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Upcoming Events

10/26/18: 11th Annual Conference on US-China Economic Relations and China’s Economic Development

Friday, October 26, 2018 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Commons, 6th Floor Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 RSVP We are delighted to invite you to the 11th annual conference on China’s Economic Development and...
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10/25/2018: Sigur Center Summer Language Fellow Roundtable

Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Chung-wen Shih Conference Room Suite 503 The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052   The Sigur Center for Asian Studies would like to invite you to a roundtable discussion with the...
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10/25/18 Film Screening & Discussion: Mother, Daughter, Sister

Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Lindner Family Commons Suite 602 The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 RSVP HERE! The Elliott School Gender Equality Initiative, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, International...
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10/17/18: Book Launch: Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Room 505 The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 RSVP HERE! The Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Elliott School Book Launch Series cordially invite you to a book launch...
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Past Events

10/11/18: The Past in Asia’s Present: Rethinking Inner and East Asian International Relations

Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Chung-wen Shih Conference Room, Suite 503 The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 RSVP HERE! About the Event: The Research Initiative on Multination States and the Sigur Center...
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10/10/18: Tibet’s Economy in a Time of Trade War Babble: Locating the Economics of Tibet in Chinese Development Strategies and US-China Trade Relations

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Lindner Family Commons Suite 602 The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 Yangbajing geothermal power station in Tibet. Original image found here. Tibet Audio (1) Tibet Audio (2)...
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10/3/18: Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the GW Department of Anthropology cordially invite you to a book launch discussion with Professor Bernard Adeney-Risakotta about his latest publication, “Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam.”...
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10/2/2018: Sigur Center Summer Research Fellow Roundtable

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies would like to invite you to a roundtable discussion with the Sigur Center summer research fellows to talk about their research experiences in Asia! Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Chung-wen Shih Conference Room Suite 503...
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10/4/18: U.S. Politics and Government: The View From Asia

Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lindner Family Commons – Room 602 (6th Floor) The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 RSVP The Sigur Center for Asian Studies will host a panel of news journalists based in...
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9/24/18: GTI Taiwan Cinema Night: “Kano”

The Global Taiwan Institute, the Organization of Asian Studies, and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University are pleased to present the film “Kano” in GTI’s ongoing series of social and cultural programs in Washington, DC....
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9/26/18: Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila (1945)

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Asia Policy Point cordially invite to a book launch discussion with author James M. Scott (Target Tokyo; The War Below; and The Attack on the Liberty) to talk about his most recent publication, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and...
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9/20/18: Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration 中秋节庆祝活动

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the GW Confucius Institute will hold the 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival in the GW Confucius Institute townhouse. Guests will get a chance to taste the traditional holiday food, the famous mooncakes, and network with others who are interested...
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9/18/18: Asian Development Bank’s Role in Asia and the Pacific Region: Past Lessons and Future Challenges

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the GW Institute for International Economic Policy cordially invite to a special discussion with Mr. Xianbin Yao, Special Senior Advisor to the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).   Tuesday, September 18, 2018...
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9/24: The Indo-Pacific and Regional Trends: Towards Connectivity or Conflict?

Monday, September 24, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Room 505 The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 This event is co-sponsored with the Rising Powers Initiative Indo Pacific Audio (1) Indo-Pacific Audio (2) Indo-Pacific Audio (3)...
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9/13/18: Japan’s Foreign Policy during an Era of Global Turbulence: Perspectives of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan

Mr. Yukio Edano’s Remarks (in Japanese)     Mr. Yukio Edano’s Remarks (in English) Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM State Room – 7th Floor 1957 E St. NW Washington DC 20052 This event is free and open to the public and...
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9/10/18: The Great Australian China Debate: Issues and Implications for the United States and the World

Recordings Now Available!! The Great Australian China Debate Part 1 The Great Australian China Debate Part 2 The Great Australian China Debate Part 3 Monday, September 10, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Room 505 1957 E St. NW Washington DC 20052 This event is free and...
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8/31/18: Book Launch: Memory, Identity, and Commemorations of World War II – Anniversary Politics in Asia Pacific

Recordings Now Available!! Book Launch Part 1: Introduction and the PRC Book Launch Part 2: Japan and Taiwan Book Launch Part III: South Korea and Germany Book Launch Part IV: Q&A   Friday, August 31, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lindner Commons – Room...
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8/29/18: Migration, Surveillance, and Inter-Imperial Spaces: Taraknath Das in North America, 1908–1925

Recordings now available!! Neilesh Bose Talk Part 1 Neilesh Bose Talk Part 2 Neilesh Bose Talk Part 3 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Chung-wen Shih Conference Room 1957 E St. NW, Suite 503 Washington DC 20052 This event is free and open to the...
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7/26/18: Taiwan Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Art Exhibition Opening Reception: Taiwan, A Beautiful Landscape Thursday, July 26, 2018 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 2nd Floor, Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052 This event is co-sponsored with the Global Taiwan Institute, the Sigur...
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7/24/18: Taiwan’s Energy Future

Event Recording Here!   Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lindner Family Commons – Room 602 (6th Floor) Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052 This event is co-sponsored with the Global Taiwan...
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9/21/18: Historical Cartography in East Asia

Friday, September 21, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gelman Library International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room, 702 (7th floor) 2130 H St NW, Washington, DC 20052 This event is co-sponsored with the GW Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures. This event is free...
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7/11/18: Taiwan’s Role in Countering CCP Political Warfare

Event Recordings Below! Part 1: Introduction & Toshi Yoshihara Remarks Part 2: Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Shanthi Kalathil Remarks Part 3: Panelist Discussion Part 4: Audience Q&A Event Gallery Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Elliott...
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6/19/18: NBR-Sigur Center Roundtable: Implications of DPRK Diplomacy for Taiwan

RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE! Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs State Room – 7th Floor 1957 E St., NW Washington, DC 20052 This event is co-sponsored by The National Bureau of Asian Research and the Sigur...
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6/21/18: North Korea on the Cusp: New Prospects for Science Diplomacy – A Discussion with Richard A. Stone

Event Recordings Below! North Korea on the Cusp 1 North Korea on the Cusp 2 Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 1957 E St., NW Washington, DC 20052  This event is co-sponsored by the Partnerships for...
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Locating the Global Politics of Diaspora Engagement: Engaging Tamils in Development in Toronto–A Discussion with Visiting Scholar Catherine Craven

Monday, May 7, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Chung-wen Shih Conference Room, Suite 503 The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St. NW,  Washington, DC 20052  RSVP at go.gwu.edu/TamilDiasporainToronto Tamil Diaspora 1 Tamil Diaspora 2 Recent decades have...
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China: End of the Reform Era – A Book Launch with Professor Carl Minzner

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23rd Annual Gaston Sigur Memorial Lecture: Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 years of China-Korea Relations–A Discussion with Dr. Odd Arne Westad

                       Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM State Room, 7th Floor The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St., NW Washington, DC 20052  Co-Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the GW Institute for Korean...
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From Deng to Xi:The Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy

Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy Audio (1) Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy Audio (2) Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy Audio (3) Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy Audio...
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Framing Global Competition in Higher Education: The Shanghai Ranking and its Impact

Shanghai Ranking Audio (1) Shanghai Ranking Audio...
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Jungle Art: Indonesia at the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Galleries–A Discussion with Emma Natalya Stein

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 1957 E St., NW Washington, DC 20052  This event is co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the  Corcoran School of the Arts & Design Guung Kawi, Bali...
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Plunder and Pilgrimage: The Making of an Art Market in Western India Around 1800–A Discussion with Dr. Holly Shaffer

Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 1957 E St., NW Washington, DC 20052  This event is co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the  Corcoran School of the Arts & Design    RSVP...
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Providing Healthcare in North Korea: Issues, Ethics, and Politics

Healthcare in North Korea Audio (1) Healthcare in North Korea Audio (2) Healthcare in North Korea Audio (3) This event is hosted by the Organization for Asian Studies, and co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies....
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China’s Pursuit of Regional Leadership: Implications for the United States and Asia A Discussion with Timothy Heath

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Room 505 Washington, DC 20052 Rise of China Audio (1) Rise of China Audio (2) Rise of China Audio (3) China’s leaders have called for the country to...
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Don’t Copy that Floppy! Chinese Theft of U.S. Military Technologies

This event is hosted by the Organization of Asian Studies, co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies....
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Taiwan Conference: How Does Taiwan’s Defense and Security Status Stack Up?

Thursday, April 5, 2018 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, State Room (7th Floor) Washington, DC 20052 Taiwan Roundtable Audio (1) Taiwan Roundtable Audio (2) Taiwan Roundtable Audio (3) Taiwan Roundtable Audio (4)...
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Early Photography of the Silk Road: A Discussion with Visiting Scholar Maeve Nolan

  Part of the Sigur Center’s Visiting Scholar Roundtable Series Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Chung-wen Shih Conference Room The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503 Washington, DC 20052 Early Photography...
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Traversing the Warrior Fantasy–Martial Culture and The Meiji Restoration

Friday, March 23, 2018 Time: 2pm-4pm Location: National Churchill Library and Center (Gelman Libaray 101a) This event is co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. Traversing the Warrior Fantasy Audio...
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Three Waves of Jewish Migration to China: 1845-1941

Event Schedule 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Registration 2:30pm – 4:00pm – Lecture and Q&A 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Refreshments & networking Room: Lindner Commons (Rm 602) Address: Elliott School of International Affairs – 1957 E St...
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Film Screening and Discussion of Left for Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 Myanmar’s Muslim Minority Audio (1) Myanmar’s Muslim Minority...
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Book Launch: Mediating Islam: Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia A Discussion with Dr. Janet Steele

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 Steele Book Launch Audio (1) Steele Book Launch Audio (2) Broadening an overly narrow definition of...
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Taiwan Lecture: Archiving Taiwanese Literature in Translation: A Discussion with Dr. Jonathan Stalling

Monday, March 26, 2018 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Gelman Library, Room 702 2130 H St. NW Washington, DC 20052   Archiving Taiwanese Literature Audio (1) Archiving Taiwanese Literature Audio (2) Archiving Taiwanese Literature Audio (3)   You are invited to join...
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The Art of Chieftaincy in the Writings of Pashtun Tribal Rulers: A Discussion with Dr. Mikhail Pelevin

Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 Art of the Chieftaincy Audio (1) Art of the Chieftaincy Audio (2) Art of the Chieftaincy Audio (3)...
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China in the 21st Century: Why History Still Matters: A Discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Dr. Maura Cunningham

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 China in the 21st Century Audio (1) China in the 21st Century Audio (2) China in the 21st Century Audio...
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Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work in the US and Japan: A Discussion with Dr. Steven Vogel

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 Marketcraft Audio (1) Marketcraft Audio (2) Marketcraft Powerpoint Slides From financial regulation...
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Exporting Censorship in the Digital Age: Lessons in Chinese Sharp Power A Discussion with Dr. Glenn Tiffert

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Room 505 Washington, DC 20052 Exporting Digital Censorship Audio (1) Exporting Digital Censorship Audio (2) The Chinese Communist Party is pursuing a...
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Taking Stock of Cross Strait Relations: Chinese Postures and Taiwan’s Prospects–A Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Lunch: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Roundtable Discussion: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Room 602 (6th Floor) Washington, DC 20052 Taiwan Roundtable Audio (1)...
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How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Masking of the Universal Franchise–A Discussion with Dr. Ornit Shani

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM   The Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 1957 E St. NW,  Washington, DC 20052  How India Became Democratic explores the greatest experiment in democratic human history. It tells the...
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Mobilizing without the Masses: Control and Contention in China–A Discussion with Dr. Diana Fu

Monday, March 26, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Room 505 Washington, DC 20052 RSVP at go.gwu.edu/MobilizingWithouttheMasses Join us for a discussion on civil society, state repression and mobilization in...
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The Objectives Resolution of Pakistan: Islam, Minorities, and the Making of a Democracy–Discussion with Dr. Neeti Nair

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 The creation of the state of Pakistan in 1947 was sudden and unexpected. Several details including...
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Lunar New Year Celebration with the Organization of Asian Studies

Selected Photos Have you already forgotten your New Year’s resolutions? Do you love to learn about new cultures? Are you particularly interested in learning more about Asian culture? Well, you are in luck! This February 15th, the Organization of Asian Studies is...
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