Asia News Archive
UCLA historian speaks on "Non-Elite Identities in the Late Choson: Questions of Ethnicity, Status, and Conflict."
UCLA Art Historian speaks on "The Musical Archaeology of Ancient China: A Presentation of Art and Music"
Che Bing Chiu recalls the history of the Yuanmingyuan, the 857 acre "Garden of Perfect Brightness" from which China's Manchu emperors ruled an empire for a century and a half.
New director outlines plans at faculty-student reception.
Christine Loh, CEO of Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange, discusses Hong Kong and the future of political reform in China
by Chris Sutton, UCLA Today
17th Annual Sammy Lee Lecture -- Yuanmingyuan: The Garden of Perfect Brightness - a Mirror for the Last Dynasty of China
CHE BING CHIU, Professor at the Centre de recherche sur l'Extrême-Orient de Paris-Sorbonne, speaks about China's most famous garden on November 6, 2004.
Dr. Marcos Espinal calls for uniting anti-HIV and anti-TB programs to stem the health crisis in Africa, India, China, and the former Soviet Union.
Scholars from nine countries spend four weeks visiting ancient sites, studying preservation of the Middle East's historic past.
The first of the Global Learning Institutes opens new vistas
Sixteen performance artists, eight from Asia and eight from the United States, spend six weeks in Indonesia.
Nineteen California teachers spend three weeks exploring China's rich cultural legacy and its complicated present.
Ancient traditions surround growing and storage of essential food grain.
Economically marginalized in Southeast Asia, the Hmong face assimilation and loss of their culture in the United States.
Patsy Spier tells of campaign to investigate Indonesia's role in her husband's murder; John Rumbiak calls for independence for the island peoples.
Journalist Sam Jameson sees banks as weakest point in shaky recovery.
Mother Goddess religion as well as local gods and shamans have strong following despite official disapproval.
Five years after the Indonesian massacres in East Timor, reconciliation meetings in many villages have tried to restore the broken bonds between the two sides, but the Indonesian generals who ordered the killings have never been brought to trial.
Some Islamic extremists envision a new pan-Islamic state in Southeast Asia, Chinese scholar tells UCLA audience.
Cambodian classical dancer and teacher Sophiline Cheam Shapiro speaks about the dance's political and cultural roles, how it was almost destroyed by Pol Pot, its politicization under the Vietnamese communists, and its revival today.
Lynne Miyake (Pomona College) dissects comic-book adaptations of the classical novel Genji monogatari
Noted oceanic scientist Jin Wu discusses the 15th century expeditions of the Chinese mariner Zheng He & the celebration of the 600th anniversary of his first voyage
A follow-up to "A View from Taipei," UCLA graduate student Norm Apter offers a personal account of the March 20 Taiwan election and its dramatic aftermath
How Southeast Asian languages joined the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department
Looking back at his homeland from Paris his cartoonlike images explore bureaucracy and entrepreneurial conformity in a burlesque of socialist realist style.
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