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Wednesday, October 2nd

International Seminar Series: “Hong Kong’s Civil Society Uprising: ‘One Country, Two Systems’ in the Context of US-China Relations”

Date:
Wednesday, October 2nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China has experienced an unprecedented civil society uprising during the summer, 2019. Peaceful protests of one million, then two million citizens have been followed by confrontations with the police and disruptions to transport and to normal civic and commercial life. The initial protests were ignited by a proposed…

Wednesday, October 9th

International Seminar Series: “Brainwashing, Policing, and the Rise of Modern China”

Date:
Wednesday, October 9th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This talk compares two interpretations of modern policing: Chinese and American. Our presenter's point of departure is “brainwashing,” an English word coined during the Korean War as a putative translation of the Chinese term xinao. Fueled by anti-communist moral panic, “brainwashing” discourse expressed the American fantasy of a political technology which could achieve total control…

Wednesday, October 16th

International Seminar Series: “Representing Minorities in Chinese Cinema: Ethnic Identity, Tradition, and New Movements”

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The minorities film has been a popular film genre in the People’s Republic of China since the 1950s. This type of films tells stories about traditions and lives of the ethnic minorities (the Chinese government has identified and recognized 55 minority groups, along with the Han majority). How do mainstream films portray minority groups? Have…

Wednesday, October 23rd

International Seminar Series: “Making Sense of Propaganda in Communist China”

Date:
Wednesday, October 23rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Propaganda, for all its negative connotations, has long been an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) agenda of building a new nation.  The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is defined as a “propaganda state,” to borrow Peter Kenez’s words, “because of the extraordinarily significant role played by indoctrination in forming the state and…

Friday, October 25th

International Student Career Series: International Student Luncheon with Student/Alumni Panel

Date:
Friday, October 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

International students and alumni share about their internship and full-time job search successes and challenges and the strategies they used to gain employment in the United States.

Wednesday, October 30th

International Seminar Series: “Exploring the Development of Ethical Business Culture in China”

Date:
Wednesday, October 30th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Business ethics is a set of principles and standards used to guide business practices and decisions. Business decisions are made whenever there are interactions or transactions between manufacturers, suppliers and customers, between managers and stockholders, employers and employees, corporations and communities. Each of the decisions involves an ethical dimension that is interconnected with the parties involved and has potential…