CGA Fall 2021 Events

The Light of Asia: Sir Edwin Arnold and his Biography of the Buddha
A dialogue between Jairam Ramesh and Tansen Sen
Jairam Ramesh | Author of The Light of Asia; Rajya Sabha MP 
Tansen Sen | Professor of History, Director of the Center for Global Asia, NYU Shanghai
September 15, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Zoom Webinar

Beyond the Two Shores: Literature, Decolonization and the Cold War
Francesca Orsini | Professor, SOAS
September 29, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

The Construction of “Mainstream Islam”: the Politics of Orthodoxy and Nationalism in post-1998 Indonesia
Saskia Schäfer | Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University
October 13, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Zoom Webinar

An Indian Historian in Dunhuang: Romila Thapar’s Visit to China in 1957
A dialogue between Romila Thapar, Tansen Sen, and Adhira Mangalagiri 
Romila Thapar | Emeritus Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Tansen Sen | Professor of History, Director of the Center for Global Asia, NYU Shanghai
Adhira Mangalagiri | Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Queen Mary University of London; Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Global Asia, NYU Shanghai
October 20, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Inaugural China-India Dialogue Series

The Silk Road: Connecting Histories and Futures
Tim Winter | Professor, Discipline of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Western Australia 
November 12, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Chairman Mao’s Children: Generation and the Politics of Memory in China
Bin Xu | Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University
November 10, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Asian Embodiment of a White Canon: Shakespeare and East Asia
Alexa Alice Joubin | Professor of English, George Washington University
November 11, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

A Star God is Born: Chintaku Reifujin in Japanese Religion
Sujung Kim | Associate Professor of Religious Studies, DePauw University
December 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Henry Luce Foundation Workshop
Beyond the Hinterland and the Sea: Port-cities and Coastal Environments
December 9–11
Co-organized by NYU Shanghai and Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

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