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Joshua Feinberg, sitar and Nilan Chaudhuri, tabla, Oct 9

Josh-@-Kashinath-Bodas-Festival-in-Phoenix-682x1024photoThe Asian Studies Program is very pleased to welcome sitarist Joshua Feinberg and tabla player Nilan Chaudhuri to UH Manoa. They will be giving a lecture-performance in Room 36 in the Music department, on Thursday October 9th from 10:30-11:45 am. There will also be a pre-concert talk from 9:30-10:00 am.


Lonny Carlile Lecture, Sept. 30 2014

LCarlile- Center for Okinawan Studies Lecture Series Final

Lecture Series

“RESIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY IN PRACTICE:  Japanese Law and Government  in the US-Administered Okinawa, 1952-1972”

The term “residual sovereignty” has been used to describe Japan’s claim on what is now Okinawa Prefecture from the time that the San Francisco Peace Settlement went into effect in April 1952 to Okinawa’s “reversion” to Japan in May 1972. Conventional wisdom assumes that residual sovereignty was accompanied by a complete suspension of the Japanese legal and administrative authority in the US-administered Ryukyu Islands. Through an overview and analysis of the institutions that mediated Japan’s relations with Okinawa during the period of US administration, the presentation will make the case that the conventional wisdom is incorrect and that in practice Japanese law and government administration was effectively exercised there in a number of non-trivial ways during the period. It is also contended that it is important for students of Okinawa to adopt a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of residual sovereignty as the conventional wisdom significantly distorts our understanding of social and political processes in Okinawa during this critical historical period.

Speaker: Dr. Lonny E. Carlile, Asian Studies & Center for Japanese Studies

Date: September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Location: Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room)

Co-sponsored with Center for Japanese Studies

Event is free and open to the public.

For more information or disability access, please contact:

Center for Okinawan Studies, tel. 956-0902 / 956-5754

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Anna Stirr and Colleagues Receive CCKF Collaborative Grant

DSCN1728Anna Stirr, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, along with colleagues Hsin-Chun Tasaw Lu (Academia Sinica), Tsan-Huang Tsai (Australian National University), and Nomi Dave (University of Virginia), has been awarded a Collaborative Research Grant from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation. The three-year grant will support
the research project “Music, Dance, and Cultural Revolution Beyond China’s Borders,” which will examine the influence of Cultural Revolution-era Chinese performing arts troupes on revolutionary and reactionary performance in Asia and Africa.