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Julia Adeney Thomas: Nuclear Pain and Humanitarian Photography

Humanities Forum Nuclear Pain and Humanitarian Photography: Morizumi Takashi, the Gulf Wars, and Fukushima Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame Wednesday, November 15, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Can photography help us see suffering and end nuclear destruction? Photographer Morizumi Takashi hopes so. Linking three moments of …

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Christina Fink: Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition

Humanities Forum – Social Sciences Forum – Visual Arts “Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition” Christina Fink, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, The George Washington University Wednesday, February 1, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Myanmar has been undergoing profound political, economic, and social change. Throughout this process, the military leadership and political parties …

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Reflections in a Yoshiwara Mirror: Representing the ‘Beauties of the Azure Towers’ in Print

Asian Studies Lecture Julie Nelson Davis, Professor of the History of Art (Modern East Asian) at the University of Pennsylvania “Reflections in a Yoshiwara Mirror: Representing the ‘Beauties of the Azure Towers’ in Print” Tuesday, October 25, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery In 1776 publishers Tsutaya Jūzaburō and Yamazaki Kinbei issued The Mirror of …

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English Department Reading Series: Ocean Vuong

English Department Reading Series Ocean Vuong Monday, April 18, 5 p.m.  Skylight Room  The UMBC Department of English presents the next installment of the 2015-2016 Reading Series, featuring poet Ocean Vuong.   Born in Saigon, poet and editor Ocean Vuong was raised in Hartford, Connecticut, and earned a BFA at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Vuong writes of his …

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Can A Comic Book Superhero and Rape Survivor Change Attitudes Toward Sexual Violence?

Humanities Forum Ram Devineni, filmmaker, publisher, and founder of Rattapallax publishing and film production company Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m. Performing Arts and Humanities Building Room 132 Ram Devineni is the co-creator of the innovative and hugely popular comic book, “Priya’s Shakti,” which helps illuminate attitudes towards gender-based violence. Priya’s Shakti arose in the aftermath of …

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China’s Forgotten Gated Communities

Humanities Forum Tong Lam, photographer and associate professor of history, University of Toronto Wednesday, November 18 | 5:30 pm Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  In post-socialist China, gated communities have become conspicuous symbols of affluence for the country’s rising middle class amid the so-called “economic miracle.” However, Chinese cities also have many not-so-visible neighborhoods with mostly …

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“Without You, There Is No Us” — Undercover in North Korea

Asian Studies Lecture and Book Signing Tuesday, March 3 | 7:00 p.m. Suki Kim, Award-Winning Journalist Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor  In this talk, Suki Kim, an award-winning journalist, will discuss her book Without You, There Is No Us. A New York Times bestseller and already in its sixth printing since its publication three months ago, Without …

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Translating the Indian Past: The Poets’ Experience

Humanities Forum Monday, October 13 | 4:00 p.m. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Poet, Anthologist, Literary Critic and Translator    Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, one of India’s most celebrated contemporary poets and an acclaimed translator of Indian literature, will talk about how three important Indian poets (Toru Dutt, AK Ramanujan, and Arun Kolatkar) …

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Panchavati: The Story of Surpanakha

Asian Studies Friday, September 6 | 7:00 p.m. Hindi Yakshagana, “Panchavati: The Story of Surpanakha” Fine Arts Recital Hall PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT The UMBC Department of Asian Studies presents the dance troupe Yaksha Manjusha performing “Panchavati: The Story of Surpanakha.” “Panchavati” is a dazzling Hindi Yakshanga, a stage drama that depicts Indian …

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Exhibiting Erotic Art (Shunga) and The Problem of Obscenity in 20th Century Japan

Humanities Forum Tuesday, November 26 | 4:00 p.m. “Exhibiting Erotic Art (Shunga) and The Problem of Obscenity in 20th Century Japan,” Amaury Garcia, Professor, Center for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery This Humanities Forum is sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies and co-sponsored with the …

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