October 2012 Archives

YMCA in China, Japan, and Korea 1889 - 1930

Date: 11/06/2012

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: Room 120b Andersen Library

Beginning with Japan in 1889 the North American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was instrumental in developing the YMCA movement into a global enterprise. Driven the missionary zeal of the time the YMCA sought to "evangelize to the world in a generation." However, rather than promoting a particular religion, the YMCA with its three-fold mission of developing the whole individual - mind, body, and spirit worked to foster a new breed of Christian citizen. This presentation will discuss the trends and highlights of YMCA work in China, Japan and Korea with particular emphasis on the physical, educational and religious work from its entry into the field in 1889 through to the dismantling of the foreign work in the 1930's.

Two Presentations

Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrializing Korea

Date: 10/22/2012

Time: 4-5:30 pm

Location: 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

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The World in the Year 1000: The View from Beijing - Presentation by Valerie Hansen

Date: 10/23/2012

Time: 4-5:30 pm

Location: 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

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CiNii will be temporarily unavailable, Nov. 3-5, 2012

The Japanese bibliographic database, CiNii, will be temporarily stopped from 17:00 on Nov. 3 to 9:00 on Nov. 5 (JST) due to regular maintenance.  If you need to search CiNii database to identify the holding libraries in Japan, please do so before or after this downtime.

Mo Yan Awarded 2012 Noble Price for Literature

Mo Yan became the first Chinese citizen to receive the 2012 Noble Price for Literature. Click here to check out his books. 

Database of Old Diaries in the Heian Period

Kundoku version ("Japanese" or explanation reading) "Mido kanpakuki"
御堂関白日記 (Diary of Mido kanpaku) all 3843 days from year 998 -  1021
(full-text searchable database) becomes available at the International
Research Center of Japanese Studies.


English explanation:

Require registration for use. (free)

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