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Sixth Annual N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture
"Social Welfare: Does it Have a Place in China's Evolving Economy?"
Zhigang Yuan, Qin Gao
Wednesday, Oct. 14
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Il Teatro, Casa Italiana (1161 Amsterdam Avenue)

Registration required.

CKR Documentary Screening (9th Annual KAFFNY)
"People Are the Sky"
Director, Dai Sil Kim-Gibson
Thursday, Oct. 15
7:00 PM
CUNY-Proshansky Auditorium City University of New York Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue

Ticket purchase required. To purchase tickets please click here

Reception and Remarks
"Toho Company: An Archival History in Japanese Cinema"
Ann D. Thornton, Haruo Shirane, Paul Anderer, Hikari Hori, Brant Reiter
Friday, Oct. 16
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Reading Room, 300 Kent Hall

No Registration required.




WEAI Director
Eugenia Lean

Regional Expertise:
China | Japan | Korea | Mongolia | Southeast Asia | Taiwan | Tibet


Proposals Invited from PhD students and faculty for 2016-2017 WEAI Workshop and Conference Program, click here for details.

Federal Work Study positions available, details here. Special job announcement for archival work, click here for details.

WEAI professor Gerald L. Curtis discusses Japan's new security laws with The Christian Science Monitor

WEAI director Eugenia Lean selected for Columbia's 2015-17 Provost Leadership Fellows Program

WEAI professor Carol Gluck to serve on the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' new Commission on Language Learning

Read the introduction to Yoshimi Yoshiaki's Weatherhead Book on Asia Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People in The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

WEAI professor Charles K. Armstrong is quoted about Sino-Korean relations in the Los Angeles Times

WEAI professor Lydia H. Liu is cited in article about Chinese anti-Japan propaganda in Foreign Policy

WEAI's Duncan McCargo writes about passive resistance in Thailand in the Nikkei Asian Review

WEAI professor Charles K. Armstrong discusses tensions in the Korean peninsula with CNN

WEAI professor Gregory Pflugfelder's course "A Cultural History of Japanese Monsters" is named the Number One Coolest College Class in the U.S. by Zipcar

WEAI professor Gerald L. Curtis writes about Shinzo Abe's World War II statement in the East Asia Forum

WEAI professors Charles K. Armstrong and Carol Gluck write about the 70th anniversary of World War II's end in the Journal of Asian Studies

WEAI professor Gerald L. Curtis discusses Shinzo Abe's World War II statement in the Washington Post

Borg Postdoctoral Fellow Paul Busbarat discusses Thailand-India ties with World Politics Review

WEAI professor Gerald Curtis writes op-ed on Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's national security strategy in The Wall Street Journal

Modern Tibetan Studies director Robert Barnett talks about the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday with NPR's Morning Edition and the Los Angeles Times

Read a Q&A with Shellen Wu, the author of the Study of the WEAI Empires of Coal.

Research Scholar Chuck Wooldridge talks about his Study of the WEAI City of Virtues with ChinaFile.

Read papers from the 5th Annual Consortium for Asian and African Studies (CAAS) conference, held in October 2014 at Columbia, here.

WEAI is now accepting Professional Fellows applications for 2015-2016. Learn more here.

WEAI professor Andrew J. Nathan discusses censorship and publishing in China in ChinaFile

WEAI professor Charles K. Armstrong talks on CNN​ about reports that North Korea has executed its defense chief

Chynn Family Foundation Endows Scholarship

WEAI professor Carol Gluck writes about World War II novels in Public Books

WEAI professor Gerald Curtis discusses Shinzo Abe's speech to the U.S. Congress in The Wall Street Journal.

WEAI professor Gregory M. Pflugfelder has launched an interactive educational resource about the history of the Japanese monster movie: "Growing Up With Godzilla."

WEAI professor Gray Tuttle discusses China's race problem in Foreign Affairs


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