Asia News Archive
Human rights advocate denounces Iranian laws that harm children and women, set back path to 'advanced democracy.' Protesters interrupt speech; a few are ejected.
Shirin Ebadi, the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, was given the award for her dedication to human rights and a nonviolent, evolutionary process for change in the Iranian government.
Four scholars uncover, try out ways of seeing early photographs of region.
A chance encounter with a rare original source took a professor and his students on a captivating journey through Vietnam. In a colloquium at UCLA, Bucknell U's David Del Testa and Los Angeles educators discuss how to share a 19-year-old woman's personal story with K-12 students.
Human rights lawyer Fabiola Letelier argues that Chile has assembled plenty of facts about Pinochet years, needs to move on to punishment of guilty and reparations for victims. She does not entirely share public 'optimism' about President Michelle Bachelet.
The famed, if not always celebrated, French intellectual urges all groups to refrain from absurd, counterproductive 'competition of victimhoods.'
As online publications increase in popularity, critics question their credibility as sources.
Bahru Zewde of Addis Ababa University was a member and early observer of the movement that supplied ideas for transition after the 1974 revolution.
U. of Pittsburgh's Akiko Hashimoto examines the debate surrounding Japan's guilt over World War II.
A Paris researcher says historians of colonial India have been neglecting an important part of history.
In medieval Japan, sexual entertainers and their customers enjoyed great freedoms until a growing orthodoxy stifled their trade, Janet Goodwin tells a UCLA audience.
Comment on the Vietnamese American community, China's one child policy and adoption trends, and the place of Mao in today's China
A program funded by the Mellon Foundation is creating an enlightened new perspective on the influence of minority cultures around the world.
Harvard history professor Daniel Botsman discusses the progress and plight of Japan's Burakumin under Meiji rule.
A Global Fellow at the International Institute takes up queries on torture, Abu Ghraib, the adoption of Chinese girls, and success in academia.
University of Maryland and Brookings Scholar Telhami says growing opposition to U.S. foreign policy is not the worst news for the superpower.
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.
Economist Sohrab Behdad, who was teaching in Tehran during the 1979 Revolution, says role of religion in Iranian economic policy is overstated.
Stanley Wolpert, Professor Emeritus of Indian History, publishes "Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi"
Muslim scholar was an influential player in Indonesia's democratic development
Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam challenges those who suggest that Muslims are divorced by their religion from local Asian cultures.
Who is a Nazi victim? Constructing Victimhood through Post-War Reparations in France, Germany and Switzerland
a CEES public lecture by Regula Ludi, a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
UCLA Hmong Americans search for their place on campus and their place in the history books.
Gregory Gause, speaking on "Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia and 9/11," says Saudi Arabia maintains a delicate balance.
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