Asia News Archive
Art historian Shigemi Inaga discusses the transformation of Japanese art in the first half of the 20th century.
The Latin American Institute is launching a Film and Media Project, collaborating on a DVD collection for research libraries, and extending its menu of screenings and activities for cinema buffs.
On a trip to Cape Town, Laura Foster, an attorney and UCLA doctoral student in women's studies, discovers that intellectual property rights are not marginal concerns for marginalized and historically oppressed communities. They're near the center of efforts to reclaim and reaffirm cultures.
World-renowned architect Hitoshi Abe, the new chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, discusses his fascination with Los Angeles' environs and Japanese-influenced structures.
Scholar traces the explosion of new media-facilitated forums and examines how the government seeks, with limited success, to limit open discussion.
UCLA Today notes an exhibition co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
"Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art" — on display at the Fowler Museum from Oct. 14 through Feb. 17, 2008 — features more than 100 important and visually compelling works of art.
A UCLA Global Fellow explains how Chinese people's inhibitions about discussing premature death have made it hard, but not impossible, for a life insurance market to develop in the country.
Her documentary film "Garba-Ras: A Glimpse Into Gujarati Culture"--a study of the Garba and Ras communal dances of the western Indian state of Gujarat, as practiced by the immigrant Gujarati community of Los Angeles--was highly regarded in academic circles.
Photographer from Bangladesh delivers lectures at UCLA about human rights, images, and new takes on citizen journalism.
A groundbreaking exhibition of the literary, cinematic and scholarly output of this diverse community, and UCLAs impact on the field of Middle Eastern American Studies, is on display from September 17 through December 21, 2007 in the Powell Library Rotunda.
"Symbols of the intractable problems of the Middle East stood in striking contrast to the pleasures of life pursued by the resilient Lebanese as I took a walk downtown from the American University with a friend earlier this month," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
MIT anthropologist Ian Condry discusses the history of Japanese hip hop and Japanese rappers' commentary on the Iraq war and 9/11.
The mysterious archaeological ruins located paces from where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered 60 years ago served first as a fortress before being adopted by Jewish religious sect, two UCLA researchers contend.
Prescriptions for combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe include increased funding, focus on local disease drivers, and reassertion of public health goals over political concerns.
Stanford's Indra Levy discusses the development of the schoolgirl figure as a femme fatale in modern Japanese literature.
"Fowler in Focus: Doors in Global Perspective" Opens June 24 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA
The American pioneer of a powerhouse Brazilian television network tells his story at UCLA.
UCLA literary translator Michael Heim and distinguished panelists revisit the life and the diary of Kornei Chukovsky, the Russian man of letters best remembered as a children's author. UCLA's Vyacheslav Ivanov recalls details of his lifelong friendship with Chukovsky.
Columbia Japanologist Donald Keene examines the life of painter Watanabe Kazan.
U of Texas-Arlington linguist Jerold A. Edmondson, whose doctorate is from UCLA, explains what the field of linguistic history might stand to gain from advances in population genetics and archaeology.
Pioneering solo journalist Kevin Sites screens his film about the civilian cost of war.
Center events on Tibetan Buddhism are part of an effort to create a UCLA chair in the field. On May 23, a high-ranking Buddhist abbot and a U of Michigan professor will read the poetry of a modern Tibetan monk in the original language and in English translation.
A UCLA Global Fellow discusses West African women's longstanding influence on a global market in textiles, and the emerging role of Chinese manufacturers. Sylvanus is organizing an April workshop at UCLA on China's role in Africa.
AsiaMedia's focus on global dimensions will be evident on April 27 when it will screen a documentary film by Yahoo! News reporter Kevin Sites about his solo journeys across 22 war zones over a year.
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