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Two PKU delegations visit UCLA

President Wang, administrators further collaboration and understanding

New Course for Winter: Water and the City in Asia

EAS 291A

Prepare for North Korea to endure, not collapse

North Korea has always been a maverick Marxist-Leninist regime, following a distinctly nationalist path. Having survived both the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and the collapse of the USSR, don't expect it to collapse any time soon, said Charles Armstrong, professor of history at Columbia University.

Work of UCLA Confucius Institute highlighted in new video

The "Chinese Alive!" program at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles — a partnership between the UCLA Confucius Institute and the i.am.angel Foundation of Black Eyed Peas' performer will.i.am, is featured in a new video made by UCLA graduate film student Lucretia Stinette.

Graduate student "localizes" Shanghailander exhibit at UCLA Hillel

Julie Kalmar, a UCLA graduate student in Information Studies at UCLA, seized the opportunity to add a local dimension to the “Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)" exhibit at the UCLA Hillel.

World Journal interviews authors of the "Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism"

Robert Buswell and Donald S. Lopez, Jr., distinguished professors of Buddhist studies at UCLA and the University of Michigan, respectively, are interviewed about their newly published "Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism," a reference work that defines major terms across the spectrum of Buddhist lineages.

Ten misconceptions about Buddhism

Buddhist scholars Robert E. Buswell, Jr., and Donald S. Lopez, Jr. — authors and and co-editors of the "Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism" — put paid to a number of false beliefs about Buddhism in a short article in Tricycle magazine.

Podcast: Looking Inland: From the Coast to the Steppe in Eurasian History

Eurasian Empires Series Inaugural Forum

Center Co-sponsors Exhibit in Berlin on Earthquake Reconstruction in Japan

This exhibition takes a critical look at the reconstruction and recovery efforts by presenting the work of ArchiAid, a reconstruction support network of Japanese architects formed in response to the large-scale official recovery strategy.

Rebirth of Japanese studies at UCLA

After being weakened by attrition and recession, Japanese studies at UCLA has been renewed through appointments of prominent junior faculty and a new focus on culture and the humanities.

Large collection of Buddhist relics in Rosemead

A recent Los Angeles Times article describes a collection of Buddhist relics housed at the Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead, CA.

Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre: Shun-kin - West Coast Premiere

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents Shun-kin -an intense sadomasochistic relationship between shamisen player Shun-kin and her devoted servant reveals the dark, erotic side of human nature. In Japanese with English Surtitles. Based on the writings of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki / Directed by Simon McBurney / Original Music by Honjo Hidetaro Cast: Kaho Aso, Songha Cho, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro, Kentaro Mizuki, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Yoshi Oida, Keitoku Takata, Ryoko Tateishi, Junko Uchida

Buddhism course has enduring appeal for UCLA undergrads

"Introduction to Buddhism" is a popular UCLA course that regularly fills up whenever it is offered.

Hitoshi Abe's architectural works on display at MOCA

Terasaki Center Director Hitoshi Abe's architectural works will be exhibited at the upcoming show, A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from from June 16-September 16.

Two UCLA professors win competitive grant for research on human rights archives

Historian Geoffrey Robinson and archivist Michelle Caswell will use a at $40,000 grant from the UC Pacific Research Program to explore the complex set of issues involved in the creation, housing, ownership, and use of archives on human rights abuses and crimes against humanity

Changing notions of identity and place in Central Asia

A May 2013 graduate research panel organized by the Asia Institute's Program on Central Asia explored the changing dynamics of identity and place in the region. The interdisciplinary session saw presentations by a linguist, an anthropologist and a geographer, respectively.

Terasaki Center looks to the future of Japanese studies

International collaboration and funding arise as main issues for scholars at the Annual Forum.

The China-Taiwan cross-strait relationship: Stable, but fragile

In the past five years, China and Taiwan have succeeded in stabilizing their relationship to the benefit of both. Most progress has been in the economic and cultural spheres, with political issues left aside for the moment. A recent Center for Chinese Studies conference examined how China, Taiwan and the United States view the increasingly complex trilateral relationship.

The post-Fukushima world: Interconnected and fragile

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, former Chairman of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (2011–2012), and Professor Hitoshi Abe, Director of the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, addressed different aspects of the post-Fukushima world in a symposium on March 22, 2013.

East meets west in a portrait: A conversation with Korean art scholar Burglind Jungmann

UCLA Professor Burglind Jungmann, a member of the core faculty of the Center for Korean Studies, speaks about her work and Rubens's drawing, "Man in Korean Costume," on exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

UCLA professor to speak on Korean art at Getty Center

Burglind Jungmann, UCLA Professor of Art History and a member of the core faculty of the Center for Korean Studies, will speak at a Getty Center symposium today, Friday, March 15.

Discussion of the film, "Enforcing the Silence"

Discussion following screening of "Enforcing the Silence," on February 21, 2013 at UCLA

Moving Forward: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake - Global Agenda in Post Fukushima & Reconstruction Efforts of Japanese Architects

"Fukushima Nuclear Accident awakened us." -- Come listen to Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa on March 22 as he gives his thought and experiences while acting as the Chair of the Independent Investigation Commission by the National Diet of Japan. Immediately following is a colloquium about the numerous reconstruction efforts of Japanese architects during the past two years.

METAMORPHOSIS - Film by Jun Hori (Feb. 28 from 2pm)

Documentary about the nuclear situation in the U.S. and Japan

Accolades for Collected Works of Korean Buddhism

The Jogye Order’s “The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism” series has appeared on a list of “The Best Buddhist Books of 2012” published by The Buddhadharma magazine. Robert Buswell (Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities, Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, and Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies) served as chair of the English Editorial Board for the series as well as a translator and editor.

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