Series of Colloquium in Asian Studies

The 10th Colloquium: Special Lecture by Dr. Nanette Spina




Colloquium in Asian Studies

“In Relationship with the Goddess: Women Interpreting Leadership Roles and Shaping Diasporic Identities”

Special Lecture by Dr. Nanette Spina


  ♣ Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:30 PM

  ♣ Place: 213 MLC, UGA

  ♣ Dr. Nanette Spina is an Assistant Professor of Religion at UGA.

    Her research interests include Hindu traditions in India, Sri Lanka and North America. 


The 9th Colloquium: Special Lecture by Dr. Yuanfei Wang




Colloquium in Asian Studies

Java in Discord: Unofficial History, Vernacular Fiction, and the Discourse of Imperial Identity in Late Ming China


Special Lecture by Dr. Yuanfei Wang

  ♣ Time: Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016, 12:30 PM

  ♣ Place: 350 MLC, UGA

  ♣ Dr. Yuanfei Wang is Assistant professor in Comparative Literature.

    Research Interests: in Chinese fiction, drama and transnational history

    of late imperial China.


The 8th Colloquium: Special Lecture by Dr. Jungnam Kim


Colloquium in Asian Studies

Issues of Spelling in Korean Education


Special Lecture by Dr. Jungnam Kim

 ♣ Time: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, 12:30 PM

 ♣ Place: 350 MLC, UGA

 ♣ Dr. Jungnam Kim is a professor in Korean Language at Kyung Hee University in Korea.

    Research Interests: Korean Literature and Korean Linguistics. 






The 7th Colloquium: Special Lecture by Dr. Ari Lieberman

“The Lebanon War in Israeli Cinema”


Special Lecture by Dr. Ari Lieberman

♣ Time: Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, 12:30 PM

♣ Place: 350 MLC, UGA

♣ Dr. Ari Lieberman is Undergraduate Advisor in Comparative Literature.

His interests include Modern Hebrew literature; twentieth-century anglophone, hispanophone, and francophone literature; theories of humor and laughter; Holocaust literature and film; biblical themes in Western literature; Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, Miguel de Cervantes, Shmuel Yosef Agnon.


The 6th Colloquium: Special Lecture by Dr. Haun Saussy

“The Only Game in Town: Early Buddhist Translations Into Chinese”

WHEN: September 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
WHERE: Miller Learning Center, Room 248
COST: Free


Haun Saussy is University Professor at the University of Chicago, teaching in the departments of comparative literature and East Asian languages as well as the Committee on Social Thought. His work uses a comparative perspective to interrogate literary texts from premodern China, ancient Greece and Rome, and modern Europe, with a particular leaning toward poetry and poetics. His books include The Problem of a Chinese Aesthetic (1993), Great Walls of Discourse (2001), The Ethnography of Rhythm (2016), and edited collections such asComparative Literature in an Age of Globalization (2006), The Chinese Written Character as a Medium of Poetry: A Critical Edition (2008), and the recent translation of writings by the sixteenth-century Chinese iconoclast Li Zhi, A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden) (with Rivi Handler-Spitz and Pauline Lee, 2016). Other activities of his include participating in the design of public artworks with Mel Chin and co-editing the journals CLEAR and Critical Inquiry.

The talk examines the earliest translations of Buddhist doctrine into Chinese, apparently by teams of translators working with second-hand sources. These texts show attention to the contexts of reception— in other words the cultural situation into which Buddhist ideas would be integrated.

This event is co-sponsored by the Willson Center Distinguished Artist or Lecturer Program and the Department of Comparative Literature.



The fifth Colloquium: Special Lecture by Dr. Masaki Mori


Descriptiop: What Makes the Samurai Special?

♣ Time: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 11:30 AM

♣ Place: 348 MLC, UGA

♣ Dr. Masaki Mori is

- Associate Professor in Comparative Literature 

- Japanese Program Director 

- Research interests: Modern Japanese literature, Asian-American literature, and epic traditions

The fourth Colloquium: Special Lecture by Nasim Fekrat


Descriptiop: What Drives China’s Growing Attention to Afghanistan?

♣ Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 1:30 PM

♣ Place: 348 MLC, UGA

♣ Nasim Fekrat is

- Afghanistan’s most well-known blogger

- Editor of the Afghan Lord Blog

- Director of the Association of Afghan Blog Writers (AABW)


The third colloquium:  Special Lecture by Rongbin Han 


Combating Corruption Online:

Citizen Participation and State Responses in China


♣ Speaker:  Rongbin Han

   Assistant Professor, Department of International Affairs, UGA

   Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley

♣ Time: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 3:30 PM

♣ Place: 102 MLC, UGA


The second colloquium:  Special Lecture by Lim, Chi-kyun 임치균 ( 林治均 ) 


♣ Description: A special leture on "Traditional Korean Fiction and the Concept of Beauty in the Chosŏn Royal Household" 

♣ Speaker

   Lim, Chi-kyun,  Professor, The Academy of Korean Studies 

                             Ph.D. Korean Literature, Seoul National University


♣ Time: November, 12th, 5:00 PM, Wednesday, 2014

♣ Place: 247(or 220), Joe Brown Hall, UGA



Ther first colloquium: Special Lecture by Han Jengsub 한정섭 


♣ Description: A special leture about North Korean Nuclear Program and U.S. Policy during the Presidency of George W. Bush

♣ Speaker: 한정섭, Ph.D. Visiting scholar in SPIA at UGA

                                 Former S. Korean Government Official

♣ Time: January, 28th, Wednesday, 2015

♣ Place: 214 MLC, UGA