Asia

Asia

The Chinese in Cuba: From Bondage to Transnational Citizenship

A lecture by Kathleen López
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Kathleen López, assistant professor in the department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies at Rutgers University, examines the discrimination Chinese migrants faced in Cuba in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Barnard announces Global Symposium Student Fellows

Six students will attend Women Changing China and facilitate the 2014 Young Women’s Leadership Workshop

The Strategic Production of Chinese Immigrants as Model Minorities, 1948-1965

A lecture by Madeline Y. Hsu
Thursday, September 26, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Madeline Y. Hsu, director of the Center for Asian American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, explores how shifts in immigration laws and practices produced the idea of Chinese, and other Asian immigrants, as high-achieving “model minorities.”

China & the Silk Roads: Trade, Migration, and Cultural Transformation

A lecture by Li Zhang
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Li Zhang employs recent and eye-opening archaeological discoveries to explore the Silk Routes, one of the most marvelous phenomena in Eurasian history.

Women Changing China 2014

Exhibition Explores Fashion in 1920s Shanghai

A fashion exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, curated with the expertise of Professor Dorothy Ko, tells the story of Shanghai’s “new woman.”

Rights, Religion & Secularity

A panel with Tanika Sarkar, Neferti Tadiar, Anupama Rao, and others
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Historians and scholars gather to discuss acclaimed scholar Tanika Sarkar’s latest work, which explores the relations among law, personhood, and Hindu idioms in colonial India.

 

Japanese-Brazilian Music and Ethnic Identity in the Post-Dekasegi Era

A lecture by Shanna Lorenz
Thursday, February 28, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Shanna Lorenz, professor of music and Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Occidental College, explores how circular migration between Brazil and Japan has impacted Brazilian society.

 

Syllabus: The Five "Stans"

Alexander Cooley, Barnard's department of political science chair and Tow Professor of Political Science, is developing a course that looks at the rise of the resource-rich Central Asian countries and how it is impacting America's primacy on the global stage.

Stigma, Precarity & the Everyday Life of Outcaste Labor

A lecture by Anupama Rao
Monday, November 12, 2012
12 PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

 

Barnard College Associate Professor of History Anupama Rao examines how the practices of precarious workers impact citizenship and emancipation.