Other Boston-Related Events

The Origins of the Missionary Impulse

June 21st, 2017


“The Origins of the Missionary Impulse”

Prof. Jeremy Menchik, Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University

Tuesday, April 25, 12:00pm

Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs 

Conference Room

10 Lenox St. Brookline, MA 

*Professor Menchik is asking people to read his paper prior to the meeting.
Be sure to RSVP to awestbro@bu.edu for lunch and a copy of the paper to read before the meeting*

Boston Korean Diaspora

April 4th, 2017

Boston Korean Diaspora
Date: April 14, 12:00 pm
Location: School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Ave, Room STH 325

As the semester draws to a close, the Center for Global Christianity & Mission will sponsor a lunch event during which our 5th team of researchers will report on what they discovered about the Boston Korean Diaspora. Before immigration reform in 1965, Koran immigrants to Boston were almost entirely intellectuals. This is an opportunity to hear their stories, discover the kinds of networks they forged, and the impact they had on both the United States and Korea.


The Cultural Revolution and Cinema: An International Symposium

April 12th, 2016


Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30am to 5:30pmLocation: Room S020, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MAMore information:
http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/event/cultural-revolution-and-cinema-international-symposium?delta=0What was cultural about the Cultural Revolution, or was the decade only a cultural desert? Upon the fiftieth anniversary of the Cultural Revolution, this symposium considers the cinematic production and reception, practices and legacies of that tumultuous decade. The mass criticism of several “poisonous weed” films in the mid-1960s helped to launch the Cultural Revolution, and the 1970s saw the expansion of the film exhibition network and radical growth of film audiences. If film was the mass medium that reached the most number of people, were these people simply “brainwashed” by what they saw, or were there more alternative modes of reception? With the censorship and rejection of nearly all films made before 1966, what special film aesthetics and genres emerged in the Cultural Revolution? How did cinema interact with other propaganda media? What was the political role of film production, exhibition, and criticism, especially given the intense involvement of top political leaders? What has been the afterlife of Cultural Revolution cinema, and how are the decade’s films and everyday movie- going remembered today? These questions will be addressed in the three panels—Revolution through Cinema, Revolutionary Aesthetics, and Cinematic Memories—plus a roundtable discussion.

Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Harvard-Yenching Institute, and the CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinology.
**This symposium also coincides with a film program at the Harvard Film Archive, Xie Jin, Before and After the Cultural Revolution (April 15-May 1).  Please refer to http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2016marmay/xie.html for more details.