About Our Workshop

Arts and Politics of East Asia (APEA) is an interdisciplinary workshop that brings together graduate students, faculty members, and sometimes guest speakers to discuss their current work on the interaction of aesthetics, political economy and textual, visual and physical media of pre-modern, modern and contemporary East Asia. The workshop serves as a space for graduate students and invited presenters from varied disciplines to share their work in progress, discuss major cross-regional themes, and engage together the work of noted scholars in the field in a rigorous yet collegial atmosphere. 

If you have any questions, or are interested in presenting at the Art and Politics of East Asia workshop, please contact the student coordinators.


Winter 2022 Schedule

1/28/22 (Friday)
“Research Embarkments: MAPH Thesis Proposal Workshop”
Panelists: TBA
Moderator: Philomena Mazza-Hilway, Preceptor, MAPH

3/4/22 (Friday)
Jiarui Sun, PhD student, EALC
“Transgressive Pen: Voice and Mood in Xiao Hong’s Use of Exclamation Mark”
Discussant: Yueling Ji, PhD candidate, EALC

3/11/22 (Friday)
Anthony Stott, PhD candidate, EALC & Comparative Literature
“Spatial Repertoires of and against the Emperor System: The Cultural Anthropology of Yamaguchi Masao and Architectural Theory of Isozaki Arata”
Discussant: Jue Hou, PhD candidate, Comparative Literature & Social Thought

3/18/22 (Friday)
Xingming Wang, PhD student, Comparative Literature, Rutgers University
“Coal, Energy Awareness, and Environmental (Un)consciousness in Modern Chinese Literature”
Discussant: TBA

Faculty Sponsors: Professor Michael Bourdaghs, Professor Kyeong-Hee Choi

Student Coordinators (2021-2022): Siting Jiang (sitingjiang@uchicago.edu) and Nick Ogonek (nogonek@uchicago.edu). 

Time: Fridays, 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom (Winter 2022)

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