Join us for a lecture by Costas Lapavitsas, Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. The lecture celebrates the release by Verso Press of Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All. Lapavitsas explores the roots of the recent economic crisis in terms of "financialization," the most salient feature of which is the rise of financial profit, in part extracted directly from households through financial expropriation, and discusses the options available for controlling finance and resolutions to the current crisis. The event will be moderated by Cornel Ban, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University and a specialist in the political economy of crises and transitions. Costas Lapavitsas's research interests include the relationship of... More
Boston University alumni are on the move — around the world! This March, BU alumni are meeting in Beijing for BU Momentum, the largest gathering of alumni in Asia in Boston University history. This weekend-long event combines BU’s 5th Asian Alumni Festival and 5th Asian Business Forum into one can’t-miss opportunity to network, reconnect with classmates, and celebrate the energy and trajectory of your alma mater. The gathering is going to take place at the five-star China World Hotel for three days of cultural excursions, networking events, business panels, celebrations, and more. Date: March 28-March 30 Location: China World Hotel No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, 100004, China Check also the profile of one of our most successful alumni in China, Hugo Shong, Boston University Trustee, and based in Beijing, More
1. Fortunate Ones--by Sara Rimer Defined by being only children and empowered by a roaring economy, Chinese students are seizing the best college education in the world. 2. Visiting Scholars--by Rich Barlow As Chinese students meet the challenges of a new language and new ways to learn, higher education finds new ways to welcome them. 3. Nation Builders--by Art Jahnke China's nextgen returns home with ideas and skills that will energize business and influence economies around the world. For the complete report, click here.
EVENT: “Experimenting with Apsara 飛天: Mei Lanfang’s New Opera ‘Fairy Gives Flowers to the Earth’ and Peking Opera Modernism” Workshop (03/07/2014)
“梅蘭芳《天女散花》”討論會 Participants: Eileen Cheng-Yin Chow (Duke University) Wai-Yee Li (Harvard University) David Wang (Harvard University) Eugene Wang (Harvard University) Rudolf Wagner (Heidelberg University) Catherine Yeh (Boston University) Conference abstract: Mei Lanfang’s new opera “Tiannü sanhua” 天女散花 performed in 1917 can be considered as a milestone in the history of Peking opera. It was an artistic tour de force: an opera newly written by Mei’s supporters and tailored to him; a new dance arrangement that integrated singing, new types of costumes, a new makeup (including hairdo), and a new stage design and lighting with props. It was also an event of unprecedented social engagement of literati, politicians turned patrons, a new breed of newspaper theater critics, as well as photographers and eventually painters. Billed as a major event at... More
Again this year we are inviting applications from students from other colleges and universities for the University of Missouri Japan Summer Program. Students train in traditional Japanese puppetry, Taiko Drumming, Kyudo Archery, and other Japanese performing and martial arts, while learning Japanese and living with Japanese host families. University of Missouri Japan Summer Program, June 16~ August 12, 2014 Like and Share on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mizzoujapansummer2014 http://international.missouri.edu/study-outside-the-us/programs/detail.php?program=10015 Applications are now being accepted for the University of Missouri 2014 Summer Japan Program. College and university students or graduates from any institution are welcome to apply for the program. Students begin in the Kansai region of Japan in pre-program activities in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. The Program then moves to a seaside youth hostel in Tokushima on the... More
MEXT: JAPAN’S MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2014 JAPANESE STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP The Japanese Government’s MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) offers scholarships to students who wish to pursue Japanese language and culture studies in Japan. This program provides students with an intensive course in the Japanese language and an introduction to various aspects of Japanese studies. MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship applicants must be US citizens who were born between April 2, 1984 and April 1, 1996 and must be undergraduate students majoring in fields related to Japanese language or culture at a university outside of Japan. Applicants should have good Japanese language ability and be in good health. The award includes round trip airfare, exemption from all school fees, and a monthly stipend. The 2014... More
Language Link is an hour long conversation group that takes place once a week. The classes are held at 100 Baystate road on the 5th floor. (The specific classroom number depends on the sessions you choose). These sessions revolve around your interests to have casual conversations. Each student is required to sign up 24 hours prior to each session. This process is throughly explained onhttp://www.bu.edu/erc/link/schedule-ll-group/. Novice (1st semester / half a year of experience) - 5-6PM Tuesdays Intermediate (3rd semester / 1.5-3 years of experience) - 4-5PM Thursdays Advanced (5th semester / 3+ years of experience) - 4-5PM Tuesdays Please e-mail Sayaka Kawano, the Language Link leader email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
China has become an influential source of foreign direct investment in the last decade. The growth coincides with a series of regulatory reforms governing China’s outbound direct investment (CODI). The paper studies the new regulation of CODI and explains distortion and disjuncture in CODI, particularly the under-representation of private companies, the market-defying geographic and sector concentration, and generally low profitability of China’s outbound investment. The paper uses statistics published by Chinese government and international organizations, as well as a number of interviews at private companies. Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Location: Eilts Room, Department of International Relations | 154 Bay State Road, 2nd Floor
While bilateralism has developed as a key framework for the Asia-Pacific regional cooperation in security, trade and finance, multilateral forums and diplomacy in this bilateralism-centered structure of Asian regional cooperation have gained more significance in recent years. Japan has emerged as one of the key countries in promoting Asian multilateralism through its engagement in, for instance, TPP, RCEP, EAS and CMIM. This seminar aims to explore Japan’s shift to Asian multilateralism in its regional diplomacy, and illustrate that it can be seen as a response to the structural change in the region, particularly the rivalry between the U.S and China. The speaker highlights that Japan may play important roles in the equilibrium between the two largest economies, and this holds... More
Join us at the Fleming Museum for our series of afternoon and evening programs. Each program is related to an exhibition or part of our permanent collection currently on view. Programs are included with regular admission, unless noted otherwise. For more information, click here.