Asia News Archive
Peter Reiss, director of a USAID program to restore the world's second-largest wetlands, explains how Saddam Hussein's drainage of the area has altered an ancient culture.
Eva Goldschmidt of the U of Heidelberg reviews UCLA Associate Professor George Edson Dutton's recent book on "The Tay Son Uprising: Society and Rebellion in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam." The review was written for the H-War military history network.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Thailand's UCLA-educated former 39th foreign minister, shares his experiences with students in a lecture delivered as part of International Education Week. Suphamongkhon is a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center and a UC Regents' Professor.
The Center for Buddhist Studies held its third and final event in an initiative to establish a permanent endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist studies on Monday.
Washington Monthly, Nov. 2007
The UCLA Graduate Quarterly reports on international directions in women's studies. Three graduate students are profiled.
Sky-high oil prices allow the junta, and other bad actors, to thrive and buy political protection, writes Michael L. Ross in The Los Angeles Times. (Photo courtesy of Thompson/Essential Science Information)
Burkle Center Website, Oct. 30, 2007
Zainah Anwar, executive director of Malaysian-based Sisters in Islam, pushes a message of diversity and progressivism within the framework of Islam.
Art historian Shigemi Inaga discusses the transformation of Japanese art in the first half of the 20th century.
UCLA History Professor Saul Friedlander, chronicler of the Holocaust, will receive the top award at the Frankfurt Book Fair this month.
Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro, who served two five-year terms as Cape Verde's first president elected under a multiparty system, tells a UCLA audience that Africa is no lost cause, but a continent striving towards peace and democracy. He discusses Cape Verde's relations with China and other emerging powers.
The Daily Bruin, October 8, 2007
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.
Andrew L. Jenks, an assistant professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, explains that the Sputnik moment was a moment for Americans, not Russians (who also had Yuri Gagarin). And the moment could repeat itself.
This summer Sung-Deuk Oak, a UCLA faculty member in Asian Languages and Cultures, was chosen to be the first scholar funded under the Dong Soon Im and Mi Ja Im endowment. He'll be charged with telling a remarkable story in the history of religion.
Scholar traces the explosion of new media-facilitated forums and examines how the government seeks, with limited success, to limit open discussion.
Washington Post, Sunday, September 16, 2007
UCLA News, September 6, 2007
New lecture series organized by Professor James Gelvin, UCLA
Burkle Center Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark and Center Director Kal Raustiala argue in The New York Times that the current U.S. practice of declaring terrorists "enemy combatants" at once impairs counterterrorism efforts and endangers civil liberties at home.
A conference this month in Koreatown was the first step in bridging studies of Korea carried out in North and South America. Under a five-year grant, UCLA Korean studies researchers and their Latin American colleagues are planning collaboration and exchanges.
Photographer from Bangladesh delivers lectures at UCLA about human rights, images, and new takes on citizen journalism.
"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.
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