in interethnic communication
2:00 - 4:00 pm, LL 103 (Please note, this is a date change from Apr 1)
The School of International Letters & Cultures is sponsoring this linguistics talk by María Elena Placencia, reader in Spanish and Linguistics, Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies at Birkbeck University of London, England. For more information, contact Carmen Garcia Fernandez.
Mar 28–Apr 4: Fulbright Fellowship information sessions
All sessions will be 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Sage Hall South, Room 141
SILC students who would like to spend the 2012-2013 academic year overseas—studying or researching in their field or teaching English—are strongly encouraged to attend one of the upcoming Fulbright Fellowship information sessions. The Fulbright is the nation's flagship foreign exchange program for graduate students and those undergraduates with a projected graduation date of May 2012 or earlier. Applicants must be US citizens with GPAs of 3.5 or above for undergraduates, 3.9 or above for graduate students. The information sessions will provide an overview of the Fulbright Fellowship itself, ASU's campus process, and answer other questions. Students should RSVP their attendance at an information meeting; to see the full schedule of sessions as well as the online RSVP form, visit the Office of National Scholarship Advisement website. For more information about the Fulbright program, visit the Fulbright website and choose the "U.S. Student" program link. For other questions, contact Dr. Janet Burke at 480-727-8204.
Summer 2011 Study Abroad still available!
Over 40 ASU programs have extended their deadlines and are still accepting applications for this summer. Don't miss your chance to explore European landscapes, do an internship in Peru, study film in Rome, or enroll in an intensive Chinese language program. Spaces are filling fast on all remaining programs. Visit the Study Abroad website to see the complete list of of summer 2011 programs with extended deadlines.
Fri, Apr 1: Deadline for registering for 10th Hanban Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition
Competition is Sat, Apr 9, 2011, Moore Hall 3030, University of California, Los Angeles
Current college students between the ages of 15 and 30 who are non-native, non-heritage speakers of Chinese are welcome to enter this competition, in which they will be asked to present a 5-minute monologue in Mandarin, demonstrate a talent relating to Chinese culture, and respond to questions demonstrating knowledge of Chinese culture. For more information, including the application form, visit the event website.