East Asia Now explores connections between East Asia and the United States through interviews, discussions, and lectures. It is an outreach initiative of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
Junko Habu On What Food Insecurity in Pre-Modern Japan Can Teach Us About Sustainability
In this episode CEAS Associate Director David Fields speaks with Junko Habu, professor of Anthropology at the University of California-Berkeley. Habu discusses her interest in food security in Jomon Japan and what lessons prehistoric societies can teach us in our own quest for sustainability.
Jean-Pierre Cabestan, "China Tomorrow: Democracy Or Dictatorship?"
This episode features a talk given by Jean-Pierre Cabestan on his recent book China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship? Cabestan is a political scientist at Hong Kong Baptist University. This talk was given in Madison in fall 2019.
Toshihiro Nakayama, "How Japan Handled the ‘Trump Shock’ and learned to Live with it"
This episode features a talk given by Toshihiro Nakayama titled “"How Japan Handled the ‘Trump Shock’ and learned to Live with it: Understanding Japan-US Relations from a Japanese Perspective." Nakayama is a prominent Japanese public intellectual, a Professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy at Keio University in Tokyo, and a journalist.
TransAsia and the World is now East Asia Now
We are excited to announce that TransAsia and the World is transitioning to East Asia Now an outreach initiative of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We look forward to continuing to bring you programming touching on a wide range of topics in East Asian Studies and on issues connecting East Asia and the United States, including lectures, interviews, and discussions. Please look for new episodes in the coming weeks.
Justin Tse on Asian American Religion
Episode 15 - Justin Tse discusses the trans-Pacific lives of Cantonese Protestants, his approach to the study of Asian American history and religion, and the 2014 Hong Kong Umbrella Movement.
Joseph Ho on Missionary Photography in Republican China
Galen Poor and Joshua Tan interview Joseph Ho about his intersecting interests in the modern history of Christianity in China and the history of photography. Learn about cultural encounters between Americans and China in the early twentieth century, the unique position of American missionaries in early twentieth century China, the history of photography and film-making in China, and how photographs and other visual materials are a rich and unique archival source to do history.
Joseph Ho is an Assistant Professor of History at Albion College. He completed his PhD in history from the University of Michigan in 2017. Ho is the co-editor of War and Occupation in China: The Letters of an American Missionary from Hangzhou, 1937-1938.