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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eurasian Empires Series Inaugural Forum
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.
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.
A recent Los Angeles Times article describes a collection of Buddhist relics housed at the Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead, CA.
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
"Introduction to Buddhism" is a popular UCLA course that regularly fills up whenever it is offered.
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.
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
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.
International collaboration and funding arise as main issues for scholars at the Annual Forum.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Documentary about the nuclear situation in the U.S. and Japan
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.
Students, faculty, staff, and donors come together to celebrate the New Year at the Terasaki Center Annual Shinnenkai
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