Film Screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Discussion with Director Alison Klayman

Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 p.m. Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.



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EAS Welcome Tea

Please join us for the EAS Welcome Tea for kicking off the new semester–fall 2013!

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EAS Third Annual Alumni Dinner-May 6

Meeting our EAS alums today–May 6!

Drop-in info sessions with the alums: 4: 00-5:00 pm at Lovejoy 423 and Lovejoy 425.

3rd annual EAS alumni dinner:  5:00 to 6:30 pm at Lopo.

Below are short bios of our alumni guests for 2013. Greg

Greg Beitchman’ 91 had a double major in Government and East Asian Studies with a concentration in Japanese.

Currently Mr. Beitchman is Global Head of Multimedia for Thomson Reuters and is responsible for all video, pictures and text products serving media customers, as well as the development of the company’s multimedia strategy.

Mr. Beitchman joined Reuters in 1996 in Tokyo as TV producer, Japan.  In 1997 he moved to New Delhi to lead Reuter’s investment into Indian news agency ANI and was later based in Singapore, Brussels and London, leading coverage teams on the ground in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2005 Mr. Beitchman returned to India to become Executive Producer of a Reuters branded TV news channel, and in 2007 his role was expanded to include responsibility for Reuters consumer facing websites in Japan, China and India. He was appointed Global Editor, Reuters News Agency in 2009, and then took on commercial responsibilities for the business in 2011 as Global Head of Multimedia.

Before joining Reuters, Mr. Beitchman held positions with the Tokyo Broadcasting System, CBS News and WTN.

Lee MailanAlyssa Lee graduated in 2008 with a BA in East Asian Studies and a concentration in Chinese language. For the past 4+ years Alyssa has been the Marketing Manager for The MBA Tour. A Concord, Massachusetts based company that organizes international MBA recruiting events in 40+ cities across the world including the following Asian cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta. Alyssa is responsible for the strategy and coordination of marketing campaigns for all The MBA Tour events. She works with advertising, social media and PR agencies, and educational advisors and professional organizations to bring MBA applicants to the events.

Every year The MBA Tour has multiple short term paid market research projects for undergraduates with Asian language bi-lingual skills as well as a full time paid summer Marketing internship.

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EAS Colloquium-Honors Thesis presenation

Please join us for a tray dinner and hear the senior honors thesis presentaiton.

Location: Whitney Room

Time: April 17 2013, 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

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Professor Link “Slippery Jingles and Other Political Satire in China Today”

4:00 pm Monday March 18, Lovejoy 215.

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Professor Link “Tale of Two Nobels: Liu Xiaobo and Mo Yan”

EAS and Oak Institute for Human Rights event. March 17, 4:00 pm. Parker Reed SSW.

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Public lecture on “Film Comedy under Mao China” By Dr. Ying Bao

“Comrades, Almost a Love Story: Class, Gender, and Film Comedy in Mao’s China”
Ying Bao, Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature/Culture at Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Focusing on the production and discourse of the “socialist new comedy” in the late 1950s and early 1960s, this lecture shows how film comedy as a genre has been constantly redefined and reinterpreted aesthetically and ideologically during the Mao era.
March 6, 4:00 pm, Lovejoy 215
Bao-Film Comedy under Mao


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Lunar New Year Celebration

ACS is organizing the 2013 Lunar New Year Celebration with performances, food and music. Foss Dining Hall. 7:00 pm. February 16.

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EAS Colloquium

Please join us for EAS Colloquium/tray dinner to hear six EAS students sharing their JanPlan internship.

Location: Robins Room at Robert Union; Time: 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Feb. 25, 2013.

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China Town Hall-Colby local venue

Colby will again join 60 local venues throughout the US for this year’s China Town Hall featuring the live webcast by Gary Locke, the US Ambassador to China.

Time: 8:00 pm, Oct. 29. Location: Diam 122

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