Hoover panelists discuss the life of Li Rui, former secretary of Mao Zedong and one of the greatest modern critics of the Communist Party before his death this year. In light of his legacy, speakers addressed the role of history as a political tool both for and against totalitarian governments.
The list includes contemporary films, World War II documentaries, ‘90s realist films, ‘60s political cinema, and even some silent film. Professor Pavle Levi said that he tries to pick films which will expose students to the richness of global cinema through their diversity.
Throughout the course, students examine a wide variety of works, including novels, poetry, short stories, Nobel Prize speeches and even the Japanese constitution, which was originally written in English.
The three-unit course will focus on three issues — marine pollution, overfishing and climate change — and will be offered in winter to between 20 and 25 students chosen from an applicant pool.
On Wednesday, 2018 Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award recipient and Washington Post Beijing bureau chief Anna Fifield addressed economic changes in North Korea.
On Thursday, Emory University history professor Mark Ravina ’88 Ph.D. ’91 gave a keynote lecture exploring the development of Japanese nationalism in a global context.
MUSIC 25: “Decoding Anime” explores the eponymous Japanese animation style through a multimedia