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Soon to be named a 'Founding Mother' for her expertise, Professor Emerita Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei discusses a subject on which she is an authority: Asian Theater Studies

Posted: 7/30/2014


The UCLA International Institute offers flexible area studies programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Posted: 7/24/2014


China's recent ban on Ramadan is just another reminder of the religious and cultural persecution China's Muslim Uighur population faces.

Posted: 7/9/2014


The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall starting on June 27.

Posted: 6/13/2014


CALL FOR PAPERS - 19th Annual Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference "Power, Ideology, and the Everyday" Held on October 24, 2014

Posted: 5/20/2014


Regretfully, we inform you that Prof. Shigeru Nakayama, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, died in Tokyo on Saturday 10 May 2014.

Posted: 5/13/2014


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.

Posted: 11/27/2013


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.

Posted: 11/27/2013


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.

Posted: 11/26/2013


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.

Posted: 11/21/2013


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.

Posted: 11/19/2013


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.

Posted: 10/9/2013


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.

Posted: 9/13/2013


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

Posted: 8/27/2013


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