The Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI) Seminar Series addresses grand challenges today in politics, economics, social justice, immigration, armed conflicts, and environment that are creating an overlapping effect between the Asian and the global, making it necessary that the existing framework for Asia Studies be re-crafted. Intensifying flows of people, goods, ideas, and cultures within Asia and between Asia and the rest of the world are calling for a new approach to Asia from a transnational and transhistorical perspective. The seminar series is an extension of the Chao Center's broader research initiative, TARI, that brings together scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines and methodologies as postdoctoral fellows to address this complexity. Throughout the academic year, each fellow will host a seminar to share their unique research and perspective. All seminars are free and open to the public.
March 2017: Han Sang Kim, Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies
"Film Auterism as Cold War Governmentality: A Korean Case"
March 2017: Sandeep Ray, Henry Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies
"Fear of the Hyphenated Citizen: The Internment of Chinese-Indians in 1962"
November 2016: Brianne Donaldson, Bhagwaan Mahavir/Chao Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Jain Studies
"(im)Practical Ethics?: Remembering Plants, Animals, and Microscopic Life in Jain Rituals of Nonharm"
October 2016: Bhavani Arabandi, Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies
"Karma and the Myth of the New Indian Super Woman"