Poster designed by YC Liu
Screening with Director Li Wei 李维 Q & A
As China took a leap forward economically, what happened to the rural population that was being left behind, physically and financially? Who was to educate the rural children? Li Wei’s The Enclave serves as an intimate and nuanced lens through which one can see this world of the left-behind, their loss, grief, failure, numbness, and above all, the unfairness of their world.
The Enclave was included in the Asian Vision Competition of Taiwan International Documentary Festival in 2016, and won the Independent Spirit Award of the Beijing Independent Film Festival in 2015.
The event is free and open to the public.
Time: 4:30pm, May 3, 2017
Location: 100 Jones Hall, Princeton University
Organized by Q. Lei, BLYNKT
Sponsored by Princeton EAS Program and Department, Princeton Humanities Council
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who would like to gain experience in the marketing aspect of a digital magazine. The role will be to keep our social media up to date, support calls for submissions, promote existing content and to help grow our audience and online presence. Social media skills are essential, magazine and blogging experience is an advantage but not essential.
BLYNKT is a platform that shares stories and plant seeds of social change. Established in January 2016, BLYNKT has grown to become a well-known social and political platform among academics, writers, bloggers, and journalists in its four base-cities: Berlin, London, New York and Tokyo. It consists of a bi-annual magazine, a podcast, and website.
This internship will not be monetarily rewarded. We would like to make this a mutually beneficial relationship and would be happy to help you develop and gain new skills in areas of magazine publishing. This role would run from April 2017 to October 2017 to work on Issue 3 of the magazine from start to finish. We will provide a reference at the end. The role is part time, 4-6 hours a week and is based online.
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and your CV. Deadline March 12th. Skype Interviews will take place before the end of March. If you have any questions about the position please contact email@example.com
We are delighted to co-host "Without borders? Globalization & the Refugee Crisis" on the 25th October at Princeton University. This free and open event will thoroughly examine the refugee crisis from a historical and contemporary perspective focusing on Europe, Asia and the United States.
There will be presentations by Yingkit Chan (Princeton University) and Greisa Martinez (United We Dream) and a screening and discussion of "A Journey to Europe" with Matthew Cassel.
Poster designed by YuCih Liu
Conference co-sponsored by Council of the Humanities, East Asian Studies Department, Program in Near Eastern Studies, and Verso Books.
PART I: JONES 202, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
“Neighbors and Refugees in Singapore, 1978-1996” / 2PM
“Undocumented Youth at the Forefront of the US Immigration Debate” / 3:15PM
Panel discussion: Globalization and the Refugee Crisis / 4:30PM
Reception / 5:30PM
PART II: BETTS AUDITORIUM N101, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Screening of the documentary, The Journey to Europe / 6:30PM
Q&A with the director, Matthew Cassel, moderated by Sheryl Mendez (Freedom House) / 7:45 PM
*Free and open to the public.
*Please RSVP to Ying-kit Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Editors of BLYNKT
As you may know BLYNKT Issue #1 is open for submission, we are looking for in depth pieces of around 3,000-5,000 words each. More details can be found on the submissions page.
But, we are also now looking for shorter pieces of around 500 words for the BLYNKT website. We are looking for stories, opinions, news, anecdotes, photos, poetry and short fiction on the topic ‘Family’. If you would like to write for us and have an idea, please contact us! email@example.com
Please note that if we publish your piece on the BLYNKT website we cannot consider the same piece for the magazine, however, we would welcome an alternative submission.
We look forward to hearing from you!
BLYNKT is now available on iTunes! All past 6 episodes are available for download including interviews with former sociology Professor Mehrdad Namegh, author Salomea Genin and Yuki Terada from the University of Tokyo. Never miss an episode of the BLYNKT podcast by subscribing and having it delivered directly to you every week!
Family might seem an unusual topic for a political magazine’s first issue, however we at BLYNKT chose this topic as it can be considered to be the ‘original’ institution. An organic institution with structure, hierarchy and power dynamics just as any other.
More interesting still is how throughout the course of history, governments have attempted to control, regulate and legislate the family institution, politicizing the family further.
Over the course of the next issue we hope to cover topics from a political, social and philosophical perspective. We are interested in current and historical stories of families, family units in totalitarian states, health and the family, same sex partnerships and alternative families, the cross cultural meaning of ‘Family’, biology, philosophy, opinions and essays. We will also be featuring short fiction and poetry relating to the topic.
We will be featuring these short pieces on the blog in the lead-up to the launch of the first issue, so please check back here regularly!
We are very pleased to introduce you to BLYNKT magazine. We are currently open for submissions for Issue #1 which will explore the broad theme of "Family". We will be looking at the concept of family in depth examining what makes a family, the cultural meaning of family, family as a social and legal institution as well as many sociological factors.
BLYNKT podcast will discuss the theme on a personal and interactive level.
If you would like to get involved, please check out or submissions page.
We look forward to hearing from you!