Film Screening with Filmmaker | NOWHERE TO CALL HOME

Time and Date: 7:00pm, Wednesday January 20 (6:00am EST)
Venue: IB-1008 (IB-Auditorium)
Zoom ID: 530.394.0458

NOWHERE TO CALL HOME provides a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan woman without her hukou, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city. Shot in the hutongs of Beijing and a remote village near the epicenter of Tibetan self-immolations, this gripping story of a woman determined to beat the odds puts a human face on the political strife that fractures China and Tibet. Along the way it challenges common Western stereotypes about Tibetans, and reveals a dark side of life in a traditional village, where, as the saying goes, ‘women aren’t worth a penny.’

The Thursday Night Tea Research Group | DATING APPS with Dalia Othman

Thursday January 21, 7-8:30pm CST / 6-7:30am EST
On Campus: IB 1010
Zoom: 298 656 1787

In this workshop—the first of a four-part series organized by the Thursday Night Tea Research Group on the topic of intimacy—we will be talking about what hides behind the dating apps: how do they determine who we date? Is it all a game of profit? Are they bringing us closer together or driving us further apart? All are welcome to join!

Dalia Othman is the founder of Jeem.me, an Arabic language website producing knowledge on topics related to gender, sex and sexuality. Her research on gender and tech, and online activism has benefited from Fellowships at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and MIT’s Center for Civic Media, among others. She holds an MA from NYU’s Media and Culture and Communication program.

Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk: Languages, Cultures and Intercultural Communication

Third Space lab (TSL) invites you to attend the third brown bag lunch research talk by Dr. Christopher Van Velzer (Global Education) on Beyond Global Rhetoric: What (and Where) is Global Learning in Praxis? at 1:30pm on Friday Dec.11, 2020 (China Standard Time)

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday Dec. 10 :
https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b71jEuv4Her8nxH

Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participant. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the inspiring conversation! Light snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP.

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community who are interested in discussing and engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a published work or a work-in-progress, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication.

If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey with your availability and potential topics/work you’d be interested in discussing: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z. Students speakers are welcome but are encouraged to consult the TSL co-directors first. We will arrange in-person and hybrid sessions depending on the responses. Contact Thirdspacelab@dukekunshan.edu.cn or Dr. Zhang Xin (xz261@duke.edu) for inquires.

Art in the Age of Viral Infection Miniseries | Ohh/Pff/Wow, Useless Body (Artist: Yiyun Chen)

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU community.

The third miniseries of talks looks at the intersection of pandemic, virology, disease and art, presenting three artists whose works inspect the delicate relationship between ourselves and the sicknesses that plague us, presenting their unique perspectives on wellness.

The lecture scheduled on Friday November 13th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time features the Taiwanese bio artist Pei-ying Lin. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. This event is open to the public.

Time: 12/04, Friday 6-7pm China Time

Location: Duke Kunshan Innovation Building 1046

Zoom: 262-835-7204

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Art in the Age of Viral Infection Miniseries | Proposal for Collaboration with Viral Entities (Artist: Pei-Ying Lin)

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU community.

The third miniseries of talks looks at the intersection of pandemic, virology, disease and art, presenting three artists whose works inspect the delicate relationship between ourselves and the sicknesses that plague us, presenting their unique perspectives on wellness.

The lecture scheduled on Friday November 27th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time features the Taiwanese bio artist Pei-ying Lin. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. This event is open to the public.

Time: 11/27, Friday 6-7pm China Time

Location: Duke Kunshan Innovation Building 1046

Zoom: 262-835-7204

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What Could/Should Curating Do 2020 Lecture Series | Kalokagathia: On the Possibility to Think Together the Aesthetical and Ethical in Curating By Suzana Milevska

Press Release WCSCD 2020        

The curatorial program What Could/Should Curating Do 2020 is proud to continue in 2020 with public program through  lecture series

The second  talk  in the 2020 series is titled:

Kalokagathia: On the Possibility to Think Together the Aesthetical and Ethical in Curating

By Suzana Milevska

Date: November 28, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm Belgrade/ 10:00 pm Melbourne/ 07:00 pm Shanghai/ 6:00 am New York

Venue: Zoom link ID: 985 237 3109

Live stream/Facebook link

In the lecture “Kalokagathia: On the Possibility to Think Together the Aesthetical and Ethical in Curating” Suzana Milevska will focus on the ongoing debate about the reciprocal relations and tensions between the categories of beautiful and good, between the form and content, and between other perpetual and artificially distinctions and dichotomies that emerged in art theory during modernism.

This lecture will address the questions of whether such dichotomies are and have ever been viable and how curating helps different art practices in overcoming the hierarchy between aesthetics and ethics over time. More specifically, this lecture explores the ways in which theories of curating brought back to mind the ancient Greek notion of kalokagathia, the intertwinement of aesthetics and ethics and with it, other ethical responsibilities, principles, and values that art forgot to address while giving privilege to its formal aspects. Continue reading “What Could/Should Curating Do 2020 Lecture Series | Kalokagathia: On the Possibility to Think Together the Aesthetical and Ethical in Curating By Suzana Milevska”

Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk on Languages, Cultures and Intercultural Communication #2

Third Space lab (TSL) invites you to attend the second brown bag lunch research talk by Dr. Chen Mengtian (Language and Culture Center) on Reflective teaching through online Chinese as a Second Language courses during Covid-19: Experiences of beginning teachers at universities in China at noon on Friday Nov. 20th, 2020 (China Standard Time)

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday Nov. 19:

https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8faFZ1rutg1BGh7

Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participants. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the inspiring conversation! Light snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP.

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community who are interested in discussing and engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a work-in-progress or a recent publication, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication.

If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey with your availability and potential topics/work you’d be interested in discussing: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z.

Student speakers are welcome but are encouraged to consult the TSL co-directors first. We will arrange in-person and hybrid sessions depending on the responses. Contact Thirdspacelab@dukekunshan.edu.cn or Dr. Zhang Xin (xz261@duke.edu) for inquiries.

Art in the Age of Viral Infection Miniseries | Threads Across Time: BioArt, Synthetic Biology and Emerging Technologies (Artist: Anna Dumitriu)

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU community.

The third miniseries of talks looks at the intersection of pandemic, virology, disease and art, presenting three artists whose works inspect the delicate relationship between ourselves and the sicknesses that plague us, presenting their unique perspectives on wellness.

The lecture scheduled on Friday November 13th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time features the renowned UK bio artist Anna Dumitriu. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. This event is open to the public.

Time: 11/13, Friday 6-7pm China Time

Location: Duke Kunshan Innovation Building 1046

Zoom: 262-835-7204

Plague Dress by Anna Dumitriu Contagious at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave. Photo Fred Ernst.

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Third Space Lab Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk: Languages, Cultures and Intercultural Communication

Third Space lab (TSL) invites you to attend our first brown bag lunch research talk by Dr. Feng Liying (Language and Culture Center) on Persistence in language learning: The role of future self-guides at noon on Friday Nov. 6th, 2020 (China Standard Time)

Please RSVP by 5 pm China Standard Time Thursday November 5 : https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GoIWgZ9EymV3kV

Location: CC 1095. Zoom link will be sent to remote participants.

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the inspiring conversation! Light snacks and bubble tea provided—please be sure to RSVP.

The TSL brown bag lunch research talk is open to all members of the DKU community who are interested in discussing and engaging in a conversation about research projects, either a work-in-progress or a recent publication, broadly related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication.

If you are interested in participating either as a speaker or as audience, please fill out this survey with your availability and potential topics/work you’d be interested in discussing: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9cfFmbMBwF80Z.

Student speakers are welcome but are encouraged to consult the TSL co-directors first. We will arrange in-person and hybrid sessions depending on the responses. Contact Thirdspacelab@dukekunshan.edu.cn or Dr. Zhang Xin (xz261@duke.edu) for inquiries.

The Shanghai Literary Review – Student Assistants – Recruitment

Starting with Issue Seven, DKU and The Shanghai Literary Review (TSLR) will work together in the planning and production of the magazine and will provide working apprenticeships and seminars on publishing for students at DKU.

The Shanghai Literary Review is an annual journal of literature and art, founded in 2016, with an editorial team spread across China, Europe, and the US. To learn more about TSLR, please visit shanghailiterary.com.

We are now looking for student assistants for The Shanghai Literary Review. If you have already filled the Qualtrics Survey, no further action is necessary. We’ll be in touch with you. If you haven’t, please email a one-page CV + short motivation letter with the subject line “Assistant TSLR” by November 2nd, 11:59pm (CST), to: stephanie.anderson@dukekunshan.edu.cn and caio.yurgel@dukekunshan.edu.cn

Number of Students to Hire: 1 or 2 (open to students from any track)

Starting date: 11/16/2020 

Reports to:

Professor Stephanie Anderson, Assistant Professor of American Literature

Professor Caio Yurgel, Assistant Professor of Humanities

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The students will take part in activities related to the magazine and its events, including (but not limited to): distribution, social media management, publishing, marketing, administrative tasks, and event planning. A willingness to commit to the project for at least one academic year, and potentially more than one year, is desirable. Continue reading “The Shanghai Literary Review – Student Assistants – Recruitment”