Guest lecture: "Imperial Cities as Capitals of Buddhist Empires" By Professor Dorothy Wong
Thursday, October 3
4pm - 5:30pm
James Blair Hall, Room 223

The period ca. 645–770 marked an extraordinary era in the development of East Asian Buddhism and Buddhist art.

    CANCELED: Ann Stoler: Colonial Disorders: A Planetary Reflection
    Thursday, October 3
    5pm - 7pm
    Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

    Ann Stoler talk is canceled and will be rescheduled in the SPRING 2020.


      Info Session: AMES-APIA Freeman Intern Fellowships in Asia Program
      Friday, October 4
      2:15pm - 4:30pm
      Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

      The current Freeman Intern Fellows returning from Asia present about their host organizations, locations, and the application process for the 2020 Freeman Intern Fellowships competition.

      Sylvia Chong: Fifty Shades of Yellow: Fetishizing Culture and Race in Crazy Rich Asians
      Tuesday, October 8
      5pm - 7pm
      Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

      Sylvia Chong (English and Asian American Studies at UVA and Director of the Asian American Studies Program) will present material from her newest project, "Fifty Shades of Yellow: Fetishizing Culture and Transnationalizing Race in Crazy Rich Asians"

        Dr. Frank Cha's "Community Matters: Grassroots Activism & Vietnamese Americans in the US Gulf South"
        Friday, October 18
        12pm - 1pm
        Morton Hall, Room 140

        Dr. Frank Cha received his Ph.D. in American Studies from William & Mary. This talk traces the emergence of Vietnamese American communities in Louisiana and Mississippi and their growing wave of social and environmental activism.

        Activist from Gaza, Yousef Aljamal: "Palestinian Child Detainees" 
        Tuesday, October 22
        7pm - 9pm
        Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

         "Palestinian Child Detainees" will be the focus of a presentation by Palestinian human rights activist Yousef Aljamal on Tuesday, October 22, 7 p.m. in Blow 332 on W&M's campus.

          Coevolution in the Anthropocene: The Complexity of Nature in a Rapidly Changing World
          Thursday, October 24
          5pm - 6:30pm
          James Blair Hall, Room 223

          Dr. W. John Kress is Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany Emeritus at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

            Japanese Studies Lecture: Mire Koikari 
            Thursday, October 31
            5pm - 6:30pm

            Mire Koikari, a professor in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, she will speak on gender issues in culture and politics in Japan since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima in March 2011.