Asia News Archive
A theory course in the Department of World Arts and Culture brings practicing dancers from Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia into the classroom.
In medieval Japan, sexual entertainers and their customers enjoyed great freedoms until a growing orthodoxy stifled their trade, Janet Goodwin tells a UCLA audience.
An Eritrean student and instructor explains her holiday traditions to KTLA television.
The UCLA-based Chinese Cultural Dance Club works with area youth, including children adopted from China.
A program funded by the Mellon Foundation is creating an enlightened new perspective on the influence of minority cultures around the world.
Plays, movies, soaps, news shows created by Africans can counter the stream of bad news about the continent, Africa Channel executives tell UCLA audience.
Japanese literary scholar Keiko Kanai reviews a half-century of social activism on the issue of compensation for the people of Minamata, Japan, a bayside town poisoned by industrial waste in 1955.
Near East Center assistant director showcases collection of popular culture, artifacts, and memorabilia.
Journalist Andrew Lam introduces his first book, Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora.
Sometimes, language instruction at your home institution isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Which is where the IUC comes in...
A UCLA undergraduate student in Korean Buddhism reports on Professor Jin Y. Park's colloquium presentation at the Center for Buddhist Studies.
A UCLA graduate student reports on Professor Sharon Suh's colloquium presentation at the Center for Buddhist Studies.
Ritual-filled lives of 13th-century Japanese nuns at Hokkeji were rich, says USC scholar Lori Meeks.
Director Karim Ainouz and others discuss filmmaking and the state of the industry in Brazil.
UCLA visiting scholar's online distance-learning program brings new perspectives to cultural study of the Philippines.
UCLA graduate student reports on Professor Franciscus Verellen's talk at the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies.
UCLA professor Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei speaks out on the sometimes frightful, but mostly delightful, process behind her landmark book, Unspeakable Acts: The Avant-Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan.
CISA Director and Doshi Chair Subrahmanyam takes up cause of 'unloved' cities Delhi and Chennai.
UCLA Center for India and South Asia begins its programming.
Jonathan Friedlander's collection of memorabilia about the Middle East includes novels, comics, and music albums that have orientalist themes.
Visiting artists celebrate endowment of the Sambhi Chair in Indian music, bring more than music to courses.
Recently appointed Terasaki Chair Thomas Rimer discusses U.S.-Japan relations, cultural diversity, and integration.
The World Festival of Sacred Music is under way, bringing cultures and communities together.
CISA member Saloni Mathur, Assistant Professor in Art History at UCLA, has recently received a $248,700 grant from the prestigious J. Paul Getty Trust for a collaborative project on 'Museology and the Colony: The Case of India.'
Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam challenges those who suggest that Muslims are divorced by their religion from local Asian cultures.
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