International Events (Systemwide)The Specter of the Communist Manifesto Stalks "Globalization"
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:30:00 -10002014-10-03 14:30:002014-10-03 16:00:00Saunders Hall 624
<div class="start">October 3, 2014, 2:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Saunders Hall 624</div>
<div class="descr">Starting with a brief genealogy of the keyword 'globalization' from its earliest usages before World War II to its explosive rise in the academic and public discourse of the 1990s, this talk focuses on some key texts produced by Marxist intellectuals in the 1990s. Primarily seizing upon Marx's and Engels' Communist Manifesto as the founding text of 'globalization theory', Marxist intellectuals reinvigorated their theoretical and political vision by imbuing the new buzzword with alternative meanings that challenged hegemonic neoliberal definitions and understandings of 'globalization' as the 'inevitable expansion and integration of markets around the globe'.</div>
Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi in concert
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -10002014-10-03 19:30:002014-10-03 21:30:00Orvis Auditorium
<div class="start">October 3, 2014, 7:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Orvis Auditorium</div>
<div class="descr">Emel Mathlouthi is a songwriter, composer, guitarist, and singer who is bringing a powerful brand new sound to Tunisian music. Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva Fairouz. Her captivating style is lyrical, with powerful rock, oriental and trip hop influences (she's collaborated with Adrian Thaws AKA Tricky).
Emel began her artistic career at the age of 8 on stage at the small amphitheater in the Ibn Sina suburb of Tunis where she lived until the age of 25, when she moved to France to pursue her career as a singer. Her song "Kelmti Horra", (my word is free) was taken up by the Arab Spring revolutionaries and sung on the streets of Tunis. She has immense stage presence and a voice that spells revolution and freedom.
Wonders of Bibimbap (Korean Dish): Food preparation demo and tasting event
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -10002014-10-04 11:00:002014-10-04 13:00:00Center for Korean Studies
<div class="start">October 4, 2014, 11:00 am</div>
<div class="location">Center for Korean Studies</div>
<div class="descr">Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed rice". Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sauted and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. At the event, Bibimbap will be served free after a short presentation about Bibimbap. </div>
Bollywood Mondays: 'Bandini' (1963)
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -10002014-10-06 15:30:002014-10-06 18:00:00Watanabe Hall 112
<div class="start">October 6, 2014, 3:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Watanabe Hall 112</div>
<div class="descr">'Bandini' (Imprisoned) is a masterpiece from legendary director Bimal Roy. The film follows Kalyani (Nutan, in an award-winning performance), who we meet in a pre-independence prison, locked up for an unknown crime. Her gentleness and beauty draw the attention of the charming prison doctor (Dharmendra). To explain why Kalyani is determined to serve out her sentence and resist the overtures of the dashing doctor, we need to learn of her past, and her crime.
The past is told in flashback, where we see Kalyani grow up in a village as the postmaster's daughter. During the 1930s she falls in love with Bikash Ghosh (Ashok Kumar), a member of an anti-colonial revolutionary group, who is on the run from the authorities. The movie comes to an emotional and stirring climax where redemption is possible, and Kalyani has a chance to choose her destiny.
This is the fifth movie in the 13th UH Bollywood film series, running every Monday this fall. For a copy of the full semester film series schedule, see the contact information below.</div>
Let's talk about History of Korea (VANK)
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -10002014-10-08 16:30:002014-10-08 18:00:00Art Auditorium
<div class="start">October 8, 2014, 4:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Art Auditorium</div>
<div class="descr">A Korean volunteer organization 'VANK (Voluntary Agency Network of Korea)' spearheads numerous civilian diplomatic missions that helps better understanding of Korea and Korean culture to outside world. With the sponsorship from Provincial Government of Gyeongsangbuk-Do, VANK will spread message of peaceful unification of Korean peninsula.</div>
German Film Series - Alice in the Cities
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -10002014-10-15 13:30:002014-10-15 15:30:00Moore Hall 258
<div class="start">October 15, 2014, 1:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Moore Hall 258</div>
<div class="descr">Alice in the Cities (1974) - Dir. Wim Wenders - 110 mins.
A West German journalist winds up tending to a nine year old after a brief encounter with her mother.
A classic early urban road movie by New German Cinema director Wim Wenders.
In German with English sub-titles</div>
15th Annual Conference of the Int'l Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -10002014-10-16 09:00:002014-10-17 17:00:00Center for Korean Studies
<div class="start">October 16, 2014, 9:00 am</div>
<div class="location">Center for Korean Studies</div>
<div class="descr">The International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies (ISLH/HS) promotes the study and appreciation of humor wherever Spanish and Portuguese are spoken. The society encourages all areas of humor scholarship in the Luso-Brazilian and Hispanic worlds. It is dedicated to dissemination of information to a diverse population and encourages communication with others interested in this expanding field.
The Department of Languages & Literatures of Europe and the Americas and the College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa are pleased to organize and host the 15th Annual Conference of the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies on October 16-17, 2014.
<a href="https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/luso-hispanic-humor-studies-conference/call-for-proposals">Call for Papers deadline EXTENDED - April 30, 2014</a>
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -10002014-10-16 12:00:002014-10-16 13:30:00Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
<div class="start">October 16, 2014, 12:00 pm</div>
<div class="location">Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)</div>
<div class="descr">Thursday, Oct 16, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
"Trials, Judges and Lawyers in Early Chinese Movies"
Alison Conner, Richardson School of Law, UH Mānoa
This presentation will analyze the ways in which trials, judges and lawyers are depicted in some of the most famous Chinese movies of the 1930s and 1940s, including Street Angel , Goddess , Long Live the Missus , and Crows and Sparrows . Despite the relative newness of their profession, lawyers make a surprising number of appearances in these early films, where they act in both criminal and civil cases, particularly divorce. Chinese filmmakers also used courtroom scenes to great dramatic effect, whether as a stage for an upright lawyer or as an intimidating venue for ordinary people lacking wealth or power. Of course, these movies are the product of their time and place, and they addressed the issues of an earlier age. But their broader legal themes-access to justice and the use of law by ordinary citizens-remain of great importance now. What insights might these classic movies offer as we consider legal developments in China today?
About the Speaker: Alison Conner is Professor of Law and Director of International Programs at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i/Mānoa, where she teaches courses on Chinese and comparative law. Before joining the University of Hawaiʻi in 1995, she taught law in China, Singapore and Hong Kong for twelve years. She writes on modern Chinese law and Chinese legal history but maintains her broader interests in Asian history, art and cinema; recent articles focus on the Chinese legal profession and on the depiction of the legal system in Chinese movies. Recent articles include "Images of Justice (and Injustice): Trials in the Movies of Xie Jin" (2013), "The Lawyer Who Haunts Us: Yin Zhaoshi and the Bright Day" (2014) and "Trials and Injustice in Awaara: A Post-Colonial Movie on Post-Revolutionary Screens" (2014).