Upcoming CJS seminar: An Iconology of the Orchid Pavilion Gathering

The legendary gathering at the Orchid Pavilion in China took place in 353 CE, when Wang Xizhi invited forty-one scholars to participate in the annual Spring Purification Festival. During the Tokugawa period (1615-1868), the “Orchid Pavilion” became one of the most important and popular painting themes in Japan. Considering the political and ideological circumstances [...]

Pecha-Kucha: Spring 2012

The presenters of the night (from left to right): Mr. Kei Imafuku, Dr. Yuma Totani, Ms. Tokiko Bazzell, Mr. Stevie Suan, Dr. Gay Satsuma, Mr. James Scanlon-Canegata (not pictured)

On Friday, April 20, CJS hosted our popular Pecha-Kucha event. With over 30 people in attendance, it proved to be a successful night. [...]

UHM Students and Faculty at Waseda University

UH made a strong showing at recent symposium “Remembering 40 Years Since Reversion”: Okinawan Studies Until Now; Okinawan Studies from Now on,” held at Waseda University from March 29th through the 31st.  Fourteen UH students, faculty, and alumni gave presentations on a wide range of topics, joining colleagues from other universities throughout the world in one [...]

SPAS Graduate Student Conference

Photo of the participants at this year's SPAS Graduate Student Conference with Dean Edward Shultz (Dean of SPAS) and Dr. Robert Huey (Director of CJS)

From April 11-13, UH Manoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies hosted “Asia/Pacific Junctures: Challenging Notions of Interdisciplinarity and Regionalism.” Representing universities from North America, Australia, Asia, and the [...]