Asia News Archive
UCLA students, graduates, and faculty present their research in San Diego on March 4-7, 2004.
The Machinery of Vietnamese Art and Literature in the Post-Renovation, Post-Communist, and Post-Modern Period
Pham Thi Hoài, one of contemporary Vietnam's most influential writers, analyzes literature in Vietnam today
Norm Apter, a UCLA graduate student in Chinese history, is studying in Taiwan and offers this reflection on the presidential campaign underway there
Dr. Takeyuki Tsuda (UC San Diego) asks: Are Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan a Transnational Community?
Anna L. Tsing (Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz) discusses connections between globalism, rural chaos, and environmental destruction.
Human rights may not be the most pressing need of the poor of Asia
Fernando de Araujo describes the problems of constructing a democratic infrastructure in the wake of the devastation wrought by Indonesia on his island nation.
Singapore is thought to have the "cleanest" public sector among Asian nations. Bangladesh is perceived to have the most corrupt public sector.
Robert Buswell, director of the Center for Buddhist Studies and former Buddhist monk, is the catalyst for building a renowned program at UCLA for the study of Buddhism.
UCLA Anthropologist reports that one injured woman in seven who is hospitalized in Japan is the victim of spousal violence, while 100,000 women a year are imported as sex workers from poor Asian countries.
Raoul Birnbaum delivers 16th lecture in venerable series at UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Prize awarded in the Swedish Parliament is "for Outstanding Vision and Work on Behalf of Our Planet and Its People."
Thai prince unleashes historical battle epic; strives to delight westerners, alma mater.
Having taken the lives and livelihoods of many, SARS reminds the rest of us of how interconnected our lives and economies have become. This Asia Institute-sponsored symposium helped many learn more about SARS and how it is affecting Asia -- and us.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for China Susan Shirk warns that growing nationalism in South Korea and Japan will exacerbate the Bush administration's inept diplomacy in the North Korean nuclear crisis. She examines possible multilateral options for the region.
Exciting internships for U.C. students studying in the Philippines.
Fifteen UC students attended the fall semester of the Education Abroad Program in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2002. Below are some of their impressions, captured during the first two weeks of the program.
U.S. Department of Education supports UCLA Asian Studies with $840,000 in Graduate Student Fellowships
The Asia Institute's East Asia consortium with USC and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies consortium with UC Berkeley receive grants to fund Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships in 8 languages.
Distinguished historian of Korea James Palais tells UCLA audience that Washington misreads North Korea's intentions and endangers Koreans in South as well as North.
Thousands of people interested in Asia will gather in New York City, many to hear presentations made by UCLA scholars, students, and alumni.
Chancellor Carnesale, other experts, examine the history and future of Korean Peninsula.
The largest group of U.S.-based teachers of Southeast Asian languages met at UCLA January 30-February 1, 2003, to improve their teaching skills and to develop new materials.
Noted "neo-Liberals" ponder the choices facing China
Mark Caprio tells UCLA audience that both parties failed to live up to the 1994 agreement between North Korea and the United States.
Yoichi Funabashi, chief diplomatic correspondent of the prestigious Asahi Shimbun, points to resistance to reform among his country's leaders, need to reassess Japanese identity.
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