Manga Symposium #5 Untold History of Japanese Comics: Prewar & LGBTQ+ Manga

Untold History of Japanese Comics: Prewar & LGBTQ+ Manga
The Japanese program in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature cordially invites you to attend the 5th “Manga Symposium: Untold History of Japanese Comics” held at Baruch College on April 18th (Thursday) from 12:40 to 2:10 pm.
In this 5th installment of the manga symposium series, we have invited two professionals who are active in the field of manga studies and manga translation: Dr. Andrea Horbinski (scholar and historian) and Anne Ishii (writer, translator, and critic). See their bios and talk titles below.
Due to the limited space, everybody must register to secure their seats (below). Non-Baruch participants need to bring the ID to pass the security desk at the entrance of Baruch College. If you bring your friends, register their names, emails,  and affiliations, too.  All participants need to register by by April 15th
Manga Symposium #5: Untold History of Japanese Comics: Prewar and LGBTQ+ Manga
Speakers: Andrea Horbinski(https://ahorbinski.com) &Anne Ishii (https://anneishii.com)
Date: April 18th, Thursday
Time: 12:40 pm to 2:10 pm
Venue: VC12-150 (Baruch Campus 12th floor, Room#150)
Maps: The venue is located in the “B” building on the map: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/map.html
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Baruch College Globus Lecture series by the dean’s office of the WSAS school. The symposium was organized by the Japanese Program at Baruch College, in assistance of Baruch Japan Club and Japanese Anime Asylum of Baruch College.
Dr. Andrea Horbinski, “Norakuro and Friends: The Rise, Fall, and Triumph of Children’s Manga, 1916-1957.”
Andrea Horbinski holds a PhD in modern Japanese history with a designated emphasis in new media from the University of California, Berkeley. Her book manuscript, “Manga’s Global Century,” is a history of Japanese comics from 1905-1989. Her articles have appeared in Transformative Works and Cultures, Convergence, Internet Histories, and Mechademia. She serves as the submissions editor for Mechademia: Second Arc and can be found tweeting as @horbinski.
Anne Ishii, “From Niche to Mainstream: The Crossover Success of Gay Manga”
Anne Ishii is the Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. Her writings have appeared in multiple publications including Slate, the Village Voice, and Publishers Weekly. Her translation and editorial projects include the Eisner-award winning manga My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame, Batmanga!: the Secret History of Batman in Japan, and Massive: Gay Japanese Manga and the Men Who Make It. She is co-founder of the publishing, fashion, and creative agency Massive Goods, which represents queer and feminist artists from Japan.
Andrea Horbinski, “Norakuro and Friends: The Rise, Fall, and Triumph of Children’s Manga, 1916-1957.
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The Japanese Program Facebook Page

Currently, the Baruch Japanese Program uses the Facebook page for announcement. Please click the link below and “LIKE” it (or follow it) so that you will receive notifications.

https://www.facebook.com/JPatBaruch/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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Japan Club: Origami Day

Hello Everybody, come join Japan Club as we teach you the art of Japanese origami. Spend time learning to make origami animals, with good people. Refreshments will be served.

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JET Program Information Session

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Japan Club General Interest Meeting

Baruch Japan Club, will be hosting its first general interest meeting on Sept 13 at 12:40 on floor 12-135 at the Vertical Campus. Join us every Thursday during club hours.

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Bloomberg is hiring bilingual candidates!

Bloomberg is looking to hire 2019 graduates of all majors.

If you are bilingual in Cantonese/English, Mandarin/English, Korean/English, please don not hesitate to click the link below to apply.

2019 Financial Products Analytics & Sales – (English/Cantonese/Mandarin Speaker) Hong Kong

https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/68300

 

2019 Financial Products Analytics & Sales – (English & Korean Speaker) Hong Kong

https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/68304

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Benjamin Boas “How I Published My Own Manga in Japan!” (Sep. 6th, 2018)

Baruch Japan Club, Anime Asylum at Baruch, and the Japanese Program at Baruch will co-host an event on Thursday, September 6th during the class hours!

We will invite Mr. Benjamin Boas, an author/translator and researcher at Keio University, to the Baruch campus. He also has a title of “Tourism Ambassador for Nakano Ward, Tokyo” — Check this website out if you don’t know what is there in Nakano (http://thecreativeadventurer.com/blog/guide-to-nakano-broadway-tokyo).

Ben will share his experience of becoming an expert on Japan and Japanese popular culture. Please come and join us!

Due to the seat availability, you need to register the event before 11:59 pm, September 5th. Please go to the following website and register (free).
Ben Boas Talk Event Registration:
https://goo.gl/forms/vSUlJFBiYvL6kErP2

Talk Title: How I Published My Own Manga in Japan
Date: September 6th, 2018
Time: 12:40 to 2:10 pm
Venue: VC12-135

Flyer:
180906-How-I-Published-My-Own-Manga-in-Japan-Flyer

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Conversation Partners Program Information and Application

From Prof. Elizabeth Minei, Communication Studies  

Hello Baruch Faculty, Staff, and Community Members:

Please let your students know of the following program, Conversation Partners Program (CPP), either in class, on Blackboard, or both. CPP matches native and nonnative speakers of English for informal conversations. The partnerships are a great way for non-native students to gain confidence in English, for native speakers to gain experience in communicating across language barriers, and for both native and nonnative speakers to expand their cultural knowledge, make friends, and build a network of professional contacts. To participate, students should be willing to commit to meeting their partner about one hour per week for a minimum of six conversations. We also feature fun events throughout the semester, like trivia night, tea time, game night, professional development, and a closing ceremony for community building.

To ApplyApplication or https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eycw2hE42wE8xi5

Orientation will be held:

  • Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Location TBD
  • Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Location TBD

For more information and to sign up, see  http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cpp  

The deadline for signing up is September 14, 2018.

Note: CPP often has more nonnative than native students signing up so please encourage both nonnative and native speakers to participate.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me via email: Elizabeth.Minei@Baruch.cuny.edu. Thank you!

Best,

Dr. Elizabeth M. Minei

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Studies

Director of Conversation Partners Program

Baruch College

City University of New York

55 Lexington Ave., VC 8243

New York, NY 10010

(646) 312-3737

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JLPT Registration Started! (From August 27th to October 1st)

The Registration for JLPT2018 has started. Last year, the NYC venue was closed earlier due to the limited space. If you are interested in taking, please register it ASAP!

https://www.jlpt.jp/e/

What is Japanese-Language Proficiency Test?
The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will be held both in Japan and abroad to evaluate and certify proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers.

Organizer:
Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) and The Japan Foundation

Administration of the Test:
JEES administers the test in Japan. Overseas, it is administered by the Japan Foundation together with local host institutions. (In Taiwan, the Japan Foundation and Interchange Association jointly administer the test.)

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2018 Career Forums

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LOS ANGELES CAREER FORUM 2018 (Oct. 5 & 6)
https://careerforum.net/en/event/la/
*Great way to start off the job searching process
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

BOSTON CAREER FORUM 2018 (Nov. 9 – 11)
https://careerforum.net/en/event/bos/
*Approximately 200 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

SAN FRANCISCO CAREER FORUM 2019 (mid-February 2019)
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