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In-Asia Grant Presentation: Bamboo Bikes in Beijing

Oberlin Shansi is proud to present the next talk in a series which will showcase the projects carried out by recipients of Shansi In-Asia Grants. These first-, second-, and third-years spent January 2018 in Asia focusing on topics ranging from bamboo bicycles in Beijing to LGBT issues in Thailand. Please join us to hear about their work. PRESENTATION DETAILS Bamboo Bikes in Beijing Eleda Fernald '20 spent January 2018 in China working with a small company named "Bamboo Bicycles Beijing & Beyond". She spent most of her time interviewing employees to create an anthology of alternate voices and viewpoints on topics such as "environmentalism in China, making things by hand, creativity, making th

Professor Simon Avenell to give lecture: “Environment as Method: Postwar Japanese Activism and East

We're pleased to share an invitation to a talk being given by Dr. Simon Avenell, Professor of History, Australia National University, entitled “Environment as Method: Postwar Japanese Activism and East Asia”. It will take place TODAY, Thursday March 29, 2018 at 4:30 pm in the AJLC's Hallock Auditorium. A short description is provided below: "Spanning the era of Japanese industrial pollution in the 1960s and the more recent rise of movements addressing global environmental problems, Avenell’s work explores how Japanese activists influenced approaches to environmentalism and industrial pollution in the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Europe, as well as landmark United Nations conferenc

Professor Margo Machida to give lecture: "Transnational Mobilities and Global Convergences in A

Professor Margo Machida will be giving a lecture titled “Transnational Mobilities and Global Convergences in Asian American Art” on Tuesday, March 27th at 4:45pm in Art Classroom I (Allen Memorial Art Building). Professor Machida is a scholar, independent curator, and cultural critic specializing in Asian American art and visual culture. She wrote on Pipo's work in her book Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2009), which received the Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies (his photograph is actually on the cover of her book!). In her talk, Professor Machida will address the turn toward t

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