Cross-Currents Forum, June 22-24

Please join us for the 2nd Forum co-sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley and the Research Institute for Korean Studies at Korea University.

C R O S S – C U R R E N T S: Movement, Migration, and Mobility in East Asia
June 22-24, 2011
Institute of East Asian Studies University of California, Berkeley 6th Floor, Conference Room
2223 Fulton Street (at Kittredge) 2 blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART

In keeping with the mission of “Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review,” the new IEAS-RIKS online and print journal, this year’s Forum brings East Asia scholars together from around the world to explore the potential breadth and depth of “cross-currents” as a metaphor for the multi-directional flow of people, goods, and ideas across time and space in East Asia.

Forum highlights:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kären Wigen Professor of Japanese History, Stanford University
“Fluid Spaces, Mobile Media: Visions of the Ocean on Japanese Maps, 1600-1900”
Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion: Borders and Crossings in the East Asian World
Wen-hsin Yeh, UC Berkeley
Nam-lin Hur, University of British Columbia
William Marotti, UCLA
Robert Weller, Boston University
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Panel 1 – The Power of the State Wednesday, June 22, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Panel 2 – The Politics and History of Migration Thursday, June 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Panel 3 – Memory and Myth Thursday, June 23, 3:15-5:15
Panel 4 – Legality and Respectability Friday, June 24, 9:00-11:00
Panel 5 – Borders, Borderlands, and Enclaves Friday, June 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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