Asia News Archive
Organizers offered practical ways for the nearly 200 teachers to move beyond stereotypes about African disease, poverty, and chaos on the one hand, and safari animals and exotic customs on the other.
Over the coming three years, the UCLA Asia Institute will continue to promote study of Central Asia, with the help of outside faculty and new funding from the International Institute. Last month on campus, international scholars engaged in a day-long discussion on the region's history, arts, and cultures.
Willeke Wendrich, a renowned UCLA Egyptologist, and her co-director Ren Cappers of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands, lead the 36-person field school. They arranged nine pairs of American-Egyptian student teams to work together.
Opening Dec. 14, the exhibit at the Fowler Museum will recall the land and culture decimated by Saddam Hussein after the 1991 Gulf War.
In the second of a series of talks by journalists for the UCLA Latin American Institute, Dan Koeppel discusses the history and the fate of the banana.
The art historian's latest book tells of the evolution of Kamran Khavarani's art from the time of his Iranian exile to the present day.
Adrian Favell, UCLA professor of sociology, speaks in Yokohama, Japan at the opening of The ECHO: JAPAN NEXT, a contemporary art exhibit held at ZAIM as part of the third Yokohama Triennale.
Now a professor of anthropology and co-director of Chinese studies at UCLA, Yan Yunxiang has returned many times to northeastern China to conduct fieldwork in Xiajia, where he lived for seven years as an ordinary farmer.
The company is named for the late Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star, who gained worldwide fame portraying female characters on stage and introduced the form known as Beijing (or Peking) opera to the West.
Thirteen Korean historical, religious, and philosophical classics will be introduced to English readers under a translation project coordinated by the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies.
Alain Mabanckou left behind a legal career to achieve acclaim as a poet, a biographer, and an award-winning novelist.
Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: Local Perspectives from the Global Hip Hop Nation
A year-long film screening/speaker series exploring the local permutations of Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa within the widely varying configurations of language, culture, politics, and religion in the region.
Victor Pineda, a doctoral student in urban planning, will return to Dubai on a Fulbright-Hays award in December to monitor the implementation of an ambitious disability rights law. He argues that the built environments we live in largely determine our abilities and who we are.
Award winners in paper cutting and folk dance come at the invitation of the Confucius Institute and others.
The National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA has created summer courses to help high school students in Russian and Persian.
From Sept. 13 to Sept. 28, what Judy Mitoma calls the "miracle" of the fourth festival will happen, and, again, the breadth of it is breathtaking.
Featuring paintings, works on paper, photographs, video and installations, the bilingual exhibition, which runs from Oct. 5 through Dec. 28, examines the struggles and visions of Mexican migrants, as well as the ways in which their spiritual practices are engaged during difficult journeys.
A group of 86 Korean students are enhancing their English reading and writing skills for four weeks through the UCLA Writing Project, housed at the university's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
The UCLA Newsroom has invited UCLA athletes, coaches, students and alumni to produce a weblog from the Beijing Olympics.
UCLA Professor Anthony Pagden's "Worlds at War" lays the historical groundwork for the political thinking that many feel is badly needed in our globalized post-9/11 world. In a wide-ranging interview, Pagden talked to Today Staff Writer Ajay Singh about what separates the West from the non-West and how the East-West divide might be bridged.
Two summer courses on campus for the high school set, Persian for Persian Speakers and Russian for Russian Speakers, are about acquiring the skills to impress in languages that L.A.-area students have used since they were small children. The UCLA Center for World Languages created the courses with federal funding.
Photo: Timothy Rice and UCLA guests in the foyer of the Bulgarian Presidency; from left to right: Radka Varimezova, Angela Rodel, Ivan Varimezov, Timothy Rice, Tzvetanka Varimezova, Tanya Varimezova, and Russell Schuh.
Commemorating victims of the blasts and presenting scientific findings about long-term effects of the atomic bomb, the website argues poignantly for non-nuclear proliferation.
The Los Angeles Times highlights the Fowler Museum at UCLAs current exhibition of wood-block and stencil protest art created by members of the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca during the social and political unrest that rocked the Mexican state in 2006.
The addition of the Krauss Collection nearly doubles the size of the museum's existing holdings of Japanese textiles, making the Fowler an important destination for scholars of Japan's textile arts.
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