Dr. Esther Kim Lee (Theater Studies, Duke) examines how the Madame Butterfly stereotype was created as a particular form of yellowface - the theatrical convention of non-Asian actors portraying East Asian characters.
Dr. Scott Kennedy (CSIS) will discuss the implications of possible U.S.-China decoupling how an alternative approach, "principled interdependence" may be a more effective strategy for managing the relationship.
Dr. Howard Chiang situates the complex interaction between psychodynamic science and Chinese culture in a transpacific milieu-from the era of medical modernization to the rise of international mental health. He traces the crystallization of a new style of science, transcultural reasoning, over time.
Tracing the trans-Pacific tea trade from the eighteenth century onward, this talk by Robert Hellyer (History, Wake Forest University) will show how interconnections between Japan and the United States have influenced the daily tea-drinking habits of people in both countries.